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George Santos is charged with 13 counts of fraud, lying, theft, embezzlement, and making false sworn statements. But while that case is in New York, its origins trace back to Melbourne, FL. Image
2/ Heres that tweet by @MeidasTouch which includes a link to the full indictment.

3/ Melbourne and Merritt Island FL are located in Brevard County which is home to Kennedy Space Center. Its also where Moms For Liberty originated, #1 for arrested capitol rioters, and home to well as many other shady circus characters.

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Obnoxious lies by DeSantis: “They don’t want to have to pay the same taxes as everybody else, and they want to be able to control things without proper oversight.”

Disney pays the SAME % rate property taxes to Orange & Osceola County PLUS EXTRA taxes to #ReedyCreek district. /1
My deep dive last year describing what the #ReedyCreek Improvement District actually is. For the millionth time, it’s not a tax break, it’s not corporate welfare, it’s EXTRA TAXES #Disney pays AND they provide the services & don’t ask counties to do so… /2
It is also a LIE that Disney is operating w/o oversight. The RCID building codes (the “Epcot Codes”) meet or exceed all state & federal requirements. Same with their environmental standards etc. FL legislature studied RCID in 2004 & gave glowing review. /3…
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1/ #Disney files Federal Lawsuit in Northern District of Florida against DeSantis and others alleging a pattern government retaliation ***minutes*** after DeSantis' #ReedyCreek board invalidated their development covenants.

#Wokened Image
2/ "Just think, the possibilities are endless..." -Ron DeSantis

Read full filing here:

3/ But let's start at the beginning.

In 2018, Disney spent 20 million dollars helping to pass Amendment 3 which took the ability to expand casino gambling in FL away from the legislature and placed it with the voters.…
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1/ "Fear and Loathing in Central Florida" 🧵

I'm pretty fn sick of the corrupt politics in Florida. Casinos, bigotry, Disney, election fraud, Russia, Elon, insurrection...Mormons? That's right, Central Florida has it all.

#Wokened 👀
#OperationAvalanche Image
3/ Here's a couple of the state and federal laws she is helping break. It's reminiscent of Rod Blagojevich...except way fn worse. #HobbsAct

@TheJusticeDept this entire thread is for you. Cheers.… ImageImage
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DeSantis’ spokespeople have been furiously tweeting and emailing that “partisan” media are making up “hypotheticals” and promising he’ll “fix” all the #ReedyCreek #Disney problems. But my articles & others like it are the ones dealing w/reality & law as it currently exists. /1
They’re the ones who passed a bill w/o a plan, who have been promising a plan for days & still have nothing to show. They promise Central FL taxpayers we won’t have to pay any extra taxes if RCID is dissolved. How?! /2
The laws on the books right now state that #ReedyCreek dissolves 6/1/2023 & their municipal bond debt will be transferred to the taxpayers of Orange & Osceola County. That’s not a hypothetical. It’s reality. /3
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Had a great chat with @reedgalen on the @ProjectLincoln podcast about the latest with #ReedyCreek #Disney (plus a bit about #Toyota resuming donations to GOP members of Congress who voted against certifying the election)…
My articles that we discuss in the episode... here's the deep dive on #Disney #ReedyCreek /2…
Fight over congressional redistricting in FL /3…
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The relationship between Florida & Disney started
in 1965 when Walt began buying up worthless swampland in what was then the middle of nowhere

Disney wanted land, power, and control and they wanted it cheap!… #disney #florida #reedycreek #politics #news
Wasn't just cuz Walt wanted to build another Theme-Park,

“Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”

Disney wanted to build a self-sustaining 'imagineered' city where folks would live, work & play under the auspices of Disney… #disney #epcot
So under that premise, the Florida Legislature let Disney have independent autonomy under the

Reedy Creek Improvement Zone

Where Disney would be its own county gov, run its own police, fire, sanitation, etc without any of that messy local political oversight #disney #florida
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A large focus of the right-wing conversation is on Senate Bill 4-C & taking away the Reedy Creek Improvement District

is this a political punishment, is this against freedom of speech & 1rst amendment
legit concerns & I share some of them,

they miss the point of this move by @GovRonDeSantis & Florida GOP,

Ending #ReedyCreek is about putting Disney in its place & taking back control of Florida politics from the Mouse
#politics #disney #florida #ReedyCreekImprovementDistrict
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Conservative Media Cheering DeSantis Crackdown on Disney Are Ignoring What a Catastrophe It Would Be for Florida via @mediaite #sayfie #ReedyCreek #flapol
Let's dig into this. One of the main points = Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) is SUPER complicated & has been around for over 50 years. It's a >$100 million annual operating budget to provide services over a 25K+ parcel that stretches across 2 counties. /2
Orange County includes Orlando and several other well-developed suburbs and cities. Osceola remains far more rural outside of the tourist corridor. Both counties are currently facing significant challenges related to skyrocketing housing prices, transportation needs, etc. /3
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