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20 Most Miserable U.S. Cities to Live In
AllProudAmericans.com ^ | Forbes

Posted on 02/25/2013 6:47:47 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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20 Most Miserable U.S. Cities to Live In

Forbes magazine released its dubious 2013 list of the most miserable cities in the United States of America. With the new list for the new year came a new city listed at the top of the list as Detroit, Michigan replaces last year’s most miserable city of Miami, Florida.

The magazine cites Detroit’s high unemployment, violent crimes, shrinking population, and its financial crisis as reasons for giving the city the title.

The list created by Forbes involves the scrutiny of the country’s largest urban areas which are then ranked via factors such as the city’s crime rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, commute times, weather, and decreasing populations.

Here are the United States’ 20 Most Miserable Cities of 2013:

1. Detroit, Michigan

2. Flint, Michigan

3. Rockford, Illinois

4. Chicago, Illinois

5. Modesto, California

6. Vallejo, California

7. Warren, Michigan

8. Stockton, California

9. Lake County, Illinois

10. New York City, New York

11. Toledo, Ohio

12. St. Louis, Missouri

13. Camden, New Jersey

14. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

15. Atlantic City, New Jersey

16. Atlanta, Georgia

17. Cleveland, Ohio

18. Poughkeepsie, New York

19. Gary, Indiana

20. Youngstown, Ohio

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: blight; democrats; miseryindex; urbanism; worstcities
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Oh hell ... just bring on the apocalypse (free of government bureaucrats) so we can begin rebuilding already.

1 posted on 02/25/2013 6:47:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

If all these cities are run (ruined) by Democrats, then you have the answer as to why they are shitholes.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 6:52:22 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

All democrat strongholds. Let’s blame Bush!


3 posted on 02/25/2013 6:55:56 PM PST by Castigar
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To: Castigar

All democrat strongholds. Let’s blame Bush!

It’s worse than that! They are minority-RAT run cities!


4 posted on 02/25/2013 7:00:39 PM PST by vette6387
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To: DogByte6RER

Woohoo! Ytown is almost off the list!


5 posted on 02/25/2013 7:02:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m now living in the largest town I’ve ever lived in (20,000). Even here drugs are a problem — meth. Our culture is trending down.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 7:05:00 PM PST by JimSEA ( “what difference does it make?”)
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To: DogByte6RER

Let me guess, most if not all have had democrat leadership for several decades.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 7:06:03 PM PST by matt04
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To: DogByte6RER

I didn’t see a single city/area run by anything but Progressives. In fact, the vast amount of misery resides in the Northeast, Upper Midwest and California!


8 posted on 02/25/2013 7:11:51 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The Progressive mind...an arid ethical and moral wasteland!)
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To: DogByte6RER

How did Miami go from worst to off the list in one year? They must have some great city managers.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 7:12:48 PM PST by stevem
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To: DogByte6RER

No Dearborn?


10 posted on 02/25/2013 7:13:14 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

The article authors were probably too afraid to go look at Dearborn....?


11 posted on 02/25/2013 7:25:49 PM PST by faithhopecharity (()
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bump for later


12 posted on 02/25/2013 7:27:45 PM PST by foreverfree
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To: Castigar
All democrat strongholds. Let’s blame Bush!

The New York Times will be calling offering you a job. Your comment is brilliant by their standards - you could be an elite journalist as early as tomorrow.

13 posted on 02/25/2013 7:56:08 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: DogByte6RER

This list of cities is racist. Racist, I tell you!


14 posted on 02/25/2013 7:59:04 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Chickensoup

Dear Uninformed: Before making a blanket stupid comment know that Dearborn, although infested in pockets is still the home of Ford Motor Company.

And lots, and lots and lots of businesses there.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 8:24:56 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“You ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?” Popeye Doyle


16 posted on 02/25/2013 8:40:15 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Not 20 but 200 or even 2000 cities.. or more..
The liberals are a fire burning down America..
With help from the Police and Firefighters.. Unions..
The Teachers Unions are the incendiaries that lit the fire..

The liberals are indeed a consuming fire.. well planned and executed..
The Arson of America is wondrous malfeasance..


17 posted on 02/25/2013 9:04:31 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: DogByte6RER
I work in an office tower in Newark. I can see an international airport, sea terminals, rail terminals, and interstate highways from my window. There are even a few decent colleges. It's close to some of the wealthiest counties in the US. In short, everything you need for a wonderful city.

it even has a GREAT mayor- Cory Booker, who is about as good a democrat as you could find.

it's a total hellhole. I mean, it is horrific.

18 posted on 02/25/2013 9:30:50 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hard to believe that Memphis isn’t on that list.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 11:17:51 PM PST by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: MattinNJ

Newark always sucked. Since I grew up in Carteret, that’s saying something.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 12:37:13 AM PST by ebshumidors
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To: DogByte6RER
Wooooo hooooo. Nawleans did not make the list. Nawleans may have it's trouble but it's not Miserable. Except when that late summer heat and humidity start knocking at your door.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 12:40:45 AM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: MattinNJ

Newark was hoping for a revitalization along the lines of Jersey City, but wasn’t able to expel the undesirables in the same way. As long as they have that albatross around their neck, they’ll never be anything.

Newark’s only hope is the growing Hispanic population; not ideal but certainly better. In their neighborhoods business is transacted and money changes hands (not just drugs; they have supermarkets where others couldn’t make a go of it and such). Booker is better than his predecessor but still a lib; at least he knows no amount of government money will ever make whites want to stay in the city spending money after dark.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 2:53:26 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DogByte6RER

Some cities on the list are dubious. Milwaukee is hardly a horrible city to live in. Even if it’s been run by Dems for decades if not for a century. And Rockford? Can somebody tell me what’s so horrible about Rockford? Other than it being run by Dems I’m assuming.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 3:01:59 AM PST by driftless2
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Why is St. Louis on the list while East St. Louis is not?

Some other really sad, miserable places:

Muskegon, Michigan
Harrisburg, PA
Baltimore, MD
Bridgeport, CT
Syracuse, NY


24 posted on 02/26/2013 4:31:56 AM PST by nd76
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To: DogByte6RER; vette6387

I would place Frisco at number one.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 8:04:25 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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