Sunday, August 13, 2006

Middle Class Flight from South Florida. When we dropped off the infamous U-Haul trailer in Hialeah, after driving it down from NC with Mary's stuff (with the door shut this time), the manager of the U-Haul HQ for Miami-Dade told me that there is a discount to bring a "one-way" into Miami and a premium to "one-way" out of it. This suggested to me that more from the middle classes are moving out of Miami than are moving in. This article in today's Miami Herald bears that out. Among other things, this makes it difficult to recruit people in "full time Christian service", such as ministers, church musicians, staff for IVCF and Youth for Christ. At the risk of cliche, the middle class is the backbone of America.

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