Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) gave his annual State of the State speech on Tuesday, touting the state's successes under his leadership and telling his audience, "You ain't seen nothing yet."
"As we used to do in the military, here’s the bluff — the bottom line up front: Florida is number one, and working together we will ensure that Florida remains the number one state in these United States,” he said to massive applause.
DeSantis said Florida is the fastest-growing state and has the most new business formations and economic growth among large states. More people are employed there than before the pandemic and it has the lowest per capita tax burden and debt while ranking first in tourism.
Crime is at an all-time low in the state and Florida is keeping people free from vaccine mandates and other restrictive measures, DeSantis said.
"But now’s not the time to rest on our laurels," he insisted. "We have the opportunity and indeed the responsibility to swing for the fences so that we can ensure Florida remains number one. Don’t worry about the chattering class, ignore all the background noise. Keep the compass set to true north.”
“We will stand strong. We will hold the line, we won’t back down, and I can promise you this, you ain’t seen nothing yet,” he concluded.