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We voters are shareholders 


“Business is not the solution to our problem; business is the problem.”

"I'm not in favor of abolishing the private sector. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."

“Government is much more effective than business in most areas.”

O.K. I’ve flipped some familiar partisan comments about government.

But can you imagine any rational and responsible shareholders who would hire a person who held such views to run their business? Basically, they would be hiring someone who didn’t believe in what they were doing. It would be a self-fulfilling prophesy of failure.

In essence, that has been happening in our political institutions, and the results are disastrous: total government dysfunction.

In November, we shareholders, i.e. voters, will be selecting our administrative officers.

I don’t know about you, but I want individuals who appreciate and believe in government to be running it, not individuals who would drown it in the bathtub.

-- Donald Archer - Cambria

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  • The Chumash National Marine Sanctuary.
  • The Dana Reserve proposed development.
  • No added ExxonMobil tanker trucks on Central Coast highways.
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