HOW MANY ECONOMY-BOOSTING PLANS WILL NOW GO BY THE WAYSIDE?
by OPOVV, ©2012
(Nov. 13, 2012) — Here’s the thing: when you retire, the secret of longevity is to stay away from the easy chair. If you want to spend your days going to doctor’s offices, well, that’s up to you. Me? I’m not ready for the Grim Reaper, so I made plans that when Romney won the election, I was going back to work. Of course, had everyone voted for me in the first place, I’d be occupied doing other things, and so, no doubt, would everyone else.
For instance, since one of the first things I would have done was to kick the United Nations out of our country, people would be moving out really fast. And then deporting the illegal immigrants and each and every Muslim from our land: gosh, full employment within, what, six months? A year?
Forgive me; I digress. This editorial is about my plans that were totally destroyed when the usurper did it to us again. Now we all know that the economy is in complete shambles and getting worse. I’ve been in construction most of my life and even have a college degree in Building Construction Technology. Here is what my wife and I had planned.
We’ve been eyeballing three pieces of land around where we live, all close by, all really cheap, and all desirable locations. We were going to buy the land, build three quality houses, and make a little money on the way. The exercise wasn’t profit-driven as much as it was helping to jump-start the economy by providing jobs for the surveyor, backhoe and Bobcat operator, plumbers, electricians, drywall finishers, roofers, painters, and so on. Approximately 800 separate products go into a house, so think of the orders throughout the land, and I’m just one guy building three houses.
Make that WAS going to wear a developer’s hat, but not now. The banks were in order. That’s right; each project was going to use separate financing, although most of the labor would be shared, but not all. All the subs were lined up for each of the three houses: finish carpenters and landscapers, bricklayers and concrete finishers, fireplace subs and kitchen cabinet people, and all these products would have been delivered by truck drivers, who would buy gas, oil, tires, and alignments.
But not now. First of all, the financing collapsed with Obama because, instead of an improving America, what we have now is another step closer to Communism, which automatically puts any speculative ventures out of the question. And it’s not my doing. I have to thank the Obot idiots for messing up the works.
So there you have it, from one little town out in the country in America. One person had a dream, got the financing lined up, got all the subcontractors on board, and, in one day, the dream turned to ashes. It’s never going to happen now.
Multiply my three houses by maybe another three or six in my town, and then multiply that many for every town in the county, and then every county in the state, then every state in the union and you can see the impact Obama’s reelection had on America. These are numbers that will never be reported, never see the light of day, but they’re there just the same, just as meaningful as all the other so-called “recovery” numbers. But my numbers are real.