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Showing posts with label sick government. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

MSNBC's Maddow: Trump Administration Departures

Image result for turnoverIn March 2008, The Financial Post published an article about leadership: Company suffers when leaders abuse power. 

Authors Jennifer Newman and Darryl Grigg wrote a short and concise piece about corporate abuse or power and the deleterious effects of leadership failures and how the organization suffers. The following excerpt directly relates to the central focus of this post: organization turnover (highlighted text via The Pardu).
Leaders who use their power appropriately can motivate staff, inspire loyalty and commitment and push employees to aspire to greater achievement. In contrast, leaders who abuse their power bring down morale, create turnover, incur grievances and cost the company money in lost productivity. A third dynamic — leaders who avoid the use of the power they are entrusted with — can create confusion, anxiety and a sense of helplessness in staff.
While the March 2008 article related to the corporation, I suggest after many years in human resources management key points in the article also related to organizations on a universal basis.  

Question. Would you consider the federal (or state governments) forms of organizations? Don't bother to seek to dilute the question with constructs based on bias against the question. The question is straight-forward. Is a government a form of organization? The only answer is yes. If you thought to parse an answer, you should question your motive.   

Healthy organizations leverage a few competitive advantages against organizations which experience less success. The list is long but I offer a few:  
Competent leadership  
Great products or services 
Effective strategic planning and focus 
Stable turnover
Critical cash reserves 
               Excellent Customer Service
While each competitive advantage on our short list is critical to organization success they as a synergistic grouping will fail stockholders, employees, and customers if either advantage isn't leveraged towards goals and the good of the organization.  

The two major missions of the corporation are to maintain itself a viable business and return a profit (even the nonprofit).  Let's take those two missions to the realm of government or desired good government. 

Could our short list also apply to government?  Is good government attainable and sustainable if any of our short-list is absent everyday operations?  The question is rhetorical. 

Let's consider one very basic foundation in the list: "Turnover".  Notice we are skipping past "Effective Leadership".  Have you considered the turnover in the Trump Administration since January 20, 2017? After 16 months, how about a visit with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and her exemplary research and production team for an update on Trump's turnover. 

Do you see the root reality of Trumpism?  It has no basis required for effectiveness. Notice in this piece no references to dishonesty, lying manipulation and possible collusion with a foreign adversary to win an election.  We have offered a deep look at turnover as a contrasting reality to effective organizational performance.


Have you ever known turnover in government like we are seeing from, Trump?  

Is it possible to stretch our imagination to think in terms of Trump as an effective leader? 

The bottom line consideration. 

Are we living during a time of healthy federal governance? 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The World's Deadliest Man and Deadliest Legislators, Alive!!!!!!

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Who elected these people?

We live in troubled times.  The nation has worked its way back from certain financial Depression and economic collapse only to be faced with the outcomes of slick effective GOP maneuvering of the US voting populace.  

The GOP has attacked the Obama Administration from moments after the inauguration of January 20, 2009.  GOP obstruction and recalcitrance were quasi expected strategies.  No one of sane mind anticipated the RIGHT-WING big-money 'fat cat'  funded Tea Party.  Conservative moneyed Americans has unleashed a force in the GOP is as terminal as swimming in a stream of Piranhas.  The Tea Party is as dangerous to the national well-being of America equal to the horrors and dangers of Sarah Palin serving as Vice President.

The Tea Party was very successful in gaining House and Senate Seats in the 2010 Election; the GOP was happy.  Fast forward to July 2011 (with August 2, 2011 looming) and all glee seems to have faded to the reality of having hammered one's finger to a slab of granite.  

For sake of history, a avowed far-right Tax averse leader has emerged from the smoke of the settling Tea party: Grover Norquist an unelected leader of the GOP.  Norquist, his big money backers, and his 'No-Raise' Taxes Pledge is reaping havoc in the Us House or Representatives that is paralleled in US History.  The Untied States for the first time in the history of the country could default on it national obligations to creditors.  The impact across the nation could be catastrophic while impacting the middle class and poor to a much more severe degree than the wealth and well-to-do; they can absorb financial calamity for a short period.  The financial catastrophe could have far greater reach across all International markets.  Thus, the prospect of  a return to world-wide recession and that ever-present economic depression.

Before I move to a few archival links, I thought it might be good to paste a couple of passages from the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) website

Politicians often run for office saying they won't raise taxes, but then quickly turn their backs on the taxpayer. The idea of the Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing.....

