Today Disney was punished by Florida gov. ron desantis for disparaging his Don’t Say Gay Bill. The law the Florida republican legislature passed will remove some of Disney’s special tax benefits and other incentives. Disney is probably Florida’s biggest cash cow and to slap the hand that feeds you especially when they have donated close to a million last year to elect Florida republicans is quite a chess move.
While it may take years to sort this change out I doubt Mickey and Minnie are happy about this. In fact they have suspended all political contributions. As one NPR guest stated in a broadcast this evening, and I paraphrase, politicians come and go, but companies stay.
Would be interesting to see who Disney supports in the coming election especially in light of Charlie Crist’s double digit lead in most of the polls. Perhaps Disney will bring him over the finish line?