In response to new reporting from CBS News showing that Florida is the nation’s hotspot for inflation, Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried issued the following statement:
“Under DeSantis’s watch, Florida has now become the nation’s inflation capital. Our inflation rate is double the national average in some areas, made worse by a property insurance crisis and new laws introduced on July 1 that eliminate caps on rent increases and security deposits.
“Ron’s extreme MAGA agenda comes at a high cost to Floridians every day, with job losses in our biggest industries, skyrocketing insurance prices and delayed construction on developments. Floridians are paying a higher price than every other American — that’s the cost of living in Ron DeSantis’s fascist fantasy. He wonders why his poll numbers are tanking — it’s the economy, stupid.”