“We as taxpayers should just worry about bringing lots of … fans to the area and support that,” Bonnie, of Bradenton, aan Fox News gesê. “The governor has no business in that.”
After vetoing the funding, DeSantis said Friday that he doesn’t “support giving taxpayer dollars to professional sports stadiums” en dit “it’s inappropriate to subsidize political activism of a private corporation.” The Rays had pledged to donate $ 50,000 to Everytown for Gun Safety in late May following the Uvalde, Texas, skiet.
“I agree with the first part, taxpayers should not be funding public teams,” Kevin from Valrico, Florida, said of DeSantis’ kommentaar lewer.
“I disagree about his latter part,” hy het bygevoeg. “The government should not be telling industry what they believe or what they don’t believe.”
Jonathan, van St.. Petersburg, aan Fox News gesê: “The governor … needs to be more tactful. They wouldn’t have done it if it hadn’t been for Uvalde.”
“It’s not like every day they’re spouting their political beliefs,” gaan hy voort.
Bonnie said: “Goewerneur. DeSantis wants everyone to be free and have freedoms. I think that every company should be free to support what they want.”
The governor’s decision followed a spat between DeSantis and Disney vroeër die jaar. DeSantis revoked Disney’s special tax and self-governing privileges in April after the company vowed to support a repeal of Florida’s parental rights law.
“Everyone has the right to say what they need to say,” one Rays fan said. “Ongelukkig, in this world in 2022, it’s all about politics and dividing our nation.”
DeSantis “is awesome,” gaan hy voort. “He is for the people … He’s the most common sense man ever.”
Amanda, of Orlando, disagreed.
“He’s just he’s run our economy into the ground. Everything he’s done with the state, I disagree with,” sy het gese.
Isabelle McDonnell contributed to this report.