I’ve been receiving a lot of anti-Obama e-mails from my contracting buddies lately ... actually ever since Barack took office, and the question occurred to me, “Why are you guys so opposed to him rather than the Republicans?”
Since I retired from selling Caterpillar tractors four years ago, I study this stuff way too much and feel I’m pretty much up to speed on both parties, but maybe I’ve missed something.
I saw where the president tried to pass a bill to rebuild infrastructure, e.g., bridges, highways and such ... your kind of work. Each time this bill has been proposed, the GOP has blocked it. I would think that it’s your rice bowl that is being broken by these construction obstructionists (pretty, good huh?) and that you would be at least mildly upset by their actions. Instead I keep seeing this man belittled by the construction industry folks through cheap shot e-mails (most of which are either outright lies ... he’s a Muslim, Kenyan, communist (really: communist?), Joe McCarthy and J. Edgar are as dead as the communist party in America).
Just wondering ... why do you dislike this man and his party who are seemingly on your side?
I just read the latest Newsweek and there was a long article in there about how electric and gas companies are charging customers to rebuild their old gas lines and telephone poles but are instead putting it in the pockets of their executives while at the same time laying off thousands of linemen and laborers, and not doing the repairs we are all paying them to do. This does not sound like something that is in the interest of your companies that “Build America.”
Personally, I like the current president because he got Deb insurance, she won’t qualify for Medicare for another five years (one of the disadvantages of marrying a young chick), so I have a vested interest in keeping Barack in office and I gladly admit it. But why the heck are you guys supporting a candidate/party who is busy killing construction jobs?
I would appreciate a thoughtful answer to my thoughtful question. I really want to know.