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November 6, 2012

Romney will start running the country like a business

When was the last time we had a businessman as president of the United States? George W. was in the oil business and owned a ball club, but was he really a businessman? Harry Truman owned a haberdashery in Missouri, but that’s not quite the scale I’m talking about.

Seems for too long we’ve been led by career politicians, with little or no business experience. Some may ask, “Is that important?” If we look at the current state of our economy, the trillion-dollar yearly deficits of the federal government and the crushing national debt of more than $16 trillion, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” 

Let’s get someone in there who knows what he is doing and understands business. Not only does the U.S. economy need to grow, but the federal government also is arguably the world’s biggest business, and for more than a generation, can anyone claim that it has been run efficiently? 

There is a good argument that it has been run so poorly, it should be out of business. Since 1960, the federal budget has been balanced for only four years, and that was under President Clinton and a Republican-controlled Congress.

That’s nothing to brag about, but sadly some do. That only further shows the ineptness of those who lead. No other business could survive for decades spending more money than it generates, and many believe our country is at the point of imploding, as we spend $4 billion a day more than we take in. Does any sane person think this is a good thing?

Today, Nov. 6, we are making a choice! Should the choice be to stay the present course, what may we expect? To tell what a man will do in the future, look to his past.

Is there any denying that President Obama is a left-leaning “big government” guy? He believes that government’s role is to micro-manage the country, pick winners and losers, and redistribute the wealth. 

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