DeSantis: Democrats Are Looting the Treasury to Pour Money into their Bankrupt States

By Tristan Justice


Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis railed against Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID spending bill Friday as a pork-stuffed redistribution project to bail out blue state governors’ mismanagement at the expense of working people in red states.

“They are actually rewarding the states that have the highest unemployment rates. So if you locked down, if you destroyed your own economy through your own policies, you are getting a windfall,” DeSantis said on Fox News as his state hosted the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “And the states like Florida that have worked to put people back to work that have saved our economies, we end up getting the short end of the stick.”

The charts below from the Committee to Unleash Prosperity indeed illustrate how states run by Republican governors have led the nation’s economic recovery. Nine of the ten top states boasting the lowest unemployment numbers in January are run entirely by Republicans.

Another map from the same group below shows new job postings far higher in red states that resisted implementing draconian lockdowns asuch as New York and California.

Meanwhile, about $1 trillion of last year’s $4.1 trillion in coronavirus spending passed by Congress is still unspent, according to the COVID Money Tracker run by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Teachers unions have demanded Congress pass the $1.9 trillion bill before they’ll consider re-opening schools. It includes another $130 billion for schools even as states prioritize teachers in the vaccine line-up. According to the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, however, between $53 and $63 billion in funding to re-open schools in last year’s COVID spending bills remain unspent.

Red states have also disproportionately allowed students to learn in classrooms, while blue states have pushed online learning as outlined in the map below from Burbio’s K-12 School Opening Tracker. Thrown-together online learning is notably worse for kids than even mediocre in-person instruction.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at
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34 thoughts on “DeSantis: Democrats Are Looting the Treasury to Pour Money into their Bankrupt States”

  1. Parkes from yesterday….in September, the US will be moving to Florida….(around 15 minutes….ummm…Yup…I’ll be waiting…maybe the Suwannee will be the new Potomac…property is already going nutz in this area…maybe this will turn it into San Fran, eh?…NOT! Of course, now the snowflakes will move in and try to take the tannic acid out of the Suwannee….this is going to be fun.

  2. It will not be long before the term “founding fathers” will be verboten. And the Bible…how long will it last?

    Our Looney Tunes Totalitarianism

    Roger Kimball

    In the last week, we’ve seen six children’s books by Dr. Seuss shoved into the memory hole because, according to the frightened bureaucrats at Dr. Seuss Enterprises, “they portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”

    Last week also brought us the appropriately named Charles Blow, a columnist for The New York Times, inveighing strenuously against the Loony Tunes character Pepé Le Pew because, in the febrile imagination of Mr. Blow, the cartoon skunk “normalized rape culture.”

    “Loony tunes,” indeed.

    We are also watching a bill known as H.R. 1 wend its way through Congress. Anyone who thinks that members of Congress lack a sense of humor should ponder the fact that this bill is denominated the “For the People Act” by its sponsors.

    “For the people,” eh? Should it become law, as seems likely in this time age of Loony Tunes insanity, the bill would essentially institutionalize the various corrupt practices that made the 2020 presidential election such a travesty.

    As outlined by an analysis undertaken by The Heritage Foundation, the bill would strip individual states of their prerogative to set voting rules for elections, placing that power in the hands of the federal bureaucracy.

    Moreover, H.R. 1 would provide for same-day voter registration, thus all-but assuring an uptick in voter fraud.

    You need an ID to board a plane, check in to a hotel, enter most large city buildings, but H.R. 1 would also entirely eliminate the requirement to produce a federal ID in order to vote. It would just be “Scout’s honor, I really am Pepé Le Pew.”

    Additionally, the bill would (as the Heritage report puts it):

    Require states to allow 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to register; when combined with a ban on voter ID and restrictions on the ability to challenge the eligibility of a voter, this would effectively ensure that underage individuals could vote with impunity.
    Require states to count ballots cast by voters outside of their assigned precincts, overriding the precinct system used by almost all states that allows election officials to monitor votes, staff polling places, provide enough ballots, and prevent election fraud.
    Mandate no-fault absentee ballots, which are the tool of choice for vote thieves.
    In brief, should H.R. 1 become law, it would assure what is already likely, namely that the 2016 election was last free and fair presidential election in American history.

    ‘Rescue Plan’
    But I am just getting started.

    This last week has also seen passage of the “American Rescue Plan,” a nearly $2 trillion (that’s $2,000,000,000,000) invoice to your children, their children, and their children’s children.

