White House press secretary dismisses DeSantis Op-Ed
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she has no “plan” to read Gov. Ron DeSantis (R., FL.)’s op-ed piece defending recent legislation removing Disney’s favorable tax status in Florida.
“So I’m going to be very frank with you,” Jean-Pierre said. “I haven’t read the comment, and honestly I don’t plan to.”
“So we will not play political games. We don’t do that here. We will continue to remain very focused, laser focused on delivering for the American people. And I will not read that comment,” the spokesman added.
The DeSantis statement explained why the governor signed legislation Monday ending Disney’s “self-governing 43-mile status in central Florida, which is an area almost the size of Miami.”
“Disney’s 1967 special arrangement was an untenable example of corporate welfare. It gave the company favorable tax treatment, including the ability to value its own property valuations and enjoy the benefits of regional infrastructure improvements without paying taxes on the projects,” DeSantis wrote in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday.
The statement empowered the governor to appoint a five-person board responsible for overseeing the delivery of government services throughout Disney’s sprawling park.
“Today, the corporate kingdom finally comes to an end,” Gov. DeSantis said at the signing of the law on Monday. “There’s a new sheriff in town and accountability will be the order of the day.”
Many believe DeSantis took action against Disney for opposing the Parental Rights in Education Act, which aimed to restrict the teaching of progressive gender ideology in state elementary schools. Critics dubbed the law “thatdon’t say gay” Invoice.
Former Disney CEO Bob Chapek has previously lobbied for DeSantis to express the company’s “disappointment and concern that if the legislation becomes law, it could be used to target gay, lesbian, nonbinary and transgender children.” and families unfairly”.
However, the pleas fell on deaf ears and DeSantis eventually refused to comply.
DeSantis concluded his opinion piece by pledging to “make Florida the state where the economy thrives because we are the state where Awakened die.”
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