There's one small businessman who had ordered $1 million in earth-moving equipment from Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc., in the hope and expectation that perhaps the economy will turn around. This is a Republican contractor I know who had put aside his dislike of President Barack Obama's punitive small business policies to place a bet on the economy.
Now that the reality of Obama's win has come with this morning's dawn, it's a $1 million bet that he is not willing to make. He's canceling the order not out of "revenge" (one reason that Obama gave his supporters for voting for him) but because of the fear of where Obama will take the economy.
For those in Illinois--organized labor, Democratic grafters and left-wing ideologues--I hope you're happy. (The crowing already is arriving from them in my email.) For all your bleating about the working man, you've just contributed to more job losses.