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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:18 AM

Business vs Government - Trump edition

Let me begin by saying that I have spent my life in business. I have started numerous companies in Silicon Valley and Seattle. My understanding of how government works is what I got from many years of working with state and county officials on various issues that are important to me.

I know that in the business world, it is critical to your company's success that you get out the message that you are "open for business" as soon as possible. While I don't agree with it, I have heard the notion that "if they spell your name right, it's good news". My opinion is that PR has to be complimentary to your exact business, otherwise, it's counterproductive.

What I saw today in the impeachment hearings was evidence of a president and his embassador who told the world "we are open for business".

Now, if the US is a business, that is acceptable. However, my understanding is, that our government is supposed to be about doing all things possible to support the lives of its citizens, and not about the personal gain of its government officials. But, what what Sondland and Trump did in their phone call was to tell the entire world over an unencrypted phone line that our country could be bought and the price is cheap.

To me, this is wrong and needs to be corrected. DFT needs to find a permanent place in our penitentiary system, along with all his cronies. Those must include Mike Pense, Rudy Ghouliani, Richard Sondland, and any other jackass who wants to worship at the feet of the Cheeto Tweeter.

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