Since its rollout with the endorsement of President Reagan in 1986, the pledge has become de rigeur for Republicans seeking office, and is a necessity for Democrats running in Republican districts.....
            Read more:

The Deadliest Man Alive

The Pledge
Taxpayer Protection Pledge    
I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ 
district of the) state of ______ and to the American 
people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts
to increase the marginal income tax rate for 
individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any 
net reduction or elimination of deductions and 
credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further 
reducing tax rates.  

 Various PLEDGES from ATR 
I. Federal Government



II. State Governors 

III. State Legislators Pledge

I recently heard a young street person say the following, "...sometime ya just gotta take it to em Raw".   Well, here is the list of Pledge signers 'in da raw".

The Deadliest Legislators Alive


AL-Sen Jeff Sessions (R)
AL-Sen Richard Shelby (R)
AL-01 Jo Bonner (R)
AL-02 Martha Roby (R)
AL-03 Mike Rogers (R)
AL-04 Robert Aderholt (R)
AL-05 Mo Brooks (R)
AL-06 Spencer Bachus (R)

AK-Sen Lisa Murkowski (I)*
AK-AL Don Young (R)

AZ-Sen Jon Kyl (R)
AZ-Sen John McCain (R)
AZ-01 Paul Gosar (R)
AZ-02 Trent Franks (R)
AZ-03 Ben Quayle (R)
AZ-05 David Schweikert (R)
AZ-06 Jeff Flake (R)

AR-Sen John Boozman (R)
AR-01 Rick Crawford (R)
AR-02 Tim Griffin (R)
AR-03 Steve Womack (R)

CA-02 Wally Herger (R)
CA-03 Dan Lungren (R)
CA-04 Tom McClintock (R)
CA-19 Jeff Denham (R)

CA-21 Devin Nunes (R)
CA-22 Kevin McCarthy (R)
CA-24 Elton Gallegly (R)
CA-25 Buck McKeon (R)
CA-26 David Dreier (R)
CA-40 Ed Royce (R)
CA-41 Jerry Lewis (R)
CA-42 Gary Miller (R)
CA-44 Ken Calvert (R)
CA-45 Mary Bono Mack (R)
CA-46 Dana Rohrabacher (R)
CA-48 John Campbell (R)
CA-49 Darrell Issa (R)
CA-50 Brian Bilbray (R)
CA-52 Duncan L. Hunter (R

CO-3 Scott Tipton (R) 
CO-04 Corey Gardner (R) 
CO-05 Doug Lamborn (R)
CO-06 Mike Coffman (R)




FL-Sen Marco Rubio (R)
FL-01 Jeff Miller (R)
FL-02 Steve Southerland (R)
FL-04 Ander Crenshaw (R)
FL-05 Richard Nugent (R)
FL-06 Cliff Stearns (R)
FL-07 John Mica (R)
FL-08 Daniel Webster (R)
FL-09 Gus Bilirakis (R)
FL-10 Bill Young (R)
FL-12 Dennis Ross (R)
FL-13 Vern Buchanan (R)
FL-14 Connie Mack (R)
FL-15 Bill Posey (R)

FL-16 Tom Rooney (R)
FL-18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
FL-21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R)
FL-22 Allen West (R)
FL-24 Sandy Adams (R)
FL-25 David Rivera (R)

GA-Sen Johnny Isakson (R)
GA-Sen Saxby Chambliss (R)
GA-01 Jack Kingston (R)
GA-03 Lynn Westmoreland (R)
GA-06 Tom Price (R)
GA-08 Austin Scott (R)
GA-09 Tom Graves (R)
GA-10 Paul Broun (R)
GA-11 Phil Gingrey (R) 

ID-Sen Mike Crapo (R)
ID-Sen James Risch (R)
ID-01 Raul Labrador (R)
ID-02 Michael Simpson (R)




IL-Sen Mark Kirk (R)
IL-06 Peter Roskam (R)
IL-08 Joe Walsh (R)
IL-10 Robert Dold (R)
IL-11 Adam Kinzinger (R)
IL-13 Judy Biggert (R)
IL-14 Randy Hultgren (R)
IL-15 Tim Johnson (R)
IL-16 Don Manzullo (R)
IL-17 Bobby Schilling (R)
IL-18 Aaron Schock (R)
IL-19 John Shimkus (R)

IN-Sen Dan Coats (R)
IN-03 Marlin Stutzman (R)
IN-04 Todd Rokita (R)
IN-05 Dan Burton (R)
IN-06 Mike Pence (R)
IN-08 Larry Buschon (R)
IN-09 Todd Young (R)

IA-04 Tom Latham (R)
IA-05 Steve King (R)




