State should not privilege minority businesses

August 26, 2013

I read the letter regarding the State Highway Administration sign shop with interest until I noticed a lack of interest on the writer's part about the financial soundness of the state making its own signs ("Private sector should make Md. road signs," Aug. 24). After learning of writer Roger A. Campos' minority business interests, his true intentions became clear. It is a shame that he sees a government operation as a source of income without regard for improving the operation. No where in the letter did he demonstrate how minority or small-business involvement would benefit anyone other than the businesses he represents. This type of self-serving thinking is detrimental to his cause. Special treatment for any business or person is inappropriate and detrimental, as it creates another group of government dependents. Business is competitive. Success depends on delivering a quality product at a reasonable price. Pursue these goals and stop looking for special treatment, or you will never achieve long term success.

Russell Gordon

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