America's best- and worst-run cities

Some cities are booming, while others are struggling with unemployment and bankruptcy. Check out which cities are running efficiently and which ones are lagging behind.

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Jan 13, 2014 9:05PM
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Funny how all 5 of the worst run cities are in Blue States.  Good job democrats!
Jan 13, 2014 9:04PM
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All cities that are doing bad haven't had a republican in charge for decades. If you want your city to go into the crapper, just vote in liberal progressive demowits.
Jan 13, 2014 11:19PM
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Detroit.....an example of what the Socialist Democrats will do to this whole nation if they are not stopped.
Jan 13, 2014 9:08PM
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Worst run....................D.C.............no brainer!
Jan 13, 2014 8:15PM
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And Newark's mayor gets elected to the U.S. Senate---are you joking??!!  Talk about the benefits of the Demorats not having to worry about an intelligent, educated, and informed base of voters.  
Jan 14, 2014 8:33AM
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It appears that the worst cities are governed by blacks and are Blue cities............

 

Their residents are uneducated, welfare recepients that drain the financials resources of their tax base in the various metro areas.

 

Whereas the majority of the best run cities are GOP governed, fiscally responsible with educated citizens that add to the vibrancy of the cities.

 

Look at the obama administration - typical of what you would see in the WORST run cities!!

Jan 13, 2014 10:45PM
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So, how is San Bernadino worse than Detroit? Detroit looks like it was nuked and its residents suffering from prolonged radiation poisoning. Both Newark and Detroit were vibrant and muscular cities 60 years ago but under a succession of Democratic administrations with their corruptions, socialistic policies and black racism they are both an utter disgrace to human civilization. With Newark it is particularly a matter of personal distress to see what has happened to the city of my birth.
Jan 13, 2014 7:55PM
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Crime rate. Looks like the motor city took that one hands down.  
Jan 14, 2014 10:35AM
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ITS STRANGE THAT THE BEST RUN ARE A MIX --- BUT MOST BEST RUN HAVE -ARE RUN MOSTLY BY REPUBS--- HOWEVER THERE IS NOT A REPUB RUN ONE IN THE WORST SET --SHOULD TELL YOU THE PROGRESSIVES ARE GOOD AT ONE THING--RAISING TAXES AND PROMPTLY HEAD THE CITIES RIGHT AT BANKRUPTCY.
Jan 13, 2014 11:55PM
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And...............drumroll.......................the libtards/turds win again!
Jan 15, 2014 1:57PM
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The best are mostly republican ran, ALL the worst are democratic. If you think that is a coincidence you're blind and ignorant. Vote democrat, tax your city into the ground and watch it turn into a toxic violent swampland.
Jan 14, 2014 12:34AM
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It's going to be the entire country if we don't outlaw  public unions.  Their pensions are strangling us all.
Jan 14, 2014 12:06PM
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When you turn the farm over to the animals it goes to hell in a hand basket. There's a reason for poverty and for wealth and it isn't race, its education. The US under the leadership of socialist democrats is beginning to look like Russia before the 1917 bolshevik uprising and is poised for takeover by the uneducated, unmotivated parasites of society.
Jan 13, 2014 11:06PM
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Obamaville is the best worst-run nation state in the world
Jan 14, 2014 1:51PM
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 According to the WSJ, Amerika is now out of the top ten countries with economic freedom but one hundred and fourteen countries have relaxed taxes and regulations. Thanks Oblamer and the tens of millions of IDIOTS that voted this no-experience community organizer as President.
Jan 13, 2014 10:35PM
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The mouths of the progressives are frothing to get their teeth into Lincoln NE.
Jan 14, 2014 12:59PM
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We're on our way for all cities being on a worst run and broke list and is it any wonder?

Calif and Florida worst broke states as taxpayers money goes to programs that illegal's

and entitlers get mostly. Has to end somewhere but almost too late to get back what this country once was and stood for.Lord help us save ourselves.

Jan 14, 2014 9:52AM
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Detroit, Obama and most countries in Africa are proof that blacks can't lead a city or a nation without giving into corruption or wanting to be king.....gotta be "the big man".
Jan 15, 2014 2:08PM
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Newark NJ as the 3rd worst run city in the US and our stupid voters just sent Mayor Corey Booker to  participate in running the federal Government...there is something really wrong with this picture.
Jan 14, 2014 11:50AM
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Kind of disturbing when the best photo they could have for Fremont is a church with a graveyard.
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