2013 is coming to a close and it has been a year full of government uncertainty with the President’s War on Coal, the EPA becoming heavy handed and pushing the envelope on contentious jurisdiction, Congress not agreeing on anything and forcing a temporary Federal Government shut down and the final finale the costly and inefficient roll out of the Affordable Health Care Act. Never in my years of business have I ever given too much consideration to Government uncertainty as I have in the last few years. If there is a bit of a silver lining, it is that our economy is strong enough to rebound regardless of the drag Washington DC has encumbered it with and Congress seems to have come up with a compromise budget bill instead of drawing lines in the sand that neither party will reach. Not too sure if all the compromise is good, but it at least gives us two years of some sort of certainty. May everyone have a Merry Christmas and a more certain New Year!