Congressman Ron DeSantis is focusing on taxes, and at a Chamber of Commerce event he attacked Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s tax plan. Since the general election season started, DeSantis has voiced that Gillum’s policies are too radical and that Floridians will reject him Gillum in November.
Concerning the sunshine state, Congressman DeSantis argues that Florida has to stay “a low-tax state,” and he expressed that he is “the only veteran running for governor at this point and the only unabashed capitalist running for governor at this point.”
This is in reference to Gillum calling for the corporate tax rate to be raised from 5.5 to 7.75, which he argues will bring in a profit of $1 billion that will then be used for education. To this, DeSantis says that Mayor Gillum “is basically telling people, don’t come to Florida, go to Texas, go to Georgia, Tennessee, go wherever.”
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The Chamber, who endorsed the Congressman in his bid, held the event at the Hyatt Regency ballroom. And, speaking to them, DeSantis informed that “We have a big choice ahead of us. And I think it’s important that Floridians view this election as an opportunity to take decisive action so that we can protect Florida for tomorrow. Because I think a lot of the progress that we made is up for grabs. I think it can be frittered away with bad polices, and it’s incumbent on us not to let that happen.”