US companies are doing great while the labor force struggles

They always say its the economy that settles elections.   Is the economy doing that bad?   Ask an unemployed worker, or an employee who wages are stagnating and the answer is “it’s terrible!”.   Ask a Fortune 500 company sitting on cash, increasing dividends and having solid growth with predictable margins from worldwide sales and the answer is a restrained “…we are doing pretty good this year …”.     Just because the doom & gloom is reported in the news don’t automatically think it translates to lack of opportunity for businesses.    Productivity continues to stay up and overall the world economy continues to develop.