“Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Our politicians in Washington today are playing truth or consequences: “accept my truth or suffer the consequences” – raise/don't raise the debt ceiling or the country will collapse; cut spending/spend more or the country will collapse; raise/hold the line on taxes or the country will collapse. You get the picture.
Both politics and business involve the art of compromise; there is no place in either for zealots. What business owners, and all Americans want, is a plan for moving forward that is fair to all without gouging one group or leaving others destitute. American citizens, and shareholders, want results, not rhetoric; progress on the issues, not promises; “we are all in this together” convergence, not continuous conflict.
Let’s keep moving.