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Business, government are two different worlds

When MITT Romneyargues that his business background qualifies him to be president, I wonder whether he even understands the purpose of government. Businesses’ goal is to make money. In the case of Bain Capital, which Romney founded, this profit was often at the expense of workers by sending jobs overseas and draining the companies, forcing them into bankruptcy. The purpose of government, on the other hand, is to serve its citizens, often by regulating companies — even Bain Capital, which Romney claims gave him his expertise.

I think it comes down to the fact that government is supposed to have a heart, and business is not. I don’t know about Romney.

Jane Duderstadt

Petersham

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