Democrats are all too happy to keep Americans dependent on the government.
They hate anyone who disrupts their shady schemes.
And this Republican Governor did one thing that has Democrats losing their minds.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world, every major economy was shut down.
With the lockdowns came expansion of government power and spending.
In the United States, unemployment benefits were given to previously disqualified citizens and the monthly amount was almost doubled on average.
And those benefits have been extended through much of this year.
Many people realized they can make more money staying home on unemployment than by working a full-time job, and have decided to do just that.
The result has been devastating for businesses that are clamoring for workers to fill their vacancies and restart the economy.
And Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has had enough of it.
Early on in the pandemic he too suspended certain requirements:
“Normally, when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that’s temporary, and you need to be looking for work to be able to get off unemployment . . . It was a disaster, so we suspended those job search requirements.”
But now he is reinstating these requirements.
Starting June 1, Floridians must prove that they are actively looking for work by filling out five job applications per week.
“I think it’s pretty clear now — we have an abundance of job openings,” DeSantis said.
Florida business owners are applauding the decision:
“I think it’s going to put a lot more people to work. It’ll obviously fill some of those positions that are in demand,” Frank Sierra, a Florida restaurant general manager, said about the policy change. “Business six months ago wasn’t really demanding, so if you had somewhat of a shorter staff, you were able to get by, and everything was fine, but I think this might boost people as business picks up. I think it’ll help people out with more applicants.”
This move is angering Democrats who want to keep Americans under the government’s thumb.
But it is sure to win DeSantis support from Republicans and strengthen his chances as a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
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