Some people at the debate were surprised by comments that most strategies are poorly executed and unsustainable. Others couldn't understand my maniacal focus on cost reduction and execution. Our problems stem from spending. Spending drives the need for taxes. High taxes stifle economic growth.
"If we don't control the State's spending, the State's spending will Control us."
I can't immediately cut taxes and "hope" that businesses will in turn hire employees and crank up production. Also, by cutting taxes and holding all else constant, increases the nearer term deficit. A better option is to provide business coaching and mentoring to businesses to improve their longer term probability of success and growth.