There’s no more escaping it or excusing it. Politics has crept in to our very soul. It’s part of our everyday lives with no let up in sight. In the public eye right now is the calamity that unfortunately has befallen the state of New York. (Unfortunate in the matter that I live there!) 25,000 jobs has just been lost due to the ignorance of a new breed of socialist elected politicians. Threats of continual higher taxes being levied on NY residents have caused a massive exodus from the state in noticible numbers.
This recent opinion article (click here), written by Ed Pozzuoli, president of a Florida’s-based law firm, confirms that politics are a sure fire bet that politics has certainly infiltrated most people’s daily lives.
In a recent press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a $2.3 billion budget deficit in New York on the compounding effect of federal tax reform on the state’ sky-high taxes. And according to the Wall Street Journal, “(Cuomo) specifically mentioned Florida as an attractive option for New Yorkers who are unhappy with the change in the tax law.”
What’s happening is that people fleeing one state to find comfort in another state just may be in for a rude awakening. Apparently the people moving along with them are bringing their politics with them thus eventually ruining whatever it was people were escaping from. First thing that comes to mind is taxes.
Not to mention heeding the lesson Governor Cuomo seems to have absorbed, based on another lament at his presser: “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what do you do?”
So, my way of thinking is what’s the point of me relocating to Florida to escape NY’s higher taxes when I am just going to find more of the same after I move? Other than the weather not much is going to change for me nor make my life any better should I move.
Florida’s near-miss in the recent midterms – where Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis edged Democrat Andrew Gillum by a breathtakingly slim margin – shows just how quickly things can change.
The Socialist fantasies of Gillum would have killed the goose that laid the golden egg of our prosperity – and put an end to two decades of pro-growth Republican policies which has made Florida a beacon for our nearly 21 million residents.
It’s sunny Florida’s low taxes and reasonable regulatory environment that attract businesses here. Florida ranks 6th among states for new business creation. Gillum, the Democratic nominee, on the other hand, proposed a $1 billion tax increase that would have smothered the flames of entrepreneurship.
Moral of the story: sometimes the best thing you can do is “nothing”. Sometimes just standing still is all the momentum you’ll ever need.