those numbers seem way off...when were they from? North Dakota and wyoming are making tons of money and have been topping the lists of states who are run well "Based on a review of data on financial health, standard of living and government services by state" most of the rural states are towards the better run end of things.
"California is the worst run for the second year in a row."
from 24/7 wall street
talking about spending and only looking at welfare statistics...I don't know why?