Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped the hammer on President Joe Biden, saying he was warned by leading Democratic economists that he was going to spark inflation with his reckless policies.
DeSantis said: “We’re seeing record gas prices, people are really struggling.
“We have a lot of people in Florida who are on fixed incomes down here.
“And yet this week we learned they canceled oil and gas leases.
“The energy policy is intentional.
“They are intentionally reducing our ability to produce oil and gas here in the United States.
“They will beg OPEC for more oil, they’ll beg Maduro for more oil.
“I guess Maduro’s oil isn’t global warming but American is.”
“I mean it is nonsense, it is ideology but it is very destructive.
“People are getting actually hammered with gas prices and the overall inflation is attributable more than anything to Biden’s policy of printing trillions and trillions of dollars like they have done since he has gotten into office.
“He was warned by Larry Summers and other Democratic economists that if you do this, you are gonna spark inflation.
“And inflation’s a tax, on every single American,” the governor warned.
“We’ve got people that may be making seven, eight percent more year-over-year, but if the costs of everything to live are up 15 to 20 percent, and they are, the inflation is understating it when you look at the things that really matter.
“So I think it’s been absolutely a failure in policy, and here’s the thing: Reverse course.
“Start producing more energy here in the United States.
“He could very easily do that, but yet what does he do, as you just pointed out?
“They are still canceling oil and gas leases.
“They don’t want us to be energy independent, and they don’t care if you suffer at the pump.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper slams Biden on the baby formula shortage:
“This is hardly the first time that there’s this slow-rolling anticipated disaster happening EXACTLY as forewarned — whether it’s the exit from Afghanistan, the border surge.” pic.twitter.com/RsExf2Fl8m
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