New York Governor to Bus State Tax Base to Florida

 

New York Governor Kathy Hochul charging a bus full of middle- and upper-middle-class New Yorkers to Florida to see how they like it.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced plans on Tuesday to bus the Empire State’s entire tax base to Florida.

In a press conference at City Hall, Hochul asked, “Why should New York enjoy all the revenue generated by state and municipal income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, withholding taxes, corporate taxes, alcoholic beverage taxes, estate transfer taxes, wealth taxes, fiduciary taxes, highway use/fuel taxes, hazardous waste taxes, stock transfer taxes, not to mention waste management fees and the surcharge on wireless communication? Hochul, showing flashes of exasperation, said, “Let’s see how Florida likes it.”

Florida governor Ron DeSantis responded by stating that not only were New Yorkers welcome, but that they could keep more of their hard-earned money as Florida relies on tourists who disproportionately fill a disproportionate amount of state coffers. Furthermore, the Florida state legislature passed a law in response to Hochul’s move declaring their state a “sanctuary for prosperity, innovation, and freedom.”

DeSantis is expected to sign the legislation into law at a ceremony where masks will not be permitted.

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  1. Gary Robbins Member
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    Brilliant!

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
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    I remember when Rush announced that he had moved to Florida because of New York’s oppressive income tax some state congressman said that if he’d known that’s what it took to get rid of Rush, he’d have raised taxes earlier. It’s sad that people who promote sin taxes can’t follow the logic to income tax. They want high taxes on cigarettes, soda, etc. to encourage people to not use those items but don’t equate high income taxes to encouraging people to not strive for a high income.

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  3. David Deeble Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I remember when Rush announced that he had moved to Florida because of New York’s oppressive income tax some state congressman said that if he’d known that’s what it took to get rid of Rush, he’d have raised taxes earlier. It’s sad that people who promote sin taxes can’t follow the logic to income tax. They want high taxes on cigarettes, soda, etc. to encourage people to not use those items but don’t equate high income taxes to encouraging people to not strive for a high income.

    For progressives, income *is* a sin.

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  4. Bob Thompson Member
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I remember when Rush announced that he had moved to Florida because of New York’s oppressive income tax some state congressman said that if he’d known that’s what it took to get rid of Rush, he’d have raised taxes earlier. It’s sad that people who promote sin taxes can’t follow the logic to income tax. They want high taxes on cigarettes, soda, etc. to encourage people to not use those items but don’t equate high income taxes to encouraging people to not strive for a high income.

    For progressives, income *is* a sin.

    You better watch it, @daviddeeble, last time I checked the Progressive Atheists were asserting that no act is a sin in and of itself.

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  5. Columbo Member
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment) Rush announced that he had moved to Florida because of New York’s oppressive income tax some state congressman said that if he’d known that’s what it took to get rid of Rush, he’d have raised taxes earlier. It’s sad that people who promote sin taxes can’t follow the logic to income tax. They want high taxes on cigarettes, soda, etc. to encourage people to not use those items but don’t equate high income taxes to encouraging people to not strive for a high income.

    For progressives, income *is* a sin.

    Yes, Newt called them out on this in the South Carolina debate in 2012.

    They’d be getting money, which is a good thing if you’re poor; only the elites despise earning money.

     

     

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  6. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Dave, That’s an electric bus. It will run out of juice in Philadelphia where the passengers will be robbed…

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  7. Steven Seward Member
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Dave, That’s an electric bus. It will run out of juice in Philadelphia where the passengers will be robbed…

    Good one!

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  8. JoelB Member
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    Columbo (View Comment):
    Yes, Newt called them out on this in the South Carolina debate in 2012.

    That was pretty good, too bad the GOP didn’t nominate Newt instead of the man who was standing beside him.

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  9. Columbo Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):
    Yes, Newt called them out on this in the South Carolina debate in 2012.

    That was pretty good, too bad the GOP didn’t nominate Newt instead of the man who was standing beside him.

    I know. We are still fighting the same internecine battles with the gOpE TM now. But they are losing now, because we won’t be fooled again!

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  10. Basil Fawlty Member
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Dave, That’s an electric bus. It will run out of juice in Philadelphia where the passengers will be robbed…

    They should be so lucky.

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  11. Brian Clendinen Member
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    To be honest all the highly skilled professionals bringing New York Work Ethic to Florida is great. It’s the housing prices and Politics I worry about.

