“Woke corporations like Disney that fight against Florida's pro-family agenda need to be defeated,” Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “Woke Capital needs to be crushed.”
Sabatini, an America First lawmaker running for Congress, spoke to Breitbart News after the Florida Senate approved S. 4-C. This legislation would end the special tax jurisdiction established in 1967 to help the massive corporation known as Disney. It is expected that the Florida House will vote on the bill on Thursday.
The Reedy Creek Improvement District is home to Walt Disney World Resort. But Walt Disney World Resort will be dismantled on June 1, 2023, if this legislation becomes law.
The Florida legislature created the unique tax authority to promote tourism after Disney lobbied for a special carveout. Then, with Disney opposing family-friendly legislation such as the Parental Rights in Education bill and after witnessing its continued LGBTQIA campaigns, the legislature voted to stop Disney's corporate-welfare program.
Sabatini stated that the Republican Party needs to focus on helping its working-class base. “It's time for the Republican Party to start serving the actual working people–not special corporate interests. I'm proud to be fighting alongside Governor DeSantis against anti-American corporations like Disney–I expect the bill to pass overwhelmingly tomorrow.”
“Today the Florida Senate voted to REPEAL Disney's special tax district. Tomorrow I'll vote YES to pass the Bill in the FL House,” Sabatini wrote. “Then @GovRonDeSantis will sign the Bill into law. I think Woke @Disney chose the WRONG Governor to pick a fight with! Welcome to the NEW @GOP.”
Florida state Rep. Randy Fine (R), the sponsor of the legislation in the Florida House, wrote on Tuesday, “Disney is a guest in Florida. Today, we remind them. @GovDeSantis just expanded the Special Session so I could file HB3C which eliminates Reedy Creek Improvement District, a 50 yr-old special statute that makes Disney exempt from laws faced by regular Floridians.”