DeSantis Does What Biden Can’t

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In seven weeks, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) will face off against Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist; in the run-up to the midterms, DeSantis is touting tax breaks his implementing, while blaming Democrats for inflation.

Speaking at an Education Freedom event in Boca Raton, Florida, DeSantis explained that the state had already granted $1.2 billion in tax relief for the current year aimed at helping families. He continued that the state had a plan to continue this tax relief, which includes a tax holiday on purchases like baby diapers, baby wipes, and other baby-related items, into next year.

“What we’re going to do next year is we’re going to make that permanent, so that baby items, cribs, strollers, no tax on that,” DeSantis said while addressing the crowd on Tuesday (September 20).

DeSantis expanded on the list of items that may not be subject to sales tax next year, stating, “We’re going to do no tax on school books, kids’ books. We’re going to do no tax on athletic equipment for kids. We’re going to do no tax on toys for 12 and under. We want families to do well.” The Florida Governor made the remarks to roaring applause.

DeSantis also indicated he didn’t want sales tax on pet food while taking aim at Democrats for causing inflation that led the state to pursue such action.

Weeks ago, DeSantis announced another initiative to save Floridians money: reducing tolls by fifty percent, a move that should save the state’s drivers $500 million.