Yes - I made the mistake of getting my childrens’ hopes up.
Sure kids! You can stay up late and watch our new president get elected! It’ll be fun!
I even talked about the good ‘ole Reagan recovery and how they’ll be lucky enough to see something similar.
And then I felt just awful....I really didn’t think the dumba$$es had already outnumbered us.
I knew it would happen eventually - I wasn’t expecting it so soon, and with a man who is a proven failure.
So now I’m actually downgrading Christmas - again - just like the last 4 years - just like we will for the next four years.
Looking forward to another recovery summer too.
Our earnings are WAY down too this year and the year before. The only bright side is that we will probably pay less taxes. It is going to be a VERY lean Christmas but at least we have our families and are thankful that our standard of living, even reduced by much now, is still greater than most nations in the world. As a matter of fact, I have a friend who is an ex-Marine sniper and he told me that in Afghanistan he was put up overnight in one of the chieftains homes which are some the better homes and that it was a an adobe structure with a thatch roof and that when you needed to use the bathroom there was one small area with a hole in the floor and no toilet paper; only a bowl with water in it and no soap. And this was supposed to be one of the finer homes in the area! That made me reconsider my current predicament. We are more blessed than you know!
I was “cautiously optimistic” going into Tuesday.
But, I fully expected to tell my kids that we would have some prosperity for a while since the hand of judgement was delayed by getting the destroyer out of power.
What I told them was that nothing had really changed (though 0bama is now free to inflict horrible damage on the country, I didn’t tell them that).
Then I got an email from “grassfire nation”. It was concerning the passage in Jeremiah 29, where the prophet was delivering God’s encouragement and instructions to the Israelites in exile. I used it for our after dinner devotional. I found it encouraging.
I would share it with you if you like, but I don’t think I should post the text of it without permission of the author.
I can forward it to you or post it in FReepmail. Let me know.