ABC News’ Stu Schutzman reports from NY: Rush Limbaugh has advised New York he’s pulling up stakes. Limbaugh occasionally does his radio talk show in this city, where he also owns a condo. The Governor’s new "millionaire’s tax," he says, is "absurd" and only punishes achievers. "Folks, it’s axiomatic: when you raise taxes on an activity, you reduce that activity. People start doing that activity less. In this case: working," he said. Of the need for additional taxes on New Yorkers, Limbaugh says, "…a bunch of corrupt politicians that have run that city and state into the ground for I don’t know how many years — and I, for one, am not going to take the blame for it." There are many in this liberal bastion who would welcome his departure. The liberal media is as merciless with him as he is with them. The Governor joked that if he had known the tax hike would chase Limbaugh out of town, he would have done it sooner. But there may be method to Limbaugh’s "madness." "Rush once told me," writes his cousin Julie Limbaugh, "’The only way to make millions is for half the nation to hate you." He appears to have succeeded at both. Julie Limbaugh, in a recent Salon.com article, describes what it was like growing up a Limbaugh. "From the third grade on," she writes, "I have been asked, ‘Are you related to Rush Limbaugh?’" "I bet you’re not too proud of that last name right now." "So, do you do drugs too?" "Well," she writes, "he’s the relative you don’t see much, who shows up on Christmas eve on his own plane with an anchor lady you didn’t know he was dating…he’s fairly loud, but all the Limbaugh’s are." But, she writes, Cousin Rusty (as he’s known), "invites you to his house for Thanksgiving, you and every single one of your relatives, all expenses paid, and he puts you up in a resort that makes you feel like a movie star." "Even though our ideologies do not align," she says, "I have always admired Rush for his humor and savvy. I would like to believe that he has created a semi-tongue-in-cheek persona for entertainment’s sake…" But you’d be hard pressed to convince most anyone in the liberal media that Limbaugh’s right wing radio act is just that, an act. Even his cousin admits, at times he goes too far. "Maybe I have officially become one of the ‘crazy liberals’ my uncles always warn me of, but it seems that Rush is no longer playing the political game he plays so well. Rather, he has been attacking hope and now it feels like there’s little room for that…but I can’t hate him. In fact, I love him. He’s family.” And family is often thicker than politics.