It is no secret that 2016 was pretty hard on everyone. 2016 saw lots of gun violence, peaceful and violent protests, the ugliest Presidential election cycle to date, cyber hacking, multiple airline crashes, Zika, terrorism across the world, ISIS, Brexit, the Cubs winning the World Series, and so much more.
It was rare to turn on the news station and see anything good riddance or uplifting being reported. The “Breaking News” flashing at the bottom of the screen was almost always discouraging or terrifying.
We have high hopes for 2017. With the inaguration of Donald Trump scheduled for January 20th, he will have the greater part of 2017 to fulfill many of his campaign promises – i.e. coal mining restart, stopping ISIS, repealling Obamacare, and setting up a new tax plan to name a few. If coal mining gets the kickstart he has promised, it will be a very good riddance year for the United States, particularly the Eastern area. Once that happens our earthmoving equipment will be flying off the lot, so make sure to check it out before it’s gone!
It will be interesting to see if 2017 can top 2016. It really shouldn’t be difficult since 2016 was full of bigotry, racism, and hatred. Here’s to a new year filled with tolerance, patience, and understanding!