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Economic Idiocy...Gillum Style

 By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

"Gillum is an unabashed champion of his party's most progressive ideas...including things like Medicare-for-all single payer health system, abolishing the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and impeaching President Donald Trump."  - The Sun-Sentinel, Broward County's main newspaper

Let me start off by saying I love Florida. I've lived here most of my life and I wouldn't live anyplace else. I love the laid back lifestyle, the weather, the beaches, the Keys, Disney World...I absolutely love Disney World especially at Christmas time...and the fact that for the most part Florida is construction, new business, a thriving economy, and a sense that come winter we are the envy of the nation. Sure we at times get hurricanes but most times we don't...Florida is paradise found for most of we Floridians.

And let me also say up front that we Floridians, including most moderate Democrats, do not want our state turned into a Venezuelan socialist-style hell-hole which is the ultimate goal of Tallahassee mayor and now Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.* A self-described progressive and an avowed socialist in the style of Bernie Sanders...who has endorsed him...Andrew Gillum is also endorsed and funded by the likes of George Soros, and has the 'thumbs up' of the entire uber far left wing of the Democrat party. And dare we not forget the 'gimmee-gimmee you owe me sorts' who already have their hands out for all Gillum's promised “free stuff.”

Now playing the race card...a typical liberal maneuver when the issues are deliberately ignored and relegated to the back burner...has Gillum and his supporters clamoring to paint his now Republican opponent Congressman Ron DeSantis...whom I totally a racist with a specific agenda in mind, as in to send out a "racist dog whistle" to 'supposed' fellow Florida Republican racists to let them know that Gillum being black is not someone we want heading our state.

“The last thing we need to do is to 'monkey this up' by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases bankrupting the state. That is not going to work.” So said Ron DeSantis the day after the primary, and anyone with even one working brain cell knows well that DeSantis was referring to Gillum's socialist platform and that as governor Gillum would “monkey up” in destroy...Florida's thriving economy, and not to his being black. But with the left being what it is and with the media in their pocket, together they made a huge ruckus over nothing except to those who see the color of their skin as all that defines them.

And Miami-native Andrew Gillum's and his supporters rhetoric in trying to turn the governor's race into a black man v. yet another (supposedly) wealthy white man, shows all that it's his blackness alone that defines Gillum, never mind that as mayor of Tallahassee...Florida's capital city...his record of governance is quite dismal. In fact, President Trump in a tweet described Andrew Gillum as “a failed Socialist Mayor who has allowed crime & many other problems to flourish in his city. This is not what Florida wants or needs!”

And how right President Trump is for Gillum's sorry record as Tallahassee's mayor speaks for itself.

Let's look at but a few crime statistics since Andrew Gillum started his mayorship in November 2014:

  • Tallahassee, which is almost 39% black, is now ranked as the most dangerous city in all of Florida with more violent crimes happening in Tallahassee than in any of the other 21 metro areas of Florida that the F.B.I. keeps statistics in 767 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, which is well above the state's rate of 461.9 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.
  • Someones chance of becoming a victim of either a violent or property crime in Tallahassee now stands at being one in 14, with more than 97% of all Florida communities having a lower crime rate than Tallahassee.
  • Leon County, where Tallahassee is located also has the highest crime rate in the state.

And this man who is vehemently against our 'Stand Your Ground Laws' and who can't even bring his city under control of course wants to abolish I.C.E. And this man who while constantly talking about or bringing up race says, “I want to make sure that we don’t racialize and frankly weaponize race as a part of this process,” this very man wants to be Florida's next governor...I surely think not.

But what of Andrew Gillum's platform...a true unabashed socialist platform...economic idiocy I call it...idiocy to such a degree that it could, within a very short period of time, bankrupt our state and see corporations and business running off to set-up shop in other states...more on that in a bit. Saying that his platform throughout the upcoming campaign will focus on issues like health care, investing in public education and clean energy, criminal-justice and gun reform...including the placing of strict restrictions on assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines...Gillum also stated that he wants to “financially empower” the low-and middle-class, and welcome even more Syrian refugees and “undocumented workers”...illegals...into his city than there already are.

Translation: medicare for all; guns for no one; even more liberal indoctrination in our public schools; mosques on the rise; a $15-per-hour minimum wage; and raising both corporate and personal taxes across the board to give to the “gimmee-gimmees” in exchange for their votes.

A true progressive in every sense of the word, Gillum is a proponent of making Florida a sanctuary state. In fact, back in January 2017, Gillum introduced the Campaign to Defend Local Solutions, a movement formed to fight state preemption (in this case wanting the invalidation of state laws that conflict with local laws) when states rescind specific or broad powers from local governments. In other words, Gillum wanted to overrule certain Constitutionally defined states rights by shifting around the relationship between the state and cities, which would create chaos if each local government was afford the chance to do as they so choose.

And who did this appeal to...those on the left clamoring for even more sanctuary cities and more immigrant rights...translation: to garner their votes; those 'supposedly' fighting poverty...translation: increasing “freebies and handouts” again in exchange for votes; those not understanding the true concept of civil rights as per the Constitution; the gun control folks who still don't get that guns do not kill people, people kill people; and Gillum's fellow tree huggers and climate control's nothing but the 'weather'...period.

