Should the performance of our political leaders be evaluated?

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 by admin1 in political marketing company

Any company periodically evaluates the performance of each of its employees, demands results from them (sales increase, market share expansion, cost and expense reduction, etc.), and in case of bad performance or lack of results, the company fires them.

Why doesn’t anybody evaluate the performance of our political leaders, demand them results, or fire them? Should our political leaders have the obligation to present their results / achievements to the citizens?

We do. It is called election day. Every 2 years for the US House of Representatives, every 4 years for the US President, and every 6 years for US Senate. If enough people don’t think they did a good job, then they are fired (not re-elected).

And to the previous answerer who thinks the State of the Union Address is mandatory yearly, read your Constitution. From Article II, Section 3: "He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States."

3 Comments on “Should the performance of our political leaders be evaluated?”

  1. afrend

    Unfortunately the primary method of rating elected officials occurs only during election yearsReferences :

  2. JohnGalt

    We do have the yearly mandatory presidential State of the Union address. We also have a similar requirement for state leaders, the State of the State address.

    We also get to vote!!!References :

  3. billyboy64

    We do. It is called election day. Every 2 years for the US House of Representatives, every 4 years for the US President, and every 6 years for US Senate. If enough people don’t think they did a good job, then they are fired (not re-elected).

    And to the previous answerer who thinks the State of the Union Address is mandatory yearly, read your Constitution. From Article II, Section 3: "He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States."References :

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