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Foster Friess Says GOP Must Do A Better Job Of Selling The Free Market System

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Conservative billionaire and Republican gubernatorial candidate for Wyoming Foster Friess said the GOP needs to do a better job of selling capitalism to the American people on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.

Friess began by discussing his record as a businessman and how his experience would benefit Wyoming if he were elected. (RELATED: Foster Friess Makes The Case To Be Wyoming’s Next Governor)

“In business you learn to prioritize,” Friess said. “You have a limited amount of money and you can’t say, ‘hey lets put a couple million into this project or that project and we’ll just tax the people for it.'”

“Also the whole idea of business people are really true leaders to inspire people to work hard, and when people stumble, how do you help them to get out of the pit that they fell into to, to keep moving on? So I think businessmen are very much leaders more than they are politicians.”

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Host Steve Doocy asked Friess about a new Gallup poll showing Democrats with a positive view of socialism, and Friess said they should look at Venezuela and realize the system doesn’t work.

“That’s why they’re Democrats,” Friess replied. “I think we have not done the best job of selling the importance of the free enterprise system, where everyday people take their dollars and vote for how they want their money to be spent. The free enterprise system in the United States has brought so many people out of poverty.”

“I don’t know why the Democrats can’t see Venezuela and all the other places where it’s just absolutely failed,” he concluded. “But I think we as Republicans have to do a better job of selling capitalism and free markets. That’s the obligation we all have.”

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