Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) made a visit to California this weekend, and his presence was a stark reminder of the stark differences between the two states. While Florida is experiencing a population boom and record numbers of visitors, California is suffering from a population exodus and has been for the past two years.
Governor DeSantis made a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where he joked that California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) seems to be more concerned with what is going on in Florida than with the issues plaguing his own state. Newsom has been tweeting about DeSantis frequently, leading to speculation that Newsom could be a 2024 contender if President Joe Biden is unable to run again or finish his current term.
It is clear that California has many problems, such as homeless encampments, high cost of living, higher crime, and more. The Los Angeles Times reported in February that California’s population has dropped by more than half a million in about two years, with the number of residents leaving surpassing those moving in by nearly 700,000.
In contrast, Florida is experiencing a population boom and record numbers of visitors. This is due to the state’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and its focus on creating an environment that is attractive to businesses and individuals alike. Governor DeSantis has been a leader in this effort, and it is paying off for the people of Florida.
The contrast between Florida and California could not be more stark. While California is struggling with an exodus of residents, Florida is thriving due to its conservative fiscal policies and commitment to creating an environment that is attractive to businesses and individuals. It is clear that Governor DeSantis’ leadership has been a major factor in Florida’s success, and it is no wonder why Governor Newsom seems to be so preoccupied with what is going on in Florida.