Republican Governors’ Political Stunts Raise Costs for Working Americans

Unlike President Biden and Democrats, who are fighting to lower costs for American families, the likes of Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott are recklessly pushing their radical agenda leading to rising costs for their constituents and accomplishing nothing more than adding burdens on hardworking Americans. 

In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis is prioritizing culture wars and risking a tax increase on more than a million Floridians. 


NPR: “DeSantis wanted to punish Disney. Repealing its tax status may hurt taxpayers instead”

Newsweek: “As a result, residents of Orange and Osceola counties, where Walt Disney World is located, could become responsible for the district’s liabilities of between $1 billion and $2 billion, which could lead to potential double-digit tax increases for county residents.”

Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph: “I don’t see how Orange County doesn’t raise property taxes by 20% to 25% … That’s what [the county] would probably have to do to cover this financial situation.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s trucking inspection stunt wasn’t just reckless and unnecessary – it cost billions, hurt American businesses, and raised costs for families in Texas and across the country.

Dallas Morning News: “Economist says Abbott’s border inspections lost Texas $4.2 billion and equivalent of 36,000 jobs”

KIII-TV: “Report: Gov. Abbott’s enhanced border inspections cost Texas, U.S. billions”

Insider: “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s truck inspection policy created a logjam at the border that resulted in $240 million of spoiled produce”

Texas Tribune: “What did Greg Abbott’s border inspections turn up? Oil leaks, flat tires and zero drugs”

But that’s not the only political stunt Republicans are pulling  DeSantis has created an election police force to continue pushing Trump’s Big Lie despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

CNN: “DeSantis signs bill creating new Florida election police force”

NBC News: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday to create a police force dedicated to pursuing voter fraud and other election crimes, embracing a top priority of Republicans after former President Donald Trump’s false claims that his re-election was stolen.”

Politico: “Legislators set aside more than $2.6 million and 25 positions for the two agencies.”