Could it be possible that the Tampa area is more stressful to live in than New York City? A study conducted by Forbes.com says yes. #
The Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area ranked fourth among the nations largest metropolitan areas in the study seeking to rank the nation’s most stressful cities. #
A ranking of fourth put the Tampa area ahead of New York City — which landed eighth — and Miami in sixth, as the most stressful cities in the United States. Las Vegas was number one, with Los Angeles in second, and Houston in third, according to the report. #
Forbes analyzed the nation’s 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas based on six stress factors including high unemployment rate, long commute times, long work hours, limited health care, poor physical health and limited exercise. #
The Tampa Bay area ranked in the top 10 in four of six categories, including the fifth-highest unemployment rate, 10th in long work hours, fourth in poor physical health, and ninth in limited exercise, according to the report. #
Following a meeting with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today, Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, said in a press release that the federal agency tasked with protecting the environment has taken the broad authority irresponsibly ceded to them by Congress, and run wild with it. Ross also said that the agency must realize that moms and dads cannot afford thousands more in power bills or plummeting home values.