Divided We Fall

I woke up early this morning, and started reviewing the news coverage from the election. What we thought would occur certainly did. We still don’t know who is going to win what, and it could be a very long time before we do.

This tells me that the logjam in Congress will continue. If the House and Senate leadership remains the same as it seems it will, then what does that mean for us? We’re still Entrepreneurs, still in the middle of a pandemic, and still in the middle of a partial shutdown. Many of us still need some sort of a stimulus package passed.

Now that we have a lame duck congress, what can we expect? History tells us that it’s easier for congress to pass bills after an election because they’re not as worried about aggravating taxpayers.

Will they actually get anything done, now that we need it more than ever?

We’ve been operating under a temporary federal budget that expires on December 11th. We may have another government shutdown. The race for the White House remains unresolved. The fundamental balance in the two congressional chambers remain unchanged, and neither political party heads into the final weeks of 2020 with any sort of a momentum.

This means that the probability of anything getting passed prior to the oath of office in January is probably somewhere between slim and nil. With the outcome of the presidential election up for grabs, it may be impossible for Congress to get behind anything.

As usual, it’s up to us.

Let me leave you with this.

You may have felt a range of emotions going into the election. Now that most of it remains in limbo you may be feeling plenty of rage and anxiety.

This is normal and to be expected. It’s also important for you to get past this and move on with the rest of your life.

None of it helps. How do these feelings keep cash, the life’s blood of any enterprise, in your account? How does any of this put your employees at ease so that they will do their best work? How does this give your clients the confidence they need to do business with you rather than your competitors?

We all need to get the emotions out and move on.

The next couple of months could easily make or break your business. Get yourself to a point where you can do your best work. In other words, lead . Get past all of the nonsense and nightmare. Don’t become Don Quixote jousting at windmills. No matter who wins this or that, you’re going to be in the same place doing the same thing.

Please also realize that whoever wins, we need to heal the divide. The only reason nothing passed in Congress was the divide that’s so prevalent in our nation. If there was any unity at all, we would have received a new stimulus package months ago. Let’s become that one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Become that healing force in your community. Lead by example. Get past all of this and get on with your life.

United we stand and divided we fall.

Accounting Solutions Ltd. stands ready to complete our mission and purpose of protecting you, your family, and your business. If there is anything you need, whether you are a current client or not, you have but to ask. I’m here and I remain,

Sincerely yours,

Chris Amundson
Accounting Solutions Ltd.


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