Mayor De Blasio and his plan to force the highest earners to pay a tiny bit more in taxes was what was supposed to drive wealthy New Yorkers to sanctuaries such as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida, but it looks like Andrew Cuomo might be the guy responsible for ridding New York City of Sean Hannity. “I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me – every single solitary penny,” said the Fox News host on his Monday radio show, in response to Cuomo’s recent comment that “extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay” have “no place” in his state.
Hannity continued, “I want you to know that and I can’t wait to get out of here. I really can’t. I don’t want to pay their 10 percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property-taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who wants it. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas.” He added that he’s currently “leaning toward Florida because I like the water and I like to fish.” The Sunshine State seems like a great fit for Hannity, really: He can spend time with Rush Limbaugh, who ditched New York for Palm Beach back in 1996, and keep up on what George Zimmerman is doing. The consistently hot weather might make it difficult for him to insist that global warming isn’t real, but we’re sure he’ll figure something out.