I love good news, don't you? In a period of NEVER-ENDING financial pain, death, destruction and just generally bad news once again my beloved Beehive State is a ray of light.

In second edition of a report called "Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index", Utah was just ranked #1 in terms of its' forecasted ability to recover economically.

Here are the top and bottom 5:

 

 

 

 

 

  TOP FIVE STATES

 

 

 

 

 

BOTTOM FIVE STATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Utah

 

 

 

 

 

46. New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

47. Maine

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

48. Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

49. Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. South Dakota

 

 

 

 

 

50. New York

 

Sorry New York - things don't look bright for you. And they beat up on California of course for more over-spending, tax hiking and general stupidity in policy-making.

Full Article HERE.