Put a businessman in the White House?

By From page A6 | March 30, 2012

EDITOR: There seems to be significant support for electing a businessman for president. I don’t see any magic there. The decisions one must make in the business world are not the same as those at the hub of a republic or on the international stage. Cutting the workforce at a company or corporation may turn a quick profit and increase stock value in the short run. This strategy cuts the overhead dramatically. I’m someone’s overhead, so I can relate. It can make room to hire the new employees at lower pay or on temporary basis when the workforce needs to expand in the event of future demand for the product. Little people like me benefit if our 401K goes up. The challenge is to keep it up. Some executives are crooks. That is by no means restricted to private enterprise as we are reminded daily. Unlike Enron and Sunbeam, most politicians cannot precipitously take down the whole government; thank heavens. Even the government is not too big to fail. We need transparency and citizen vigilance to avoid that. There is no rule that says private business must be transparent. Trade secrets are often crucial for company success. Apple is one good example.

Subscription Required

Thank you for reading the digital edition. In order to continue reading this story please choose one of the following options.

Current Subscribers
If you are a current subscriber and wish to obtain access to, please select the Subscriber Verification option below. If you already have a login, please select "Login" at the lower right corner of this box.

Subscriber Verification

Special Introductory Offer
For a short time we will be offering a discount to those who call us in order to obtain access to and start your print subscription. Our customer support team will be standing by Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist you.

Call and Save! (530) 344-5000

If you are not a current subscriber and wish not to take advantage of our special introductory offer, please select the $12 monthly option below to obtain access to and start your online subscription


Letters to the Editor

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Special Publications »

    Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
    Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.