With Joe Biden failing all over Washington, it’s up to strong, conservative leaders at the state level to preserve the nation. And governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis have been fighting the good fight, defying the left’s agenda and upholding his residents’ constitutional freedoms. Throughout last year, he’s taken on the Biden administration. In addition to taking him to court, DeSantis has challenged measures by the White House that would have undermined his state’s strength and stability.
But it looks like he’s far from finished.
DeSantis previously had offered bonuses to cops who were forced out of jobs in blue states. He even sought to increase the pay of Florida’s police and first responders. It appears the man has a keen ability to recognize a need and capitalize on the opportunity. He even encouraged European ships to dock in Florida, as California’s docks were shut down. Now, he is taking on red China’s biggest attempt to cripple U.S. manufacturing.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced a nearly $10 million investment in semiconductor production for the state of Florida to combat the United States’ reliance on China and other foreign countries for vital supplies, parts, and materials.
On Wednesday, DeSantis announced the investment whereby millions from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund will go to Osceola County, Florida, and Valencia College to support semiconductor manufacturing…
“If you look at how the supply chain works, we are overly dependent on foreign nations, including Taiwan which is a good ally of ours, but which is one that is under serious pressure from the Communist Party of China and so we have an opportunity to do more here in the United States and I think the more manufacturing of semiconductors here, the better off we’ll be.” [Source: Breitbart]
This is a smart move by the governor. We all know that a semiconductor shortage has put a major strain on the production of cars, computers, and other vital products in the U.S. The shortage alone has nearly crippled the American car industry. Other conservative states, like Texas, have been securing deals to meet this need. And it looks like DeSantis wants in on this golden opportunity.
The investment will reportedly support 5,400 jobs in the state. Osceola County officials even claimed tens of thousands of jobs will be supported thanks to this investment. The money will go to building out an infrastructure for manufacturing semiconductors, which will be sold directly to companies in the United States.
This is something that needs to be done all over America, for nearly every industry. If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we can no longer rely on foreign manufacturing, especially for critically-needed materials and supplies.
China is not our buddy. They used the global shutdown to put the squeeze on us and other nations. They artificially made the crisis worse, by slowing down the production of needed technology. Can we afford that to happen again? How long before China simply refuses to provide us with the supplies we need?
More states need to follow DeSantis’ lead.
Author: Albert Smith