Phase 3: Eat, drink and be wary | Sept. 26
It will be a lean winter
I am a Florida resident and I vote in every single election. I have been up north with my children for several months. The recent announcement lifting coronavirus restrictions makes it impossible for me to return anytime soon. Many of my friends and relatives will not be returning either.
Clearly, lives lost are not a meaningful metric to Gov. Ron DeSantis, but lost money is. So let me speak in a language he understands: I was planning major outdoor renovations and purchases. I enjoy safe take-out meals from area restaurants (and tip very generously). Instead, my money and sales taxes are supporting businesses in the Midwest.
DeSantis’ actions have directly cost St. Petersburg business owners and workers tens of thousands of dollars of my money. Multiply this by the many other snowbirds who will