On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 I received a phone call at 6:37 AM. It was from a client of mine. His name is Mohamed. He is an African immigrant and a naturalized citizen. He is black. He is Muslim. Here is what he said:
"Obamacare is over!"
Mohamed is a very successful businessman. This year his business interests will generate gross income in the neighborhood of $7,000,000. And, this year the Obamacare employer mandate will cost him in the neighborhood of $140,000. That additional $140,000 in expense will lower his net income for the year by between 20% and 40%.
Mohamed voted for Donald Trump. He didn't give a damn that The Donald has a problem with Muslim terrorists infiltrating the United States. Mohamed came to the United States, in no small part, to get away from those same terrorists. What Mohamed knows, and everyone else seems to not understand, is that Muslim terrorists kill far more Muslims than they do Christians or Jews. If anything, he fears Muslim fundamentalists more than Donald Trump ever will. Beyond that, what Democrats, liberals and progressives seem to never grasp is this: Mohamed came to the United States because he wanted to Get Rich.
Mohamed came to this country wanting to become a millionaire. And now, by the dint of his business acumen and industry, he is exactly that. But you know what? He wants to keep what he's earned and he wants to make more. A lot more. Because of this, he will vote AGAINST any politician that he thinks is going to get between him and his goal. You want to know why Donald Trump won white women and out-performed Mitt Romney by 9 points amongst minority voters?
Because most people DO NOT vote on the basis of skin color or genitalia: First and foremost they vote their pocketbooks.