A Thanksgiving Gift Courtesy of President Trump

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A Thanksgiving Gift Courtesy of President Trump

My 30th Anniver­sary Atlanta/​Alabama trip with DaW­ife a few months ago was a real revelation.

Before Robert Stacy McCain first urged me to go to CPAC in 2010 and I became a bit known I did lit­tle or no trav­el­ing. Post CPAC I trav­eled for pretty much the first time in my life but always chas­ing the next story or inter­view never really hav­ing the time to see much other than the var­i­ous peo­ple I would meet.

This year’s Atlanta Trip was the first time I’ve actu­ally trav­eled for the sake of leisure (The KC trip was do to a weird set of acci­dents and coin­ci­dences that I won’t get into here) with­out the work dynamic. It’s true I sched­uled an inter­view in Alabama with an elderly lady named Lucy who EWTN view­ers will rec­og­nize from daily mass, wrote my daily posts, and inter­viewed a young lady work­ing at the local waf­fle house who has recorded her first sin­gle that I hap­pened upon but work was not the pri­or­ity or even on the agenda on a trip for the 1st time since the Bush era.

You see the day Barack Obama was elected I had a very good pro­fes­sional job work­ing from home with ben­e­fits , money in a 401k plan and was on track to head­ing into a com­fort­able time in my late forties.

By the time he left office my 401k was gone, I was work­ing a 3rd shift ware­house as a temp with no ben­e­fits at less than half the pay I had before, my debts had increased and my prospects looked dim and the abil­ity of the blog to pro­vide income was my best prospect to con­tribute to sup­port­ing my house­hold beyond that wage.

Then came Don­ald Trump.

Within 13 months of his elec­tion my employer hired me full time by the time of the Atlanta trip I had actual paid vaca­tion time for the first time in a decade. My ben­e­fits are good enough that next year my wife will be on my insur­ance instead of me on hers. I again can build up a 401k and yes­ter­day, the day before Thanks­giv­ing, came the bomb­shell that my employer is increas­ing pay across the board effec­tive Dec 1st

I’m still nowhere near where I was, in fact I’m still mak­ing less now than I did on unem­ploy­ment for those two years after the lay­off but there is also now the prospect for fur­ther pro­mo­tion to the point where within a short period of time I might find that sweet spot where even if I’m not where I was, I’ll at least have no debts beyond my mort­gage and maybe even get ahead of that.

Now I under­stand that economies are fickle, that the Demo­c­rat house push for social­ism com­bined with the fool­ish move by Gov Baker to progress to a $15 min­i­mum wage has the poten­tial to under­mine the Trump econ­omy and I’ll be work­ing hard to pre­pare for that eventuality.

But for now, at this moment I’m in the best posi­tion I’ve been in for years and have the best chance to re-​climb the lad­der of suc­cess in the phys­i­cal econ­omy of actual pro­duc­tion & deliv­ery of goods and ser­vices vs the vir­tual world of the blo­gos­phere and opinion.

The media can make excuses, the left might call him names and Pres­i­dent Obama might do his best to take credit but I know who the hell deserves the credit for the envi­ron­ment that made it pos­si­ble for all my hard work to be rewarded.

So on this most Amer­i­can of Hol­i­days I give thanks for Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and his efforts on the behalf of work­ing class Amer­i­cans. May God con­tinue to bless him and these United States of America.

My 30th Anniversary Atlanta/Alabama trip with DaWife a few months ago was a real revelation.

Before Robert Stacy McCain first urged me to go to CPAC in 2010 and I became a bit known I did little or no traveling.  Post CPAC I traveled for pretty much the first time in my life but always chasing the next story or interview never really having the time to see much other than the various people I would meet.

This year’s Atlanta Trip was the first time I’ve actually traveled for the sake of leisure (The KC trip was do to a weird set of accidents and coincidences that I won’t get into here)  without the work dynamic.  It’s true I scheduled an interview in Alabama with an elderly lady named Lucy who EWTN viewers will recognize from daily mass, wrote my daily posts,  and interviewed a young lady working at the local waffle house who has recorded her first single that I happened upon but work was not the priority or even on the agenda on a trip for the 1st time since the Bush era.

You see the day Barack Obama was elected I had a very good professional job working from home with benefits , money in a 401k plan and was on track to heading into a comfortable time in my late forties.

By the time he left office my 401k was gone, I was working a 3rd shift warehouse as a temp with no benefits at less than half the pay I had before, my debts had increased and my prospects looked dim and the ability of the blog to provide income was my best prospect to contribute to supporting my household beyond that wage.

Then came Donald Trump.

Within 13 months of his election my employer hired me full time by the time of the Atlanta trip I had actual paid vacation time for the first time in a decade.  My benefits are good enough that next year my wife will be on my insurance instead of me on hers.  I again can build up a 401k and yesterday, the day before Thanksgiving, came the bombshell that my employer is increasing pay across the board effective Dec 1st

I’m still nowhere near where I was, in fact I’m still making less now than I did on unemployment for those two years after the layoff but there is also now the prospect for further promotion to the point where within a short period of time I might find that sweet spot where even if I’m not where I was, I’ll at least have no debts beyond my mortgage and maybe even get ahead of that.

Now I understand that economies are fickle, that the Democrat house push for socialism combined with the foolish move by Gov Baker to progress to a $15 minimum wage has the potential to undermine the Trump economy and I’ll be working hard to prepare for that eventuality.

But for now, at this moment I’m in the best position I’ve been in for years and have the best chance to re-climb the ladder of success in the physical economy of actual production & delivery of goods and services vs the virtual world of the blogosphere and opinion.

The media can make excuses, the left might call him names and President Obama might do his best to take credit but I know who the hell deserves the credit for the environment that made it possible for all my hard work to be rewarded.

So on this most American of Holidays I give thanks for President Donald Trump and his efforts on the behalf of working class Americans.  May God continue to bless him and these United States of America.