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And to think, this hell-hole state of Alabama where I now reside didn't make the list. I can't imagine why. The good ol' boy system is alive and well, we have Bubba stashing guns and ammo for the next revolution, the average drop out age is 14, the average age for girls to give birth is 16, Montgomery, our capital has about 50% of the city boarded up, Birmingham houses the most active airport that operates between 8-5 with a good portion of the city boarded up, Huntsville has the arsenal with a ton of overpaid government workers pushing paper, and UAH is the MIT of the south. Wow, with all of these things going for it, how could it have possibly missed the list.
Oh, I can't forget the interstates. They've been working on the I65/I20 exchange for 20 years and are no closer to completion that they were 20 years ago. I don't know what they're doing in Montgomery on I65, but it's been torn up for at least 15 years. There are pot holes that will swallow your vehicle on I59. The interstates are 4 lane 98% of the way through the state and are in horrible repair. Of course, the governor won't allow the lottery to come into the state to help fund anything and heaven forbid they'd increase property taxes to help fund schools. They do, however, like to increase sales tax. Most cities are between 9 and 10% sales tax, and they tax all food. And our "elected officials" voted themselves a 65% pay increase for working 32 days a year.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Minnesota is number 10 XD
not surprised really we deal with healthcare, food, and technology stuff all the time.
Mayo Clinic is the best hospital in the WORLD! well maybe not after Obamacare rips into it like a starved lion on crack... but they do a lot of inovation and discovery!. we have a ton of food companies like General mills Land O Lakes, maybe Malt O meal. and Polaris just introduced a new machine!
then looking into the past Minnesota has a huge innovation history! first 4x4 articulated tractor "Steiger" first Bobcat Skid Steer "technically fargo but that's just a hop across the river" first personal snowmobile "polaris" Vehicle Track systems "Mattracks" i believe Honeywell came from here as well. Target, and a good number of resteraunts.
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