It’s not just that New Yorkers and New Jersey residents are fleeing their former home states for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Free State” of Florida.
Some are choosing Florida before even moving to the Big Apple or the Garden State because of the home-grown politics.
NFL star Tyreek Hill offers an example.
The Miami Dolphins electrifying wide receiver said during a press conference on Monday that he opted for South Florida over north Jersey because of the taxes.
“It was very close to happening,” Hill said to reporters, referring to a potential trade that could have sent him from the Kansas City Chiefs to the New York Jets instead of the Fins.
“Just those state taxes man,” Hill added. “You know, I had to realize I had to make a grown-up decision. And now here I am in the great city of Miami. You know, great weather, great people. Beautiful people, I feel like. So here I am.”
The Blaze reported that New Jersey, home to the Jets’ stadium, levies a 10.75% personal income tax on people who make more than $5 million a year.
This would apply to Hill.
This means going to the Jets would have cost Hill an additional $3 million in income taxes.