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{June 2, 2010}   Meg Whitman and her “truths”

I found out yesterday that Meg Whitman is ahead of Steve Poizner, maybe it has to do with Mitt Romney endorsing her. The thing that gets me is that before our very own eyes and ears she has lied. Going back to her first ads she stated she believed illegals should go back to the end of the line and wait their turn. This was not convoluted by anyone, it was from her own mouth. Now she has taken the complete opposite and stated 1. she never said that and 2. she will take care of the illegal immigration problem here in California.

People are also forgetting that when she was CEO of Ebay she sent most of the jobs overseas. As we can see now, our economy is suffering due to that: lack of jobs here, cheaper over there. She also started charging surcharges and other charges to the vendors of Ebay. Most were being interviewed when it was happening and stating it was becoming too expensive to be on Ebay.

How about her mix up with Goldman Sachs? She either has stated she didn’t know what was happening, denied it or/and remains silent. Does anyone know that Goldman Sachs has donated to her campaign? Yes, she has used the bulk of her own money, but all of those that have donated to her campaign are businesses. She is running for governor in order to make more money, not to help the state.

…her campaign lawyer said conflict concerns were overblown. If elected, Whitman will sell her Goldman stock and put the rest of her portfolio, including her Goldman-managed investments, into a blind trust, the lawyer, Tom Hiltachk said in a written statement.

How believable is that? A woman who refuses to talk about her involvement with them? A woman who has received financial backing by this company? She has lied throughout her campaign, what makes us believe that her lawyer’s statement is true?

On one of her campaigns she stated, “California needs to be run like a business, government shouldn’t be run like a business, but I will run California as a business”. Not only is this statement contradictory, but ultimately what do corporations want? Money, they will merge, send jobs overseas, lay off workers, make their own pockets fatter and not care about the grunts that actually make the company. Everyone forgets that is how she made her money from Goldman Sachs…illegally getting hot tips on hot stocks. Case in point:

She stated that California needs to change the work rules for overtime. That we need to go back to no overtime until you have worked over 40 hours in a week as opposed to the current work place rules that requires overtime after 8 hours in a day.

Has anyone wondered why she refuses to be interviewed? Why she has made up her own town hall meetings (more like infomercials)? If anyone has worked at a corporation, you know that CEO’s do not do their own work, they get paper work, “analytical reports” and receive “advice” and then they make their choice, which again, what will benefit them and their stocks.

She has not mentioned budgets on our educational system, tax breaks for the middle class/poor and how she will tackle on the deficit we currently have in California. Again, her mindset is on business, how she will benefit and how her lobbyists, corporations and other bureaucrats will benefit.

If she wins, I want to see how it affects those that have voted for her. It will affect us all, but I want to hear those whiners that voted for her.


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