Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is once again putting President Joe Biden on notice regarding the economy, inflation, and other economic issues pressing consumers.
Speaking at a signing of the Freedom First Budget, DeSantis laid the blame for the country’s increasingly bad economic situation squarely on Biden and Democratic policies.
“We have to look at what we’re doing against the backdrop of what’s going on in Washington, D.C. and particularly, there’s a fella by the name of ‘Brandon’ that people talk about that we have to contend with,” he said, sparking laughter from attendees at the signing.
“I see this news report where Biden is so frustrated that his approval ratings are in the toilet,” DeSantis continued. “He can’t understand. He’s lashing out at his staff. He’s blaming other people.
“He’s blaming the media, even though he gets the most sycophantic media coverage that any president has ever gotten. Compare how they treated Trump with how they treat Biden. It’s night and day,” DeSantis continued.
“And so, he’s trying to make excuses,” the governor said, “and I’m just thinking to myself, you know, what has he done since he came into office?”
The governor, who is running this year for reelection, then ticked off a damning list of Biden’s failures, starting with his “war” on energy independence.
“He immediately, immediately waged war against American energy production,” he said. “You see record gas prices in the United States? Well, that’s a big reason why — because of his policies.”
“You look at what they did in terms of fiscal and monetary, printing and borrowing trillions and trillions of dollars,” DeSantis said. “What did you get for that? The most sustained inflation this country has seen in over 40 years.”
As the Consumer Price Index hit 8.3% in April — compared to 4.2% in April 2021 — even U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has admitted she was wrong about her inflation predictions.
But as the governor noted, printing money wasn’t Biden’s only crime against the economy.
“He advocated for and imposed mandates and restrictions related to COVID, including having people fired from their job based on getting a COVID jab or not,” said DeSantis, who kept Florida free from authoritarian COVID measures.
“That has had a hugely negative impact on the economy,” he continued, before pivoting to the supply chain crisis. “And he failed to take leadership and take decisive action to alleviate the supply chain crisis that we’ve seen, really beguiling not only this country but places around the world.”
“And so, he has created the circumstances that have led to this resounding disapproval of what he has done. He would have been better off — and we would be better off — if he had simply got into office and did nothing than what he has done so far,” DeSantis concluded.
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— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