National tax expert and founder of Engineered Tax Services Inc. Julio Gonzalez said that DeSantis will work to ensure Florida taxpayers don’t assume any increased tax burdens due to Disney.
Gonzalez is referring to the fact that Disney, like other big corporations, has gotten involved in political debate, instead of showing neutrality for the sake of all of their patrons.
He said the tax increases would have to be assumed by Disney, but that the other scenario is that the amusement park would negotiate another deal with Florida’s government to remedy the current situation.
The company then said it would work to try to rescind the parental rights bill, which drew condemnation from DeSantis and other Republicans.
“I truly believe we are an infinitely better and stronger company because of our LGBTQ+ community,” Chapek said in a statement in reference to the law several weeks ago. “I missed the mark in this case but am an ally you can count on—and I will be an outspoken champion for the protection, visibility, and opportunity you deserve.”
The Epoch Times reached out to Disney for further comment.
In response to Disney getting political, DeSantis signed a bill that revoked Disney’s 55-year special status within the state that provides the corporation a significant tax break while allowing it to self-govern a 25,000-acre area near Orlando.
“I don’t understand why Disney would be doing what it’s doing. I’m a business guy. You would not go engage in social issues like this if you want to keep all your customers, but I’d say the same thing about Coke and Delta when they lied about the election security laws in Georgia,” Scott continued.
“Disney, like Major League Baseball, entered in politics, and it ended up costing the CEOs 31 percent of their stock value, now millions of dollars more in cost. Bad news, and I'm sure this will be correct behind closed doors.”
“I was very clear about saying, ‘You ain’t influencing me. I’m standing strong right here,’” he said. “Incredibly, they say, ‘We are going to work to repeal parents’ rights in Florida.’
While DeSantis’s critics say this will cost him politically, supporters say protecting parental rights will work out in his favor and possibly give other governors the courage to stand up to big corporations.
“I think it'll play out well for Governor DeSantis, and hopefully other states will realize that no corporation is worth these tax incentives when it costs the people of the state.”