We're number one, and there's nothing to get excited about. Using criteria that included violent crime, political corruption, foreclosures, and unemployment, Forbes.com has ranked Miami as America's single most miserable city. We're up from second place last year.
A crippling housing crisis has cost multitudes of residents their homes and jobs. The metro area has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country and workers face lengthy daily commutes. Add it all up and Miami takes the top spot in our ranking of America's Most Miserable Cities.
Forbes cites a number of other reasons as well, including the recall of County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, our notoriously excruciating commute times, the Marlins stadium boondoggle, and even Uncle Luke's mayoral campaign.
"Consider: 11% of voters thought 'Uncle Luke' would be the best choice to run the eighth most populous county in the U.S.," writes the site.
Oh, come on, Forbes, 32 percent of Miami Republicans thought Newt Gingrich was the best choice to be President of the United States, is that really much worse?
Perhaps the most shocking perspective is who we beat out for the top spot. Detroit and Flint, Michigan, came in second and third respectively. Those are two of the most notoriously downtrodden cities in America, and yet they're slightly better off than us. West Palm Beach came in fourth.
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