August 1, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – The East County Chamber of Commerce and Cuyamaca College invite the public to meet Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for Governor. Whitman, former CEO of E-Bay, will speak at the Cuyamaca College Student Center from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5th. This event is free to the public.
Whitman, a Republican, has said that her number one goal as Governor would be to “help the private sector create 2 million jobs for Californians by 2015.”
As President and CEO of eBay she helped the company grow from 30 employees to more than 15,000. According to her website (www.megwhtiman.com), her plan to create jobs in our state would include:
- Streamlining the permitting and approval processes to make it easier for businesses to expand or locate in California
- Eliminating inefficient/unnecessary regulations that increase business costs, decrease competitiveness and threaten California jobs
- Lowering taxes to give businesses the incentive to invest, innovate, hire more workers and prosper
Whitman also calls for “excellence in education.” Her website does not address, however, how she might tackle other serious issues such as budget cuts in healthcare and other programs that have hurt the state’s most vulnerable populations, nor how she might resolve the healthcare crisis in California.
For more information or questions on this event, contact http://www.eastcountychamber.org/.