While Biden may have recently scored a “win” in the debt ceiling talks, mainly by bullying House Speaker Kevin McCarthy into submission, it is clear that he is continuing to run the national budget into the ground.
Having long since abandoned any phony intentions of so-called “unity,” Biden brazenly decimated the budget for the Navy while clinging to his newly formed IRS surveillance army, all while guaranteeing sustained higher inflation through his massive spending intentions.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is one of the most competitive candidates against leading Republican Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential race, is certainly unimpressed by Biden’s absence of budgeting skills, noting that the nation is clearly “careening towards 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 remarked flatly.
In other words, Biden achieved nothing but kicking the can further and further down the road, where it is highly likely to lead to even greater macroeconomic turmoil in the long run.
DeSantis also appeared to take an oblique dig at Trump, especially when referencing the time period in which especially high government spending began.
“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 observed.
In other words, DeSantis appears to be blaming both Trump and Biden for the debt crisis, and he is quick to draw attention to his own immense fiscal success.
“Look in Florida, we run big budget surpluses. We have a $1.2 trillion economy, but our debt is only 17 billion, the second lowest per capita in the country,” DeSantis proudly declared.
In other words, if the national economy was like Florida’s, Americans would be living under vastly less circumstances now.
At the same time, DeSantis noted that fiscal responsibility involves actual responsibility, not just vague references to it without implementing it.
“But we make tough choices and we 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,” DeSantis added pointedly.
How refreshing, to hear actual real world economics rather than the phony numbers associated with many of Democrats’ hairbrained schemes, including multiple trillions in so-called reparations.
Nonetheless, Biden continues to display an attitude of extreme elitism, which is evident in his snarky attitude towards reporters.
When questioned on the viability of his plans for national spending and debt considerations, Biden brazenly blew the reporters off.
“You guys realize you’re not in the real world,” the president sneered.
What a way to speak to the general public, Mr. President.
Worlds apart from the personability exhibited by Trump, that’s for sure, who remains in the lead in large part due to his ability to do what other politicians can’t: connect with the voter.
Author: Jane Jones