(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is currently running in the 2024 presidential election, announced that he was going to be awarding $28 million through an investment scheme. However, the scheme is not the result of DeSantis’ action but rather of the action of President Joe Biden who signed the bill related to it.
The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is going to be expanding chip manufacturing and semiconductors in five different projects in Florida. As DeSantis noted in the statement this will help provide new work opportunities for the people in the state, while also creating the groundwork for strengthening the economic future through investing in industries that are in high demand and providing employees high salary positions.
However, following the announcement which was shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, many social media users were quick to point out that the money being used for these investments is part of the CHIPS and Science Act that was signed by Biden in August 2022. The bill was specifically focused on building up manufacturing in the United States and competing against China by promoting the development and production of semiconductors. At the time the White House had noted that only around 10 percent of the work supply of semiconductors was completed in the United States and that around 75 percent of the global supply was produced in East Asia.
Still, despite Biden’s role in this funding, DeSantis did not mention the President at all in his official statement or social media posts.
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