Sunday, June 28, 2009

Holding Democrats Accountable

Unfortunately for Omahans, the Democrats are now in charge of city government. Historically, what that has meant is higher taxes, bloated bureaucracies, and economic stagnation. Every move thus far from newly-elected Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle demonstrates that the Democrats intend to follow history.

Thankfully, Republicans are not standing by waiting for the Democrats to run Omaha into the ground. Today we learned that Republican Jim Vokal has created an organization called OMAPAC that will hold Suttle and his Democratic administration accountable.

Once again--where's Tom White on Omaha's future? Partisan White was elected ("serves" is a stretch given his lackluster attendance last session) to represent an Omaha district, and he has told Democratic activists that he's mulling a bid for Congress, i.e., to represent Omaha's interests in Washington DC. Does he support Suttle's plans for tax increases for Omahans?

Leadership is more than having your staff create a web site and sponsoring politically-motivated legislation that was going no where from the start.

1 comment:

  1. Mark,

    I am thinking there has been a takeover of both the 1st and 2nd District by Dems and it's just a matter of time before they take over the House seats. The 3rd is still a Republican stronghold but it is being whittled away slowly.