New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is spending his Thursday trolling President Donald Trump, by painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ in front of Trump Tower. Although, he is openly outspoken against the president’s policies he has no problem asking and practically begging for a $7.4 billion bailout for the city, due to what he says is the result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The New York City Mayor, who has called for defunding the NY police and whose city has seen a surge in crime, is angry that Trump has not given him the money he’s asked for, going as far as calling the President a ‘hypocrite.’
New York Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin actually pointed out that the hypocrite is actually de Blasio, not Trump.
“Fascinatingly ineffective, first of its kind strategy in progress by Mayor de Blasio: At the same time, he is both asking the President for a $7.4 Billion bailout while also trolling the President by painting this mural in front of Trump Tower in NYC,” said Zeldin on Twitter.
Zeldin is absolutely accurate. Residents in New York City are going to have to ask themselves if de Blasio’s progressive policies are worth it. In fact, I’ve already spoken to a number of friends who have either already left New York City, or who are planning to leave because of the quick and rapid deterioration of the city’s safety and security.
It’s not just Zeldin who’s calling out De Blasio, but law enforcement officials and many others, who have said his lack of leadership and policies have led to a surge in crime in the city. For example, over the weekend 11 people were killed in shooting incidents in two days. Moreover, there was 30 shootings with 10 homicides on Sunday alone. That is a staggering statistic.
Further, under de Blasio’s leadership, New York City police are leaving the force at an alarming rate. The reduction in law enforcement officers will only exacerbate the crime surge and put both civilian and police officers lives in danger.
NYPD statistics reveal that 179 officers of all ranks filed for retirement between June 29 and July 6. That is more than five times the 35 officers who did so during the same time frame last year and it is a reflection of the low morale officers in the NYPD are facing under de Blasio’s leadership.
For example, police officers stressed that the situation is endangering the lives of citizens. They noted that the 30 shootings that took place over the weekend actually victimized 48. Local news reports and a video posted on social media caught one horrific murder on-camera. It showed a man walking with his 6-year-old daughter and being gunned down on the street in broad daylight. He was holding his daughter’s hand and after he was shot the little girl ran off down the sidewalk shocked and appearing to be screaming.
The New York Post recently published that crime has exploded in the city since the disbanding of the city’s anti-crime unit of plainclothes cops. The city disbanded the unit on June 15, and there was three times as many shootings in the last two weeks of the month over the same period in 2019, as reported.
The police statistics show that during the time period after the anti-crime unit was removed there was more than a 205 percent increase in shootings in New York City, as reported.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has been openly critical of de Blasio and the surge of crime in the city that has not been witnessed since the early 90s.
Kerik stated on Twitter that the ‘Black Lives Matter’ organization is “founded by admitted Marxists, inspired by cop killing terrorist Joann Chesimard, has convicted terrorist Susan Rosenberg fund raising for them.” He pointed out that de Blasio’s support for the organization is a danger to NYC.
Kerik is right and de Blasio should be removed from office.
“Their slogans: pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon; the only good cop is a dead cop; yes @NYCMayor supports them,” he added in his tweet.
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Biden Administration Proposes Rule to Fortify Federal Bureaucracy Against Republican Presidency
In a strategic move, the Biden administration has unveiled a proposed rule aimed at reinforcing the left-leaning federal bureaucracy, potentially hindering future conservative policy implementations by Republican presidents. This move has raised concerns about the efficacy of democratic elections when a deep-seated bureaucracy remains largely unchanged, regardless of electoral outcomes.
Key points of the situation include:
Presidential Appointees vs. Career Bureaucrats: Of the 2.2 million federal civil workers, only 4,000 are presidential appointees. The vast majority, made up of career bureaucrats, continue in their roles from one administration to the next. This continuity is facilitated by rules that make it exceedingly difficult to discipline or replace them, resulting in a bureaucracy that tends to lean left politically.
Union Political Affiliation: A striking 95% of unionized federal employees who donate to political candidates support Democrats, according to Open Secrets, with only 5% favoring Republicans. This significant political skew among federal workers raises questions about the potential for political bias in the execution of government policies.
Obstructionism and Challenges for GOP Presidents: Some career bureaucrats have been accused of obstructing Republican presidents’ agendas, leading to policy delays and challenges. For example, during the Trump administration, career lawyers in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division declined to challenge Yale University’s discrimination against Asian American applicants, prompting Trump to seek legal counsel from other divisions. The case was subsequently dropped when Joe Biden took office.
Biden’s Countermeasures: President Biden has taken steps to protect the bureaucracy’s status quo. In October 2020, Trump issued an executive order aiming to reclassify federal workers who make policy as at-will employees, but Biden canceled it upon taking office.
Proposed Rule and Congressional Actions: The rule unveiled by the Biden administration seeks to further impede a president’s ability to reinstate Trump’s order. Additionally, some Democrats in Congress are pushing to eliminate the president’s authority to reclassify jobs entirely. This has been referred to as an attempt to “Trump-proof the federal workforce.”
Republican Candidates’ Pledge: GOP candidates such as President Donald J Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Ron DeSantis have pledged to address this issue. According to reports from Fox News, Ramaswamy has gone further, advocating for the elimination of half or more of civil service positions, emphasizing the need for accountability.
Debate on the Merit of the Civil Service: While Democrats and their media allies argue that civil service protects merit over patronage, critics contend that the system has evolved into a form of job security for federal workers with minimal accountability. Federal employees often receive higher salaries and more substantial benefits than their private-sector counterparts.
In summary, the Biden administration’s proposed rule and broader actions to protect the federal bureaucracy have sparked a debate over the role of career bureaucrats in shaping government policy.
Republican candidates are vowing to address these concerns, highlighting the need for accountability and ensuring that government agencies work in alignment with the elected president’s agenda. This ongoing debate raises important questions about the relationship between the bureaucracy and the democratic process in the United States.
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