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Business Approach to Government

Original post made by Steve, another community, on Oct 28, 2010

We need a business approach to government which is why I support David Harmer, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina. This is not a Republican v Democrat issue – this is an issue about managing our state and country.

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Posted by Jay Cook
a resident of another community
on Oct 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

You're summing up my sentiments exactly. Tired of government creating a mess, then borrowing money (stimulus) to get out of the mess. Jerry McNerney is the problem and when you hear him talk, you can see that he would change nothing about the past 4 years and sees nothing different for the next 4.

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Posted by Dan
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm

The "business approach to government" was the rationale used to elect our current governor. I'm voting outside my (republican) party and voting for Brown - I think he is the better choice.

Fiorina has my enthusiastic vote, however. Harmer also has my vote, but I'm voting AGAINST McNerny rather than FOR Harmer - my expectations around him are pretty low.

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Posted by Harald A. Bailey
a resident of another community
on Oct 29, 2010 at 7:01 am

Dear Dolores,

Global governments are not businesses or can they be operated as businesses because they have no commercial or profit interests in their operations. With that said, governments can service their citizens with operations and fiscal performance that match citizens' needs, will and interests.

As your readers consider campaign comments that ask governments to be run like a business, let us challenge your readers with consideration of services WE, the people, designate for delivery by governments. Governments are liaison for employing our resources and wealth for the good of all citizens to the extent that such governments only represent the people's will.

Governments are not businesses. They are WE, the people.