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Scott Loves NY

by John Kennedy | March 29th, 2012

Fresh from a Fox News television appearance Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott released a sample of a letter he sent to 100 New York businesses urging them to relocate to Florida.

His message to those slogging through lousy weather and high taxes? Fuhgeddaboutit.

“Florida is a right-to-work state with no personal income tax, low business taxes, great teachers, the best beaches and weather in the world, and an overall great quality of life — factors that every CEO and entrepreneur considers,” Scott said at the start of his three-page pitch.

He goes on to contrast Florida with New York, which he says has the “second worst tax climate in the nation and a corporate income tax rate of 7.1 percent.” Scott just signed into law legislation Wednesday that keeps Florida’s rate a 5.5 percent, but shields businesses from having to pay the levy until they owe $50,000, doubling the current exemption.

Scott appeared on Fox’s Your World with Neal Cavuto on Thursday with his ‘c’mon down’ call to Empire State executives.

“As you are exploring cost-saving options, and evaluating whether or not you want to continue paying higher taxes, I ask you to consider doing business in Florida,” Scott concludes in his letter. He adds the governor’s office telephone number to “allow me to personally  make the case for Florida.” 

Here’s the governor’s letter: Letter to NY Businesses

 

6 Responses to “Scott Loves NY”

  1. peanut Says:

    Yep, all those great teachers who he laid off. I recently met a woman who would not move to Florida until her child completed high school and college. She did not want her son going to our lousy schools. And that was before all the school budget cuts.

  2. ALLEN WEST MUST GO Says:

    Everything this man says is a lie.

    Let’s show him what we think of his relentless dishonesty and CLEAN OUT the Florida state legislature and state senate this NOVEMBER.

    REGISTER EARLY.

    TELL YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

    GOTV.

    VOTE!

    VOTE!

    VOTE!

  3. Searcher Says:

    Maybe some New York business will come here if he moves to New York. It a WIN for everyone!

  4. Vote in November Says:

    Go RICK SCOTT

    Go ALLEN WEST

    Go CONNIE MACK

    all the democrats will do is RAISE YOUR TAXES, that’s THEIR answer to the problems in the State and in the nation.

    People are just now getting back to work, and the cost of living has increased (think GAS, GROCERIES, GOODS, SERVICES) more than their pay.

    REDUCE the COST OF GAS and Groceries Goods and Services will decline.

    It will take a long time to wean our country off of gas, and the DEMOCRATS during this time, want to INCREASE the price of everything. THAT’S THEIR ANSWER!

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  6. Jupiter Guy Says:

    If he likes new york so much why doesn’t he move up there and get away from us?

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