Georgia is dead last. Again
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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