JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 5.2.2022 —The Florida Economy Compared to California and New York

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 5.2.2022 —The Florida Economy Compared to California and New York

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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May 2, 2022

 

Florida Compared to California and New York?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Floridians, like other Americans, endure great physical, mental, and economic hardships after the state and national economies all but came to a screeching halt. The Florida economy, like other state economies, was on the ropes.

Lockdowns crippled states, but in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis limited the damage by keeping the state relatively open, receiving that praise from both Republicans and Democrats for doing so.

Now, as Bidenflation continues to grip the nation, the cost of living has skyrocketed nationwide, and according to gubernatorial candidates AG Commissioner Nikki Fried and Rep. Charlie Crist, it’s all Gov. DeSantis’s fault that Floridians are struggling to pay the bills, let alone put food on the table.

Commissioner Fried blames the rise in monthly rents in the state on DeSantis’s policies, not the fact that supply and demand for housing in Florida are on a record pace and housing inventories are scarce.

Rep. Crist echoed Fried and channeled former President Donald Trump by saying that he wanted to make “Florida affordable again,” blaming DeSantis for the housing issue and the rise in property taxes.

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The Free State of Florida may be the Free State of Guns

Gov. DeSantis says he wants Constitutional Carry in Florida, but will it come sometime this year?DeSantis may call for a special session later this year to address the issue, but it would actually be addressed in the 2023 legislative session. Sources tell The Floridian that DeSantis may get it done this year, even though he recently said that it would get done sometime before his stint as governor was over, which could be four years from now if he wins his bid for re-election. READ MORE

 

Rick Scott-Small businesses in Florida and across the nation are the backbone of our economy and critical to job creation. This #SmallBusinessWeek, I encourage all Americans to show hard working small businesses the support they deserve and shop local!

Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick-It’s time to support the American people at a time of war and threats to global democracy and freedom. Big Oil must STOP hoarding profits: this is no time for price-gouging or profiteering.

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -On this #MayDay, proud to announce our re-election campaign has been endorsed by @seiufl

! A working class hero is something to be, and I am always proud to stand with Florida’s workers!

Rep. Val Demings-Vaccines are the best weapon we have to end this pandemic. Get your boosters.

 

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

Crist Wants to Make ‘Florida Affordable Again’ by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Over the weekend, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) not only continued to amass endorsements, but he also railed against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).

"Democrat Dan Daley Rebrands Constitutional Carry 'Permitless Carry' by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Republicans have been adamant about making Florida the next state to legalize Constitutional Carry. However, Democrats are already gearing up to try and stop this. Democrat Representative Dan Daley (D-97) has already rebranded Constitutional Carry, "Permitless Carry."

"Nikki Fried: 'DeSantis has made Florida, California and New York' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In an appearance on Fox News, gubernatorial candidate Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL) bashed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)for making Florida like other blue states, such as, "California and New York."

"Rep. Daniel Webster Donates $50K to NRCC Amid Their Anti-Trump Controversy" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Now that the congressional lines have been finalized and signed off on by Gov. Ron DeSantis, congressional candidates and members running for reelection to the House of Representatives can finally get on with their campaigns. One of the races to follow in Florida is the Republican primary race in CD 11, where incumbent Rep. Daniel Webster (R) will face off with conservative journalist Laura Loomer.

"Brewer Hand-Delivers Letter to Joy Reid Demanding an Apology" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Susan Plasencia Endorsed by Paul Renner for HD 37" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Waltz: Bring Down College Cost, Not Cancel Debt" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rubio Responds to the "Disinformation Governance Board" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Since the Elon Musk purchase of Twitter, there has been a national conversation about the limits of free speech and how they play a part in our society. Perhaps in response to the Musk purchase (who has promised to make Twitter less regulated in terms of censorship), within the Department of Homeland Security, President Joe Biden (D) and his administration have established what they call the “Disinformation Governance Board.” According to an article by Aaron Blake for The Washington Post, the board has been linked to multiple usages.

"DeSantis Expects 'Constitutional Carry' in Florida" by News Service of Florida

"Bilirakis Questions Becerra Over Partial Birth Abortions" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Nikki Fried Fundraises off of Charlie Crist's 'pro-Life" Flip-Flopping" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With Rep. Charlie Crist appearing to surge early in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary race, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is once again calling out the former Republican governor for “flip-flopping on abortion rights” over the course of his political career.=

"Progressive Squad Focuses on Florida, Continues Targeting DeSantis, Cory Mills" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Progressive “Squad” in the U.S. House of Representatives appear to have their sights focused on Florida, as Reps. Cory Bush, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have now targeted both Gov. Ron DeSantis and combat veteran and Republican congressional candidate Cory Mills.

Byron Donalds
Byron Donalds

"Donalds Calls Biden's Border Decision a 'slap in the face' to Armed Forces" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) is calling out the Biden administration for their decision to send VA resources to the border to address the crisis that Donalds believes Biden holds responsibility for. Since the announcement that President Joe Biden (D) was going to end Title 42, Republicans have been hitting the border issue with consistency.

