The shortfall is attributed to a number of different factors such as layoffs (the unemployment rate hit 10.6 percent in June, the highest it’s been since 1975), high foreclosure rates (one of the highest in the country), frequent hurricanes, higher property insurance, the rising cost of living and an inability of northerners to sell their homes.
Did anybody mention the heat? Or the simple fact that Florida is cultureless? That’s why I’m leaving.
That’s right! Two of my cohorts and I have decided to uproot and take our chances elsewhere. Our destination: New York City. Because it's better than to live in sanity than in sunshine. And in so doing, we are choosing to help one facet of this slumping economy -- moving companies.
On average, roughly 76 Florida residents decide to flee this Godforsaken state each day, and one day in the month of February 2010 that number shall increase by three.
Look at it this way: at least you idiots will have a little more elbow room, perhaps a little less traffic on these dysfunctional highways.
The way I figure it is this: the only good that could come out of this pause in population growth is that our lawmakers will be forced to make better planning decisions when it comes to our infrastructure.