by Bill Bonner
BALTIMORE – “Tommy… who are you voting for?”
We put the question to a local bulldozer operator whom we’ve known for at least half a century.
Tommy, now 80 years old, is the last of a dying breed.
He grew up plowing the earth to grow tobacco on Maryland’s Tidewater, on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. In the 1970s, when tobacco farming became unprofitable, he switched from plowing the earth to moving it around.
He is still at it. And as near as we can tell, he will go on with it until his eyes give out… or his mind fails… and he knocks over a suburban house by accident.