"Nikki Fried Asks: Where is Charlie Crist?" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The Nikki Fried (D-FL) campaign has sent out a press release including excerpts from The Dispatch regarding former governor of Florida (as a Republican) Charlie Crist and his absence in person at Capitol Hill.

"Bryan Avila may run for State Senate to Replace Manny Diaz" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Rep. Nixon Compares Public Reaction to Her Activism to Fine's Call to Defund Special Olympics" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Waltz Questions Possible CCP Purchase of Forbes" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) has directed a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen questioning whether the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is reviewing the ongoing acquisition of Forbes Global Media Holdings (Forbes) by Magnus Opus Ltd (Magnus Opus), which is a China-based special purchase (SPAC).

"Kroger Delivery Hiring 200 Associates as it Expands to South Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Moody Targets Synthetic Drugs" by The News Service of Florida—As Florida continues to grapple with deadly opioids such as fentanyl, Attorney General Ashley Moody on Tuesday issued an emergency rule to outlaw eight synthetic drugs.

"Elon Musk Buys Twitter; Rubio Weighs In" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In a story that has been developing over the last couple of weeks, after back and forth of whether it was going to happen, Elon Musk has finally bought Twitter. For a price of around 44 billion dollars, the Space X and Tesla head honcho will now take the reins of the social media giant.

Gov Ron DeSantis
Gov Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Rails Against Biden's Meeting With Communist Cuba" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis has joined the choir of dissent against the Biden administration’s decision to hold high-level talks with the Communist Cuban government over the increase of illegal Cuban immigrants arriving at the U.S. southern border.

"Sen. Scott: 'Iran is Evil'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —Sen. Rick Scott (FL-R) called Iran “evil” and called for President Joe Biden (D) to stop the process of reaching a nuclear deal with the largest state sponsor of terrorism.

"Gov. DeSantis Signs New Election Integrity Bill into Law" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Sen. Rick Scott (FL-R) called Iran “evil” and called for President Joe Biden (D) to stop the process of reaching a nuclear deal with the largest state sponsor of terrorism.

"Opioid Lawyers" by Regina Brown

"Crist Calls DeSantis Supporters 'Toothless Crowd'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The once kind, gentle, and all-inclusive former Republican Governor of Florida, Rep. Charlie Crist, just pulled a page out of former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s divisive playbook when he referred to a large swath of Florida voters who support Gov. Ron DeSantis as being a “toothless crowd.”

"Elvira Salazar Accuses Mexico of USMCA Violation" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) is calling for an investigation to be launched regarding Mexico’s alleged cooperation with the Castro regime in human trafficking. If true, this would be a violation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) because of Mexico’s use of foreign medical personnel from Cuba.

"DeSantis Endorses Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-FL) who is also running for Agricultural Commissioner in the 2022 midterm election, has just been endorsed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis: Democrats Want 'Absolute Control' Over Voters" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Amidst criticism from political opponents, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is pushing back and accusing Democrats of wanting to enact “absolute control” over voters. DeSantis, who’s intensified his rivalry with Democrats in recent weeks given a number of bills he’s signed, called himself “a fighter” who’s trying to maintain Florida as a free state.

"Rubio Mocks Demings for Co-opting Past Obama and Biden Campaign Slogans" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Chuck Nadd Accuses Simpson of Not Siding With 'Conservative values'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, veteran Chuck Nadd (R-FL), took aim at his primary opponent Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-FL) over the weekend for not being a friend of, "conservative values," in Florida.

"Navy Vet Erick Aguilar Ready to Share His 'America First Message' with CD 4" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With President Joe Biden's first midterm election just around the corner, Republicans are in prime position to win many congressional races, especially in Florida.

"DeSantis Signs 'Stop Woke' Bill Into law" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has officially signed the 'Stop Woke' legislative measure into law. The Florida Legislature just a few days ago initiated a special session with their sights set on ending the corporation’s unique tax status.

"Rubio Mocks Demings for Co-opting Past Obama and Biden Campaign Slogans" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Chuck Nadd Accuses Simpson of Not Siding With 'Conservative values'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, veteran Chuck Nadd (R-FL), took aim at his primary opponent Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-FL) over the weekend for not being a friend of, "conservative values," in Florida.

"Navy Vet Erick Aguilar Ready to Share His 'America First Message' with CD 4" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With President Joe Biden's first midterm election just around the corner, Republicans are in prime position to win many congressional races, especially in Florida.

"DeSantis Signs 'Stop Woke' Bill Into law" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has officially signed the 'Stop Woke' legislative measure into law. The Florida Legislature just a few days ago initiated a special session with their sights set on ending the corporation’s unique tax status.

"Lauren Book: Republicans are "Silencing Black Voices" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—State Sen. Lauren Book (D-FL) recently shared a press release regarding her response to the passage and signage of HB 7, commonly known as the “Stop Woke Bill.” The Senate Minority Leader says that the governor has caused the “Erasure of black voices in Florida.”

The JUICE is squeezed by Javier Manjarres, Jim McCool, and Daniel Molina

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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