Large Majority of Washington Voters Support Lean Program Proposed By U.S. Senate Candidate Paul Akers

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A large majority of Washington state voters approve of US Senate candidate Paul Akers' plan for a lean program for the federal government. A McLaughlin and Associates poll shows 70 percent of likely voters in the US Senate race approving of implementing a lean program.

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Paul Akers, US Senate Candidate

It's like putting the government on a spending diet. It's a win-win for both the government and the American people.

A recent McLaughlin and Associates poll shows 70 percent of Washington voters support implementing a lean program for the federal government. US Senate candidate Paul Akers has been proposing implementing lean business principles in federal agencies in order to create jobs and eliminate waste by empowering people.

Akers stated, “The most successful companies in the world operate on these principles. The federal government could learn a lot from these great examples. Adopting lean strategies and practices would make our government the model of efficiency and competence for the rest of the world. Lean is a world-class business practice which focuses on eliminating waste and increasing efficiency.”

Lean principles have been successfully implemented by such notable organizations as Harley-Davidson, Ford, Boeing, GroupHealth, and the Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff's Department. The Jacksonville Sheriff saved $60 million dollars by implementing a lean program within a union environment. Akers practices lean in his own company, Fastcap, with the results of never needing to lay anyone off and continuing to grow in the midst of the significant recent economic downturn. Visitors from across the world tour his business to see a successful model of effective leadership.

“A lean program for the federal government will strip away waste, add value for the customer, who is the American citizen, and create jobs and boundless opportunity. It's like putting the government on a spending diet. It's a win-win for both the government and the American people.”

The McLaughlin and Associates poll surveyed 400 likely voters in Washington state. 70.3 percent of respondents approved of implementing a lean program for the federal government.

Go to http://www.akersforussenate.com for more information.

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