Ron DeSantis: Struggling To Stay In 3rd Place in South Carolina
May 24, 2023
“Repeal section 230. Money will not pick the Republican nominee in 2024, it will be the will of the people who yearn for a proven leader to stop the madness in Washington. I am proud to be on the Trump train in South Carolina, which is Trump country!
When it comes to making America safe, respected by our friends, and feared by our enemies, there is no better choice than President Donald J. Trump. When it comes to President Trump: secure borders, tax cuts, strong economic growth, fair trade agreements, historic peace agreements in the middle east - it’s not rhetoric, it’s a record of accomplishment.” – Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
South Carolina Republicans aren’t buying Establishment Ron’s attempts to hide his radical record. Ron has voted to raise your taxes, supported outsourcing American jobs, and tried to destroy Social Security and Medicare for South Carolina’s seniors.
DeSantis Tried To Destroy Social Security & Medicare
DeSantis has voted not to protect Medicare and Social Security for South Carolina’s seniors.
Before DeSantis was even elected to Congress, he said it was “necessary to make reforms” to Social Security.
On DeSantis’ first day in Congress, he called “to restructure some of these entitlements,” such as Social Security.
A disciple of Paul Ryan, DeSantis said in one interview, “I would embrace proposals like Paul Ryan offered, and other people have offered, that are going to provide some market forces in there, more consumer choice, and make it so that it’s not just basically a system that’s just going to be bankrupt when you have new people coming into it.”
DeSantis’ Disastrous Trade Record
Unlike DeSantis, President Trump called out China for taking advantage of the United States through currency manipulation.
In 2018, DeSantis claimed, “I’m not somebody that advocates tariffs.”
DeSantis Has Made It Clear That He Won’t Protect The United States On The World Stage
In 2014, DeSantis voted for legislation authorizing $70 million in aid to Ukraine.
In 2015, DeSantis was critical of the Obama administration for not sending lethal aid to Ukraine.
Ron DeSantis Voted To Outsource American Jobs
In 2014, DeSantis voted to block companies who wish to bring back American jobs from claiming a tax credit worth 20% of expenses related to moving back to the United States.
That same year, DeSantis voted to allow companies that outsource American jobs to still receive lucrative government contracts. President Trump has promised to block any company which outsources jobs to China from receiving government contracts.
In Congress, Ron DeSantis opposed President Trump’s America First trade agenda, which leveled the playing field for American workers and businesses and forced China to buy more American made goods.
Ron DeSantis Voted To Raise Your Taxes
The Tax Policy Center found that Ron DeSantis’ “Fair Tax Act,” would have raised taxes on working, middle-class families.
Under DeSantis’ plan, 90% of earners would see a tax hike.
DeSantis’ proposed “Fair Tax” would have added trillions to deficits over 10 years.
Under President Trump, South Carolina Was Thriving More Than Ever
Real median household income in South Carolina increased by $5,457 from 2017 to 2019 to the highest level on record.
President Trump brought investment to underserved communities through opportunity zones, including 135 in South Carolina.
Under President Trump, 25,000 manufacturing and construction jobs were added to South Carolina’s economy.
The Trump Administration invested $37 million to help lower energy costs for South Carolina farmers, ag producers and rural-based businesses.
President Trump signed legislation providing $138 million for the Charleston Harbor Deepening project, which will “greatly increase Charleston Harbor’s capabilities and SC Ports’ competitiveness in the era of big ships, further connecting South Carolina to global markets.”
President Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program saved or supported 700,000 jobs in South Carolina.
On President Trump’s last day in office, GDP was growing at 6.3 percent, inflation was 1.4 percent, the price of gasoline was $2.39 a gallon.
President Trump created 7 million new jobs—triple the projections. These new high-paying jobs led to the lowest unemployment rate in nearly 50 years. Income rose in every single metropolitan area for the first time in three decades.
Unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those without a high school diploma all reached record lows.
President Trump Will Deliver Again For South Carolina
In January 2023, President Trump announced his South Carolina leadership team during a visit to the State House. President Trump won the Great State of South Carolina TWICE and will win it BIGGER than ever in 2024.
President Trump will protect Medicare and Social Security for South Carolina’s seniors.
President Trump: “Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security."
President Trump will end the invasion of our southern border and destroy the cartels just as he destroyed the ISIS caliphate. An estimated 117,000 illegal immigrants live in South Carolina, costing taxpayers $746 millionper year.
President Trump will end the war on American Energy and reclaim Energy Independence and Energy Dominance. This will help lower gas prices in South Carolina, which are currently up 45% compared to January 2021.
President Trump will revoke China’s most favored nation trade status, implement a 4-year plan to phase out all Chinese imports of essential goods, and gain total independence from China.
President Trump vowed to stop the war in Ukraine in 24 hours: “I want everyone to stop dying.”
President Trump will defend Parents’ Rights and support universal school choice and the direct election of school principals by the parents.
President Trump will keep men out of women’s sports and sign a law prohibiting child sexual mutilation in all 50 states.
In 2020, President Trump called for a repeal of Section 230.