10 worst states to retire in

Some places are clearly worse than others for retirement. These states are among the worst, as measured by crime, life expectancy and the number of retirees living in poverty.

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Oct 4, 2012 9:13AM
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Anyone born in the South knows that this is the worst place to retire.  We have been forced to pay higher prices for homes because of the influx of northerners.  Our property taxes have gone up and our wages were never that high and we retire on lower pensions.  

Traffic has become a nightmare, crime is outrageous.  We didn't have all of these issues in the magnitude that we have them now.  Not until they started coming here in droves.  And, they are the worse complainers.  Problem is, the North is no better, too cold.  Florida has too many snakes and is too flat.
Oct 4, 2012 9:13AM
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GOOD, keeps the libs out of the south. 

Oct 4, 2012 9:11AM
Oct 4, 2012 8:52AM
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They left out Maryland as one of the worst places to retire as the contant raising of taxes and fees by the state legislature has made it almost impossible to retire and live in the state.
Oct 4, 2012 8:50AM
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Why are all of the worst states in the South, where the cost of living is really low? I've known several people from New York and Illinois that move South and buy cheaper homes with lower property taxes and raise their standard of living. I can't believe that New York, California, Illinois, Washington, etc are better places to retire.
Oct 4, 2012 8:40AM
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Much of this is useless information because the vast majority of people do not move when they retire. They stay exactly where they are.
Oct 4, 2012 8:32AM
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Wow, what a load of crap. They look at crime across the state? Not the states with high income taxs on retirement and Social Security benefits? I'm from California and moved to Kentucky. It is extraordinarily more beneficial to retire here than California. This was just another distorted shot at the southern states. And don't talk to me about Kentucky Crime until you've lived in L.A. or the Bay area for a year. This was a joke.
Oct 4, 2012 8:30AM
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Those are the best states to live in tax wise. Typical MSNBC BS. But I love you all in GE/Microsoft land.
Oct 4, 2012 8:21AM
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this is BS,     SC  last week was one of the best states to retire,  because of the tax  rate on income.
Oct 4, 2012 8:07AM
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Oct 4, 2012 8:00AM
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Obama was lost without his teleoprompter. Romney had his ducks in a row was sharp and to the point. Obama rambeled on and on yet said nothing.Obama looked like a red headed step chid getting scolded for lieing. Sorry barry its time to go pal.
Oct 4, 2012 8:00AM
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ALL THESE STATES ARE RUN BY THE REPUBLICANS WHAT DO YOU EXPECT???  KILL THE OLD THE POOR AND  ANYONE ELSE THAT GETS IN THEIR WAY
Oct 4, 2012 7:57AM
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All republican deep south poverty stricken low wage crap holes-Go figure!!!!
Oct 4, 2012 7:29AM
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MR.   ROMNEY GAVE THE PEOPLE  WHAT THEY WANTED TO HEAR. ROUND ONE
FOR ROMNEY OF A THREE ROUND BOUT. US NEED NEW LEADERSHIP.

Oct 4, 2012 7:12AM
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Bo do need telepromter!lol. Pack your bags BO, you and Michele gots to go,go,go.
Oct 4, 2012 7:10AM
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I would have picked DC as the worst state to retire in. Good job on the debate.Romney 2012
Oct 4, 2012 6:56AM
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how typical.the carprtbagging north slamming the south. perhaps if youdidn't have yourheads so fr up obamas keester, you could see the beautiful southern sonshine.
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obviously you morons that talk about income taxes should know when you retire, you DONT QUALIFY FOR INCOME TAX, income tax is for when your working, ARE YOU WORKING WHEN YOUR RETIRED, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. 

so based on the quality of life and safety, it is no surprise the south has the poorest quality of life, poorest safety record, and overall, poor environment to live in unless you like living in filth and squealer. 
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