In fact, this past February, Andrew Gillum took on Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran over “sanctuary city” preemption. HB 9/SB308 basically defined and prohibited sanctuary policies and required repeal of any sanctuary policy in effect within 90 days, as well as requiring both state and local governmental entities together with law enforcement agencies to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. And of course hypocrite that Gillum is...Gillum the very man who claimed he wants more power on the local level...opposed this bill no matter that I.C.E. announced that they had made a deal with 17 local Florida sheriffs that would have allowed county jails to hold “undocumented immigrants”...illegal aliens...who were arrested on local charges in custody until they could be transferred to I.C.E.

Local power but not for the reason Andrew Gillum wanted.

And so the bill failed...a bill that would have protected we Floridians and put us before illegals...saw one of the reasons why it failed being that Andrew Gillum...the very man who as the mayor of Florida's most crime ridden city...gathered up his band of vocal in-your-face miscreants, trouble makers, and bleeding heart liberals, and actively worked to stop it from passing.

Mission accomplished for the man who champions illegals and to hell with the safety of the rest of we Floridians.

And regarding economics itself, Andrew Gillum has no clue whatsoever how successful economic policies work as these statistics alone show how Tallahassee is so not thriving as some like to claim. For example, Tallahassee's property rate has risen to 22.4%; it's unemployment rate is now over 5.3%; and the recent job growth rate is at -0.7%. And while in August, Tallahassee had a very slight economic upturn after an exceedingly long economic decline, economies in general tend to see a minor bump even though nothing of substance exists to stimulate or sustain it. Tallahassee's generally poor economy should not be the model for the state nor are these anything but great statistics for a major city's mayor wanting to be governor.

Nor is Gillum's economic platform...a platform which includes the raising of Florida’s corporate tax rate by more than 40% from today's 5.5% to a rate sure to see major corporations exiting Florida en-mass...which in turn will cause many to lose their jobs as well as seeing Florida becoming the “high tax capital of the South for businesses.”

And logic itself would then dictate that for corporations and businesses that do stay and pay the higher tax rate seeing that raise in their taxes being passed on to the consumer via increased prices for goods and services or cause state taxes themselves to be raised...economic idiocy I'd say. And not only does this goes directly against Gov. Rick Scott (R), who has approved a tax cut every year of his governorship, but it also discourages new businesses from opening here in Florida for what one day affects only big corporations and businesses the next day could affect “mom and pop” businesses.

Simply, Andrew Gillum, the man who said, "Being a low-tax state isn’t as big a plus as some people argue..." and who wants to funnel monies garnered from his increasing the corporate tax rate into expanding Medicaid (more “free stuff”) and guaranteeing teachers unions (big supporters of and contributors to his campaign) that the starting salary level for teachers will be $50,000...clearly does not understand Economics in tax cuts drive economic growth, raising taxes does not.

And like with the policies of Governor Rick Scott, Andrew Gillum's proposed economic policies are also in direct contrast to those of his Republican opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis...a military veteran endorsed by President Trump...a man who clearly understands that a reduction in both corporate taxes and regulations would help make Florida even more business friendly than it already is.

But while economic issues coupled with the issue of illegal immigration...and again the fact that Andrew Gillum wants to make Florida a sanctuary state...will be front and center in this November's gubernatorial race, something that should be taken into account when we cast our vote must be both the moral and ethical character of each candidate.

And on both those accounts Andrew Gillum is neither moral nor ethical (in my opinion). Gillum is the man who after the Parkland school shooting saw that situation as an opportunity to push forward his political anti-gun and in a way anti-police agenda, and who while knowing that certain local gun restrictions are illegal under Florida law still asked Florida cities to pass illegal gun ordinances...ordinances that violated the state’s preemption of the issue. And this led some to claim that Gillum was suggesting that politicians commit acts of "municipal civil disobedience." Was that it playing to the liberal anti-gun folks to garner votes...absolutely.

Then there's the fact that there remains an ongoing F.B.I. investigation into corruption in the Tallahassee government, coupled with Gillum pulling a “Hillary” when back in August 2017, he was caught using a city-purchased through the mayor's office email system and software to send out his campaign-related emails and messages. Apologizing and paying back the city for the software was but a slap on the wrist, if even that, for in today's politically correct world, Tallahassee's Democrat black mayor running to be Florida's first black governor knew well that he would never really be called to task.

And so the man who said of President Trump during his campaigning that, “We've got a crazy man in the White House. Not only is he a danger to the country and the world, he is a danger to himself,” thinks he's got what it takes to be Florida's next governor. Well guess what...he doesn't. This champion of illegals and the criminal sorts, this socialist whose economic policies border on true economic idiocy, screwed up Tallahassee...we sure don't need him and his cronies screwing up the entirety of our state as well.

Copyright @ 2018 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.


* While most governors do not get involved in foreign policy per se, due to the nature of this all-important upcoming midterm election, Gillum's foreign policy stances, especially in regards to our ally Israel, might be of major concern to many. Click: GOP Email Blast Slams Gillum's Alleged Israel Stance and Email insights: RGA says Andrew Gillum ‘too radical for Florida’ as these articles will give you some insight into the man who sides with the Palestinians.

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For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOT partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article The Mainstream Media Monkeys Up Racism.

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