We Americans are again at a crossroads. Either we solve our economic problems or travel down a darker and darker road. At its end this dark road will lead to our national security being threatened, health care becoming difficult to obtain, and neither being able to assist our less fortunate citizens nor being able to reverse the tragic treatment regarding the rights of our unborn. Democrat Party liberals, however, with their overreach in trying to control us and our government over the last two years have given us another chance. It is the aroused Americans among usreflected in the superb efforts of individuals in Tea Party groups throughout our nationwho have given us this second chance. In passionately defending social issues while aggressively pursuing economic reform we MUST take advantage of it. We must not let this crisis go to waste.
A new approach to government everywhere in all forms must be taken. No longer should it remain the bureaucratic nightmare it has become. It must be altered to efficiently deliver agreed upon services to citizens as CUSTOMERS of our government. The well recognized failure of President Obama and his staff can be traced to the fact that they lack any understanding of what a customer is, as they simply have no experience in how a business operates. They view the hard-earned dollars of taxpayers as simply funds from which to increase their power and control over all of us. This and they MUST be changed.
To streamline our government, we should observe models of organization that have existed continuously across different cultures for thousands of yearssuch as the military and the Catholic Church. Consisting of levels only from Private to General and from Priest to Pope they have proven that no effective organization wishing to survive and operate efficiently should have more than a dozen or so levels in its hierarchy.
As a small business owner, and as an individual, I passionately hate bureaucracy. It adds nothing and takes everything. It is why big business is often bad business and big government is ALWAYS bad government. At each level bureaucracies encourage individuals to protect their jobs rather than to improve their performance. When much of a Congressman’s and his staff’s time is spent navigating the bureaucracy for his or her constitutients, rather then improving the performance of our government, something is wrong.
To improve our government we must begin the long process of reducing it to these dozen or so levels and use our technology to monitor the daily performance of EACH individual in it. We should start by eliminating all departments which are not necessary or have not performed for many years. One department would definitely be the Department of Education. Second, we should then freeze all non-security government hiring. This hiring freeze would reduce the cost of government, and as individuals leave this daily attrition would begin the process of continually limiting its size and scope. And finally, we should require all departments every ten years or sothrough a sunset processto prove they are necessary and efficiently run to avoid going out of existence. With this SYSTEM in place we could continually limit the growth of government. Over time a mindset would develop such that, as in business, the goal of each public official every day would be to serve citizens who are customers of government, reduce the growth of the Federal Register’s compilation of laws and collapse the bureaucracy.
Trimming around the edges will not do. An ax must be used. And I DO KNOW how to swing an ax.
I hope to use my timely background of having a University of Texas MBA and holding a CPA certificate, as well as founding and then surviving a construction business each difficult day for thirty-five years to help bring this about. Surviving our government would only be a continuation of my experience in business. I show my specific views on 97 issues so that I might be completely transparent. And I have included information on my background such that you can determine how unchanging and rock solid my views are. You can be confident that the RED car with all its options that I am, and which I describe to you during the campaign and which you hopefully will later purchase as a voter, WILL NOT become a BLUE car after election day.
As more and more Americans come to realize that it is free enterprise not government that makes life better for us all, combining a free enterprise approach with our technology will allow us to reap benefits in health care, security, education and all other areas of our government which will become more responsive, more efficient, more transparent and yet smaller.