As new numbers came in from the Bureau of Labor Statistics earlier this week, many were quick to look for the inflationary numbers that have hit the nation. In Florida, Floridians are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian while also feeling a lighter wallet.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) brought this up in a press release on Wednesday.
With a 8.5% increase over the year for the month of September, Scott did not fail to provide a lengthy response.
“Skyrocketing inflation has been hurting Florida families every day for nearly two years. But, when times get tough, inflation becomes an unbearable kick for families trying to get back on their feet. Make no mistake—Joe Biden’s skyrocketing inflation is a huge roadblock for so many families now fighting to recover from Hurricane Ian,” stated Scott.
However, Rick Scott goes on to mention that President Joe Biden (D) and his policies are not going to “keep Florida down,” while the state continues to heal following the hurricane.
“Nevertheless, we won’t allow Biden’s failures to keep Florida down. Floridians are strong and we are so grateful for all of the non-profits and volunteers who are selflessly serving families across Florida who have been devastated by Hurricane Ian. Everyone is working to deliver more with dollars that buy less. Together, Floridians will get through this difficult recovery and in Washington, I’ll be fighting as hard as ever to get reckless spending under control and end the crushing pain caused by Biden’s raging inflation.”
Over the year in September, every day, necessary items such as corn, grains, and turkeys have gone up at least 30%, with items like eggs up as much as 97.3%. And that’s just what’s at the grocery store.
While the inflation numbers certainly do not help Floridians, following Hurricane Ian’s landfall, the Biden administration granted a 100% federal government cost share for the relief efforts caused by the massive storm.
This relief, known formally as a Major Disaster Delegation, was urged by Florida legislators such as Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and congressional leaders such as Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL).
Inflation hit a new high this week.