I have a small business. It sure feels like a recession. Man, I’m getting creamed.
Since Obama has been re-elected we have lost 4 businesses in my town in all. Carter Lumber as mentioned above, a bargain outlet store something akin to Big Lots called Grandview, Carquest Autoparts and a 2nd hand store I loved to peruse called Re-Use Industries have all closed now.
Add to that I just talked to a plumber who was doing some work at our building and he informed me there business is barely operating and they went from 15 employees last Summer down to three as of November 2012 and he has been told if business don't pick up that he will be laid off at the end of February.
Just talked to a real good friend last night who is a Certified Electrician and System Control Tech (he works on controls and switching for large manufacturing and industrial equipment as well as all levels of electrical work) and he told me he has been given notice that his company is shutting down at the end of February and will hopefully be calling people back in May or June. He said they have never totally shut down before BUT many of their clients are coal mines in and around the Ohio Valley and most of these have cut mining operations down to the nub.
Yet I've heard things are getting better and the economy is fine. Well that may be true outside of Southern Ohio but here its getting worse fast. Crime is climbing at alarming rate. Lots of B&E's and Pillbillies stealing stuff for fast cash. Just had our AC unit vandalized last week. They cut the lines to it thinking they could lift it out of the cage we have around it outside. They were trying to get it while stealing 4 other units in the buildings on either side of us.
One of the places they stole AC units from was a coin shop located right next door. This is the third time he has been robbed of his AC units. The owner is still recovering from the beating he took when some asswipes robbed his store at the end of last year. The guy is 80 years old and they beat him in the head with a crow bar and fractured his skull. They finally caught one of the alleged punks with some of the goods in his government subsidized apartment. He gets his healthcard and food stamps and yes he even had his FREE Obama phone as well, the cops informed me of this when they were down to do the Police Report on our AC unit.
Makes me feel all tingly inside knowing my tax dollars helped to keep an Obamazombie in a nice apartment and kept him fed and in good health so he could devote all his time to beating up 80 plus year old store owners. My Dad is that age and spends his days running our flooring store. He now keeps his shotgun loaded and within arms reach while he is it the store.
But as we say around here now: "That's just business as usual here in the Obamanation!"