(LifeSiteNews) – Florida Republican and 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis last week became the first U.S. governor to reject millions of dollars in federal aid for “green” initiatives under the so-called Act inflation reduction account (IRA), putting a wrench in the Biden administration’s plans. and offering a stark contrast to standard GOP leadership.
Politician reported On Aug. 30, DeSantis rejected $350 million for so-called “energy efficiency incentives,” more than $340 million for a program that offers rebates to Floridians who replace their appliances with more energy-efficient ones, $3 million for pollution measures and $24 million for infrastructure. subsidies
Much to the chagrin of the White House, they are largely powerless to force Florida to accept the money, whose rejection undermines the administration’s efforts to reshape states to fit its green vision and talking point associated with the re-election of President Joe Biden.
“So far, DeSantis is the only governor who has indicated that he will block energy rebates,” he added. Politician pointed out. “But with smaller sums of money, he has company. He is one of four rejecting IRA pollution mitigation funding. The others are the Republican governors of South Dakota and Iowa, and Kentucky Gov. , who is a Democrat.”
How covered by LifeSiteNews last yearthe so-called Inflation Reduction Act has little to do with reducing inflation, but instead funds a wide range of unrelated left-wing causes, including the abortion industry and law enforcement activities Internal Revenue Service.
Writing for The Blazesenior editor Daniel Horowitz said DeSantis was the only governor “who refuses to turn his state into a green dystopia,” while most of his Republican counterparts, “who are addicted to corporate interests and federal funding , federal funds are being greedily and obsequiously devoured.”
“Even though Republicans don’t have control of the Senate and the White House, ground zero of this battle, whether our freedom, prosperity and way of life will be maintained, is actually in red states,” Horowitz said. . “It is those states with majority Republican control that contain most of the land mass in this country needed to build this infrastructure. If Republican governors and legislatures would only reject federal funding for the Green New Deal, which he recalls how initially rejected Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, the green ‘transition’ would be dead on arrival.”
Instead, he laments: “[t]These governors are selling our future for a few extra pennies and some temporary government created job creation. But in the long run, they will turn their states into Europe, where fossil fuels now account for only 33% of electricity generation, putting Europeans permanently at risk of a declining quality of life,” and give to the Democrats the “alternative energy cladding”. sources to ultimately get the country to end with a shutdown of our way of life.”
“Unfortunately, the desire for federal funding is red-state Republicans’ kryptonite, which is ultimately why red states have gone along with these green energy scams for years,” Horowitz concluded. “DeSantis is the only governor in this generation who has shown that he is not only undeterred by identity politics and corporate politics, the other two Achilles’ heels of the GOP, but that he is willing to reject federal bribes to turn red states blue.”
The stand is the latest contrast to the GOP norm that has defined DeSantis proactive conservative registry and prompted calls for him to enter the primaries for the Republican presidential nomination. However, former President Donald Trump maintains one lead commander for the nomination, though tomb questions to persist on whether Trump can defeat Biden.
Primary voting begins next January with the Iowa caucuses, where DeSantis supporters hope the governor’s ground operation will deliver a victory that reverses the trajectory of the nomination battle.