Letters to the Editor

November 3, 2012

U.S. needs businesspeople in government

The United States is the biggest business on Earth. If you owned stock in Ford Motor Co. or General Motors and you needed a new CEO, wouldn't you want a successful business person for that position?

The United States is the biggest business on Earth. If you owned stock in Ford Motor Co. or General Motors and you needed a new CEO, wouldn't you want a successful business person for that position?

We who live in the United States have stock in our country. In fact we own stock in our city, county and state. They say you can't run the country like a business. Why not? It's certainly not working the politicians' way! Look what's happening to our country! The worst condition since the Depression of the '30s.

As I see it, you can't solve the nation's problems by printing more money, borrowing from other countries or bailing out the banks. This is not like voting for a student body president. It's not a popularity contest.

I don't know who you are going to vote for, but I would look for person who has had a successful business background. That is, if you can find one who is willing to run for that office — whether it be for the city, county, state or president of the United States.

DEAN RUSSELL

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