By: Diane Benjamin
In case you forgot, Tari Renner endorsed Daniel Biss a committed socialist for governor. https://blnnews.com/2017/09/05/tari-still-supporting-biss/
Jenn Carrillo and Jeff Crabill are democrat socialists. Many of the rest lean left, some farther than others.
Two socialist candidates have already announced they are running next April. It’s still really early but nobody in Bloomington is telling people the truth about socialism.
This country has thrown trillions of dollars at the War on Poverty since LBJ announced it. Around the same percent of people are still in poverty.
Obamacare didn’t solve healthcare? Food stamps aren’t feeding people? No surprise since government never solves problems, they create them.
Kelby Cumpston is one of the people who have announced they are running. He did this really slick video:
Kelby has been working in the community to help people who need it. That’s admirable, but now he wants government to do the work for him. He is a progressive and he wants to live in a Progressive City. That means socialism, government gets to buy votes with freebies and make everybody else pay for it. The people are permanently enslaved to government, the proof is generational welfare.
Socialism has NEVER worked anywhere. Why do some keep pushing it?
Cumpston wants to reform the police, he doesn’t say how. He helped pass the Public Safety and Community Review Board (PSCRB) that has heard very few cases against the police. He is pro-revitalizing downtown (how many more decades will that take Kelby?) and he wants a dog park.
He tried to get the Welcoming City Ordinance Passed. He’s against predatory lending practices. He thinks the west side is a food desert. Doesn’t Connect Transit run to the west-side Walmart Kelby?
Kelby is also for 100% renewable energy – he’s got wind turbines filled with oil in the background. He wants a comprehensive plan to fix the streets. Does he know Tari has promised to fix the streets for close to 8 years now? There is an $.08 a gallon local gas tax because of that promise and still few have been fixed. What’s your plan Kelby?
The video is very well made. It will fool a lot of voters, if they bother to vote. Most citizens don’t.
Right now he doesn’t have an opponent. Kelby is running for Scott Black’s seat since he isn’t running again.
Kelby is a really nice guy, I just don’t believe he realizes how destructive his policies are to both the people he wants to help and the people he wants to pay for it. Neither have any incentive to reach for individual liberation. One because if they earn more – more will be stolen by government, the other because if they earn more freebies get cut.
Government handouts create slaves. Socialism is easy to vote for, almost impossible to get out of. Anyone who calls for “progress” is a threat in more ways than one.
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy…”
We are here now. Since all politics is local, citizens need to pay attention and vote.