Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Capitulates to Disney, Works to Give Them Back Their Special Tax Breaks
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has reversed his stance on Disney, quietly capitulating and working behind the scenes to give them back their tax breaks as the woke megacorp exploits and sexualizes children.
Staunchly America First Florida state representative Anthony Sabatini made a post on Twitter highlighting the betrayal:
Update: DeSantis communications team released a statement that DID NOT REFUTE that Florida is making a “compromise deal” with Disney to give Disney what it wants
— Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) December 2, 2022
A Financial Times report indicated that Florida lawmakers are working closely with DeSantis’ office to give Disney back their special tax privileges and allow them to administer their parks with a private government called the Reedy Creek Improvement District. The reinstatement of CEO Bob Iger over Disney is allowing the company to exploit Florida taxpayers once more, and DeSantis is apparently happy to go along with this.
“What I can say [is] the state of Florida has been important to us for a long time and we have been very important to the state of Florida,” Iger said. “That is something I’m extremely mindful of and will articulate if I get the chance.”
“It’s easier to shift policy when you don’t have to defend the old policy,” said Florida state representative Randy Fine, a Republican who authored the legislation to revoke Disney’s special tax breaks. “[Former Disney CEO Bob] Chapek screwed up, but Bob Iger doesn’t have to own that screw-up.”
Democrats, of course, are happy that DeSantis and Republicans in the Florida state legislature are capitulating to Disney, claiming that these corporate special privileges are necessary for economic growth.
“I don’t think [DeSantis] understood how badly this could go for the state of Florida and the counties and the cities,” said Democrat state senator Linda Stewart, who twisted reality to call the measure a “tax increase”
“These compromises can be done with the least amount of impact,” Stewart added, noting how they are going to placate DeSantis in order to make sure Disney gets their handouts back. “We can’t let the governor look like he lost.”
Despite the reality of the situation, DeSantis is claiming that the capitulation is actually a win.
“Governor DeSantis does not take “U-Turns.” The governor was right to champion removing the extraordinary benefit given to one company through the Reedy Creek Improvement District,” said DeSantis’ press secretary Bryan Griffin.
“We will have an even playing field for businesses in Florida, and the state certainly owes no special favors to one company. Disney’s debts will not fall on the taxpayers of Florida. A plan is in the works and will be released soon,” Griffin added.
Sabatini explained how the statement from DeSantis’ press secretary is little more than empty political rhetoric designed to deflect criticism about DeSantis folding to Disney.
“The special district is scheduled to dissolve on June 1, ‘23. There is NO reason for a compromise with Disney. The only amendment needed is requiring Reedy Creek to have a “winding down” plan to pay down its remaining debt. Instead, Disney will likely get 99.9% of its power back,” Sabatini wrote in a Tweet.
DeSantis’ bark is much worse than his bite. Expect more capitulations as he readies for a likely presidential run in 2024, as DeSantis needs to satiate the globalist donor class that is set to fuel his grand ambitions.