Noon on January 20, 2017 marks the final day of Barrack Hussain Obama's 8 years as President of the United States. Our business was started in the shadow of the Great Recession and have been successful thanks to many of his policies. Both owners have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act (which is the same as Obamacare for the Trump supporters reading.) Our sales have grown as the unemployment rate has dropped. It has been a pleasure to watch a dignified, scandal-free president lead us through difficult waters.
Even in a time of uncertainty around the environment with the incoming administration, Obama's successes leave us with hope. Sure we would have loved to see a carbon tax or more regulations on hydraulic fracking but the country's advances in green energy and new car fuel efficiency standards will have an effect for generations. His ability to negotiate and prompt the rest of the world into action around climate change through the Paris Climate Agreement is a true feat. Such a feat that China is soon to overtake us as the leader in environmental policy and their investment in green energy can hopefully help them figure out a way to cut that thick smog that is cutting human life short in China. In his final few months many thousands of acres offshore were placed off-limits to oil drilling and he stopped the Dakota Access Pipeline from advancing under his watch.
Our business has grown from one employee in 2010 to 18 in 2016 and has done over $2MM in sales over that period. One of the hardest things about the improving economy has been that it has become difficult to find good employees as the employment rate has fallen but we have adapted and are proud of the people we have representing us. Given recent history, I am not as confident we would have experienced this growth with a Republican in office.
We reject Trump and his pro-Oil and Gas, climate change denying billionaires that will be in charge. We plan on making 2017 a year of activism and organizing. The world is changing and we fear that we are headed down a dangerous path. The resistance begins at 12:01 PM on January 20th. Are you in?