On politics in the Golden State
July 27, 2010 | 8:36 am

Appearing on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman emphasized her tenure as chief executive of EBay, saying her experience at the company gave her insight into the conditions needed for small businesses to thrive. And she said she had no plans to run for higher office if she were elected governor.

Meg Whitman “Hundreds of thousands of individuals made most, if not all, of their living selling on EBay,” Whitman said. “I saw exactly what was required for small business to grow and thrive. If California is going to be led out of this recession, it’s going to have to be led out by small business.”

She added: “EBay was the platform for average Californians and average Americans to build their own business and take control of their own destiny.”

Whitman then outlined her plan for California’s recovery: Implement tax cuts, streamline regulation and boost the state’s economic development efforts. She said she supported extending the Bush tax cuts.

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