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Published: Wednesday, July 31 2013 6:20 p.m. MDT

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There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

No.

worf
Mcallen, TX

@There You Go Again--please explain why you say no.

Do you have some info, or is it just a feeling?

FrankSegesman
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The democrat controlled states and cities will crumble, but places like Texas will flourish.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

the vast majority of pensions including government are severely underfunded. Additionally other post employment benefits are in the same state. Detroit is just one of many that will file for bankruptcy. Several have already

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

Places that have banked on liberal policies will fail and have in huge numbers by comparison.

10+ for the blue states
0 for the red states.....

Detroit is a perfect example as is California and several cities there....Chicago and New York are just steps behind

techpubs
Sioux City, IA

Other cities may not be exactly like Detroit, but many have similar problems that will hurt them if they don't make changes soon. Having too generous of contracts for public employees will prove to be unsustainable to more cities where the better paying jobs have been removed. Alongside of the failure to replace infrastructure when it should be instead of waiting until it fails will prove too much for many more cities that may be smaller than Detroit and dependent on 2 or 3 major employers for the tax dollars to keep them afloat as well as Federal Dollars that are drying up.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Public sector benefits are crippling all government budgets. Decades of collective bargaining without any adversary have led to systems we cannot afford.
The federal government is as bad off as the states and cities. The only difference is that the feds can simply print more money. Washington DC is Boomtown USA.
Early on in Obama's first term he funneled stimulus money to states and school districts in order to mask the problem, but it only resulted in another round of contracts even more bloated. The money was eaten up almost immediately.
States like Utah have weaker union influence and will fare far better than states like Illinois with $100 BILLION in unfunded pension liabilities and no viable political solution.

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

Blue states will all have the "blues". We know the reasons why by now. Lets protect our state rights and shrink the demonic, bloated federal system. Unfortunately we do not have a President who will take charge of his responsibilities.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

@worf

"...please explain why you say no...".

"...Do you have some info, or is it just a feeling?...".

worf,

Which part of no do you not understand?

Do you have some info, or is it just a feeling?

worf
Mcallen, TX

@There You Go Again:

Which part of why, don't you understand?

Ignorance is an answer with no explanation.

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