I have been meeting
many of the new candidates for state office. We have some exciting
people; bright, eager, and well educated. Now, I want you small and
not-so-small businessmen to listen up!
understand how the economy works. Much more so than some U.S.
presidents I could mention. They understand that punishing
businesses for success does not make the businessman or woman want
to work harder. They understand that rewarding inefficiency does not
inspire efficiency. They understand that small businesses provide
the majority of the jobs in this state. They will support business,
cut bureaucratic paperwork for businesses, cut business taxes and
work to bring back a business friendly environment.
What I need from you
business people to understand is that you have to get these people
elected. I know business is down… a lot. That's what this is
about. If you can scrounge a few bucks for these candidates now, you
will get it back many-fold when they get elected. If business is
down, you have some free time. Campaign for them. Put up some signs.
MAKE SOME PHONE CALLS. This is especially big. Introduce them to
other business owners. You are looking at a bleak future. Help make
What I need from those
of you who do not own a business is to understand this: The business
people supply your jobs. Their employees spend their paychecks
buying things from you, paying taxes and fees, donating to your
charity. You need to support pro-business candidates just as badly
as the business owner does.
These candidates need
you now! Meet these candidates and find the right
ones. Then get out your wallet, turn off the TV, skip that round of
golf and get to the phone, put on your shoes to get out and do
signs, or let them use some of your business space, copier, etc.
Put these people to
work for you in Concord so you can get back to a lucrative
business as usual.