Dear Democrats, Do Not Compromise On The Wall

Dear Democrats, Do Not Compromise On The Wall

The government shutdown may be proving that the Democratic Party is finding its spine.

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Before the funding debate that led to the government shutdown, Trump bragged that he would be proud to shut down the government. He said it would be his shutdown, and you can look this up for yourself.

Now, we are in the middle of our longest shutdown since the modern budget process was adopted in 1977.

Trump is responsible for the 800,000 people not getting their paychecks. If the shutdown lasts until March, and food stamps run out, that is on Trump too.

The Democrats need to make Trump own that for the rest of his presidency. If they can do that, it will play a huge role in the outcome of the 2020 election.

However, the most important thing Democrats should do is not back down in the fight against Trump's wall.

The conservative media, which is ecstatic at the thought of any government shutdown, is trying to run the idea that both sides are to blame for the government shutdown. And without looking at it critically, they'd be right.

If the Democrats just give Trump the funding, they would be able to take credit for ending the shutdown and getting those 800,000 people their paychecks, right?

Unfortunately, we cannot do that. The Democrats must continue to oppose the wall. Think of popular stereotypes about Washington Democrats. A lot of people insinuate that they are spineless twerps that compromise on everything and let the Republicans get their way all of the time.

Democrats, for some reason, care more about appealing to voters that are already going to vote Republican than motivating non-voters that would likely vote Democratic. It's been pretty clear that, since the hyper-partisan politicking began, Republicans have been playing hardball and Democrats have been playing softball.

But all that can change if the Democrats stand firm and fight the wall. Yes, 800,000 people not getting paid is ridiculous and unfortunate. Frankly, I think every TSA agent should go on strike, and if this shutdown doesn't show you that we need public sector labor unions now more than ever, you're a lost cause.

It would send a better message if Democratic congressional leaders like Speaker Pelosi and minority leader Schumer donated their pay to a worthwhile cause instead, but that is up to them.

The Democrats need to show that this shutdown is further proof of the GOP's long disdain for the working class and giving power back to the working class could be a great 2020 strategy.

And what would a better message be for Democrats in 2020 when they get to say, we did not let Trump put up his racist wall?

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Customer Service Expert, Gary Brewster of Oneida Provides Tips for Displaying Appreciation to Your Customers

By taking a more direct and proactive approach to managing your customers, you can open up a new avenue of success for your business.

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Customer relationships are a core part of your business success. Many businesses that outperform their competitors are just more responsive in this area. By taking a more direct and proactive approach to managing your customers, you can open up a new avenue of success for your business. How can you display genuine appreciation to them? Here are tips and practices from customer service expert and accomplished entrepreneur, Gary Brewster in Oneida, Tennessee that you can adopt.

Event Sponsorship

There are many small signs of appreciation you can show to customers, but hosting an event provides significant evidence to customers that your business genuinely acknowledges and cares for their support. With these events, you can treat customers as guests - which can be a great way to elevate your relationship with them. After these events, you can follow-up with your customers, build upon that relationship, and gain additional insights into their expectations.

Customized Products and Services

Customers will be pleasantly surprised to see products specifically catered to their preferences. This shows that you do respond to their feedback and are appreciative of the information they provide. Also, you are reinforcing the fact that your business firmly puts a priority on their needs and is committed to elevating their experience. You can personalize your products through a couple of means, including offering them in certain colors, modifications, labels, and more.

Use Handwritten Notes

A handwritten note is one of the best ways to convey authenticity in your messages. When you use this medium for sending messages of appreciation to your customers, it generates a more positive response. In a world saturated with emails, social media messages, and mobile text, a handwritten letter can stand out. You can work with your team in organizing a schedule where customers are sent handwritten notes. These can especially work great for the holiday season as customers are more receptive to goodwill messages during this time.

Develop a Loyalty Program

While your business benefits form loyalty programs, they also make the customer feel more appreciated. For your most consistent customers, you are sending the message to them that their loyalty has not gone unnoticed and that you are truly grateful. When repeat business is rewarded, the long-term benefits will be valuable. Instead of merely creating a loyalty program from scratch, consider doing research and recognize specific purchasing patterns within your customer base. You can then highlight certain products they favor and make that the focal point of your loyalty program.

When it comes to maintaining a high standard of customer service, communication and goodwill are valuable. Showing appreciation to your customers is more than simply communicating with them, but also conveying a general sense of commitment to their needs. Your business stands to gain immensely by developing this unique approach to customer service. Consider adding more of these elements as you build your customer service strategy with your team.


About Gary Brewster:

Gary Brewster in Oneida, Tennessee is an entrepreneur and commercial roofing expert. Driven by building excellent relationships, he takes pride in providing the best customer service possible. As a business owner, his goals include delivering exceptional service, solving complex problems, and giving back to the community. Outside of the office, Gary enjoys spending time on his family farm with his wife, children, and grandchildren.


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It's Okay To Have Different Political Opinions Than Me, Just Don't Be Rude

When it comes to politics, people have become rude and even become bullies on social media, how far is to far.

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When it comes to politics, everyone has their views and opinions on it. But in the last couple of years more and more people have become very opinionated with their views and most of the time it comes off very rude and condescending. You can see that in the most recent election.

When it comes to the President and the rest of the Government people have a lot to say, and they don't care where they say it, but most of the time they post everything on social media. And it can be just one person posting something that they believe in, and that post will get so many hate comments because of one person's views.

My views on politics have been criticized, I can care less what people say about me or my views, but people can be very rude if you don't believe what they do, or share the same opinions.

I don't like to share my opinions that much on social media because I know I would get so many comments, and I just don't need on the rude and negative comments in my life.

But so many people get their thoughts and opinions out on social media because they know they will get a reaction every almost everyone. In the political climate we are in now and all the outrage over every little thing, everyone will have a comment about something.

Just within this election with President Trump, and Congress, and all the headlines all over the internet, just reading some of the comments, they are not just rude, they are hateful comments. Telling people that they should die or go kill themselves just because they believe or their opinions are different than theirs.

Its one thing to tells someone that they disagree with their views, but to tell them they hope they and their family die just because you don't like their views on politics is going way too far. The media makes it worse because they will post headlines that put the President in a bad light, or misuse what he said.

How far is too far when it comes to commenting or even trying to have a conversation with someone on politics. I remember before Obama was in office that, people would criticize President Bush on his policies but you didn't see the outrage we see now.

People compare the MAGA hat to the KKK hood, every time I see someone wearing a MAGA hat on my social media page, I have to look at the comments, and when reading them, there are a lot of people saying this person is a racist, is an idiot and he/she should just die.

Just because someone wears something that they are proud of doesn't mean they are racist in any way, The kid who wore the hat and smiled at the native American didn't do anything wrong, but people were sending him death threats and calling him a racist. People have their views all screwed up and that goes for both sides, two rights don't make a wrong,

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