Posted by ayuda on April 18, 2003, at 15:54:03
In reply to Re: America's loony bin » ayuda, posted by Eddie Sylvano on April 18, 2003, at 15:02:22
>I'm in the miniscule administrative brain of the state here in Tallahassee. Not a world-class city, but it's easy to get around.
Two thoughts on the panhandle:
1) I have a friend from home who is in Destin, and he said that area's called "LA" for "Lower Alabama." I believe that Miami should NOT have any administrative offices, state or federal. That way all the new immigrants would have to come up to Tallahassee and get a taste of the United States before settling down here.
2) At least you can get into another state within a short period of time. I'm closer to foreign countries than I am to the next state. I feel isolated from the rest of the civilized world.
> Truly an odd lot of people spinning out their lives on this swampy sandbar. They should change the motto to "The sinkhole state." But hey, at least there's no state income tax.
There are people I meet here who don't even know that other states have state income taxes. When I say that Florida has no state income tax, they are confused, because they pay income taxes, they think. They don't realize that their taxes are only federal. I have no idea what they teach these people down here about the rest of the country.