Ron DeSantis made a bold decision to keep Florida free and open for business during the pandemic.
Floridians are reaping the benefits of DeSantis’ leadership.
And now Ron DeSantis just made one announcement that left first responders in Florida jumping for joy.
The Democrats and corporate-controlled media viciously attacked and smeared Ron DeSantis for refusing to enforce lockdowns and banning masks and vaccine mandates during the pandemic.
They labeled him “DeathSantis” and predicted countless Floridians would die as a result of his pro-freedom policies.
Of course, that never happened.
Instead, time has proven DeSantis made the correct decision by opposing lockdowns and mandates.
Thanks to DeSantis’ leadership, Florida now has the largest budget surplus in state history.
“Despite the headwinds created by the Biden administration’s policies, Florida is in a strong fiscal position because we preserved freedom and kept our economy open,” DeSantis said in July.
But instead of using the surplus to expand and grow government like politicians normally do, Ron DeSantis is using it to cut taxes and put money back in the pockets of hard-working Floridians.
And during a speech at the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, DeSantis just announced that first responders in Florida will be receiving a $1,000 bonus check in the mail for the second consecutive year.
DeSantis said the bonus checks would not be possible if he would have listened to Biden and Fauci and locked the state down during the pandemic.
“We would be in dire straits if we listened to them, so we did the right thing,” DeSantis said.
“We know how hard you have been working,” DeSantis told the first responders, adding that “the state of Florida appreciates your service.”
He also pointed out the difference between how his administration supports and protects police departments and law enforcement officers while Democrats and the left-wing media tried to strong-arm them into getting the COVID vaccine.
“We’re proud that we protected jobs in the state of Florida and we’ve had people come from other departments around the country just for this issue alone,” DeSantis said, before adding “that’s not how you treat people and that’s not how we treat people in the state of Florida.”
Any first responder employed at any level of local government as of May 1 will receive the $1,000 bonus check, which will be written for more in order “to account for any taxes that they may owe.”
“And so all Florida first responders who were employed by any level of local government as of May 1 of this year, are eligible to receive the bonus,” DeSantis said.
“Almost 100,000 Floridians across the state are gonna get a bonus check for a job well done,” DeSantis concluded.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.