By: Diane Benjamin
The local political parties elected their leadership this week. The Republicans picked Connie Beard for a second term. Connie works in the private sector. The Republicans previous leader was John Parrott. He worked in the private sector.
The Democrats chose Nikita Richards. She works for the City of Bloomington. Their previous chairman was Erik Rankin. He works for ISU and is now running for a County office.
I don’t know enough about the Libertarians to include them.
Between the two parties, which one knows how an economy works? The ones making it work or the ones making rules for how it works?
We are largely ruled by Democrats because the Republicans are busy providing goods and services people want. Democrats use government to provide goods and services people don’t want and bill taxpayers. Need a list?
(You will know why the last one is included later today)
Republicans need to step up! Governing wouldn’t be a big deal if private sector types ran both cities. There wouldn’t be any “big” projects like the above, just essential services.
Remember when Nikita ran for County Clerk? She had a problem not mixing her campaign with her day job. I hope she doesn’t have to be watched daily. She posted this about how she spent yesterday – Thursday. Is she on vacation or still working for Bloomington? Did taxpayers pay her for this: