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Why I’m Not a Conservative

dmiller453 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 7:11 AM
For several years I served as Chair of the Private Industry Council in both Missouri and Maryland. When I assumed those positions, I found tremendously bureacratic organizations at the County and State level that were more interested in "numbers served" than actual outcomes. I worked very hard to personalize the programs to the individual so that we could see positive outcomes one by one by one. The members of our Private Industry Council got the message. We suggested and we successful in making several changes at the local level in the County government personnel. While the overall statistics for the programs may not reflect positive outcomes, many of the local programs have been successful.
R.3 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 11:21 AM
The governor of Md. uses what is called StateStat. A tremendous amount of time that could be spent dealing with the "numbers served" is now being taken up to feed the StateStat monster. Our databases are now coupled with programs that make the collection of information more streamlined. As a result, unless we have entered the required info into the database, we haven't done it. The time spent at the keyboard is time deducted from the time we used to spend with the "numbers served". As you said, it's not about the outcome, it's about the political facade.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 7:28 AM
That's great! Money for your programs should come out of that
$26 billion federal funds.

The Washington Post notes the following quote from Rep. Paul Ryan in his CPAC speech: 

“We don’t see the debt as an excuse to cut with abandon, to shirk our obligations,” Ryan said. “We see it as an opportunity to reform government, to make it cleaner and more effective. That’s what conservatives stand for.”