Beto O’Rourke has created a facade for himself. Positioning himself as neither for a political party or political ideology but for the common man. It only requires a quick look at his platform, support of far left ideas, and voting record to see that his core ideology is that of Socialism.
What happens when Beto’s ideas become policy and that policy affects you and yours. Beto’s platform is in line with the Democratic Socialist platform which is to increase taxes and expand government. Beto’s platform would strip away at Texans opportunities, rights, and liberties which would hurt minorities the most.
In one of the largest meta-analysis done on school choice it was found that school choice works. School choice allows parents especially those living in low-income areas who are confined to under performing schools in the district to take their children and place them in better performing schools of their choice. Public school teachers specifically those in Democrat cities send their children to private schools at 2-4 times the national average. If Democrats like Beto and public school teachers are so confident about the public school system, why not send their own children through? Why do they send their children to private schools with your tax dollars via their tax funded paychecks then tell you NO, your child shouldn’t be afforded the same opportunity.
The government’s monopoly on education has little to no accountability to parents. Economist Thomas Sowell outlined with facts, the benefits of school choice notably for minorities. His arguments still hold true forty years later. He brought up the point “in what harm would come in allowing parents to choose their child’s education over that of some distant bureaucrat.” To put it in perspective who knows what is best for your child, Beto or you?
Beto continuously boasts of not having received any Political Action Committee (PAC) money. What Beto never mentions is how for decades public sector unions like those of the teachers unions collected union fees by force. Which they funneled into influencing public policy. Usually in the form of Democratic policy and politicians. These same policies, politicians, and unions which in turn made subpar performance the standard not the exception at public schools. They placed teachers tenure over performance. It was government officials expanding the role of government by force. Beto rarely mentions his endorsement from teachers unions or that his wife championed for and directed a charter school. Beto’s voting record is inconsistent with his stance and proposed platform.
Beto had the opportunity to work with congress in achieving all four of the issues outlined in his economic platform. Beto voted NO to both the rollback on the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) and the GOP Tax Plan. Both which provided four million American workers thus far with bonuses, 401k hikes, raises, and most with pay increases. Those legislation’s along with a booming economy, and low unemployment is setting record lows for people of color. Record lows which haven’t been seen in decades. I personally had friends and family who received end of year bonuses upwards of $1,500.00 due to the new legislation. Beto wants economic policy “that encourage companies to focus on returning investments back to their consumer, their employees, and to the community” yet Beto voted NO to the policies that provided it.
According to the Hoover Institutions working paper titled The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Small Business. It was found that the Dodd-Frank Act reduced Cost & Industrial loans at large bank by nine percentage points and it was twice that at small banks. Hurting small banks and businesses the most. When it came time to “lower the barrier for entry for small business” Beto voted NO.
Beto said in his debate “we need a US senator that will stand up to this President where we must and work with him where we can.” Beto has already proved with his voting record, that he is the party of resist. Why should you believe that him as a US Senator will be any different.
Democrats like Beto continue to push for redistribution of wealth, more taxes, regulations, and restrictions despite its impact on their communities and constituents. Look at homeownership rates in Democrat vs Republican areas. Home ownership which is one of the most important steps for building wealth. The home ownership rates for people of color are higher in the south which is predominantly Republican, yet Democrats continue to over regulate and restrict housing growth affecting minorities the most.
When liberals like Beto and left leaning media continue to make misleading claims regarding African-Americans and police shootings, it only deepens the divide. Police departments all across the nation have lowered age requirements, are willing to overlook certain past law violations to include drug offenses, and have initiatives for recruiting more minorities. Part of the solution should be encouraging more people of color to join law enforcement not protest them with misleading claims.
People of Color
Beto argues “that America’s large prison population disproportionately comprised of people of color then we have something wrong.” Obama’s Father’s day remarks from June 2008. “We know the statistics – that children who grow up without a father are twenty times more likely to end up in prison.”
We have seen the continuous rise in out of wedlock births for Latinos, Hispanics, and African-Americans. Yet we still look to externalizations for the cause of the issues and not the home. We shouldn’t allow bad behavior to delve to the point where it becomes criminal activity and then wonder why people of color are being incarcerated in such high numbers.
Some of the worst run cities where large segments of the population are Hispanics, Latinos, and African-Americans living under horrible conditions have been under Democratic control for decades.
Beto has embraced far left ideology on multiple occasions from abolishing ICE (which is composed of 50% Latinos), to universal healthcare, gun control, and expanding government. If Texans want to chip away at their livelihood, liberties, rights, and property then Beto is the man for the job. Just don’t be upset when your taxes rise, government gets bigger, and you get smaller.