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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Jan 24, 2013 12:13PM

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.

Jan 24, 2013 11:23AM
The higher the density of democrats , the higher the crime and welfare rates. See Chicago, Detroit, NY, DC, St Louis, and LA for details.
Jan 24, 2013 11:18AM
Jan 24, 2013 10:41AM
Curious.  What would the unemployment rate be in the US without  counting those employed by the governments (state, local and federal) ? Add to that the employees needed in private industry to assure compliance with the  countless unnecessary rules and regulations promulgated by this armada of government workers and the result is a daisy chain of confusion spawned anew with each changing of the guard.. 
Jan 24, 2013 10:31AM
It's funny how all the well run places are mainly gated communities.  I guess when you have money life gets easier.
Jan 24, 2013 10:16AM
Wonder if the worst cities are run by democrats? I would check but it's not worth my time. But I bet there are and the best cities are run by Republicans...
Jan 24, 2013 9:45AM

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!!!

Jan 24, 2013 8:58AM
Corrupt cities, uninformed voters and democrats.  This is where and who elects our presidents nowadays.  Sad situation.
Jan 24, 2013 7:06AM
13,000,000 Illegals are stealing US resources and ruining life in America.
Jan 24, 2013 6:10AM
What do all the corrupt cities have in common, they are ran by the democrats, enough said !!
Jan 24, 2013 2:38AM
I'm really surprised that New York didn't make the worst run list, considering you need 2 incomes to live there, the divorce rate is ridiculously high, and employers can fire you at no fault!
Jan 24, 2013 1:00AM
There are others just as bad as those listed, if not worse.  Almost any big city that I am familliar with is run by a corrupt council of thieves.  Most of the smaller incorporated areas around them are run by envious emulators.
Jan 23, 2013 11:37PM
I left Cali in 1993; 3rd best decision of my life. (#2, marrying my wife; #1, adopting my kids.)
Jan 23, 2013 11:34PM

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.

Jan 23, 2013 11:20PM

Excellent why_use_a!


Hey; 2 in the plus side, 2 in the minus for Cali!


That's the way it is out here; no sense thinkin' about movin' in, folks.

Jan 23, 2013 10:19PM
I always wanted to be the first to post a comment . . . I got my wish.
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