Florida offers inflation ‘relief’ payments to 60,000 families

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has found a way to help Florida families deal with the astronomical inflation that they have been dealing with under President Joe Biden’s leadership.

Breitbart News reports that DeSantis has begun an inflationary relief effort that will provide eligible Florida families with $450 per child. 

Some specifics

It is expected that some 59,000 Florida families will receive relief under this effort, which is designed to “offset the costs of rising inflation.” The effort is part of Hope Florida.

NBC News reports:

. . . the Department of Children and Families selected check recipients based on if they were receiving benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program administered by the state and funded by federal dollars. The 59,000 recipients were picked based on a data query by the state to its current welfare data, analyzed on July 1, according to DCF.

Each of these roughly 59,000 families will receive a one-time $450 per child payment, and NBC reports that this money will go to food, school supplies, or “whatever they need to make their kids successful.”

Those who receive such a check will also receive a letter from DeSantis himself. The letter, in part, reads:

As the father of three young children, I know that getting ready for a new school year can be both exciting and stressful. To offset the costs of rising inflation, especially with a new school year approaching, the State of Florida is giving you $450 for each child in your care.

It concludes, “please accept this payment as a form of gratitude and acknowledgment for all that you do to help nurture Florida’s future. God bless you, and God bless the great state of Florida.”

How’s it possible?

Critics were quick to jump on DeSantis considering the criticism that has been leveled at the Biden administration by Republicans.

Republicans have argued that part of the reason why America is currently in the economic mess that it is in is that Biden and the Democrats did such things as hand out COVID stimulus checks despite not being in a position, financially, to do so. Critics are accusing DeSantis of now, hypocritically, doing the same thing.

Christina Pushaw, DeSantis’s press secretary, met this criticism head-on.

“The federal government causes inflation by deficit spending,” she said. “Stimulus checks were part of that. By contrast, the budget surplus in Florida is at the state level and it’s already money in existence, we do not print money here. So — no, it doesn’t cause inflation.”

That settles that. DeSantis continues to do good things in Florida, and the Democrats just can’t handle it.

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