PODCAST: How Do Democrats Manage?
As a long-time management consultant who has worked with a wide range of companies around the world, I have been considering how well Democrats manage at the municipal, county, state, and Congressional levels. Aside from giving away benefits in order to buy votes, they have not impressed me. I therefore beg the question…
WHAT DO THE DEMOCRATS DO FOR YOU?
1. As Mayors and city/town councils – Democrats command the lion’s share of urban areas across the United States. One of the more controversial subjects they embrace is “sanctuary cities” which is intended to provide a safety zone for illegal immigrants from prosecution. They even go so far as to not cooperate with federal officials concerned with capturing illegals and returning them to their country of origin. Democrats claim they want to provide a safety zone for such people so they can enjoy the social, medical, and educational benefits of America, thereby grooming them for future voters. To this end, policies have been introduced to prevent local police and other city workers from asking about a person’s immigration status.
Today, cities run by the Democrats foster a culture conducive to protests, rioting and vandalism. Such turmoil puts the safety of citizens in jeopardy, as well as local businesses. One side-effect from such a culture is the rise of gun violence in inner cities, the likes of which we haven’t seen before. Quite frankly, there couldn’t be a better time for being a criminal. All of this implies Democrats are anti-safety, anti-business, and anti-law and order, which I translate into un-American.
2. As county officials – Democrats are trying desperately to introduce the concept of “regionalism” which, in a nutshell, looks to create metropolitan governments spanning multiple counties. For example, in the Tampa Bay area, it is concerned with combining Hillsborough County with Pinellas, and possibly more, such as Manatee, Pasco, and Sarasota. In California, the Bay area region could involve San Francisco, Oakland, and Sonoma County. In Western New York, it might mean combining Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Jamestown. In southwest Ohio, it would include Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. This is a concept that has been tested in Europe (such as in the Basque area between Spain and France).
By creating such regions, they are creating another layer of government bureaucracy and taxes. Translation: more big government that will usurp the power of municipalities and counties. Under this scenario, the ideal progressive power structure would appear as:
Global > Federal > State > Region > County > Municipal
Whereas globalization represents a threat to the authority of federal and state governments, regionalism will do likewise to counties and municipalities. The real intent is to increase political power by reshaping the structure of government. Basically, it negates the need for legal and long-standing geographical boundaries, even going so far as to cross state lines.
3. As Governors – Democrats do not have a stellar record for managing their states. To illustrate, for many years the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, reported the financial stability of the fifty states, plus Puerto Rico and Guam. The report considered debt and financial obligations, as well as state pension programs and health care benefits. The last report was in 2018. At that time, the Top 10 best run states were predominantly Republican:
#1 – Nebraska (R)
#2 – South Dakota (R)
#3 – Tennessee (R)
#4 – Florida (R)
#5 – Oklahoma (R)
#6 – Wyoming (R)
#7 – Idaho (R)
#8 – Utah (R)
#9 – North Carolina – (Democrat Governor, Republican Assembly)
#10 – Nevada – (D)
The Bottom 10 states were predominantly Democrat:
#41 – New York (D)
#42 – California (D)
#43 – West Virginia (D)
#44 – Delaware (D)
#45 – New Mexico (D)
#46 – Kentucky – (Democrat Governor, Republican Assembly)
#47 – Massachusetts (D)
#48 – New Jersey (D)
#49 – Connecticut (D)
#50 – Illinois (D)
It appears financial success in state governments is not by accident, but by responsible economic policies. Not surprising, the Bottom 10 have higher taxes which is ultimately causing people and businesses to flee their states as economic refugees.
All of this demonstrates the incompetence of Democrat Governors as managers.
4. Congress – not surprising, Congress is gridlocked. House Democrats spurn the label of “do nothing” as they point to the legislation they have passed, all of which they knew wouldn’t pass in the Senate chamber. This implies their bills were designed more for political purposes than anything else.
This leaves them plenty of time to root on their Democrat constituents back home. It has now become obvious the Democrats at the municipal level are getting their marching orders from their Congressional leaders.
I personally find it amusing to see Democrats try to deceive the American public. To illustrate, following a recent night of violence in Portland, where local authorities declared it a riot, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D NY-10) told a reporter, the violence is a “myth that’s being spread only in Washington DC.” How he says this with a straight face is beyond me.
So, as managers, Democrats do not rate very well. Instead of taking steps to correct the violence and destruction, they would rather put the welfare of their citizens and businesses in jeopardy, all for political purposes. They also spurn the rule of law, all for political purposes as well. As a result, they are driving people and businesses away who no longer want to experience their madness.
This is the Democrat Party of 2020. No wonder their symbol is the jackass.
Keep the Faith!
P.S. – Also, I have a NEW book, “Before You Vote: Know How Your Government Works”, What American youth should know about government, available in Printed, PDF and eBook form. This is the perfect gift for youth!
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