    Supposedly, this bill is designed to provide succor and solace for those who have been hurt by our government’s draconian lockdowns in response to a seasonal respiratory virus imported from China. (Actually, it was exported by China, which is not quite the same thing.)

    In fact, only about 9 percent of this gargantuan, fiscally incontinent mountain of debt will go to help people hurt by our government’s various interdictions.

    Most of the cash will be spent to grease the palms of various Democratic lobbying groups and clients.

    Moreover, as Betsy McCaughey has shown, the new law is patently racist. It looks, she noted, “more like reparations than COVID relief.”

    No whites need apply. The bill provides for massive debt forgiveness to farmers—just so long as the farmers in question are from “socially disadvantaged” groups, i.e., from “racial groups who faced historic discrimination.”

    Something similar is at work with the bill’s provisions for restaurants harmed by the lockdowns.

    Certain restaurants are eligible for up to $5 million of your money (well, it’s nobody’s money yet, since it is yet to be printed). But, as McCaughey points out,

    “Only women, veterans and owners of ‘socially and economically disadvantaged’ concerns (again, defined racially elsewhere in federal law) may apply during the program’s first three weeks. Most white males go to the back of the line, even if their needs are more pressing.”

    Not only is this gigantic piece of pork fiscally irresponsible, it is also blatantly unconstitutional, flagrantly violating the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

    Just imagine if there were a bill that provided $5 million relief per facility but stipulated that whites got first crack at the dough and that blacks had to wait three weeks to apply for the funds.

    Deceptive Names
    Two points in closing.

    First, note how the Democrats have mastered the art of promulgating noxious, totalitarian policy under the guise of deceptively sweet names.

    The “For the People Act” will make sure that the people never have a determinative voice in elections again.

    The “American Rescue Plan” will help put America beyond rescue.

    This verbal sleight-of-hand is not novel. The Soviet Union specialized in such verbal legerdemain. The Chinese are doing it to this day. And of course the Germans understood the strategy when they posted the slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” at the front gate of Auschwitz.

    Second, a point about power.

    In his book “Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism,” the political philosopher James Burnham got to the heart of the discriminatory dialectic that fuels the insanity we are surrounded by.

    Burnham quotes an elegant French slogan that captures the cynical lineaments of the procedure.

    “Quand je suis le plus faible, je vous demande la liberté parce que tel est votre principe; mais quand je suis le plus fort, je vous l’ôte, parce que tel est le mien.”

    “When I am the weaker, I ask you for my freedom, because that is your principle [i.e., to grant the freedom]; but when I am the stronger, I take away your freedom, because that is my principle.”

    I wonder whether Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the rest of the Democratic establishment recite that brutal acknowledgment when their coven gathers to make the rules meant to bring us to heel.

    Roger Kimball is the editor and publisher of The New Criterion and publisher of Encounter Books. His most recent book is “Who Rules? Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Fate of Freedom in the 21st Century.”

    Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

  3. Jim Stone got another one right:

    Two huge con jobs: Homeless tents in San Francisco, and the latest “covid relief bill”

    Everyone knows the covid relief bill is a con job. GET THESE LOAN TERMS: The American people just took out a loan against the Federal Reserve for about $1.8 trillion. From that loan, they receive approxmiately $180 billion. The balance of the loan goes to corrupted politicians that stuffed their pockets with hoaxes and con jobs. AND, DRUM ROLL: . . . . . YOU HAVE TO PAY BACK A SIGNIFICAN PORTION OF THAT “180 billion” in taxes!!!
    The federal government is SO CORRUPT it took about 92 percent of 1.8 trillion and simply ate it. I WILL TELL YOU WHERE THAT MONEY REALLY WENT: THAT MONEY WENT TO HUGE CORPORATIONS AND OTHER ENTITIES TO ALLOW THEM TO PAY A $15 MINIMUM WAGE AND THEN UNFAIRLY COMPETE AGAINST SMALL BUSINESS. Small business will additionally have to pay higher taxes to make up for that mostly stolen 1.8 trillion. This is all part of a plan to totally destroy businesses that are not elite owned. I could CARE LESS what their official reports state about where the 92 percent of this bill went, bet on it: it went to cronies in big business to enable them to pay an impossible “minimum wage”. Ditto for the last covid bills that were just as bad.

  4. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Trump’s Last Remaining Election Challenge

    …..What would we expect from a court run by a depraved pedophile. Your time is coming, Mr. Roberts…there are special places in hell for vermin of your ilk….along with Biden, Romney, Rosenstein, Obama and the entire sick and perverted child abusing crew.

