As President Obama and Mitt Romney recover from their second presidential debate, hosted by Candy Crowley, and prepare for their third and last standoff, many in America are still wondering what, exactly, their federal lawmakers have done for them lately.
Sam Wyly, billionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist, and co-author of his latest book, Texas Got It Right!, says much of what goes on in Washington is far removed from the daily lives of average Americans and that policy matters much more than politics. Watch:
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“What’s important is what’s going on in every town and in every county and in every state. Washington doesn’t matter much. They just need to get out of the way and not be a burden” on the states, said Wyly, founder of Green Mountain Energy and one of America’s top multiple entrepreneurs.
Candidates often waste time and don’t even discuss issues of substance to the average voter, Wyly said. Wyly’s book, Texas Does It Right!, doesn’t promote any specific candidate or party, but the idea that good policies that can work anywhere, at any governmental level. It delves into why political power also heading South, how Texas has grown its economy as other states’ have dwindled, and why the Lone Star State is both a hotbed for innovation and ideas, as well as fertile ground for diverse communities.
“The country would be better off if both candidates would take three or four days off and study this book,” Wyly said of Obama and Romney. “Same thing for people running for governor, people running for state Senate. These are things that work.”
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