In yet another example of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis getting some hilarious revenge on those leftists that criticized him for how he’s running the Sunshine State, New York Governor Kathy Hochul is now having to find ways to try and entice New Yorkers into staying in New York…just months after telling those criticizing her and her policies to leave.
Back in August of 2022, you see, Hochul told her gubernatorial opponent, Lee Zeldin, that he should take a bus to Florida. In her words, “And we are here to say that the era of Trump, and Zeldin and Molinaro, just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, ok? Get out of town. Because you do not represent our values. You are not New Yorkers.”
Watch that here:
Zeldin fired back on Twitter, saying “This is reason enough to toss Kathy Hochul out of office November 8. I’m not going anywhere. I’m a lifelong New Yorker, born and raised. I’m going to stay and fight to Save Our State from the continued rule of the most arrogant, power-hungry, elitist Governor in America.“
Hochul later defended her statement, saying “Excuse me, I’ll answer your question. OK? I referred to three individuals: Donald Trump, County Executive Molinaro, and Congressman Lee Zeldin. I spoke about three people who’s views we believe are extreme. They supported the overturning of a presidential election.”
Well, now, just a few short months after mocking her opponents and saying that they should leave, Hochul is having to beg New Yorkers to stay and has started to recognize that New York’s problems, namely high taxes, high crime, and a ridiculously high cost of living that the sewer of a state now no longer justifies (all of which are not problems in Ron DeSantis’ Florida) will have to be corrected if the outflow is to stop.
Speaking on that in a recent speech, she said “We must and will make our state safe. … We have to make our state more affordable. … And we must reverse the trend of people leaving our state in search of lower costs and opportunities elsewhere.”
The Blaze added details on the outflow from New York and why New Yorkers are ditching Hochul’s home state, saying:
Many people over the last months and years have taken exactly this advice, fleeing New York’s oppressive, anti-business climate and crime rates for the greener pastures of Florida and other states. According to the Census Bureau, New York had the highest population decline of any state in the union in 2022, while Florida had the highest rate of population growth.
[…]In recent years, there have been many reasons for New Yorkers to leave the state, including some of the harshest coronavirus pandemic response measures in the country (responses that severely damaged New York’s economy but did not slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state), high corporate and personal tax rates, its regularly poor ratings in personal and business freedom, and the disastrous tenure of former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, which saw many New Yorkers flee the city in particular.
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