    BY MATTHEW VADUM March 8, 2021 Updated: March 8, 2021

    The Supreme Court dismissed former President Donald Trump’s final remaining challenge to the 2020 presidential election results this morning, a lawsuit challenging the results in the state of Wisconsin.

    Also on March 8, the high court declined to hear an emergency petition for mandamus brought by pro-Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood who on Dec. 30, 2020, asked the court to block the Jan. 5, 2021 runoff elections for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. The races were won by Democrats who unseated two incumbent Republicans, handing control of that chamber to Democrats as President Joe Biden began his term of office.

    The court, as is its custom when refusing to hear petitions, did not explain its actions March 8. No justices indicated they were dissenting from the dismissal orders.

    In the case at hand, Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, court file 20-883, Trump argued the commission violated the U.S. Constitution when it established rules for mail-in voting inconsistent with state law.

    The commission and local election officials “implemented unauthorized, illegal absentee voting drop boxes, compelled illegal corrections to absentee ballot witness certificates by poll workers, and encouraged widespread voter misuse of ‘indefinitely confined’ status to avoid voter ID laws, all in disregard of the Legislature’s explicit command to ‘carefully regulate’ the absentee voting process,” Trump’s petition stated.

    In the petition, Trump challenged the rules under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and Article II of the U.S. Constitution, which states that “Each State shall appoint [electors for president and vice president] in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.”

    The dismissal came after the Supreme Court threw out a series of legal challenges on Feb. 22 to voting processes and results in several states left over from the recent presidential election cycle, as The Epoch Times previously reported.

    Those cases concerned the presidential elections held in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

    This is a developing story. It will be updated.

    ME……Let us pray L Wood takes “Mr. Dark’s” case….(I am assuming that interview was done to determine if he would)

    This is the link to that interview that Toni so graciously cleaned up and posted on the Rosenstein article.

    1. It’s galling to see the brazen steal of the 2020 election protected by the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, at the local level, evidence is still being produced. Did you see this story about Maricopa County, AZ? It’s getting pretty desperate for the fraudsters there. The ballots were only strip shredded, not cross-cut, and are being quickly pieced together.

      Read the whole story here:

      “Early Indications Are That Ballots Found Shredded in Maricopa County Dumpster Are Completed Ballots from the 2020 Election”


      1. I can see all the puzzle solvers heading to AZ and we as taxpayers will foot the bill. Can’t win for losing.

  5. The following is Giuseppe Vafanculo’s (if you are a New Yorker or have watched the Sopranos, you will understand this is not his real name) Perfect Triangle that’s on Revolution Radio on Fridays. I found it on Fetz’s BitChute channel. His guests are Scorpio, Chris Weinert and the amazing Dr. Lorainne Day (hard to believe she’s 84 years old and beat stage 4 cancer NATURALLY). The echo is terrible… could have been corrected….but it’s worth dealing with as the information is more than revealing and earth shaking. Please watch and do not stop because of the echo….Even the introduction is enlightening. Yes, I realize very well that echo it is inconvenient and annoying, but sometimes we have to tolerate situations to learn the truth. Maybe some high tech person can find a way to clear it up.

    1. Jim or anyone…is there a way to contact Giuseppe and ask him if there is a clear version of Dr. Day’s words in that video. Unfortunately, much is missed because of that echo.

      1. Thanks Jim…when it started, it was not too bad. Scorpio just called back in and it cleared up for him, but Dr.Day did not and it just got worse….really to where she was almost incomprehensible.

  6. I think Rick Desantis is an ass kicker and fearless. Every time I hear him speak I am inspired. The way he dealt with a CNN reporter trying to grandstand with a speech instead of asking a question, it was a thing of beauty. He cut her off at the knees. He is a master at putting these freaks in their place. We need more Rick Desantises and Kristi Noems as Governors and more people like them as Senators and Congressman.

  7. I would say that it was the 1st of 3 major CRIMES committed against America which started the Decline and Fall of America, 911 and the 2020 STOLEN Election being the other 2. I just can’t believe that my fellow Marines will let America go down the gurgler!

