There’s good news if you find yourself among the millions of Americans stoically thankful for family and friends while the election result brings the anticipated layoffs and market losses. The experience-based presumption is that we’ll now slog through four more years watching this administration battling employers small and large, from family-owned franchises of Papa John’s to Boeing. Through it all, they’ll push the fallacy that more regulations mean more jobs and that hiring more government workers so they can buy private market goods and services can actually save the economy. Not exactly an uplifting future, but there is hope.
We can be thankful that there are some good Democrats in the Senate not willing to drive the middle class over the fiscal cliff. Unfortunately, most are like Patty Murray (D-Wash), who has publicly stated she is willing to join other Democrats in refusing to make a budget deal in order to blame Republicans and use that as leverage to force a larger Democratic Party agenda through Congress. According to the Pew organization, most Americans would blame Republicans, so Murray and her “caring, loving” liberal colleagues would happily inflict higher unemployment, higher taxes and a cut in unemployment benefits onto the middle class to further their own agenda.
Thankfully, while the far left has visions of bludgeoned sugarplums dancing in their heads, there are good employers like David Siegel of Westgate Resorts who gave his employees a 5 percent raise to help them offset some of the coming Obama tax increases.
We can be thankful that there are so many Americans willing to help each other in time of need, like the utility workers who traveled hundreds of miles with agreements to help Superstorm Sandy victims, until they were turned away because it turned out they were not union workers. Even though the president horribly failed to keep his promise to Governor Christie to “cut the red tape,” there are still countless Americans willing to help, like the seasoned volunteers with the disaster relief operations of Baptist Conventions with a reputation of exceptional work in tandem with FEMA. Yes, their mobile kitchens and supply trucks were also turned away, but that’s a result of this ineffective government, which we can change.
We can be thankful for the linemen who traveled from state to state in cooperation with multiple utility companies to restore power to over a million people. We can especially thankful to the linemen who risked their union livelihoods by breaking the rules and repairing a pregnant single mother’s roof while “on the clock.”
We can be thankful there are millions of Americans, Democrats and Republicans, who do the best they can to live their lives as honest, generous and considerate people even when their government makes it nearly impossible.
Small business owners would much rather be able to employ dedicated full-time men and women instead of part-time workers who are more interested in finding a job with benefits than being the best at their current gig. Small business owners know Obamacare makes that impossible. So, we can be thankful there are men and women in Congress willing to overturn and repair these multiple Obama car wrecks.
Be thankful there are many more willing to serve in that capacity.
Be thankful it’s only two years until midterm elections.
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