    The number of high-profile YouTubers/podcasters moving to Florida and Texas is crazy.  L.A. losing its spot as being the entertainment capital of the world can’t happen soon enough. In twenty years, it will be Florida and Texas, not New York and California.

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  12. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Brian Clendinen (View Comment):

    To be honest all the highly skilled professionals bringing New York Work Ethic to Florida is great. It’s the housing prices and Politics I worry about.

    The number of high-profile YouTubers/podcasters moving to Florida and Texas is crazy. L.A. losing its spot as being the entertainment capital of the world can’t happen soon enough. In twenty years, it will be Florida and Texas, not New York and California.

    Tennessee is an up-and-comer.

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  13. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Very good, Dave.  I started laughing as soon as I saw the headline in my alerts.

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  14. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I remember when Rush announced that he had moved to Florida because of New York’s oppressive income tax some state congressman said that if he’d known that’s what it took to get rid of Rush, he’d have raised taxes earlier. It’s sad that people who promote sin taxes can’t follow the logic to income tax. They want high taxes on cigarettes, soda, etc. to encourage people to not use those items but don’t equate high income taxes to encouraging people to not strive for a high income.

    It’s ok.  If your life is spent ignoring realities that clash with your worldview, logic takes a holiday.

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  15. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Brian Clendinen (View Comment):

    To be honest all the highly skilled professionals bringing New York Work Ethic to Florida is great. It’s the housing prices and Politics I worry about.

    The number of high-profile YouTubers/podcasters moving to Florida and Texas is crazy. L.A. losing its spot as being the entertainment capital of the world can’t happen soon enough. In twenty years, it will be Florida and Texas, not New York and California.

    Tennessee is an up-and-comer.

    Yep.  Bonus:  Right next to NC.

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  16. RufusRJones Member
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I remember when Rush announced that he had moved to Florida because of New York’s oppressive income tax some state congressman said that if he’d known that’s what it took to get rid of Rush, he’d have raised taxes earlier. It’s sad that people who promote sin taxes can’t follow the logic to income tax. They want high taxes on cigarettes, soda, etc. to encourage people to not use those items but don’t equate high income taxes to encouraging people to not strive for a high income.

    It’s ok. If your life is spent ignoring realities that clash with your worldview, logic takes a holiday.

    i.e. my Democrat relatives.

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  17. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I remember when Rush announced that he had moved to Florida because of New York’s oppressive income tax some state congressman said that if he’d known that’s what it took to get rid of Rush, he’d have raised taxes earlier. It’s sad that people who promote sin taxes can’t follow the logic to income tax. They want high taxes on cigarettes, soda, etc. to encourage people to not use those items but don’t equate high income taxes to encouraging people to not strive for a high income.

    For progressives, income *is* a sin.

    Other people income is a sin – they like to avoid taxes (See John Kerry and his Yacht)

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  18. Full Size Tabby Member
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    It might not take that many buses to move a significant portion of the tax base.

    Unlike Hochul, her predecessor Cuomo Jr. had occasional flashes of rational thought. One of them while we lived there was the realization that a very large percentage of the state’s tax revenue from individuals (mostly income tax) came from a very small number of households (something like 40% of the individual tax revenue came from about 25,000 households in a state of almost 20 million people) and it wouldn’t take very many of those 25,000 households moving to Florida to put a serious dent in New York’s tax revenue. One of the significant households that did move to Florida was a family in the town next to ours (we were out in the western part of the state) who had started what became a very successful payroll processing company. He stated publicly and noisily that he was leaving because of the taxes.

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  19. ctlaw Coolidge
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    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/massachusetts-dems-react-desantis-transports-migrants-ritzy-marthas-vineyard-evil-inhumane

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  20. Columbo Member
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/massachusetts-dems-react-desantis-transports-migrants-ritzy-marthas-vineyard-evil-inhumane

    Plenty of room at Obama’s Vineyard residence …

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  21. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/massachusetts-dems-react-desantis-transports-migrants-ritzy-marthas-vineyard-evil-inhumane

    Plenty of room at Obama’s Vineyard residence …

    A couple dozen FEMA modular houses would fit nicely on the estate.  Put a bus stop at the main gate so the guests can use public transportation.  Mayor Pete might even provide several dozen LimeBikes.

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