An open letter to our politicians:
While you are screaming and digging your heals into the ground because you claim businesses are frozen (because of your claim that they are unsure of what their taxes will be), be advised.
While you believe it in your heart of hearts that government can save this economy , pay attention.
While you both fight over who gets tax cuts and who can pander to their base more, let’s just remember that it is not about you. No really, it isn’t.
This economy is not the shining star we want it to be, but there is some good news. Sadly, neither one of you seem to want to focus on anything good. Well, here is some good news that you can put in your collective pipes and smoke.
A Chicago-based company started in 2008 called Groupon is doing quite well thank you very much. With all the uncertainty, with all the grandstanding from both parties, Groupon is doing really well. In fact, Google can’t even buy them for $6 billion.
According to Mashable,
Groupon has reportedly rejected Google’s massive $6 billion acquisition offer and intends to stay independent.
The group-buying giant has been the center of the tech world this week after it was reported that Google had offered it $5.3 billion with a $700 million earnout. According to Chicago Breaking Business and Bloomberg, Groupon has decided that it is better off on its own.
To say this news comes as a bit of a shock would be an understatement. Many in the technology world believed that Groupon would accept Google’s offer, making its three co-founders (CEO Andrew Mason, Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell) billionaires. Groupon’s board of directors met on Wednesday to decide the company’s fate.
So, maybe, just maybe, you can both see that while both of you continue to embarrass and frustrate those of us who are not in your collective bases, America is finding ways to have major success stories… without you! Just so you know, Groupon is hiring. Maybe now is the time for you to consider another career.
P.S. to Present Obama… Good news, Chicago company started in 2008 that is now worth over $6 billion… hello… Bueller… Bueller