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A Message from Jeff Deist

  • Jeff Deist


2020 was a daunting year. Covid-19, crazed government lockdowns, riots in major US cities, and a bruising, divisive national election made all of us sick with worry.

Politics, as usual, made things worse.

Congress and the Fed went crazy with “stimulus.” Debt and deficits soared. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, saw businesses shuttered, and had kids forced to go to school via Zoom. Depression and alcoholism skyrocketed.

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