Nikki Fried is running to replace DeSantis as governor. Here is her plan:
When I am governor, I will declare a housing state of emergency. I will direct the Attorney General to halt rent hikes and designate anything over 10% as price gouging.
I will fight to repeal the state law that prohibits local governments from imposing rent control, and explore innovative ideas, like utilizing empty hotels and motels for conversion to efficiency affordable housing
I will have to take some proactive steps to ensure that I can raise rents to match my expenses. For example: the property taxes, landscaping costs, property insurance, and interest on the mortgage are all up more than 10% year over year. It isn’t price gouging to increase prices to match cost.
On top of that, she will confiscate private property and convert it into housing. Where does the governor get that authority? Will unoccupied houses or extra bedrooms be next?
I will expand Medicaid because it is the right thing to do. It’s good for Florida’s economy. It creates jobs. It’s an investment in rural hospitals. It’s an investment in our seniors. It provides critical care to those in need. And, most important of all, it saves the lives of Floridians.
Medicaid already accounts for $49 billion of Florida’s $300 billion budget. So what other things will be cut from Florida’s services to pay for this?
Under my administration,
– we will implement universal free school breakfast and lunch.
We will locate farmer’s markets at bus stops, train stations, and other public transportation hubs
Expand my “Victory Gardens” program, which encourages local growth and unity in our communities.
Encouraging innovative transportation options. A key component of food deserts is lack of transportation.
Limiting dollar stores to slow the spread of dollar stores, especially in food deserts.
So far, all we seem to have here is a socialist wish list of giveaway programs.
I will create a Florida Civilian Conservation Corps for residents of Florida. Individuals who serve in the Corps, or through other qualifying employment, will be eligible for forgiveness of most federally-guaranteed student loans.
Does a state governor have the authority to grant student loan forgiveness?
She also claims that she will push for a Florida minimum wage of $15 an hour. This is stupid. Florida voters already voted that in, and the wage is currently $11 an hour. It increases every October 1st, until the wage is $15 an hour.
Then she takes on guns and crime:
Sending mental health professionals to non-emergency calls makes our communities safer, and allows police officers to do the hard work of preventing crime and solving cases. I will also provide funding for State and local police officers to de-escalation training.
I will finally close the gun show loophole and ban so-called “ghost guns”.
Good luck with that. There are already plenty of so-called ghost guns in this state. I may or may not have cached a few of them. I also have blueprints to build full auto SMGs from parts I can buy at any hardware store. #Resist,bitch
The rapid dissemination of misinformation has been on a steep incline since social media platforms became widely used. I will direct state resources to combating misinformation, and will hold those accountable who deliberately mislead the citizens of our state.
I wonder if you have heard of the First Amendment.
This Cupid Stunt can never be permitted to become Florida’s governor.