DeSantis and Haley’s MAGAnomics Agenda Sacrifices Working Iowa Families for the Top 1 Percent

While President Biden and Vice President Harris have been laser-focused on building the economy from the bottom up and middle out, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and the rest of the MAGA field have spent years pushing a failed trickle-down MAGAnomics agenda. If DeSantis, Haley, or any other ‘24 Republicans get the chance, they’ll devastate working Iowa families with their plans to raise costs on the middle class, gift tax handouts to the ultra-wealthy, abandon rural communities, and end Social Security and Medicare as we know them.

Here’s what you should know about DeSantis and Haley’s MAGAnomics agenda:

After pushing MAGAnomics in their own states for years, DeSantis and Haley are both running to extend Donald Trump’s tax scam that rigged the economy for the ultra-wealthy and largest corporations and skyrocketed the national debt. 

Haley on Trump’s tax scam: “Well, I think what I’d like to see is us go back to what Trump had under the tax cuts under him … I was there.”

Aiken Standard: “Gov.-elect Nikki Haley, who takes office next week, campaigned on eliminating the state’s corporate income tax.”

Orlando Sentinel: “Florida has long been a tax haven, but new trust laws enacted over the past three years friendly to the heirs of the Walmart fortune and other families will make the state even more accommodating to the uber-rich looking to hide wealth and avoid taxes for generations to come.”

Like Trump, both DeSantis and Haley are ready to make it harder for Iowans to retire with dignity by slashing Social Security and Medicare: 

Associated Press: “Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is proposing changes to entitlement programs for younger generations, opening the door to potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare if elected.”

Haley: “Any candidate that says they’re not going to touch entitlements, means that they’re basically going to go into office and leave America bankrupt. … We change retirement age to reflect life expectancy.”

CNN: “A CNN KFile review of comments from DeSantis’ 2012 congressional campaign found he repeatedly said he supported plans to replace Medicare with a system in which the government paid for partial costs of private plans or a traditional Medicare plan. In one interview with a local newspaper, DeSantis said he supported ‘the same thing’ for Social Security, citing the need for ‘market forces’ to restructure the program.”

Semafor: “During his time in Congress, meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voted for a series of budget resolutions crafted by the conservative Republican Study Committee that would have voucherized Medicare for new beneficiaries, slowed Social Security cost of living increases, and raised the retirement age for both programs.”

Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley have opposed critical agricultural and economic aid to rural communities – leaving small town America behind to line the pockets of the ultra-wealthy: 

2014: DeSantis voted against the 2014 farm bill, which extended crucial support to farmers by expanding federal crop insurance.

WLRN: “Agricultural industry left ‘perplexed’ over DeSantis’ $100m conservation veto”

Associated Press: “Governor Nikki Haley has vetoed a bill that would send $40 million in aid to South Carolina farmers. Haley called farmers a vocal industry who asked for more tax dollars to bail them out in her veto message Monday. The governor says farmers have plenty of options to pay for most of their losses and they shouldn’t get aid that was not available to all small businesses. … Hundreds of farmers have rallied at the Statehouse, saying federal aid was not enough to pay for the massive damage from October’s catastrophic floods. The deluge came after several months of drought wiped out another round of crops.”

CBS News: “As more Republicans give in, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states. ‘Not in South Carolina,’ Gov. Nikki Haley declared at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference. ‘We will not expand Medicaid on President Obama’s watch. We will not expand Medicaid ever.’