Vegas, Others 'Bid' For Limbaugh After N.Y. Spat
April 1, 2009 at 5:37 AM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH's threat to end his practice of doing his show on occasion from NEW YORK due to a difficult audit and Governor DAVID PATERSON's proposed tax hikes drew a competing bid from LAS VEGAS Mayor OSCAR GOODMAN, who called RUSH's LAS VEGAS affiliate, CBS RADIO Talk KXNT-A, to send word to the host that the city would welcome LIMBAUGH.
GOODMAN isn't the only one, LIMBAUGH said on TUESDAY's show: "I got people from NASHVILLE; I got people from HOUSTON; I got people from DALLAS saying, 'Hey, relocate here. We got no state income tax here. We've got great entertainment options and we'll be sure that you can find a great place to have your studio and so forth."
LIMBAUGH, whose year-round residence is in PALM BEACH, FL, does his show from NEW YORK for a limited number of days each year and pays taxes to NEW YORK on the money he earns there; he said MONDAY that he has been embroiled in an audit over those days for six months. "It's pure harassment," he said on TUESDAY. "The only way to end this is to get the hell out of there. It's just a backup location anyway, as I said yesterday for hurricane relocation ... hell, it's not worth it. It really just isn't worth the hassle now with these new tax increases coming down the pike, it's stupid."