KS-Sen Jerry Moran (R)
KS-Sen Pat Roberts (R)
KS-01 Tim Huelskamp (R)
KS-02 Lynn Jenkins (R)
KS-04 Michael Pompeo (R)

KY-Sen Mitch McConnell (R)
KY-Sen Rand Paul (R)
KY-01 Ed Whitfield (R)
KY-02 Brett Guthrie (R)
KY-04 Geoff Davis (R)
KY-05 Hal Rogers (R)
KY-06 Ben Chandler (D)*

LA-Sen David Vitter (R)
LA-01 Steve Scalise (R)
LA-03 Jeffery Landry (R)
LA-04 John Fleming (R)
LA-05 Rodney Alexander (R)
LA-06 Bill Cassidy (R)
LA-07 Charles Boustany (R)


MD-01 Andy Harris (R)
MD-06 Roscoe Bartlett (R)
MA-Sen Scott Brown (R)
MI-01 Dan Benishek (R)
MI-02 Bill Huizenga (R)
MI-03 Justin Amash (R)
MI-04 Dave Camp (R)
MI-06 Fred Upton (R)
MI-07 Tim Walberg (R)
MI-08 Mike Rogers (R)
MI-10 Candice Miller (R)
MI-11 Thad McCotter (R)




MN-02 John Kline (R)
MN-03 Erik Paulsen (R)
MN-06 Michele Bachmann (R)
MN-08 Chip Cravaack (R)

MS-Sen Roger Wicker (R)
MS-01 Alan Nunnelee (R)
MS-03 Gregg Harper (R)
MS-04 Steven Palazzo (R)

MO-Sen Roy Blunt (R)
MO-02 Todd Akin (R)
MO-04 Vicky Hartzler (R)
MO-06 Sam Graves (R)
MO-07 Billy Long (R)
MO-08 Jo Ann Emerson (R)
MO-09 Blaine Luetkemeyer (R)

MT-AL Dennis Rehberg (R)
NE-Sen Mike Johanns (R)
NE-Sen Ben Nelson (D)
NE-01 Jeff Fortenberry (R)
NE-02 Lee Terry (R)
NE-03 Adrian Smith (R)

NV-Sen Dean Heller (R)
NV-03 Joe Heck (R)




NH-Sen Kelly Ayotte (R)
NH-01 Frank Guinta (R)
NH-02 Charlie Bass (R)

NJ-01 Robert Andrews (D)
NJ-02 Frank LoBiondo (R)
NJ-03 Jon Runyan (R)
NJ-04 Chris Smith (R)
NJ-05 Scott Garrett (R)
NJ-07 Leonard Lance (R)
NJ-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen (R)
NM-02 Steve Pearce (R)


NY-03 Peter King (R)
NY-13 Michael Grimm (R)
NY-19 Nan Hayworth (R)
NY-20 Chris Gibson (R)
NY-25 Ann Marie Buerkle (R)
NY-29 Tom Reed (R)

NC-Sen Richard Burr (R)
NC-02 Renee Ellmers (R)
NC-03 Walter Jones Jr. (R)
NC-05 Virginia Foxx (R)
NC-06 Howard Coble (R)
NC-09 Sue Myrick (R)
NC-10 Patrick McHenry (R)
ND-AL Rick Berg (R) 




OH-Sen Rob Portman (R)
OH-01 Steve Chabot (R)
OH-02 Jean Schmidt (R)
OH-03 Mike Turner (R)
OH-04 Jim Jordan (R)
OH-05 Bob Latta (R)
OH-06 Bill Johnson (R)
OH-07 Steve Austria (R)

OH-08 John Boehner (R)
OH-12 Pat Tiberi (R)
OH-14 Steve LaTourette (R)
OH-15 Steve Stivers (R)
OH-16 James Renacci (R)
OH-18 Bob Gibbs (R)

OK-Sen Tom Coburn (R)
OK-Sen Jim Inhofe (R)
OK-01 John Sullivan (R)
OK-03 Frank Lucas (R)
OK-04 Tom Cole (R)
OK-05 James Lankford (R)
OR-02 Greg Walden (R)


PA-Sen Pat Toomey (R)
PA-03 Mike Kelly (R)
PA-05 Glenn Thompson (R)
PA-06 Jim Gerlach (R)
PA-07 Pat Meehan (R)
PA-08 Michael Fitzpatrick (R)
PA-09 Bill Shuster (R)
PA-10 Thomas Marino (R)
PA-11 Lou Barletta (R)
PA-15 Charlie Dent (R)
PA-16 Joseph Pitts (R)
PA-18 Tim Murphy (R)
Table CellSC-Sen Jim DeMint (R)
SC-Sen Lindsey Graham (R)
SC-01 Tim Scott (R)
SC-02 Joe Wilson (R)
SC-03 Jeff Duncan (R)
SC-04 Trey Gowdy (R)
SC-05 Mick Mulvaney (R)

