‘As other states have tried to shut people down, we have tried to uplift people,’ says Dissentis
Ron DeSantis of the Florida government told “Granthshala and Friends Weekend” on Sunday that keeping businesses and schools open amid the coronovirus epidemic has helped “elevate people”.
“As other states have tried to shut people down, we’ve tried to elevate people,” DeSantis told host Will Cain in Tampa ahead of Super Bowl LV.
“You see around the country, they are still debating whether schools should be open,” he said “We have opened schools all year.”
“They talk about whether businesses should be open. Every business in Florida has the right to operate,” he continued.
“They talk about all these people unemployed. In Florida, every single person has the right to earn a living and our unemployment rate is lower than the national average, regardless of how much tourism we depend on [and] That market did not recover at all. “
National unemployment rate Reduced to 6.3% In january 6.7% In December – below the April peak of 14.7%, but nearly twice the pre-crisis level, the Labor Department said in its monthly payroll report, released on Friday.
Florida’s unemployment rate stood at 6.1% According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in December.
DeSantis also noted that Florida has “a per capita COVID mortality rate of 25 states or more, compared to the national average, so lockdowns do not work on their own, but they do devastating harm to society.”
As of Sunday afternoon, there have been approximately 1.8 million coronavirus cases and approximately 27,600 deaths in Florida Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Cain asked Dissentis to respond to the national media’s criticism of dealing with the epidemic.
Dissentis responded, “They have a partisan agenda and I think it was an election year. They didn’t want the president to move to Florida.”
Trump won Florida’s 29 electoral votes in the November election, defeating Joe Biden in the prized battleground.
DeSantis argued that the media’s statement is “whatever helps them advance their political position” and that fact does not matter.
“They don’t care about the facts, in fact they will ignore the facts that are inconvenient to their statement and even to conspiratorial theories,” he continued.
“But here’s the thing, people are not buying it because people vote with their feet and they are Floods in this state“Decentis said,” We have investment coming in, we have people Buy home like never before”
according to a Post-move customer survey Between March and August 2020, the United Kingdom’s largest household goods company, United Van Lines, increased actual moves from Florida to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts by 4 percent, collectively, compared to last year in.
United Van Lines previously told Granthshala Business that Florida is a top destination for people in the Northeast, growing by 10% year-over-year from Florida City to New York.
Dissentis mentioned that “people are leaving every corner of the state” to come to Florida simply because schools are open and “we have games going on the whole time.”
“I have parents who have taken their children to Florida because they did not want to miss the football season, which would be closed in some of these states.”
DeSantis then asserted that “people” don’t buy those “narratives that some corporate elite media try to sell.”
“And this is a perfect example because if people bought their narrative, you would have to leave people here to go to these states which are supposedly doing it well,” he said.
Granthshala Business’ Britney D. Lee contributed to this report.