In watching the news coverage today of Trump and the Carrier deal, I’m struck by something. The Democrats are doing their best to twist in the wind with their comments and disdain. I hear over and over again—well, it’s “only” a thousand jobs? It’s only a few. What difference does it make? Well, this reminds me of “The Starfish Story”. If you’re not familiar with it, see below.
Then, after reading the story, ask yourself, for the families that would have been affected, if it made a difference.
The Starfish Story:
A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean. “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?,” he asks. “Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them further in they will die.” “But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it! You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you work all day, your efforts won’t make any difference at all.” The old man listened calmly and then bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.”
So, tell me again that’s it’s “only” 1,000 jobs/families? I’m sure the efforts today made a difference for them.