America's most miserable cities

Economic recovery still seems far away in some areas that had already suffered. But that's not the only factor that can make for everyday agony.

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Feb 25, 2013 8:48PM
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 Did ya see the pattern.All of those places are democratic ares.I didn't see texas,or even south carolina on there.
Feb 25, 2013 8:14PM
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How many of the ten are controlled by Democrats?  I don't know, but I have a hunch.

Feb 25, 2013 11:44PM
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More happy talk by the journalists who refuse to either understand or believe the numbers - there is no recovery, never was, we're deeper in the tank than at any time during the Bush administration, and it's only going to get worse.  Years from now, historians will write of two characteristics of this era - the decline of the United States as an economic and military power, led by a president who had virtually no American values; and second, a media so complicit and so corrupt that their actions were little short of treasonous.  

Feb 25, 2013 11:33PM
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The biggest problem is we have cities like these that are hulks left behind when our manufacturing left our shores. Clinton said we didn't need those kind of jobs and we could all retrain ourselves for high tech paper pushing jobs, and NAFTA was going to be great for all Americans. Now we have a national debt of over $139,130 per household and rising as a result of us consuming everything and producing very little. This administration is not willing to do what is necessary to bring our economy out of a tail spin. They spend our tax dollars like drunken sailors and make an 85 billion cut look like the end of the world, when it is a drop in the bucket with 4 trillion in spending every year. Eventually all major cities will be just like the 10 worst real soon. I distinctly remember Obama making speeches stating he supported the sequester and would do nothing to stand in the way of automatic reductions in spending as an agreement reached that allowed the raising of the debt ceiling. Now that it's time for the cuts to take place, all of the sudden they are stupid cuts that need to be reversed. We don't have leadership, we have a holes creating ways to tax more and spend more with the blessing of their party.
Feb 25, 2013 11:05PM
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Michigan, Illinois, and California, yes, I see a pattern here.  Liberals and high taxes.
Feb 25, 2013 11:23PM
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It doesn't surprise me that Obamaville (Chicago) ranks 4th on the list.   Corrupt, extreme taxation, murder capital of the USA, business fleeing in droves to escape the corruption and taxation.  A awful climate. 

 

It is the economic disaster of the democrat party.  Located in the People's Republic of Illinois, it is composed mostly of the 47% leech class, union scum and violent democrats.

 

Led by the socialists Durbin, and Rahm 'twinkle toes' Emanual, home town to the corrupt Obama clan, it is no wonder its on the list. 

Feb 26, 2013 4:01AM
Feb 25, 2013 7:38PM
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So last week N.Y. was on the list of best cities to retire in. Why? You all need to quit talking out of both side of your mouth. Oh I forgot you

support Obama

Feb 26, 2013 8:46AM
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This is your liberal havens. Just keep sending food stamps and you're guarenteed their vote.
Feb 26, 2013 7:26AM
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It just shows that America is slowly but surely self destructing. America continues to weaken, while China is getting stronger and stronger. Within the next 3 years, China will have the strongest economy in the world. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that China is on the verge of taking over the world.
Game over America!

Feb 25, 2013 8:16PM
Feb 26, 2013 8:07AM
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May I ask why no one bothers to reveal the worst areas are usually governed by liberal, often time’s minorities, and yes Democrats;  funny how this never seems to come to light. Oh and we might like to know why the topic of minority crime is never broached either, but everyone wants to rant and rave that there are too many Blacks and Latinos being incarcerated. Oh I remember they took over the cities that suck, couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact they helped destroy once lovely cities with hard working, good people (of all colors and races, and faiths) naw, I'm sure it's got nothing to do with those facts.

Feb 26, 2013 12:22AM
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There's plenty of blame to go around for Detroit's problems, those that live there now, those that left the city, the businesses that abandoned the city years ago and the inept City management that refuses to accept the situation in the City for what it is.  One thing not mentioned in most reports of the city is that it has been one of the most segregated metro areas in the USA for probably more than 40 years. The riots of the 60's started the business and population exidous from the city, and it has never stopped. Most of the people left in the city now are low skilled, low wage consumers working in the service industry and it has been that way for decades.  Without a strong tax base, any City is doomed to fail and it was just a matter of time for Detroit. This bankruptcy filing probably should have occured 10 years ago. The city is in so much debt now, bankruptcy is the only answer. Detroit may be the first big City to go bankrupt, but there are others in line behind it, probably for the same reasons.

Feb 26, 2013 9:57AM
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Predictable. Liberal, do nothing politicians with city officials that resemble a posse and an electorate that benefits from vote buying programsand scandolous pay and benefits for public unions. At some point if they dont build a wall around these cities to keep peopke in, they will be left with a population of bums, vagrants, criminals,and a mafia style government, which Chicago and Detroit already have. NY also but its better dressed with a billionaire mayor.

All of them  are angling for a federal bailout, not any reform. These places are getting exactly what they deserve for reelecting these people over and over. Hopefully young people wil get grants to move to Texas, Florida, Nevada or other human friendly states where they at least have a chance to geta job and have a productive life free of public assistance.

Feb 25, 2013 9:20PM
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Politics aside, I think how YOU feel about a city is what makes it miserable or not.  Not MSN or Forbes

 

Denver Colorado is happy city USA especially since mary jane is now legal!

 

Ya Man   How's it hangin?

Feb 26, 2013 9:33AM
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Perfect examples of liberal ideology in action.  Next year, look for California to dominate this list even more, as a result of recent tax increases.  Several major corporations have been relocating operations out of Illinois to more economic friendly states, so Chicago is no surprise.  Word of advice, as you yankees come down for work, don't even try to impose your nonsense on us. 

Feb 26, 2013 10:03AM
Feb 25, 2013 9:44PM
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i think your problem  is worldwide
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