Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Acknowledges State’s Unemployment System Was Built With ‘Pointless Roadblocks’ To Pay Out ‘Least Number Of Claims’
Gov. DeSantis is acknowledging for the first time that the state unemployment system was deliberately designed to frustrate people, making it so difficult for them to apply for benefits that they would give up and just not get paid.
The revelation came during DeSantis’ one-on-one with CBS4’s Jim DeFede, which was the governor’s first sit-down interview since the pandemic started.
Direct Quotes from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis:
“I mean having studied how it was internally constructed, I think the goal was for whoever designed, it was, ‘Let’s put as many kind of pointless roadblocks along the way, so people just say, oh, the hell with it, I’m not going to do that.”
“It was definitely done in a way to lead to the least number of claims being paid out.”
“But I think going forward, I want all our systems, including unemployment, to be user friendly. And it was not user friendly.”
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Exclusive: Gov. Ron DeSantis Acknowledges State’s Unemployment System
Was Built With ‘Pointless Roadblocks’ To Pay Out ‘Least Number Of Claims’
Exclusive: Gov. Ron DeSantis Discusses State’s Unemployment System
CBS4’s Jim DeFede went one-on-one with the governor, who was giving his first formal interview since the pandemic began