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Old 07-18-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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Florida lost more jobs in the past 12 months -- 74,700 -- than any other state in the nation. And the economists predict that more people in construction, government, manufacturing, financial services, transportation and warehousing will be out of work soon. People need to have a job set up to move here, People can't get a job. I had a guy tell me he's not too proud to work at a fast food place but he can't get a job at any. Things are bad! Is any ony looking and can't find one? (“‘We were No. 1 in jobs created in the entire country,’ said Clyde Diao, one of Gov. Charlie Crist’s economists, referring to the booming economy in 2005. ‘Now, if you count the District of Columbia, we’re 51. What is important is jobs. If you don’t have a job, you can’t buy a house.’”

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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When we were moving out, Sperling's Best Places had Lee County as one of the best places to get a job. That was 2005. I knew that was at Walmart or Wendy's. Big deal.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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Florida job losses fuel gloomy forecast - 07/17/2008 - MiamiHerald.com (broken link)
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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(“‘We were No. 1 in jobs created in the entire country,’ said Clyde Diao, one of Gov. Charlie Crist’s economists, referring to the booming economy in 2005. ‘Now, if you count the District of Columbia, we’re 51. What is important is jobs. If you don’t have a job, you can’t buy a house.’”
Ya gotta love that Crist brain trust. Razor precision of concepts.

And totally lacking in any filter [we need house sales to dump the inventory and the new bogus congressional bailout money onto]

Shameless. As if the only jobs Florida ever needed were construction.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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Thanks! Not that I'm surprised at all with all of those jobs lost in construction.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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You know, I put a link to Time's expose of Florida's situation on the main state forum. I said, the time has come to stop the finger pointing, like well, other states are bad, too, or we aren't that bad, other places are worse. I think that kind of attitude, that kind of apathy, is why the darn state is in such disarray.

You know what I got? Three pages of denial, finger-pointing and apathy, and that is from people that, quite frankly, are trying to sell their house and get out.

Maybe the best thing that could happen to the state is the transients get out and the natives, and the people that truly love Florida, take back their state.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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There's a silver lining to every cloud ...at least on this forum, population growth is the devil:

"Collapsing population growth"
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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Maybe the best thing that could happen to the state is the transients get out and the natives, and the people that truly love Florida, take back their state.
Co-signed.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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You know, I put a link to Time's expose of Florida's situation on the main state forum. I said, the time has come to stop the finger pointing, like well, other states are bad, too, or we aren't that bad, other places are worse. I think that kind of attitude, that kind of apathy, is why the darn state is in such disarray.

You know what I got? Three pages of denial, finger-pointing and apathy, and that is from people that, quite frankly, are trying to sell their house and get out.

Maybe the best thing that could happen to the state is the transients get out and the natives, and the people that truly love Florida, take back their state.
hiknapster you recall I completely agreed with you. The people here live for two things. Living "LAID BACK" and saying "it's not so bad it's just like everywhere else".....about jobs, crime, sex offenders, politicians, corruption, environmental disasters, crappy school stats, the economy, you name it.

Then they advise a recent college grad to move where it's LAID BACK (aka lazy and apathetic)

I hope these deadbeats all move out and some New Jersey people actually take over down here. You'd see a major difference in results. But I doubt that'll happen. The NJ people don't want to live in a 3rd world or carribean vacation resort with nothing to do but be laid back. LOL
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