Republican Values Mean Boom For All — The Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch earlier this month attributed an economic boom in Montgomery County to tax-subsidized development in Lower Merion.
Retired businessman Bob Guzzardi points out in the below article that the growth in Montco is not coming from government-funded projects in Democrat Lower Merion but from free market policies in Republican-controlled King of Prussia, Hatfield and Lower Moreland.
Do Republican values and Republican governance lead to prosperity for all as well as more taxes to pay for necessary government services and infrastructure? Empirically, the real world says “yes”. King of Prussia, Hatfield and Lower Moreland are governed by Republicans and they are growing.
I would think that Republican officeholders and those seeking office would want to make the case that Republicans governance means a higher standard of living.
It would seem to me that Republicans would be promoting themselves as the party of growth providing jobs with industrial projects and shopping centers/malls and which generate the tax revenue to build and maintain infrastructure and finance necessary government services.
Upper Merion is Republican, is it not? And the fastest growing municipality in MontCo, it seems. Hatfield is Republican, is it not? How many of these projects are built by free market, competitive contractors, that is, non-union contractors.
Of the 4,089 proposed units, how many were in Republican municipalities? My point is to make the case that in the real world, it can be empirically verified that Republican values work. Democratic Lower Merion is in decline; Republican Upper Merion and King of Prussia are growing raising their standard of living for everyone and creating jobs. So is Lower Moreland and Hatfield.
One of Lower Merion’s biggest projects, the Dranoff project, had to be subsidized and unionized.!
Democrats escaped Democratic (and union controlled) Philadelphia to Republican Lower Merion and, instead of embracing Republican ideas, they imposed a regime of more taxes, more spending and more debt. Lower Merion is in decline. It is shabby and down scale.