“Florida’s authoritarian socialist attacks on the private sector are driving businesses away,” Polis tweeted.
“In CO, we don’t meddle in affairs of companies like @Disney or @Twitter. Hey @Disney we’re ready for Mountain Disneyland and @twitter we’re ready for Twitter HQ2, whoever your owners are.”
Polis is the latest Democrat to try to gang up on Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, as DeSantis did an excellent job of defending freedom and free markets during the COVID epidemic, unlike places such as Colorado and New York.
Florida’s authoritarian socialist attacks on the private sector are driving businesses away. In CO, we don’t meddle in affairs of companies like @Disney or @Twitter. Hey @Disney we’re ready for Mountain Disneyland and @twitter we’re ready for Twitter HQ2, whoever your owners are https://t.co/r7Vcvu20eb
— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) April 19, 2022
Florida led the nation in company formation from the period January 2021 to January 2022, according to figures released by the Census Bureau.
“Florida accounted for 683,680 out of the 5.8 million applications for new businesses filed nationally from January 2021 to January 2022. That’s roughly 11.7%,” reported the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
It’s not just new companies, but also establish companies that are relocating to Florida.
“Tech companies are moving to Florida in droves thanks to this influx of talent, the state’s business first mindset and an absence of state income tax,” said CFO Dive, a magazine of the accounting industry.
Meanwhile, Colorado is facing a historic increase in taxes that has business leaders concerned about conditions in the future because of a historic rise in the assessed values of property in the state.
“You look at these numbers, and you see that we are in the process of pricing ourselves out of our own state,” Mike Kopp, president and CEO of Colorado Concern, told Colorado Politics.
“And that has implications for families, for younger workers, for seniors on fixed income, people in gentrifying neighborhoods. And it has implications for small businesses across the board,” Kopp added.
Colorado Concern recently released a study that said that property owners will face up to 20-percent tax increases if the state doesn’t do something quickly.
Those circumstances, along with the fact that Disney might have a hard time operating under one foot of snow, will probably stop any relocation from happening soon.