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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.Published in