Best- and worst-run US cities
Elected officials must work with the available resources to keep budgets balanced. And you'll find cities at both extremes in California.
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The really big cities finally got what they wanted. A 3rd world population and control over the government. The Whites left just like they wanted.
And most of these big cities are a 3rd world, incompetent, corrupt cesspool.
But it is not PC to tell the truth.
Hmmmm.....The 5 best run cities all have what two things in common? Either strong local private companies or they have taken a stand to cut government spending/waste. When are Americans going to wake up and realize the government only has what we give it. Nothing chaps my **** more than seeing politicians (on both sides of the aisle) treated like movie stars by the media when they are actually running this country into the ground.
Any town that has a large population of minorities is crime ridden, corrupt, and has high levels of poverty...Yet we continue to accept it as ok...I really want some little ****er thug spray painting my neighborhood, raping my daughter, and selling drugs to my kids friends at school allllllll the while my taxes are paying for the B#$%tch that birthed the bastard and 8 of his siblings....6 of which will end up in jail where my taxes will continue to pay for their stay in prison...this family receives welfare, HUD, medical, 54,000 a year for each one in prison...community services, social services, CPS, DES.....
this is where our taxes go...We have given america to the poor and uneducated all in order to be politically correct.
Yay, Plano is no.1. I live in this city for the past 8 years and love it. Best city I have ever lived in.
Didn't think we were rated no.1, but not surprised at all. All the decisions the city make I always agree with. It is very clean and enforce laws for people who don't keep it that way.
Oh and yes it is primarily run by republicans who are pro business. Way to go PLANO!!!
When are various governments going to realize that they can't continue to cave in to their public employees' unions who demand more income for their members after retirement than they ever earned during their work-life!
I'll go even further. Unions are fine and necessary in the private sector, but should be completely eliminated in the public sector. No more blackmailing of the public to get "services" (and I use that term loosly).
During a session to pass a immigration bill favorable to LATINOS, Ted Kennedy PROUDLY announced that these hard working "immigrants" (illegal aliens) would send back to their home countries in Latin America over 48 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR in remittances.
In what insane asylum do they teach that REMOVING 48 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR from the US economy is good for the American people?
These hard working people do the farm labor jobs that Americans refuse to do? Agricultural jobs used to be 50% of the jobs in America in the 1890's. They are maybe 1% of the total jobs in America today. Look at the fruits and vegetables you buy in American stores. 90% of the time the label on the product says MADE IN MEXICO. How does that help the economy in the US?
A product bought in Mexico with American dollars is TAXED IN MEXICO and doesn't help the American people one bit.
REMEMBER: The richest man in the world is...A MEXICAN!
Now do you get it, America?
Here in NH we didn't make the list probably because none of our cities fit the criteria. It seems as though the cities on the list all have an average population of 150k to 250k and we can't compete in that sense.
However NH has one of the lowest over all unemployment rates in the country. Our three major cities Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth are far from perfect. I attribute their recent decline to the same reasons other cities in this country are in decline, democratic governments, the rise in new unskilled residents (I hate having to be so PC about this aspect, so I won't. IMMIGRANTS!!!) and the rise in welfare claims (thank God currently welfare benefits are minimal in NH which places us low on the scale for the takers to choose to reside, considering the goldmine they can receive in neighboring Taxachusetts).
I am though ashamed at the turning of our once proud status as a red state, to a swing state, to a blue state. I attribute this to a fickle aging population that is gullible to lies and threats about SSI and medicare. Some blame it on the exodus of people from Taxachusetts, but all those I know that migrated north (and I know many as I am one myself) came for the conservative politics, low taxes and beautiful lakes and mountains.
"LIVE FREE OR DIE" is our state motto!
All I know is do not move to Rhode Island if you want to live like a normal citizen. This place and the Governnor suck. Highest in Unemployment, 2nd Highest in Tax's, Worst roads, Lousy weather, Lousy people, Number One in people leaving the state. ETC! ETC! ETC! ETC! TEC! Last in getting businesses to move here! If you want to get ahead in life DO NOT COME TO STANK ISLAND!
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