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Old 02-04-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: West Kendall
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these lists annoy me
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Agree 100% miami seems to have gone way down hill since the 90s it,s the wannabe city now a days, south beach is a huge overpriced tourist trap filled with wannabe rapers shooting all the time, the people here have a "I'm Better
R then you" attitude and most live in underwater box size homes or condo,s with leased cars, theirs no jobs at all here endless you speak Spanish. Sorry Miami was once my dream but after 5 years I released it,s more of a nightmare now sorry for the typos as I'm posting this from my phone..
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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Miami is a paradise. A poor joe in Miami is 10 times happier than a middle class Joe from the rest of the U.S.

The only people that dislike Miami are those who cannot get a job due to lack of training.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Forbes says part of the reason Miami is the most miserable city is Unemployment so how about some stats:

December 2010-December 2011 Numerical Change in Employment
Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Los Angeles: +120,598
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana +64,697
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario +46,114
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura +9,787

Houston: +91,112
Houston-Baytown-Huntsville +91,112

San Francisco: +89,983
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont +47,849
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara +32,042
Santa Cruz-Watsonville +3,993
Vallejo-Fairfield +3,871
Napa +2,183
Santa Rosa-Petaluma +45

Washington DC: +71,527
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria +42,804
Baltimore-Towson +26,346
Winchester +2,377

Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach: +61,068
Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach +61,068


Atlanta: +55,282
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marrieta +53,068
Gainesville +2,214

Dallas-Fort Worth: +52,965
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington +51,667
Sherman-Denison +1,298

New York: +51,168
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island +49,058
Trenton-Ewing +2,397
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk +2,001
Kingston +396
New Haven-Milford -911
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown -1,773

Boston: +37,423
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy +36,758
Worcester +7,185
Manchester +596
Nashua +509
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River -7,625

Philadelphia: +18,713
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington +15,116
Reading +3,388
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton +209

Detroit: +5,998
Detroit-Warren-Livonia +7,505
Monroe -245
Ann Arbor -555
Flint -707

Chicago: -29,031
Michigan City-La Porte +1,017
Kankakee-Bradley +404
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet -30,452
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So out of the major metropolitan areas Miami ranks 5th. in job creation from Dec. 2010 to Dec. 2011. I guess stats don't matter to Forbes!
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:08 PM
 
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Job creation does not matter much as purchasing power, even slaves are fully employed.

Plus job creation needs to:

- keep up with population increase.
- Keep up with population increase AND create enough past the population increase to make up for the people who are unemployed and who want to be employed.

Simple job creation numbers do not state any of this.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Job creation does not matter much as purchasing power
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:09 AM
 
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Job creation does not matter much as purchasing power, even slaves are fully employed.

Plus job creation needs to:

- keep up with population increase.
- Keep up with population increase AND create enough past the population increase to make up for the people who are unemployed and who want to be employed.

Simple job creation numbers do not state any of this.
That all maybe true but to call Miami the most miserable city in the US is quite a stretch! Would you live in any of the other cities listed?
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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That all maybe true but to call Miami the most miserable city in the US is quite a stretch! Would you live in any of the other cities listed?
Of course not, but I think I have made it clear on all my postings on this forum how much I like Miami, and would not want to reside in any other city in the US.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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If you're miserable with amazing sunshine, warm weather all year round, incredible beaches, inredible women, then you may need a therapist or a career change. I love Miami, every time I've been there has been a good time, it's it's own little world.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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If you're miserable with amazing sunshine, warm weather all year round, incredible beaches, inredible women, then you may need a therapist or a career change. I love Miami, every time I've been there has been a good time, it's it's own little world.
I agree with everything that you have said but remember that you come here on vacation and don't live here full time. It is very different when you are visiting a place as oppose to living there full time. If you are out of work, stuck in traffic everyday, on the edge of losing your house, and bills piling up by the day any place no matter the weather, women, and beaches will be miserable.
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