I went to my usual watering hole, on my usual Tuesday night. I don’t ordinarily do any of the other traditional bar nights as I’m a bit hard of hearing and crowded bar chatter doesn’t work for me. I also don’t suffers fools willingly. Tuesdays are placid and provide for interesting conversation and I pop in for a couple of drinks on my way back to the bunker.
It’s a nice, quiet bar that caters to regular folks and upper crusty business types alike, as it is also a Richmond steak house of considerable repute, and a long-established venue for those who can spring the extra dough for a pleasurable drinking/dining experience.
One of the regulars has been in the commercial construction business for 40 years. Tonight he’s damned near close to hanging it all up. The odds stacking up against him are too great and he could lose the business he has built over his lifetime, all proceeds to go toward satisfying this new, voracious, insatiable government.
It’s just easier for him to explain to his employees that he’s closing the business than to do the targeted drip, drip, drip of laying off one employee after another, as his business and nest egg dwindle away to nothing. If he makes any money the government has BIG PLANS for him.
He’s 73 and he’s tired. Can’t say that I blame him for cashing in his chips.
The only thing that can bring our friend back is a total house cleaning in November.
Are you doing everything you can to make sure that happens? I know I’m not, but it’s time to redouble, retriple, requadruple our efforts.
He may still want to retire after all is said and done, but his is a cautionary tale that must be heeded. Think of this scenario multiplied across the country if the Democrats retain TOTAL POWER after November. Think of the message it would send if Harry Reid is still Senate Majority Leader and Nancy Pelosi is still Speaker of the House.
Businesses will cash in their chips on Nov. 3rd and the great unraveling will accelerate.
Went to a routine Doc visit today and we discussed Obamacare. He’s another guy who is wondering seriously about his future. That’s not breaking news or anything, but part of a worrisome pattern. November is so critically important and it may well be too late.
Am I the only guy who’s planet shopping? /kidding.