Thanks to the life-invading qualities of Facebook and other social media companies, it is hard to make it through any holiday without being made to feel bad about it.
Of course the War of Christmas comes to mind, as busybody bleeding hearts go around giving kind people dirty looks because they didn’t choose to say “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings”…the latter of which just seems like a sarcastic barb at this point in our political correctness debacle. It is as if you’re telling someone “whatever you want to hear about this time of year, I am exuding that in your direction”.
It’s taking the humanity out of being a human being.
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And let’s not forget that Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day have been largely coopted by Budweiser and Coors, (both companies who are no longer American-owned), as days to celebrate with an extra hangover…err…day off.
But Labor Day is different. It’s a day that tells us to relax, tells us to slow down. It reminds us of the work we’ve done, but throws a bone our way before we get ready for the cooler nights and shorter days.
Now, thanks to President Trump, Americans are going to celebrate this Labor Day in style.
When Americans feel like they’ve got more money, they like to treat themselves. That means there could be plenty of steaks on the grill this year for Labor Day.
A buzzing economy and low U.S. unemployment is a boon for beef, typically considered a premium meat. Gains for the cattle herd means retail prices have fallen. Combine that with grocer discounts for the holiday, and steaks and burgers could be the cheapest they’ve been in years, attracting demand.
Meanwhile, other meats are in the doldrums. There are record supplies of chicken and pork in the U.S., and even with prices at multiyear lows, it’s more than most people care to eat. Companies including Tyson Foods Inc. and Sanderson Farms Inc. have recently said that bargains on beef were hurting poultry.
“Margins for retailers are great, and consumers are back into beef now that prices are better,” said Will Sawyer, an economist at Greenwood Village, Colorado-based CoBank. “Chicken, which had been the recession special for so long, is having to take a back seat to the more pricey protein.”
This will also help us to bust another of the left’s most asinine beefs with the President, (pun definitely intended), as they continue to harp on the mixed success of the Trump Steaks brand.
As it turns out, Trump can certainly sell some steaks. Maybe just not his own.