Donald Trump has claimed credit for just about anything good that has happened with the economy over the last 9 months despite the lack of evidence that any of his policies have had any effect. You might note that after years of denigrating the excellent unemployment numbers during Obama’s later years, Trump now claims them as his own. Red believes that any administration gets too much credit or blame for the state of the economy and that the business cycle runs largely independent of executive policy (but not Federal Reserve action). But there is one area of the Texas economy that Trump can take credit for – Bomb Shelter Sales are Booming (pun intended)!
As reported by NY Mag, sales at Texas-based Rising S Bunkers are up 700% since Trump was elected. Rising S (which is short for Rising Son – or Jesus) was largely in the more mundane storm shelter business but has transitioned into up-scale bunkers for well-to-do survivalists because – you know – Jesus likes him some wealthy paranoiacs. RSB manufacturers its bunkers in the Dallas area, but sales are worldwide. With the rising tension in N. Korea, Japan is a hot market right now.
Owner Clyde Scott makes his sales pitch which sounds very much like predicting an impending Trumpocalypse.
“We are the longest living government in the history of the world without a complete collapse, the United States. It’s our time.”
Rising S’s basic bunker costs $125,000 – a bit out of Red’s price range right now. And Red isn’t going to buy just any bunker – he is going to insist on having Pepper Spray Portals and Custom Cabinets. Until Red can afford that, he’ll just have to head to the hills and hope for the best.