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Forbes list of American States in a fiscal death spiral. Thinking about buying a house? Or a municipal bond? Be careful where you put your capital. Don’t put it in a state at high risk of a fiscal tailspin. Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors. They can look forward to a rising tax burden, deteriorating state finances and an exodus of employers. The list includes California, New York, Illinois and Ohio, along with some smaller states like New Mexico and Hawaii. If your career takes you to Los Angeles or Chicago, don’t buy a house. Rent. If you have money in municipal bonds, clean up the portfolio. Sell holdings from the sick states and reinvest where you’re less likely to get clipped. Nebraska and Virginia are unlikely to give their bondholders a Greek haircut. California and New York are comparatively risky. Two factors determine whether a state makes this elite list of fiscal hellholes. The first is whether it has more takers than makers. A taker is someone who draws money from the government, as an employee, pensioner or welfare recipient. A maker is someone gainfully employed in the private sector.

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Mitt Romney jokes at Obama, “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate” at a rally of 7,000 in Commerce, Michigan.

Romney told supporters that he and Ann had been born at nearby hospitals.

No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.”

No, no, not a swipe,. I’ve said throughout the campaign and before, there’s no question about where he was born. He was born in the U.S. This was fun about us, and coming home. And humor, you know — we’ve got to have a little humor in a campaign.”

Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt quickly denounced the remark,

embraced the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them.”

Is Obama for America getting testy before the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida?

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Barack Obama complains Michelle Obama does not get paid being First Lady of the United States.  Her lavish vacations are enough as repayment. Dear Lord, did I just hear him make that statement?

Michelle Obama lifestyle is of the rich and famous.

472 Ann Romney Blouses = 1 Michelle Obama Spanish Vacation Click Here

First Lady Michelle Obama for requiring a paid staff of more than 20 people, claiming she has an ‘unprecedented’ number of ‘attendants.Click Here

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