  8. The Comedy never stops … It’s Great! … $1.9 Trillion Relief on the March 6th. Let’s Review. In the Language of Gematria, we can see they decided to Mock the Living Shit out of Us today … we connect … “Passes U.S. Senate by One Vote” = 306 = “New World Order Operations” = 306 = “Entertainment for the Masses” = 306 <<< Hey, Look at That, we really are Sheep … Oh, but it Gets Better … Today's Date Numerology is [3 + 6 + 20 + 21] = 50 = "Fraud" = 50 = "Rigged" = 50 = "America" = 50 = "N.A.T.O." = 50 <<< Illuminati Card Title … Funny cause $1.9 Trillion is like 19 = "Chaos" = 19 = "Senate" = 19 , and in the Kabbalah Cipher … "Q" = 19 <<< 8th Prime … "Q" = 8 …

  9. All you guys are fixed on Trump instead of considering what Veterans Today and Gordon Duff & Co criticize about Trump. If you consider what Rudolf Steiner predicted for 21st America – prohibition of individual thinking and incarnation of the cosmic entity he calls “Ahriman”, we are in for far much worse. Trump is just one human consciousness who thinks – what counts in the long run is WHAT YOU THINK. And you guys have no alternatives for human society as does Steiner’s Threefold Commonwealth of Social Organism.

  10. Trump knew nothing about medicine and kept screaming for months about the desperate NEED for thousands of Ventilator machines. The fact is that Ventilator machines were/are used to kill thousands of people.

    1. Sure, Don, Trump as businessman is supposed to know about ventilator machines? Get real! Your criticism better formulated is Trump selected the wrong advisors?

      1. Trump was given advisors and did not look for others. His ability to pick wise people as advisors is sorely lacking.

        Even putting his son-in-law and daughter in the Oval Office was fatal to his image. Jared? What a juvenile.

  11. NEVER FORGET that Trump is responsible for the MESS America is in – and it will get A LOT WORSE! Millions wli desperately try to ESCAPE FROM America [HELL] – but most face SLAVERY and/or DEATH. Trump CAVED IN to the DemonicRATS, even though Mike Lindell PROVED [to the world and to Trump] that the Election was STOLEN by MASSIVE FRAUD! Instead of declaring a NATIONAL EMERGENCY and having the CRIMINAL DemonicRATS arrested and charged with TREASON, Trump just quietly walked out of the WH!

    1. The National Guard troops are still in Wash., D.C. to help OVERTHROW the ILLEGAL, CRIMINAL, CORRUPT and EVIL DemonicRATS government!

      1. They are there to protect the status quo of ‘Empire’ or the deep state. It’s been four months. If they were there for Trump something would have happened by now. What would they be waiting for? IF we want change, it’s up to us…always has been.

        The following is the oath to which US servicemen and women swear.

        I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

        Now, if we do not accept Biden as the POTUS, millions upon millions have to let their feelings be known one way or another. After 4 months, I see no sign.

        The deep state sees Biden as president and as far as you and I know, so does the military. Members of the military work for and in essence are owned by this ‘government’….NOT We the People. We all LOVE to believe we are the government. That may have been true for some short time at the beginning of this Republic. But, once the banks took over, we became chattle. Any change in that status will take place only through a massive movement of some sort.

    2. Trump is not responsible for everything. That’s the stand of those with TDS. In a truly objective analysis (unless all is theater…..and I do not dismiss that possibility) one must admit he was under an attack for his entire presidency that no president in history ever experienced. It was relentless and based on a totally fabricated premise. I do hold him responsible for Soleimani’s assassination and “warp speed”. But to hold him responsible for the shape this country is in and for that matter, the rest of the world, is an error in judgment.

      We the People are responsible for what we now face in this country. We just watched and failed to act when the time was right. Sorry to say, it may now be too late.

      1. I disagree. Trump had the power to avert the DISASTER which now confronts America. He exhorted his followers to FIGHT but when America’s EXISTENCE was at stake [and Trump knew it] he revealed himself a COWARD and TRAITOR! The American People trusted him to DEFEND them and America but he deserted both. The American People were also BETRAYED by the MSM and were never in a position to stop the DemonicRATS. Now it’s up to USMC Patriots to successfully execute “Seven Days in May”. If that doesn’t happen, America is DEAD – and the ALIENS take over the planet!

      2. America has been dead since JFK was murdered in Dallas and nothing was done about it….not even a proper investigation.


      3. I would say that it was the 1st of 3 major CRIMES committed against America which started the Decline and Fall of America, 911 and the 2020 STOLEN Election being the other 2. I just can’t believe that my fellow Marines will let America go down the gurgler!

      4. Marines are no better than many Americans. Many Marines would gladly turn the US over to the Communist Chinese in a second.

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