“Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has shown that he’s unafraid of taking on the big guys. Disney has run the Sunshine State, getting millions in subsidies, for a very long time. Democratic and Republican governors, including former governor Jeb Bush, have bent backward to protect them. The megacorp could do anything it wanted.”
“DeSantis then issued a proclamation calling for the special session to be expanded to include consideration of terminating all special districts enacted in Florida prior to 1968.”
“Minutes later, Republican State Rep. Randy Fine from Brevard County filed the legislation and tweeted: ‘Disney is a guest in Florida. Today, we remind them.’”
Biden is not alone in siding with Disney. National democrats, including the likes of Colorado Governor Jared Polis has called the Florida GOP’s stance an “authoritarian socialist attack”.
However, many conservatives argue Florida GOP’s move to remove special tax carve outs for the Mickey Mouse dynasty is anything but socialist.