In an effort to punish those who oppose his “Don’t Say Gay” law DeSantis would raise taxes on millions of Floridians, and could cost hundreds of workers their jobs.
This week, another Florida Republican decided he wants to raise taxes on middle-class families to fund the GOP’s culture war: this time it’s Governor Ron DeSantis. Move over U.S. Sen. Rick Scott.
A recent report from KSVT-TV highlights how new legislation meant to punish those who speak out against DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” law, will “massively [raise] taxes” on Floridians.
DeSantis’ anti-LGBTQ+ agenda has created “a financial fiasco,” and, as highlighted by CF News13, local leaders say they could be taking on “upwards of $163 million per year” — imperiling the careers of firefighters and municipal workers.
Using a special legislative session, DeSantis and the Republican-controlled state legislature plan to “burden Florida residents with higher property taxes and end employment for hundreds of municipal workers, all in the name of retribution” for opposition to the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Read more coverage on DeSantis’ plan to raise taxes below:
WFTV-TV: End of Reedy Creek: Disney won’t pay more taxes, but you will
Vanity Fair: Ron DeSantis Willing To Let Floridians’ Taxes Go Up To Own The Libs (And Disney)
CNBC: Florida taxpayers could face a $1 billion Disney debt bomb if its special district status is revoked
WESH-TV: Reedy Creek repeal could mean a huge tax increase for Orange County
Published: Apr 22, 2022