As I write this, we are about to enter the final hours of the great debate and development of the budget business that the US Government is attempting to resolve. I am, as most of you probably are, appalled at the lack of business ethics that our “leaders” fail to operate by. At least you can rest assured that the section leadership of your ASQ section are well aware of how to balance the books and keep funds in the accounts to provide you with the excellent programs that you are offered.
Personally, I think we should fire all the politicians and begin running the business of government like a business. We all have a responsibility in this matter, and I encourage you all to participate in that responsibility. Vote.
Seriously, we as citizens need to take control. We need to make sure all the people in government who are representing us, pay attention to the business of government. That includes voting on issues that the majority of their constituents feel they should. Additionally, we need to make certain that everyone is paying for his or her fair share, and I would support a flat tax system. Loopholes in the system and programs that we don’t need should be eliminated so that the country has proper income and no more waste. I have always said that a lean six-sigma program would do wonders in Washington. Yet, just taking the leadership of our country and treating as we all do in our businesses, would make a world of difference.
I just cannot understand any of this. I have a business degree and work in business where our objective is……… to make a profit. Government should have the same objective directly behind the service of programs and leadership to its people. Is it really as difficult as they / we make it look? I don’t think so, therefore we still need some change.
I hope to see you all next month. Take care!
Dave Wildner; ASQ Section 1206 Chair: 2009-2011