SD-Sen John Thune (R) 
SD-AL Kristi Noem (R)




TN-Sen Bob Corker (R)

TN-Sen Lamar Alexander (R)
TN-01 Phil Roe (R)
TN-02 John Duncan (R)
TN-03 Chuck Fleischman (R)
TN-04 Scott DesJarlais (R)
TN-06 Diane Black (R)
TN-07 Marsha Blackburn (R)
TN-08 Stephen Fincher (R)

TX-Sen John Cornyn (R)
TX-Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)
TX-01 Louie Gohmert (R)
TX-02 Ted Poe (R)
TX-03 Sam Johnson (R)
TX-04 Ralph Hall (R)
TX-05 Jeb Hensarling (R)
TX-06 Joe Barton (R)
TX-07 John Culberson (R)
TX-08 Kevin Brady (R)
TX-10 Michael McCaul (R)
TX-11 Mike Conaway (R)
TX-12 Kay Granger (R)
TX-13 Mac Thornberry (R)
TX-14 Ron Paul (R)
TX-17 Bill Flores (R)
TX-19 Randy Neugebauer (R)
TX-21 Lamar Smith (R)
TX-22 Pete Olson (R)
TX-23 Francisco Canseco (R)
TX-24 Kenny Marchant (R)
TX-26 Michael Burgess (R)
TX-31 John Carter (R)
TX-32 Pete Sessions (RTable Cell
TabUT-Sen Michael Lee (R)
UT-Sen Orrin Hatch (R)
UT-01 Rob Bishop (R)
UT-03 Jason Chaffetz (R) le Cell




VA-02 Scott Rigell (R)
VA-04 Randy Forbes (R)
VA-05 Robert Hurt (R)
VA-06 Bob Goodlatte (R)
VA-07 Eric Cantor (R)
VA-09 H. Morgan Griffith (R)

WA-03 Jaime Herrera (R)
WA-04 Doc Hastings (R)
WA-05 Cathy McMorris (R)
WA-08 Dave Reichert (

WV-01 David McKinley (R)
WV-02 Shelley Moore Capito (R)



WI-Sen Ron Johnson (R)
WI-01 Paul Ryan (R)
WI-05 Jim Sensenbrenner (R)
WI-06 Tom Petri (R)
WI-07 Sean Duffy (R)
WI-08 Reid Ribble (R)

WY-Sen Mike Enzi (R) 
WY-AL Cynthia Lummis (R) 

7 GOP U.S. House NonPledge Signers:

7 GOP U.S. Senate Pledge 

NY-24 Richard Hanna
GA-07 Rob Woodall
PA-19 Todd Russell Platts
VA-01 Rob Wittman
VA-10 Frank Wolf
KS-03 Kevin Yoder
TX-27 Blake Farenthold

IN-Sen Richard Lugar
IA-Sen Charles Grassley
ME- Sen Olympia Snowe
ME- Sen Susan Collins
MS-Sen Thad Cochran
WY- Sen John Barrasso
ND-Sen John Hoeven

As I perused the list, I noticed a few names that really stand out. One in particular is the 'vaseline' shining John McCain..nothing will stick with that guy.

As of July 27, 2011, he was using Lords of the Rings metaphors to describe the Tea Party (and others who refuse to compromise on the debt ceiling.budget cudgel).  He accomplished his Senate Floor speech with much bravado and machismo, only to be completely bent-down and thrashed by the 'tad-pole pool shallow' Sean Hannity of FOX News.  In another shameful episode, the federal official who is third in-line for the ascendancy to the Presidency, contacts Rush Limbaugh for approval of his financial plan for the nation.  The same GOP Leader (Limbaugh, also received an 'on-his'kness' call from GOP presidential 'wanna-be' .Newt Gingrich. after he spoke the truth about Paul Ryans, 'Path to Poverty for The Nations' Elderly'.

So, we have a Pledge to protect the earnings of the well-to-do and the mega 'rich'. We have elected republicans demurring to radio and television personalities.  We have a cancer in the previously ill GOP: the Tea Party.  We have corporations and other organizations that have the privilege of unlimited political campaign sponsorship.  The ultimate disgust? We have significant numbers of US citizens who see no harm in the path our nation is following.

America the Beautiful....