TALLAHASSEE, Florida (LifeSiteNews) — Unlike many politicians who seem to have vastly enriched themselves after entering public service, Florida firebrand Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is just an ordinary American, financial disclosures suggest.
Business Insider reported the 43-year-old’s net worth is just $318,986.99, according to a financial disclosure filed last week with Florida’s Division of Elections as part of the governor’s re-election campaign documents.
The outlet added that according to the disclosures, the Catholic father of three “doesn’t trade stocks, still has $21,284.92 in student loans, and doesn’t own property.”
Gov. DeSantis, who is 43, still has over $21,000 in student loans. He doesn’t trade individual stocks. His net worth is $318,987, far lower than many top politicians and if he runs for president he may clock in at the lowest net worth in a crowded field. pic.twitter.com/EI54GkOT4H
— Kimberly Leonard (@leonardkl) June 14, 2022
DeSantis, who has generated widespread support among conservatives for fighting liberty-crushing COVID-19 measures, backing law enforcement, limiting abortion, working to uproot radical ideologies from the classroom, opposing the chemical and genital mutilation of children, and working to strip back Chinese Communist Party influence in his state, listed his annual governor’s wages of $134,181 as his only income.
That’s a nearly $40,000 annual pay cut from his former salary of $174,000, which he earned while serving in the U.S. House from 2013 to 2018, representing Florida’s 6th District, Insider reported.
The WHO Pandemic Treaty looks set to be one of the biggest power-grabs in living memory, with unelected globalists seeking the power to declare pandemics, and then control your country's response.
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The past two years have been rife with infringements on personal liberties and civil rights by national governments, but now the World Health Organization is seeking to appropriate those same abusive powers to itself at a global level.
194 member states representing 99% of the world's population are expected to sign pandemic treaties with the WHO that would allow Tedros, or any future Director General, to dictate exactly how your nation would respond to a new disease outbreak which they consider a pandemic.
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Ludicrously, 20 world leaders calling for the treaty, including Tedros, Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron, compared the post-Covid world to the post-WWII period, saying similar co-operation is now needed to "dispel the temptations of isolationism and nationalism, and to address the challenges that could only be achieved together in the spirit of solidarity and co-operation - namely peace, prosperity, health and security."
Australian PM Scott Morrison is the latest leader to express support for a “pandemic treaty”.
The stated intention of the WHO is to “kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”
The wheels are already in motion, with the Biden administration officially proposing the initial steps towards handing global pandemic control to the WHO.
Biden's representatives have submitted amendments to the WHO's International Health Regulations (IHR), which would give the Director General the right to declare health emergencies in any nation, even when disputed by the country in question.
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The ball has been rolling since the last World Health Assembly meeting in December, where the United States launched negotiations "on a new international health instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response," a U.S. statement read.
"This momentous step represents our collective responsibility to work together to advance health security and to make the global health system stronger and more responsive.
"We look forward to broad and deep negotiations using a whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach that will strengthen the international legal framework for public health/pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response and enable us to address issues of equity, accountability, and multisectoral collaboration evident in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Meanwhile, according to St. Johns County property records, DeSantis sold his home in Ponte Vedra Beach in March 2019 for $460,000, Fox 35 reported. He and his wife and three children currently live in the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, and reportedly own no other properties.
Raised by working class parents, DeSantis had served in the U.S. Navy after earning degrees at Yale University and Harvard Law School. Despite his Ivy League credentials, however, according to Insider, he “appears to hold fewer dollars personally than anyone else running for Florida governor.”
Democratic challenger Charlie Crist’s reported net worth of $2 million far outpaces the current governor’s modest financial holdings. Likewise, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, another Democratic contender for the governorship, listed her 2020 net worth at just shy of $1 million, according to the Capitolist.
Meanwhile, Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, DeSantis’ gubernatorial predecessor, is reportedly “the wealthiest person in Congress,” having cofounded two healthcare companies and brought in huge earnings as a venture capitalist.
DeSantis’ unassuming financial disclosures draw a sharp distinction between the popular Republican governor and many other politicians, some of whom have entered politics with modest incomes only to acquire massive wealth after taking office.
Current U.S. President Joe Biden once joked he was the “poorest man in Congress” while serving as vice president to former President Barack Obama. However, according to Forbes estimates, Biden and his wife today hold a net worth of around $9 million, Insider pointed out.
DeSantis’ modest finances aren’t the only factors that set him apart from other politicians.
A pro-life Catholic who has been married to his wife for 12 years, DeSantis also has family members who have entered the religious life.
Father Philip Rogers, who serves as pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Boardman, Ohio, is DeSantis’ uncle on his mother’s side.
A maternal aunt, Sr. Regina Rogers, OSU, currently serves as the General Superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, Ohio.
After his wife Casey’s breast cancer diagnosis late last year (the Florida First Lady has since undergone chemotherapy and is reportedly cancer-free), DeSantis told reporters, “I have faith in God. I have faith in her. And I do have faith in the power of prayer.”