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Politicians like to brag about how much they have done to improve our local, state, and national economies, mostly by spending our hard-earned taxes while adding to the debt of future generations. The truth, however, is simple: the role of government – an important role, of course – is really limited to two behaviors:

The people elected to serve on our city councils, state legislatures and Congress can keep our taxes as low as possible – or they can add to our burdens, as we are seeing happening right now. And the government can keep the regulatory burden as minimal as possible – or it can bog us down with unnecessary red tape and mandates. Again, weighing down companies – and hampering their ability to provide more opportunities for workers – seems to be the choice made today by our elected leaders.

Today is Labor Day, set aside to recognize the engine that drives America’s economy – American men, women and often teenagers who go to work every day, producing the food we eat. , the cars we drive, the electricity we rely on, and everything we depend on, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

These are the truckers who sometimes spend weeks on the road, away from home and loved ones, to make sure our store shelves are stocked.

It is the teachers who dedicate their lives to making those of our children and grandchildren better.

They are the factory workers who focus day in and day out on making the best razor blades, hammers, computers, lawn mowers, kitchen appliances and tens of thousands of other products.

They are the men and women who work hard in scorching heat some of the time and freezing cold some of the year to keep the roads passable and the water flowing from our taps.

They are men and women who wear a badge when they go to work to protect and serve us, while their families pray for their safe return. They are men and women who, without a second thought, enter burning buildings to save lives or property.

They are medical professionals who often work under the pressure of making life and death decisions and who have spent the past two and a half years coping with the extraordinary circumstances we have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. .

And yes, it’s the teenagers who serve us our burgers so they can save money for college.

Americans across this great country are working in a thousand other jobs not just to make ends meet, but to achieve the real American dream – a better life for their children.

Every day, including holidays, for many of them, they keep our economy running.

So today, let’s pause to reflect on America’s true greatness: those who provide the labor that is the foundation of any economy.

Parades and garden rallies are in order today to celebrate the work we do to move America forward. We have the strongest, smartest, best educated, best trained and most diligent workforce in the world. It is good news that there is room for improvement and we know full well that we are capable of realizing these gains.

For those who have a day off, it will be back to work tomorrow. But for today, enjoy the break and don’t forget to congratulate yourself.

You earned it.

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