#10 on the Misery Scale
- Whenever Forbes Magazine puts out a list of most miserable, stressful or otherwise impaired cities, Chicago always seems to be on it.
The latest Most Miserable Cities list is no exception, although there may be some small comfort in the fact that Chicago has dropped to the 10th most miserable city from its ranking last year at third.
The city's high sales tax rate of 10.25 percent was cited as the reason the city is "miserable," as well as long commutes. Forbes also highlighted the city's failure to win the 2016 Olympics last October despite a last-minute plea by President Barack Obama during final presentations in Copenhagen.
Actually, we thought the No-lympic failure was the driving reason behind Chicago's fall to tenth place - no one who wasn't connected to Shortshanks or a clout-heavy construction firm was the least bit saddened by Daley's failure. It actually provided us with days of glee.
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