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Florida House Votes On Bill To Strip Disney World Of Self-Goverance

Man, I’m tell you what. Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is not the kind of guy you pick a fight with, especially if you’re a liberal corporation that seeks to corrupt the minds of young children by supporting sickening grooming behavior in classrooms.

When Disney decided to come out swinging for the fences against DeSantis and the Florida parental-rights bill that prohibits teachers from giving classroom instruction concerning gender identity and other sexual topics, they did not expect the man to throw hands in return.

But he did.

Florida’s GOP-led House voted on Thursday to eliminate a special taxing district that allows Walt Disney to govern the land where the company is located.

The bill passed by a vote of 70-38 and will now make its way over to Gov. DeSantis’ office to be signed into law. Florida’s Senate approved the measure on Wednesday.

Check out more details from The Daily Wire:

The special district, known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, exempts Disney from numerous regulations and taxes and fees which reportedly saves the company tens of millions of dollars per year.

Disney’s ability to govern the area was created when the Reedy Creek Improvement Act was signed into law in May 1967. The local government did not have the resources needed to help bring Disney’s 25,000 acre plan to fruition so the Reedy Creek Improvement District was established to give Disney the same authority as a county-level government.

House Speaker Chris Sprowls noted that the decision to push the legislation came in response to Disney opposing the “Parental Rights in Education” bill.

“They used their platform to perpetuate what we believe to be a lie, which is that the bill did one thing that it really didn’t do at all,” Sprowls went on to say. “I think the governor’s anger was well placed.”

The New York Times went on to highlight the power that Disney actually holds in the state of Florida.

“Disney employs 38 lobbyists in Florida’s capital. Each election cycle, the company gives generous campaign contributions to Florida candidates from both sides of the political aisle. Its theme park mega-resort near Orlando attracts more than 50 million visitors a year, powering a Central Florida tourism economy that annually generates more than $5 billion in local and state tax revenue,” the report stated.

“If Disney wants to pick a fight, they chose the wrong guy,” DeSantis stated in a fund-raising email sent out this week. “I will not allow a woke corporation based in California to run our state,” he added.

I love this guy. Don’t you love this guy? We all should love this guy. What a great example of how a governor needs to be when facing opposition from the bullies on the left.

DeSantis then explained that he’s previously stated he’s opposed to the special taxing district because he is opposed to entities getting special treatment.

“What I would say as a matter of first principle is I don’t support special privileges in law just because a company is powerful and they’ve been able to wield a lot of power,” DeSantis went on to state during a press conference last month. “I think what has happened is there’s a lot of these special privileges that are not justifiable, but because Disney had held so much sway, they were able to sustain a lot of special treatment over the years.”

 

This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather