Congratulations to Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, for having the highest per capita debt of any city in the country.The town's 50,000 citizens are on the hook for $1.5 billion according to the NPR article Inside America's Most Indebted City.
The city has delayed payments to light bulb venders and paper sellers. Restaurants have hired their own security. A local strip club paid to keep the street light on. The city is projected to run out of money entirely in October.A judge has recently ordered a 1% income tax hike on the people still left in Harrisburg. But the city council has promised to fight it.
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