Sunday, August 10, 2014

AARP's worst states to retire ...

Link here

The story is a couple years old, but I just ran into it.  (I'm not a frequent reader at

The list and reasons each state made the list:

1) Illinois Poor fiscal health
2) CaliforniaExpensive, and its finances are in disarray
3) New York Very high taxes, including property taxes
4) Rhode IslandWorst-off state in the Northeast from a financial viewpoint; high taxes
5) New Jersey Highest property taxes in the United States; has pension funding issues
6) OhioHigh unemployment and cold winters
7) WisconsinHigh property taxes and frigid weather
8) MassachusettsHigh cost of living and high property taxes
9) ConnecticutTaxes Social Security and has high property taxes
10) Nevada Foreclosure capital of the world

Notice anything about those states?  Let me change the right hand column to the percent of the vote Obama received in 2012 ...

1) Illinois 57% voted for Obama
2) California59% voted for Obama
3) New York 63% voted for Obama
4) Rhode Island63% voted for Obama
5) New Jersey 58% voted for Obama
6) Ohio50% voted for Obama
7) Wisconsin53% voted for Obama
8) Massachusetts61% voted for Obama
9) Connecticut58% voted for Obama
10) Nevada 52% voted for Obama

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