Florida’s no income tax and no estate tax strikes again.
“I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will,” Trump wrote.
“But unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state.”
As sad as that is, it is the most prominent example of people who have large estates leaving northern states for those with no income tax, at least for a permanent residence of record.
How many have their main residence in such a place, but actually maintain a home “at home,” that is never considered.
Why Trump is doing this seems fairly obvious when it comes down to it: money, and him maintaining his estate and wealth, but the New York Post has a few ideas about the being treated very bad part.
Perhaps he was referring to the demonstrators who post up outside Trump Tower when he’s in town.
Or maybe he was thinking of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s quest to hunt down his tax returns.
How about the city’s new top lawyer, Jim Johnson — who declared Thursday that his No. 1 priority would be going after Trump.
“The city and nation are facing a president that’s just tough on the most vulnerable and one of the things the department has been doing and I would like to advance is focusing on affirmative litigation,” Johnson said.
The city and state also have been battling with the Trump administration over immigration policies and other issues.
Whatever the case is, New York’s political machine has nothing to blame but itself for the loss.