George Bailey: If Potter gets a hold of this Building and Loan, there’ll never be another decent house built in this town. He’s already got charge of the bank. He’s got the bus line. He got the department stores, and now he’s after us. Why? Well, it’s very simple. Because we’re cuttin’ in on his business, that’s why. And because he wants to keep you livin’ in his slums and paying the kind of rent he decides. Joe, you had one of those Potter houses, didn’t you? Well, have you forgotten? Have you forgotten what he charged you for that broken-down shack? Here, Ed. You know, you remember last year when things weren’t going so well, and you couldn’t make your payments. Well, you didn’t lose your house, did you? You think Potter would have let you keep it?It’s a Wonderful Life 1946
In yesterday’s post on former president Barack Obama commenting on the Flynn situation I included this line about my own situation:
On the day he was elected I had a great job, great benefits while working from home (not due to a plague either) and making more money than I ever did working in the field I trained in. By the time President Trump was elected I was a temp with no benefits working in a warehouse only making over minimum wage because of the 3rd shift differential. After three years I’m not back where I was but I’m no longer a temp, I have good benefits and my pay is up 42% from that low.
That brought this response if comments from Bob:
The day obama was elected I ran a boat building company with 250 people putting out 150 boats a month. By his second term we had 60 people & where building fiberglass wheel barrows & mailboxes & only 20 or so boats a month. We’re not completely back to full production but getting there. Well till the china flu hit .
Now in fairness it’s easy to comment on a blog, and other than an IP address and an email address (which could both be spoofed) I can’t prove that “Bob is who he says he is, but I suspect that there are a lot of other people who were or are in the situation described by “Bob”. I invite said folks to share those stories in comments.
But more importantly I say this: We’re already seen Democrat after Democrat do their best to keep you closed down, we’ve seen criminals released from jail while restaurants and barbers are sanctioned. If the choice is between your prosperity or even survival and power they’ll take the latter every time.
Do you really want to return to those Obama days under Joe Biden with a Democrat House or Senate to back him up because that’s what’s at stake and the choice you’ll be making this fall..