Weeks before the election, DeSantis proposes a slew of family-friendly tax breaks as Democrats lash out over inflation
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Boca Raton, Florida. – Seven weeks before he faces off against Democrat Charlie Crest in the November election, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis boasted about a series of tax breaks he’s proposing to help families while coping with inflation he has blamed on Crest’s party.
The governor noted that the state has given $1.2 billion in tax credits for the current year with measures such as a tax credit on baby-related purchases such as diapers and wipes. The plan is to continue this and do more next year.
“What we’re going to do next year is we’re going to make it permanent, so that you don’t tax baby supplies, cribs, and strollers,” DeSantis said at the Education Freedom event in Boca Raton, Florida.
Then he pulled out a list of other sales tax credits that he’s proposing for next year.
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“We will not tax textbooks and children’s books. We will not tax children’s sports equipment. We will not tax toys for children 12 and under, and we want families to do well,” DeSantis said to a thunderous applause.
DeSantis also added that he wants there to be no tax on pet food.
He then blamed Democrats in the nation’s capital for causing the inflation that necessitated such action.
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“And you see the inflation that we have to deal with because of all the things they’re doing in Washington,” he said. “They’ve printed trillions of dollars, and they’re trying to hamper energy production, of course you’re going to get inflation when you do those policies. So, inflation hasn’t gone down, it’s gone up last month. Energy, unfortunately, will go up again between now and the end of the year, So this is pinching people, not just in Florida but all over the country[.]”
The proposed tax credits are added to a plan DeSantis announced weeks ago to cut tolls by 50%, a measure he said would save Florida residents up to $500 million.
DeSantis first announced the tax break proposals earlier in the day, citing what he said was the largest budget surplus in the state’s history.
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“When you have a big surplus, you want to be able to take the burden off people,” he said at an event in Bradenton.
The governor warned that higher interest rates would “continue to burden the economy” and that while Florida was “performing better than the state average,” they would still be feeling the effects, and he was “worried about some disruption to come.”