During an interview with WCNY radio last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said "extreme conservatives" are not welcome in New York. He described those "extremists" as right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay. On his Monday afternoon radio program, Fox News' Sean Hannity gave the governor his response. "I was born and raised in New York, and I want you to know that, and I can’t wait to get out of here. I really can’t."
Hannity explained that he couldn't wait to leave New York and move to Texas or Florida and that the high property and income taxes made him anxious to leave.
Now I want to tell you something – I was born and raised in New York. 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. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water and I like to fish.
If Hannity does leave NY he will be joining the ranks of talkers who left the high taxes of the Empire State, including Glenn Beck who moved to Texas and Rush Limbaugh who fled to Florida.
Gov. Cuomo, I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me – every single solitary penny,” he added. And by the way governor, because I work here – there’s a whole bunch of people that work for me and benefit because I do two shows. And I guess maybe some of them will be out of work, governor. I’m sure you’ll take care of them.