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Georgia is dead last. Again
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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.


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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.

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