be that bad.
And for a moment, it was like I was back in
Bloomington, trying to describe what South
Florida was like to kids who'd grown-up with
a drinking age standard of 21, not the 18 I'd
Where do you begin...
But then when you explain how long it took
Another Midwesterner in South Florida trying
Like IU grads Shannon Hori and Jawan Strader
Not a lot of can-do spirit, but a lot of tax-hungry pols
eager to ignore reality and reward their pals and the
on March 3rd and April 24th with these posts:
as NY Post reveals: GOV PLOTS SECRET
TAX HIKE ON RICH
Many Fleeing Michigan En Masse Have Maps of Florida
-HB Wants Dibs on the Smart & Skilled Ones!
Turns out that more than half of all Michigan college
students leave the state after graduating.
Wonder what it is in Florida?
Florida Exodus: Rising Taxes Drive Out Residents
By TIM PADGETT/MIAMI
It's called voting with your feet, something that the
Broward County Commission and the Broward
County School Board are learning the hard way,
due to the economy and their own longstanding
inability to deliver a satisfactory performance for
the amount of tax dollars they consume.
Each has more than a few members who seem
more interested in financial and political advancement,
and rewarding their financial backers with govt.
contracts, than actually doing the job for which
they were elected to: supervision over the
grab-bag School system that is often going in two
different directions -and none of them are Forward.
Their sense of entitlement is breathtaking as is their
inability to see what's right in front of them.
to a customer leaving Aventura, Fla., for
That's just the latest version of that same story,
people just like themselves.
It's not too dis-similar to why so many former
Dear California, I'm dumping you
I thought it would last forever, but you've changed and I want out.
By Candice Reed
August 16, 2009