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Old 11-26-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I'll go first, lets add unions to every aspect of our life.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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Of the few things I would want Florida to model from our northern neighbors is comprehensive mass transit systems and walkable, pedestrian friendly communities.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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Of the few things I would want Florida to model from our northern neighbors is comprehensive mass transit systems and walkable, pedestrian friendly communities.
I second that emotion! ^^^
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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We could make our communities look more like NY if everyone threw stuff out their car windows when driving along streets, roads, highways. An empty Starbucks cup always adds ambiance to a roadway.
We can quadruple the toll on the Skyway Bridge so we can use the money to supplement the mass transit union members pay/benefits/pension fund.
We could have a city income tax, a state income tax and still not have enough money to spend and have yearly deficits.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Of the few things I would want Florida to model from our northern neighbors is comprehensive mass transit systems and walkable, pedestrian friendly communities.
Amen!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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No. We need to do everything in our power to prevent FL from becoming like up north.
Bad attitudes of Philly and NYC? no, thanks. High taxes? no, thanks. Unions? Nah....

forget up north. the whole reason ppl move to FL is to get out of the north.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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No. We need to do everything in our power to prevent FL from becoming like up north.
Bad attitudes of Philly and NYC? no, thanks. High taxes? no, thanks. Unions? Nah....

forget up north. the whole reason ppl move to FL is to get out of the north.
Eh... I think in a lot of cases it has more to do with the weather and lower cost of living while on pension.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Nothing against people north of the Mason-Dixon line but I have zero interest in replicating their way of life. Florida is already heavily influenced by carpet baggers why do we need more?
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I'll go first, lets add unions to every aspect of our life.
I agree! Better to model Florida on Northern states than Mississippi.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Of the few things I would want Florida to model from our northern neighbors is comprehensive mass transit systems and walkable, pedestrian friendly communities.
What makes you think that exists everywhere up north? I grew up in Wantagh NY and Cherry Hill NJ. At least back then (and back then was a long time ago) - they were suburbs that pretty much resembled suburban areas in Florida. Wouldn't be surprised if they are still pretty much like that today. Robyn
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