Elon Musk recently purchased Twitter for $44 billion and vowed to turn it into a free speech platform.
Now many are wondering if Musk will relocate Twitter’s headquarters out of left-wing San Francisco.
But Ron DeSantis made one comment about Twitter relocating to Florida that revealed his true priorities.
The radical Left flew off the rails recently when Elon Musk announced to the world that he just purchased Twitter for $44 billion.
The Left was in a tizzy over Musk’s promise to turn Twitter into a platform that protected the free speech of its users.
However, while most of the discussion centered around Musk’s statement that free speech was vital for the future of democracy, many wondered if the new owner planned to relocate the company’s headquarters out of far-left San Francisco.
This led to leaders in numerous states inviting Elon Musk to move the headquarters to their business-friendly states.
Texas Congressman Tan Parker promised to “roll out the red carpet” for Musk if he moved the company’s headquarters to the Lonestar State, which is already home to several of his companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, and the Boeing Company.
In Florida, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry extended an invitation to Elon Musk to bring the headquarters there, noting that the city currently served as a haven for tech companies.
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis, also joined Curry in extending an invitation to Elon Musk to bring Twitter to the business-friendly Sunshine State.
“Join me in inviting @elonmusk to move @Twitter to the freest state in the nation!” Patronis wrote on Twitter. “Florida would benefit the company as a whole — we have no state income tax and the perfect business climate. It’s time to book a one way (SIC) ticket.”
Join me in inviting @elonmusk to move @Twitter to the freest state in the nation! Florida would benefit the company as a whole—we have no state income tax and the perfect business climate. It's time to book a one way ticket.
Add your name⬇️ https://t.co/oGUiAZt1Vv
— Jimmy Patronis (@JimmyPatronis) April 29, 2022
But Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not singing the same tune as Curry and Patronis.
While Ron DeSantis supports Elon Musk’s promise to turn Twitter into a free speech platform, he believes moving the company there would only “drive up the cost of living for everybody else.”
“I think we’ve done very well, particularly over the last few years, attracting businesses that are producing things,” DeSantis said Monday in Jacksonville. “We’ve worked really hard on vocational and career education. Importing some tech company from San Francisco has not been high on our list. I think that what happens is they’ll tend to come in, they drive up the cost of living for everybody else. And OK, yeah, they enjoy our lower taxes. But what are they really providing?”
DeSantis said he would rather see “more industry” come to Florida and bring “more jobs” to the Sunshine State.
“I’d rather have more industry. I’d rather have more jobs that will actually be rooted in this state,” DeSantis said.
“We’re working on some good stuff, some good manufacturing,” DeSantis continued.
Thanks to DeSantis, the people of Florida did benefit from Musk purchasing Twitter.
DeSantis announced on Monday that Florida will bring in between $15-$20 million in profit when Musk officially takes over due to the state’s investment in Twitter.
But when it comes to relocating a tech company to the Sunshine State, Ron DeSantis is more concerned about looking out for the well-being of the people he is elected to represent.
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