If Florida is such a great state, then why are people packing up their ownings and taking off to cities like Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Detroit, etc? Because, it isn't.
In Florida, schools are bad. Drugs suck the wind out of Florida, while homeless are found living on just about every business property. Cons, after cons. And people will loose in their battles, listening to the law here. If you want your slice of pie, you will have to gut through the law for it; which is hard for law-biding citizens.
It is also one of those 'Right to Work' states, which means the Employer can fire anyone at anytime, for any reason. Most are paid under waged, and can barely earn a living for the cost of Milk at a local Walmart. Only Disney, from my research has a Union. And, most graduates there, are still paid only 7.50 per hour.
There are more homes in foreclosure in the State of Florida, than the rest the of the other Southern States put together. It is so bad on housing, where using a program such as 'Rent to Own,' has become a popular way to live. And if one is familiar with those programs, it is high on interest, etc.
If one wants to buy a TV, call a local rental center and they will believe you're his brother - the one with the better credit. Pick it up next day. They don't care at this point, they just want to make money to survive.
I have seen one friend after another declare 'Bankruptcy.'
When I call into the KUA to postpone my payment 1 week, I hear a message about a special program to 'Help Neighbors with their Bills.' I inquired, because I am having difficulties PAYING, the MOST in energy throughout Florida. KUA is expensive. They gave me numbers to call: 4 discconected, and 3 telling me I have to wait in a line up to several months with me calling another number. And when I went to their websites to apply (reading it), I was told they only make 1 month payment in 12 months. Are you understanding Florida yet?
Even their Welfare system or help lines are useless. I am better struggling and paying what I can pay.
And so there is a huge Exodus in Florida...but no Moses, leading them into the Promise Land. I am one of them. But, my exit will be a bit tough, because I am wanting to be relocated to a new country. I am trying my best to iron my wrinkles out, clear out all debts, etc..
But, Florida took most money away from me. I am in a tough spot. I have been conned, paid huge bills that are just unbelieveable (like 2700.00 for electricity on an 1800 sq foot building - my house is bigger and I pay 500.00 tops). Permits, taxes, fees, etc. New payments in mail everyday from State.
"I can't make it." one person said, as they came by to say goodbye. "I am heading to Chicago, I need a life too."
And so they left.......hopping onto the end of the next caravan leaving.