Here's What Happens When You Let Dems Rule: Portland Loses Out BIG TIME
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the liberal agenda of defunding the police is wreaking havoc on businesses throughout the country. Nowhere is this more evident than in cities like Portland, Oregon, where Mayor Ted Wheeler has refused to help businesses deal with theft and other crimes.
Take Nike’s Northeast store, for example. The store has been closed for months due to rampant retail theft, and they asked Wheeler if the city could either pay to hire additional cops to patrol the area or pay off duty cops to do so. But Wheeler refused, citing the city’s “significant personnel constraint” as a result of the city’s “brush with defunding the police”—a ludicrous idea that Portland embraced in 2020.
It’s not just Nike that is feeling the effects of this reckless policy. Walmart recently announced that they are closing all remaining stores in Portland due to increased theft, and CEO Doug McMillon said that local law enforcement being “staffed and being a good partner is part of that equation”—but in Portland, they are neither.
This is a stark reminder of the dangers of the Democrat’s soft on crime policies. Businesses are being forced to shut down, jobs are being lost, and the public is being put at risk. This is why it’s so important that the GOP steps up and exposes the truth: that lawless Democrats are causing businesses to suffer.
The situation in Portland and other cities run by Democrats is a dire one. It’s time for the GOP to speak out against the lawlessness and push for policies that will keep businesses and citizens safe. We must make sure that the liberal agenda of defunding the police does not become the norm in America. It’s time to take a stand and protect our citizens and businesses from the consequences of the Democrat’s soft on crime policies.
This is what happens when you support blue policies and blue politics.