Craig Benson

(Craig R. Benson)

Craig Benson
Craig Benson
  • Born: October 8, 1954
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Craig R. Benson is an American politician and entrepreneur who served as the 79th Governor of New Hampshire from 2003 to 2005. Benson first came to public attention when he founded Cabletron Systems, later known as Enterasys Networks, which became one of the largest employers in New Hampshire. Enterasys Networks was acquired by Extreme Networks in November 2013.

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Actually, I think I come at things a whole different way from most people, and, you know, sometimes political answers are one way to solve the problem, and sometimes there are better ways to do it.
And, in the case of schools, or anything else, if you have something that is forcing you to do better than you did the day before, it makes you look forward and it makes you think in a way that's going to make the product better, which is the students and the education. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
But I also think that it does create a lot of revenue, but to me it's a temporary revenue stream because it's an industry that, if suddenly gambling started in Massachusetts, then a lot of our patrons who would gamble in New Hampshire if we had it, would disappear.
California has set up regional collection offices around the world, staffed by California employees, specifically for out of state California businesses to collect the money and bring it back to California. Money, Coins & Minting
I believe in competition.
I do not support gambling in this state.
I don't think anyone's pushing for spending limits in the campaign.
I have done things politically, and I've been running a business at the same time, but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than most legislators have done in their whole careers, and I've been doing it as a part-time job. Time ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Now I believe that people need to understand what's happening in my campaign, and they're going to get three or four snapshots of that, with plenty of time before the first disclosure happens in June. Time
So you get kind of addicted to a revenue stream, and then all of a sudden it goes away, now the problem is worse than it was before.
The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses, we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses, because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated, it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state. Business, Commerce & Finance
The way I look at it is this, as Republicans, we look for less government interference in our lives. Government
We have a law that allows us to establish charter schools here in this state. We ought to get going on it.