My Letter to Santa

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Dear Santa Claus,

So, how’s that “naughty and nice” thing been going for you? It must be tough, I’m sure.

We’ve had another year of bickering between the Republicans and Democrats. They’re worse than cats and dogs or even brothers and sisters. And, the hatred toward our President keeps getting worse. Many would rather see him fail than to do what’s right for America. Sad!!!

In spite of it all, business continues to boom. The GDP is up 3% and the stock market is hitting record highs. Many Americans will have a nice surprise when they see the growth of their IRA’s at year-end. It makes you wonder how much better our economy would be if we worked together as a nation to do the right things. Everyone would gain and our economy would lead the world.

My Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Santa, here’s what I would like to see in America’s stocking this Christmas:

Stocking Stuffer #1 – Tax Reform Bill

A pro-growth tax bill that includes a reduction in the corporate tax rate to 20% at minimum; preferably 15%. The bill should also eliminate the unfair inheritance tax. This money has already been taxed once. Inheritance taxes are a burden on small businesses, farmers and others.

Stocking Stuffer #2 – Border Control

Build the wall! As we do, we must continue to vet immigrants that we welcome to our country. Talented immigrants will make America stronger.

Other countries emphasize the importance of skills for greater success. We should as well!

Stocking Stuffer #3 – Bipartisan Cooperation

The Democratic Party has become the party of “no.” Obamacare has been a disaster. The Democrats refuse to improve it, in spite of soaring premiums and limited choice.

It appears that Democrats want Obamacare to fail so we will be forced to accept a single payer system. This would limit choice and increase costs. It is not a solution, but would create a bigger problem.

Why can’t both parties work together and solve the Obamacare disaster?

Stocking Stuffer #4 – Be Kind!

We all live under the same sky. What we do with our life is up to us.

In America, we have the freedom to choose what our careers will be and how we will live our life. How truly fortunate we are.

I suggest we all pause and reflect on how we can treat each other better, and in so doing, add more fulfillment in our own lives. For example:

  • Say “Hello” and really mean it.
  • Send a note to an out-of-town friend.
  • Appreciate your spouse and children more.
  • Do an act of kindness that adds fulfillment to another’s life.

In short, think of others. In doing so your own life will have greater meaning and fulfillment.

I’m not talking about insincere flattery, or something you do once a year. Make “Being Kind” a year-round philosophy for life!

There’s an old Irish saying, “A kind word never broke a tooth.”

Thanks for listening, Santa. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,