Florida's Governor DeSantis has been slammed for not highlighting that the federal government funded the money used for the first responders' bonus checks.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced $1,000 bonus checks that aim to reward Florida's first responders and recognize them for their dedicated public service.
Those bonus checks will go to the state's first responders, including firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and law enforcement officers at the municipal and county levels.
These funds that the Governor announced on Monday were made possible by the federal government's American Rescue Plan, which provides $350 billion to state, local, and tribal governments across the United States.
The aim of this ARP by the Biden Administration is to aid in response to and recovery from the pandemic, and Florida received $8.8 billion of that money.
During this announcement, Governor DeSantis did not disclose that the money he would be using came from President Joe Biden's plan, and many people on social media did not take this lightly.
Some people said that Republicans taking credit for something they voted against is not noble and that it makes no sense why they would omit that.
One Democrat user said any state that accepts and uses funds from the federal government should thank whoever the president is.
The DEO will administer these one-time recognition bonuses and will go to all those employed by the local government as of May 1, 2022.
Those who qualify will receive a check for slightly more than $1,000 in the mail to compensate for funds lost after taxation.