Every day, politicians spend exorbitant amounts of money. Government entities at every level spend money at rates that would be deemed intolerable if it was done by a private business. The examples of government overspending are plentiful. Remember the old examples from the 1970’s about government agencies spending $500 on a hammer? Well, the problem is that there are not many politicians with business backgrounds.
Politicians with a real world business background such as Governor Mitt Romney bring an enormous amount of talent and practical experience into government service.
Most politicians are career politicians. Getting people to vote for them is what they do best. However, every once in a while we see a politician that has an actual background in business. Governor Romney has had a long and distinguished career as a successful business man. Governor Romney worked and studied hard from the early days of his life to learn the skills necessary to succeed in business.
Governor Romney went to Harvard Law School. However, he was more ambitious than most Harvard students. Governor Romney graduated from Harvard with two degrees. The governor received both a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Business Administration. After graduating from Harvard, Governor Romney went to work for several major companies and was later hired by Bain & Company. At that time, most of the executives at Bain & Company were not from families with a wealthy background. Bain was a company where people advanced on the basis of their merit. During his time at Bain Capital, Governor Romney excelled.
Governor Romney joined the Boston management consulting firm of Bain & Company in 1977. During his early days at Bain, Governor Romney worked as a consultant for some major companies such as Burlington, Corning and Monsanto. Romney’s business skills and talents led to a rapid increase in his status and credibility in the business community.
Due to his outstanding performance on the job, Governor Romney was offered an opportunity to become involved in a new spin-off company named Bain Capital. This offered him a chance to get in on the ground floor of a major new company. Governor Romney took the chance and earned his fortune with Bain Capital.
The importance of having politicians that understand the reality of the business world can’t be overemphasized. A politician with a business background has the real world skills to manage a government effectively. People should give careful consideration to voting for politicians with successful business backgrounds.