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According to AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman, “The business of government is governance, not business.” Grossman’s essay on the subject, as published in the Huffington Postemphasizes that a government, though superficially comparable to a business in certain ways, is a fundamentally different entity. “The President has referred to military commanders who work for the American people as ‘my generals,'” Grossman states. “He thinks the Attorney General is his lawyer. That’s true in a business, especially a family business where there aren’t even shareholders to worry about. But in a democratic polity it’s not even a matter of shareholders. It’s the people, and the people are entitled to services, not profits.”