In the letter, Giménez offers multiples reason for Musk to flee San Francisco, California to move to the more business-friendly state of Florida.
“As a Member of Congress, it has come to my attention how the City of San Francisco has recently weaponized its public resources to unfairly target your new company, Twitter.
For years, we have witnessed the steady decline of the City of San Francisco, from an innovation and tech hub,to a city that is openly hostile to diversity of thought and intolerant to those who refuse to conform to the leftist dystopia that has been established there.”
More specifically, Giménez would like Elon Musk to bring Twitter to Miami-Dade county, a county of which Giménez was once the mayor.
Giménez says that the “Free State of Florida” offers more security to businesses and their employees while also allowing free thought and truly free speech within its borders, which is in stark contrast to the current state of Gavin Newsom’s California.
“It is not only that we have the best weather in the United States of America, Florida boasts laws that protect intellectual property and penalties against organized retail theft. Florida has no state income tax, in other words, workers get to keep more of their hard-earned salaries. We also have plenty of incentives for companies like yours to relocate to our Sunshine State.
We do not defund the police. In fact, Florida has increased salaries and offered record bonuses to our first responders and law enforcement officers.
Above all, in Florida and particularly in Miami-Dade County, we value diversity of thought. As the only currently-serving Republican Cuban-born Member of Congress, I understand just how important that is. My family, like far too many in my community, lost our homeland to a brutal, Communist dictatorship. We value freedom, we value hard work, and the people of Miami-Dade will welcome Twitter to our community with open arms.”
This is not the first time since his acquisition of Twitter that Musk has been courted by a major politician in a red state. Texas Governor Greg Abbot extended an invitation for Musk to bring Twitter to Texas to join his other companies that already reside in the state.
.@elonmusk. Bring Twitter to Texas to join Tesla, SpaceX & the Boring company.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 25, 2022
California’s recent shortcomings have been made very public as Governor Gavin Newsom seems to be unable to reign in rampant crime and vagrancy in his state. This has led many high-profile Hollywood stars and large companies to move away to greener (or should I say redder) pastures.
Musk pulling Twitter away from the already decaying tech scene in California would prove to be a critical blow to the already floundering state which simply cannot seem to pull itself together, despite its assertion that everything is going as planned.
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