Government Drives Out Florida Residents
Increasing spending sure has been the popular trend with the Democrats this year. Apparently, Florida leaders have been determined to sustain this trend:
There are many things public officials probably shouldn't do during a severe recession, but no one seems to have told the leaders in Florida about them. One thing, for instance, would be giving a dozen top aides hefty raises while urging a rise in property taxes, as the mayor of Miami-Dade County recently did. Or jacking up already exorbitant hurricane-insurance premiums, as Florida's government-run property insurer just did. Or sending an army of highly paid lobbyists to push for a steep hike in electricity rates, as South Florida's public utility is doing.
Any wonder as to why the Sunshine State is experiencing its first net outflow of people since World War II?