Editor\u2019s note: This guest essay is responding to the Hearst Connecticut Media editorial \u201cDear superrich New Yorkers, please don\u2019t leave us.\u201d This first ran in floridapolitics.com. It is reprinted with permission. What do you mean Florida is a \u201cnice place to visit, but \u2026\u201d? My dear colleagues at the Hearst Connecticut Media editorial board have published an editorial begging superrich New Yorkers fleeing high taxes to move to Connecticut, rather than to Florida. Along the way, the Connecticut editors trash Florida as if we\u2019re a bunch of Florida Men and Florida Women. The editorial dumps on our crime rate, our insurance rates, our image (\u201cScarface,\u201d \u201cMiami Vice\u201d) and our schools. They called us weird. Well, I\u2019ll have you know, that\u2019s, that\u2019s \u2014 hold on, I have to look up the spelling on this \u2014 audacious. I\u2019m not sure I\u2019m the best person to respond. Like most Americans, I\u2019ve never been to Connecticut \u2014 except if you count when I was driving back and forth between New York and Boston. From what I could see through my car windows, it\u2019s not even Rhode Island, which at least has all those cute little seaside towns with names such as Narragansett where you want to pull off the highway for lunch. Some of our non-superrich natives might prefer you Northeasterners stay put. But even they can\u2019t deny Florida is Heaven on Earth (and Heaven\u2019s waiting room) for those who revel in unnecessarily large yachts, private jets, gaudy houses with indoor basketball courts and offshore tax havens. Our superrich New Yorker friends know they are welcome here in Florida. We\u2019ll take anyone. We\u2019ve even made it so you can own your own beach. Superrich people in Florida don\u2019t have to wait their turn for anything, not even COVID-19 vaccinations. What\u2019s that you say? You don\u2019t want to get vaccinated? That\u2019s cool with us too. Schools, schmools. You don\u2019t need a great education to be superrich in Florida. And if it\u2019s so important that your kids get great educations, fine. That\u2019s what Connecticut is for. It\u2019s stock-full of boarding schools, right? Like guns? So do we. Hate protesters? So do we. By some counts, we already have more than 50 billionaires in Florida. In all likelihood, most of them moved here, I\u2019m guessing, from New York (or even, gasp, Connecticut). This is a place where the rich come to live richly. Sure, we have a stark economic disparity, but low worker wages mean low expenses for you. And, honestly, those folks just didn\u2019t work hard enough. Don\u2019t believe those rumors about STDs running rampant in our retirement communities. But read between the lines: What causes STDs? Before you move, check your loofah color, mmmkay. Kennedy Space Center has a VIP site to watch rocket launches. Heck, you\u2019ll soon be able to buy your own ride to space. Day-trip yacht cruises to tropical islands? Check. Golf in January? Check. Sky boxes to watch every major sport, from auto racing to wrestling? Nude beaches? Rent a Walt Disney World theme park for your private party? Real Cuban cigars? Alligator and python hunts? Check, check, check, check and double-check. Stop me when I mention something you can find in Connecticut. Scott Powers is a writer at Florida Politics, where this article first appeared.