DNC denounces Ron DeSantis’ ‘catastrophic economic failures’

Ron DeSantis 5.17.23 AP PHOTO (1)
'It remains a mystery why DeSantis would try to reboot his dumpster fire of a campaign by promising to bring his failures as Governor nationwide.'

Ahead of Ron DeSantis’ rollout of his so-called “Declaration of Economic Independence,” the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is denouncing the Governor’s own “catastrophic” economic record in Florida.

In a statement, DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa said DeSantis’ economic plan wouldn’t distract voters from Florida failures or the “dumpster fire” of the DeSantis campaign.

“As DeSantis debuts his extreme economic vision for the country, Floridians are begging him to address the catastrophic economic failures he’s left them, including some of the fastest-rising housing costs in the country, skyrocketing property insurance rates and exorbitant health care costs,” Moussa said.

The Democrats included links to various articles contending Florida is an “inflation hot spot” and the “least affordable place to live in the United States,” a contrast to how President Joe Biden is “working to lower costs for families around the country.”

“At the same time, DeSantis has lined the pockets of Florida’s wealthiest and biggest corporations with tax giveaways. It remains a mystery why DeSantis would try to reboot his dumpster fire of a campaign by promising to bring his failures as Governor nationwide, but by all means, we welcome Republicans to continue reminding the American people how catastrophic the MAGA agenda is for the economy,” Moussa continued.

The DeSantis campaign offered a preview of its economic message to Fox News, and it seems to sidestep the Florida issues the Democrats spotlight, focusing instead on “strategically decoupling the American economy from China and the globalist elites that have been wreaking havoc on the American Dream.”

“American families across this country are hurting because of rampant inflation, stagnant wages, and an economy that prioritizes China, corporations and elites over people just trying to make ends meet. Gov. DeSantis looks forward to announcing his plan to revive the American Dream and declare our nation’s economic independence Monday in New Hampshire,” asserted spokesperson Andrew Romeo.

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


  • Dont Say FLA

    July 31, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Democrats are only saying that because Ron’s economy in Florida is a threat!

    LOL. Yes, yes it is.

    The DeSantis economy is a threat to all Floridians.

    • Luke B. Fawcett

      July 31, 2023 at 12:22 pm

      Water Bills. Insurance Bills. Desantis has made mincemeat out of his electors and threatens our future.

    • Earl Pitts "Most Loved Most Hated" American

      July 31, 2023 at 1:26 pm

      So true:
      So now the left must bring out the long knives for Desantis because America has become aware that the left and Trump have agreed to an evil plan which will allow the Democrats to keep the White House in 2024.
      Thank you Dontcé,

      • Silly Wabbit

        July 31, 2023 at 2:42 pm

        You kwazy.

    • You’re Alone, Congratulations

      July 31, 2023 at 5:08 pm

      Many, many Fortune 500 companies won’t have Florida as a counterparty in a business transaction.

      You’ve lost insurers (the wealthiest and most math-based), over a dozen conventions rebooked out of Florida in 2023 already and lenders (Subaru and Toyota so far) have limited exposure to 750+ credit scores only.

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  • Dale A Arnold

    July 31, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Now why would DeSantis “seem to side step Florida issues”.. Hmmmmmm

  • Ron DiSaster

    July 31, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Florida’s economy is in a shambles, nobody can get insurance, the cost of living far outpaces the wages here.

    But at least minorities & LGBT people are uncomfortable. And that’s all that really matters to the average conservative.

    • My Take

      July 31, 2023 at 3:33 pm

      Owning the libs.

    • Dont Say FLA

      August 1, 2023 at 8:08 am

      Don’t forget “the Blacks” are now very important to GOP to make a show of pretending to like, while also continuing to undermine at every opportunity such as “be grateful for the skills you learned working up at the Chick-a-Fil plantation.

      Okay okay, I possibly shouldn’t knock Chick-a-Fil, assuming their college tuition thing is real, and also assuming it really happens for any black folks who might work at some Chick-a-Fil somewhere. I suppose it’s possible. Maybe. I wouldn’t know. Haven’t been to Chick-a-Fil since the late 1900s when everybody working at a Chick-a-Fil was, in my recollection, most definitely white.

  • PeterH

    July 31, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    The truth in DeSantis’s failed state of Florida is obvious everywhere! In every tourist enclave retail and restaurant businesses are closed and for lease signage is plastered on the entry doors. Employers can’t find staff ….. so they close shop. No where in Florida is this more obvious than on Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach where a once thriving day and night pedestrian mall is empty and 30% of the businesses are closed!

  • Tjb

    July 31, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    Looked at Ron’s economic plan and my first thought was that it was written by a college freshman that was about to flunk their economic and business classes. Sorry Ron, you flunked again.

  • Luke B. Fawcett

    July 31, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    I seriously think Desantis will try and change the law to get another shot at destroying the state. We need Disney. We need diversity. We need someone who is a leader and who is not using us to further his political career. H E L P

  • Really People

    July 31, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Housing cost are rising in FL because everyone wants to live here. Supply and demand. Everyone has a job. Not his fault that NY and CA are losing people to FL, or is it? Home owners insurance is high, but what can legislation do? Can you really write a law that says insurance companies can only charge X amount? Name another legislature that has done that…

    • Michael K

      July 31, 2023 at 2:33 pm

      Washington State has a highly effective ELECTED insurance commission / commissioner that – get this – protects consumers, and makes sure that insurance companies are following the laws.

      Florida has a commissioner APPOINTED by the governor, who is beholden to $$$ he gets from the insurance industry.

      See a difference??

    • Silly Wabbit

      July 31, 2023 at 2:44 pm

      You kwazy.

    • Dont Say FLA

      August 1, 2023 at 8:14 am

      Every insurance rate hite in Georgia used to require approval by the Georgia Public Service Commission. But then the GOP took over, ended that, and rates started increasing same as Florida and every state where state government is controlled by Redpublican. GOP types fully believe that the way to be a “Great place for doing business” is to externalize the costs of doing business onto the employees that live in the state. Business insurance is cheap AF. Personal insurance is out of control. Nobody ever asks how business insurance can be so cheap in red states. it’s cheap because the workers are paying the insurance companies for personal insurance. The companies get to pretend it’s worker wages, when it’s really insurance payments for businesses being paid by proxy through the workers.

  • Pastor Pasta

    July 31, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    “Globalists wrecking the American Dream” – nope, that’s mostly your donors that are busy doing that, with your quid-pro-quo help Tiny D!

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