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City wants to split Florida into 2 states

 

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- One city commission wants to divide Florida into two states: North Florida and South Florida. The North Lauderdale City Commission says in a resolution that it's not confident in state leaders when it comes to collecting and spending their own money.

 

It also says it would be "in the best interests of the citizens and residents" to divide the state.

 

Commissioner Rich Moyle says they're frustrated with the state Legislature "ignoring the cities in South Florida." But he acknowledges the idea likely won't pass.

 

When asked Tuesday about the resolution, Governor Charlie Crist could only muster up a laugh.

 

Meanwhile, other municipalities and counties are being asked to join in the resolution. The boundary line would be from Palm Beach County down through Monroe County.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...8050602114.html

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I saw another article about this subject yesterday in which some local politicans in south florida advocated a seperation from North and central florida because 'we have different values and cultures' that struck me as extremely intolerant. This whole notion is ridicoulous . I would suggest the elected officials calling for a seperation learn how to effectively govern and elect more persuasive officials to office.

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Never gonna happen. Moot point.

Of course it's never going to happen, but do you expect South Florida not to say anything about the fact Tallahassee uses our South Floridian tax money on North Florida when a lot of other things could use that money in South Florida?

 

This isn't about succeeding, this about saying FU to north Florida, and as a South Floridian who lives most of the year, in north Florida, we have every right to say eff you to North Florida.

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Never gonna happen. Moot point.

Of course it's never going to happen, but do you expect South Florida not to say anything about the fact Tallahassee uses our South Floridian tax money on North Florida when a lot of other things could use that money in South Florida?

 

This isn't about succeeding, this about saying FU to north Florida, and as a South Floridian who lives most of the year, in north Florida, we have every right to say eff you to North Florida.

 

Except that the complaint that South Florida puts more into the rest of the state than it gets back is not a very good argument.

 

Money spent on UF, UCF, USF, FSU, FIT, etc. benefits the whole state

Money spent on roads, even roads not in South Florida, benefits S. Florida

Money spent on the state government in Tallahassee shouldn't even be counted

Money spend on ports not in S. Florida benefits S. Florida

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Never gonna happen. Moot point.

Of course it's never going to happen, but do you expect South Florida not to say anything about the fact Tallahassee uses our South Floridian tax money on North Florida when a lot of other things could use that money in South Florida?

 

This isn't about succeeding, this about saying FU to north Florida, and as a South Floridian who lives most of the year, in north Florida, we have every right to say eff you to North Florida.

 

Except that the complaint that South Florida puts more into the rest of the state than it gets back is not a very good argument.

 

Money spent on UF, UCF, USF, FSU, FIT, etc. benefits the whole state

Money spent on roads, even roads not in South Florida, benefits S. Florida

Money spent on the state government in Tallahassee shouldn't even be counted

Money spend on ports not in S. Florida benefits S. Florida

 

Those are some very specific examples, but overall South Florida contributes a very disproportionately high level of tax revenues to the state and only gets a relatively meager percentage of that money spent in the area.

 

I would whoreheartedly support any measure seeking to break off South Florida from the rest of the state.

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You're forgetting how the legislature said FU to the Marlins while giving funding to the Magic for a new arena. If anything, that's as big an indictment against North Florida as anything. And I haven't even gotten to the Christian license plates, Intelligent Design agenda, and anti-gay-union agenda. I don't know what you could call South Florida, but North Florida has more in common with Alabama and Mississippi than it does with South Florida.

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if this were to happen, some the public universities currently in the state of Florida would be in a complete dilemma.

 

For instance, would the University of North Florida [in Jacksonville] become "North Florida's" main school?

 

Would University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa be "South Florida's" main school?

 

What would happen to FSU, would it be changed to North Florida State University (NFSU)?

 

What would University of Florida be called?

 

What would UCF be called? University of Northern South Florida? Or University of Southern North Florida?

 

Also, say a kid from Miami wants to go to FSU (or what used to be FSU and would be NFSU), he'd have to pay "out of state" money to attend the school.

 

I dunno if these problems would really surface or not, but it kinda makes you wonder.

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