By Lydia Nusbaum
May 16, 2022 Updated 10:28 A.M. ET
MIAMI (FLV) – Miami locals are facing extraordinarily high rent prices after people flock to Miami to flee high taxes and red tape in states like New York and California.
High-paying Miamians said their rents have skyrocketed more than $3,000 in the last two years with apartment rents jumping 58%. New York and California are reportedly coming to Miami in droves because of the lower taxes and business-friendly environment.
The article said those from California and New York are used to paying high rent, so the higher costs in Miami are not a problem for them. But it is a problem for locals who have lived in Miami for years.
“We’re getting pushed out by these people who aren’t native Miamians,” one Miami local said. “It’s happening with everyone I know that’s renting.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw called out the New York Mayor’s covid and business policies that have driven its residents to Miami instead.
“SEE THIS @NYCMayor? PLEASE drop all the Covid mandate nonsense and PROMISE New Yorkers those mandates won’t come back! Stop creating a domestic refugee crisis by pushing everyone to free Florida!” Pushaw said on Twitter.
A study by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity analyzed how states performed during the COVID-19 pandemic in areas like economy, education and mortality.
According to the report, New York, California, New Jersey and Illinois were among the worst in dealing with COVID-19 – they performed “poorly on every measure.”
Between July 2020 and July 2021, New York’s population decreased by 319,020 as Florida’s population increased by 211,196. The DeSantis campaign even launched mugs for New Yorkers that said, “I’m a New Yorker but I wish my Governor was Ron DeSantis.”
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