[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] Michael_Parker's Blog
Georgia is dead last. Again
MLO

Take Me To Post Comment Form

Coppermine hit a blogging home rum with his headline:

Government out of Touch.

I can't top that. I might not agree with his reasons but that headline breaks my heart because it's true.

Another heart breaking truth hit our state and by extension, our county.

Georgia is dead last in financial security. Dead last. What a double meaning for the topic.

We have more bankruptcies than any other state.

We lead in bank failures.

We're second in households without a checking or savings account.

The leading cause of bankruptcy remains doctor bills. With Georgia not only fighting Obama's legal right to be on the 2012 ballot, the federal health care overhaul, and Medicaid, a middle class family isn't much more than an emergency room visit away from losing their home.

How's life expectancy in Georgia? Less than in some Third World countries and 43rd worst in the United States. We're 3rd in tuberculosis, hepatitis, and AIDS. Median life expectancy? 73.9 years. Lower than in Mexico or Cuba or Libya.

People born and living in Georgia might live longer in the war torn West Bank of the Middle East where 75% of the population is Muslim.

Yes, the government is out of touch with us. But, we are out of touch with ourselves.

We are Dead Last. What a label.

http://likethedew.com/2010/08/23/georgia-has-life-expectancy-lower-than-some-third-world-countries/


Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2012 at 4:10 PM



Blog has been viewed (458) times.

Voices commented on Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Friendly reminder to use spell check.

Michael_Parker commented on Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Good reminder.

Lord commented on Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 16:12 PM

Spelling Nazism aside, I want to point out that Georgia does have at least one 'first place' to brag about. In a recent investigation carried out by The Center for Public Integrity, Georgia came in dead last in terms of corruption. I choose to look on the bright side: Georgia came in first! We have the most corrupt state government in the country. We're #1! Way to go!

Michael_Parker commented on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 09:46 AM

If we can't be second, let's be first in something we control.


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by Michael_Parker
 
Hospital cuts employee benefits
September 19, 2013
There's a Times story at about the medical center cutting employee benefits. Specifically, they are cutting about 14 employees and closing the daycare center. My issue is how the changes hurt employees at a time when the hospital is spending on expansion in South Hall with $200 million in bond ...
Read More »
 
Obstructing justice
September 19, 2013
I’ve been thinking about the Times photographer arrested for obstruction. The story seems pretty simple. The photographer had every right to do his reporting job and keep the public informed. The police had every right to investigate the scene, protect the evidence, and preserve the dignity of the decreased. Things ...
Read More »
 
Marker for Cooper Pants Factory
September 18, 2013
The city is working on developing a way to take public donations for this marker. The marker has been approved for the location. I don't know what it will say. I don't know when we will be able to make a small donation. The city will pay about $2,500 for ...
Read More »
 
My career as a cover artist
September 04, 2013
Who knew I used to write some lyrics for Crazy Al? Hopefully no one since I didn't. Any wanna admit to remember Crazy Al? I've been working on lyrics for a Georgia based song. Just in case our Governor Deal happens to break the law. Ops! I meant get punished ...
Read More »
 
Thread from Social Sciences article
July 26, 2013
There's been a long and good discussion about an article in the Times. I happen to like the discussion so much that I'm saving it all on this blog. IF the Times will allow that. The story is currently at: http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/86454/ I'm sure it will move to archived status soon. ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 

Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 The Times, Gainesville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology