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November 8, 2012
Tough Four Years
Steve Janes Blog
I’ll be the first to admit it’s been a tough four years. Although I always try to maintain a positive attitude about business, frankly I’ve never had as bad of beating (financially in our business) in my 30 years at SnoWest as I have received during the past four years—with each of the four worse than the previous.
Don’t even talk to me about hope and change.
And the prospects for the next four years don’t look any better.
Sadly, it seems that no matter what we do in the “fly-over” portion of this country, we always tend to be that area where the sewage from those jets flying over gets dropped. That’s not going to change.
It would be nice if the snowmobile population had a little better say about the direction this country is headed in. I did a quick look to see how key areas voted. What I found is interesting.
Wisconsin also has a solid snowmobile presence with Ski-Doo having offices in Sturtevant and Yamaha having its R&D facility in Pleasant Prairie. Obama won
Yamaha is also headquartered in
If you’re curious how SnoWest handles the election, in Idaho Romney won with 65 percent of the vote. In
Now for all you snowmobilers who may be celebrating an Obama victory … well, I hope your business is doing a lot better than mine. And if your business makes its money from the government … I hope
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