The failures of liberalism. Liberals are so smug about how smart they are. When they govern, they fail. We Michiganders are seeing an end to the failing Granholm administration. We also have been piled on with the failing Obama administration. Even worse, Detroiters really suffered living through not only Granholm but also the incredibly corrupt Kwame Kilpatrick.
Liberal Democrats live like kings and queens yet mainstream America is truly suffering. Obama takes a vacation a month costing us taxpayers millions. His trip in Hawaii will cost well over $1 million. This is someone who claims to be his brother’s keeper.
Despite any news to the contrary, the country is still in a recession, which started during the Bush administration. It began however when Democrats were controlling Congress and has worsened since Obama took office. Unemployment is at its highest rates since The Great Depression. There were nearly three million foreclosures in 2009. Those shovel-ready jobs, which Obama promised, never existed. Obama said he was going to focus on jobs and the economy at least six times in the past year; I’d hate to meet his ophthalmologist.
Obama’s former auto czar, Steven Rattner, was ordered to pay $10 million for his illegal involvement with New York State pension funds. Rattner was previously fined $6 million from the SEC. Imagine how much this liberal from Obama’s honest and transparent administration stole since he was ordered to pay $16 million in restitution?
Another disappointing beacon of liberalism is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was absolutely feckless tackling the snowstorm this past week in New York. The Big Apple did get hammered with nearly two feet of snow but so did dozens of other cities along the Eastern Seaboard. Those areas weren’t paralyzed for four days as New York was.
It is Bloomberg’s job to see that primary services are functional. But Bloomberg, being an avowed liberal, is more committed to banning smoking in public and ordering restaurants to reduce salt intake to their customers instead of removing snow.
Then reports circulated that the reason the streets weren’t getting plowed is that the sanitation workers were staging their internal protest due to budget cuts and demotions. The workers allegedly weren’t working as diligently as required. This demonstration by the sanitation workers is unconscionable. A newborn baby and an elderly woman died because EMS crews couldn’t get to the destinations due to the unplowed streets to save these victims.
If Bloomberg wanted to save his tarnished reputation, he would order an immediate investigation regarding the protest of the sanitation workers and follow through with prosecutions and dismissals. If he had any brains, he wouldn’t seek reelection.
Republicans aren’t necessarily economic gurus. Michigan elected Republican Governor Snyder because he wasn’t a career politician. He won because he was a successful businessman. The voters wanted someone to take control and make good business decisions. Liberal elites like Obama and Granholm have no business savvy but pretend to have all the answers. Their arrogance only contributes to their downfall.