Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis recently revealed his economic platform, as he strives to close the gap with former President Donald Trump in the 2024 GOP primary race. Titled the "Declaration of Economic Independence," DeSantis aims to rebuild the American Dream for the middle class with his ten-point plan.
- Criticizing Trump's spending
DeSantis is vocal about combating reckless federal spending, and he doesn't shy away from targeting Donald Trump. In response to a tweet from the Trump team, which claimed that DeSantis's economic proposals mirror Trump's plans, a member of DeSantis's team emphasized their differences. They emphasized that DeSantis would not impose a nationwide lockdown and add $8 trillion to the national debt, referencing Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Possible TikTok Ban
Governor DeSantis is determined to "take back control of our economy from China," a pillar of his economic plan. As part of this goal, he expressed his inclination to ban TikTok in the United States. According to Governor DeSantis, TikTok poses a security vulnerability as it mines substantial amounts of data. It is worth noting that former President Trump made efforts to ban the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app, but his attempts were hindered by legal obstacles.
Ending an "Abusive" Relationship with China
Governor DeSantis has set a series of objectives to address the relationship with China. These measures include revoking China's preferential trade status, prohibiting American companies from sharing critical technologies with China, and halting the sale of American assets to members of the Chinese Communist Party and their affiliates. In doing so, he aims to sever what he perceives as an "abusive" relationship with China.
Governor DeSantis intends to tackle the issue of student loans by allowing them to be discharged through bankruptcy, just like any other loan. Presently, discharging student loans can be a challenging process. Additionally, he plans to shift the responsibility for student loans away from taxpayers and onto universities themselves. Governor DeSantis believes that government loans should no longer incentivize useless degrees and courses.
Governor DeSantis prioritizes protecting cryptocurrencies and putting an end to politically motivated financial restrictions and doxing. Unlike some Washington D.C. politicians who aim to regulate and impede innovation in this field, Governor DeSantis aims to support the growth and development of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
Goals for the Fed
Governor DeSantis has outlined his goals for the Federal Reserve. He pledges to appoint a Federal Reserve chairperson who will prioritize maintaining a stable dollar rather than succumbing to political pressures. He emphasizes that the central bank should focus on stable prices and should not function as an unaccountable economic central planner. Moreover, Governor DeSantis vows to block the implementation of a central bank digital currency by the Federal Reserve.
Trump Expects Indictment in Jan. 6 Probe
In a recent statement, former President Donald Trump expressed his anticipation of an impending indictment in the ongoing investigation into the events that took place on January 6th. This revelation has sparked widespread interest and speculation regarding the potential consequences that he may face.
Looking back to March 2023, analysts pondered the possibility of Congress enacting a ban on the popular social media platform TikTok within the United States. However, experts voiced concerns over the existence of various procedural and practical obstacles that could hinder such a ban from being realized.
As developments continue to unfold, it remains crucial to monitor the progression of these significant events and their potential implications for both Trump and the digital landscape. Stay informed to gain a deeper understanding of this evolving story.