‘Careening toward bankruptcy’: Ron DeSantis rips debt ceiling deal
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The Governor is a no on the Biden/McCarthy accord.

Florida’s Governor is taking a stand against the debt ceiling accord that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy struck over Memorial Day Weekend.

During an interview on Monday’s “Fox and Friends,” Gov. Ron DeSantis argued the debt ceiling deal wouldn’t stop the country from “careening toward bankruptcy.”

“Well, prior to this deal, our country was careening towards bankruptcy. And after this deal, our country will still be careening towards bankruptcy,” DeSantis said, before turning to the economics of the deal, which will suspend the debt limit through the end of 2024 and allow more deficit spending.

“And to say you can do $4 trillion of increases in the next year and a half, I mean, that’s a massive amount of spending,” DeSantis said.

The Governor then suggested the course of big spending was set with President Donald Trump and his management of the pandemic.

“I think that we’ve gotten ourselves on a trajectory here really since March of 2020 with some of the COVID spending, it totally reset the budget and they’re sticking with that. And I think that that’s just going to be totally inadequate to get us in a better spot,” DeSantis said.

The Governor then contrasted his fiscal stewardship of the Sunshine State with federal spending.

“Look in Florida, we run big budget surpluses. We have a $1.2 trillion economy, but our debt is only $17 billion, second lowest per capita in the country,” DeSantis said.

“But we make tough choices, make sure that we look forward to the long haul. Obviously in Washington DC, they do these cycles to just get them through the next election. And that’s ultimately one of the reasons why they continue to fail.”

Expect DeSantis to continue to message as a fiscal hawk. During one of his post-launch interviews last week, the now presidential candidate noted that former President Trump added $8 trillion to the federal debt.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • A Random Guest

    May 29, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Here’s a way to shrink the federal deficit: turn off the money spigot to moocher red states.

    • PeterH

      May 29, 2023 at 1:31 pm

      Florida is the third in line with its hand out for Federal money from the US treasury. South Carolina is the worst grifter state. Republicans complain but have no solutions.

    • Edder the Prepper

      May 29, 2023 at 9:54 pm

      A vexing problem which has plauged the rich historically is every major economic crash like the one Biden is presiding over forces the rich to eat the poor as a natural event brought on by such economic crashes.
      The major issues to prep for are:
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      3.) Worst of all meat of the poor has a gamey type of flavor which makes it nearly impossable to find a complementary wine to serve with the meal.
      Yeah things are going to be bad if we dont get that budget agreement.
      Edder the Prepper

    • Andrew Linko

      May 29, 2023 at 10:03 pm

      7 of the 10 states most dependent on the federal government were Republican-voting, with the average red state receiving $1.05 per dollar spent.
      Twenty-nine states sent more to the federal government than they received, compared to just nine states in 2021.
      Of the states that sent more than they received, 52% were Democrat-voting and 48% were Republican-voting.
      New Mexico had the highest return on federal spending of any state ($3.69), and Delaware had the lowest ($0.32).

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 29, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    It will be great when Desantis is in the White House fixing all the idiot dook 4 brains leftist damage our great nation has endured.
    Thank you America,
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    • Ocean Joe

      May 29, 2023 at 2:07 pm

      I remind you of FDR and Obama cleaning up the mess left by Hoover and W. At some point enriching the wealthy and stirring up rednecks has got to get old for you guys.

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      May 29, 2023 at 4:53 pm

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  • PeterH

    May 29, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    The facts cannot be disputed. The United States has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic faster than any major economy in the world. As Bloomberg’s Matthew A. Winkler recently pointed out, unemployment is stunningly low. Gross domestic product growth has grown at three times the average pace as under President Donald Trump, real incomes are rising, manufacturing is booming, and inflation has eased for 10 straight months. Even the budget deficit, which was at 15.6 percent of GDP at the end of the Trump presidency, has dropped to 5.5 percent of GDP at the end of last year.
The picture is even better when viewed more broadly. The United States remains the world’s leader in business, especially in cutting-edge technology. Scholars Sean Starrs and Stephen G. Brooks found that, looking at the globe’s top 2,000 companies, Chinese firms come first in shares of global profits in only 11 percent of sectors, but U.S. firms are ranked first in 74 percent of sectors.

Or look at artificial intelligence, which most agree is the bold new frontier of technology, likely to shape every industry. U.S. companies such as OpenAI, Microsoft and Google produce the best applications on the market, and a host of other new start-ups are surging forward. As Paul Scharre points out in a Foreign Affairs essay, “Of the top 15 institutions publishing deep learning research, 13 are American universities or corporate labs. Only one, Tsinghua University, is Chinese.” He notes that while China publishes much more AI research than the United States, American papers are cited 70 percent more often. These U.S. advantages are likely to grow dramatically now that China has been blocked from the advanced chips that are absolutely essential to developing and using AI.

    Washington Post

  • John Barron

    May 29, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Meatball & Leona DeSanctus are the last two people who can fix this country’s disgraceful spending problems, all they can do is whine and whinge. You’d think they were Harry & Megan!!!

  • Concerned person

    May 29, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Florida has such a excess budget because DeSantis doesn’t do anything to help the seniors survive day to day.It’s all about woke and things that aren’t top priority like homeowners insurance

  • BLarsen456

    May 29, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    I guess the governor forgot this little history lesson…
    Republicans voted to raise the debt ceiling three times when Donald Trump was president, with no preconditions.

  • Why is Rhonda getting to skinny?

    May 29, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    Rhonda was very recently much larger than he is now. Did he catch cancer from Casey Anthony DeSantis? I hope not. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody, not even despicable, Disney princess obsessed Rhonda. However, that would make sense for how Casey can get rid of Rhonda and climb the ladder straight to the top rung, becoming Mrs Musk which must be her plan. It explains why she keep leaking insider info from the Rhonda campaign, and why she gives him such horrible advice like, you know, those white boots.

    • No Name

      May 30, 2023 at 8:09 am

      I’m voting against DeSantis, but you’re despicable. Take that misogynist gibberish back to the 50s.

  • Andrew Linko

    May 29, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    Why don’t you resolve the ‘Insurance Tax’ you created to fund your book tour and Presidential campaign? Congress gave the states the ability to regulate and resolve issues with insurance in 1967. You failed all Florida citizens and businesses. Your insurance tax is far more than the tax cuts granted and your department of insurance is a joke,

  • Earl Pitts

    May 30, 2023 at 10:26 am

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  • E

    May 31, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    DeSantis is a fascist, pure and simple.

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