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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Feb 6, 2013 9:47AM
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I fully expected to see Providence RI on the worst run list.  Sorry to see that some have it worse than us.
Feb 6, 2013 9:37AM
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It is definitely true that Democrats that rule the majority of large cities have run them into the ground and with Obama seated as President we can expect this nation of ours to be run into the ground.  His health care will cost vastly more that our previous health care and with the Federal government calling the shots the only way he can curb increased spending on health care is to reduce benefits for those on Medicare.  When he and the Democrats stole the billions of Dollars from Medicare to fund  his Obamacare I cannot believe he was reelected.  This nation is indeed a ship of fools.  We should be looking to reduce Federal spending by 5% a year until we achieve a balanced budget.  This fool of a President will long be remembered as the President that destroyed the United States.  I would like to see all Federal  employees including Congress required to be covered by Obamacare. 
Feb 6, 2013 9:35AM
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Think any people that had an IQ of 60 or better  left Detroit years ago...Just the facts..
Feb 6, 2013 9:31AM
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Mostly high school-ish journalism. I do agree with the post regarding 13 million illegals sucking the life out of our country.  What part of illegal doesnt Washington understand. Can you say deportation?
Feb 6, 2013 9:26AM
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Well at least the worst run are running on let's take guns away from law abiding people?
Feb 6, 2013 9:24AM
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Well at least the worst run are running on make the wealthy pay more of their fair share?
Feb 6, 2013 9:10AM
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What about Chicago,IL ? Not enough murders yet this year? Maybe the pres was too afraid to offend the president's good buddy Rom Emanuel.
Feb 6, 2013 9:01AM
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Maybe the California public employees should be required to pay into their retirement funds (like Federal employees do) and health care. Wow, nothing coming in and everything going out. What did San B. expect was going to happen?

Feb 6, 2013 1:25AM
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Spud52, 

 

Where were you during the 8 Bush years.   Two wars, lies about the economy, corruption, kicked the Constitution to the curb, wouldn't allow dissenters anywhere near him, (can you just imagine Bush allowing people with guns to show up for his town meetings).   Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld all got rich while serving in Washington.  And all their little Republican friends were told that the economy was going to tank so they could move their billions out of the country. Hello, Romney.  Why do you think that Mr. Bush, et el, are NEVER mentioned by the GOP.   And, why is it so hard to believe that People DON"T want any more angry, old, rich white men to run this country.

 

Feb 6, 2013 1:10AM
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Fido724, you've lived in Plano for 8 years and you love it.  Are you a McCall, a Harrington, or a Shapiro?       
Feb 6, 2013 12:42AM
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Wall Street has no business rating anyone about management. Wall Street per G.W. Bush had to be bailed out with 13 trillion dollars  stolen from the Social Security Trust Fund.
Feb 5, 2013 11:05PM
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I live 45 miles from Madison.  It's a clean, well run and efficient city.  Madison is lucky
 to have enough intelligent people running it  that it's hard to believe it won't just keep getting better and better.  Congrats Mayor Soglin and all who surround him.
Feb 5, 2013 10:43PM
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The biggest problem with Detroit: NOT EVERYBODY WANTS TO DO CARS FOR A LIVING.
Feb 5, 2013 10:22PM
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San Berdo is a sh*t hole. Always has been, always will. You can't fix stupid.
Feb 5, 2013 10:20PM
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Detroit is the worst run city in the country because it is inhabited by blacks, and run by blacks who are very stupid and don't want to listen to anyone who knows better than they do, which is anyone else. They keep saying Detroit is "their" city, and they do not want white inhabitants, they do not want whites running it, and they will not listen to anything that is told to them by white lawmakers or the white governor. Everyone is tired of hearing about Detroit and their woes. They are in this position because they put themselves there, and elected people simply because they are black. How's all that black power working for you, Detroit? It isn't. And it doesn't work in any major city. The best thing to do is close down the city, and declare marital law before every single neighborhood is bulldozed to the ground. The only thing that should remain are the few successful businesses and the sports arenas. There should be a plan for all remaining businesses and the sports arenas to be out within the next 5 years. Flatten the whole rat-infested, filthy, corrupt, homie city, and don't look back.
Feb 5, 2013 9:55PM
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Ignorant Republicans can't even look at the facts.  Quality of life which includes, education, health care, median income along with other major factors speaks volumes of how great republican run states are.  9 of the worse 10 states for quality of life are RED states.  Please do research before you decide to spew facts that aren't even true.  
Feb 5, 2013 9:17PM
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Look for Minneapolis to fall fast after our crying whining Gov Dayton (300 million in out of state bank accounts) raises our taxes to #1 in the Country all the while hiding his millions.   The Democrats are in complete control and are gearing up to TAKE IT ALL.    Our entire family is coming up with an exit strategy as jobs will leave, it took exactly 20 years to run this State into the ground - thanks to entitlement and shipping non-workers in for votes.     MN IS the NEXT DETROIT!
Jan 29, 2013 2:08AM
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riviera beach, florida. just north of wpb. live up here and you'll hear gun fire every night from the ghetto that makes up the eastern portion of this place. not too worried as i live in a gated community with armed security. plus i have my good buddy, my little .380 right under my bed, so i sleep well.

 

Jan 29, 2013 1:28AM
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well it all boils down to this. if you're not upwardly mobile, you're screwed.

Jan 28, 2013 3:10PM
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The tabulators must have forgot the arm-pit of the San Joaquin Valley... a horrible hamlet 30 miles south of Stockton by the name of Modesto.

Is it STILL the car theft capital of the USA? It was in the past.

The last place I lived within my home state of California before emigrating; departed California and re-entered the USA.

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