Donald Trump’s Broken Promises To Florida
January 15, 2020
In 24 hours, Mike Pence will head to Florida to try to once again spin the Trump administration’s failed policies which have caused harm for Floridia families across the state. Here are just a few of Trump’s worst broken promises to Floridians.
ON HEALTH CARE:
PROMISE: “We’re going to have great health care. By the way, for a fraction of the price. Much less expensive.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Tampa Bay FL, 3/14/16]
REALITY: Trump’s latest efforts to overturn the ACA could jeopardize health care coverage for over 1.5 million Floridians, and the ACA’s protections for those with preexisting conditions would cease to exist.
ON RAISING TAXES:
PROMISE: “I’m going to lower your taxes substantially.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Miami FL, 9/16/16]
REALITY: Trump’s tax scam will hike taxes on 3.6 million middle-class Floridians, while the richest 1% of Florida taxpayers receive 40% of the state’s cuts this year.
ON SLASHING FUNDING FOR MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND SOCIAL SECURITY:
PROMISE: “Believe me, we’re going to protect our Medicare. We’re going to protect our Social Security.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Panama City FL, 10/11/16]
“A vote for Trump, is a vote for America first. It’s a vote to protect Medicare and Social Security. Believe me, we’re going to protect our Medicare. We’re going to protect our social security.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Ocala FL, 10/12/16]
REALITY: Trump’s latest budget proposal would cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare which serves over 4.5 million Floridians.
ON THE ENVIRONMENT:
PROMISE: “We’re going to spend the money here. We’re going to work on our own environment. That includes repairing the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee and protecting the Florida Everglades.” [Trump Campaign Speech, Miami FL, 11/2/16]
REALITY: Trump’s latest budget proposal cut $70 million for Everglades restoration efforts, and includes cuts to the crumbling Herbert Hoover Dike repair efforts.
ON OFFSHORE DRILLING:
PROMISE: “Trump Administration Bars Oil Drilling Off Florida After Governor’s Plea” [Reuters, 1/9/18]
REALITY: POLITICO: “The Trump administration is considering auctioning off Florida’s coastal waters for oil and gas drilling — and Republicans are warning it could cost the president dearly in Florida in the 2020 election. The idea is so politically toxic in Florida that past presidents haven’t even entertained it. But behind the scenes, oil and gas interests are appealing to Trump’s desire to turbocharge U.S. energy production, including his past openness to drilling off the Florida coast.” [Politico, 4/10/19]