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Ben Carson: Private Sector Experience Just As Important As Political Experience

One of the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson, said this weekend that decades of success in the private sector is equivalent to a background in politics in terms of running the country. He explained his views by saying "Our government is incredibly inefficient at this stage right now. There are a lot of people in politics who are wise and can solve our problems, but there's some people in politics I wouldn't let tie my shoes."

Carson first found himself in the media spotlight almost three decades ago when he performed the first successful separation of twins who were conjoined at the back of the head. He also served as head of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for almost four decades, earning many awards. He shared that he had "decades of experience on corporate boards, seeing how things work efficiently and inefficiently."

He went on to state "The government is not supposed to tell us what to do. If we accept that, it will continue to erode our freedoms." Carson cited the economy as evidence that political experts do not always have the answers.

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