"Running a state is different than running a business"

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    they will be very entertaining to watch tear at each other
     
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    It will be much more entertaining to see Obama lose to them in a landslide. And satisfying too
     
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    Addressing the actual comment, perhaps someone should point out that Governor Romney also ran a state.
     
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    IMO a lot of overlap in management skills needed for running a business or a state.
     
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    I wish Obama had more business experience. I don't think he know jacksquat about helping the private sector.
     
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    Barry got elected and he had no experience at all. Private sector or otherwise.

    Hope and Change payed off big time for him.

    To bad it isn't paying off for the rest of us.
     
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    Perry and his handlers are such morons. :lol:
     
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    Running a country or state is not the same as running a business or your personal finances.

    The sooner people learn this, the sooner we can start electing qualified individuals.
     
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    The conditions you run a business under are far harder to deal with. As a CEO your pay (should be at least) tied to the performance of the company. Better performance = more pay. As a governor your pay is what it is. A business has to remain profitable to stay in business. State governments so far do not. Running a governmental entity is like being able to increase the amount of money your customers pay for a service (i.e taxes) whenever you feel like it, and your customer still has to buy the prodcut unless they want to relocate.

    On the other side running a business doesnt involve all the lobbyists and competing agendas of various groups. The business has one goal: Make money.
     

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