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  • No sign of change in sight
    JBsPoint2Ponder
    The election is over and it seems unlikely that any significant changes will come. Our voting electorate is naive to the dangerous path of big government. Many believe that government is the solution to their daily problems and source of personal benefits. At best, we will have grid lock to prevent further deterioration and hope that the private sector can find a way to survive. My hope is not of this world.
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  • Another perspective would be that...
    FERS Fed
    ...our form of government is working exactly as the Founding Fathers intended. The checks and balances therein prevent extremists on either end of the political spectrum from gaining control, forcing those who would govern 'we the people' towards the middle and to compromise. Political parties ignore that at their own peril.
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  • Not so.
    Cindi
    In the words of Nancy Pelosi “You have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it”. That’s not real checks and balances to prevent extremists on either end of the political spectrum from gaining control. It’s what those with the need and power to control really think of the American People.
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  • Uh, and what happened to...
    FERS Fed
    ...Nancy Pelosi? Is she still Speaker of the House?
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  • Thank God
    Rob
    That was the only good news last night! Hope everyone moved their TSP $ to the G fund. This is going to be an ugly 4 years.
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  • As usual, Rob gets it wrong.
    Jerry A.
    The stock market and economy do better under Democratic Administrations than under Republicans, contrary to Rob's GOP talking points. Those of you amenable to reason should see Allan Roth(CFP)'s interesting article at http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-37744468/stocks---bush-vs-obama/ Mr. Roth's CBS article today talks about how you can not use the election to predict the next day's returns, so don't bother trying to tie the re-election to a bad day in the stock market. Go ahead, Rob, put all of your money into the G fund. The part you're not using to stock up on gold, guns, ammunition, and canned goods.
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  • Rob was right!
    Big Joe
    As the stock market tanked 300+ points the morning after the election. Great start!!
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  • Extended period of time
    Moderate
    And if it went up 300 points what would you say? Look at it over an extended period of time
    worker
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  • Take the Dems
    Moderate
    No worse than it would be under Romney and the Republicans.
    worker
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  • Checks and balances
    Moderate
    JB, you are being ridiculous. Your team lost. Stop with the sour grapes. The dangerous path would have been your side's dismantling of social security, medicare, public schools, and anything for the lower and middle class so that your wealthy compatriots would pay less in taxes. The private sector is surviving the Bush and the Republicans depression and will survive deadlock. Hopefully, one of the rightist Supreme Court justices will leave so that a more moderate Supreme Court justice will be ratified. And if the Repubs filibuster, well, remember their actions in the middle of 2000-2008.----Cindi, I know you love Nancy Pelosi, but stop being ridiculous. You know the filibuster and the Republican majority in the House means checks and balances are in effect.
    worker
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  • Big Govt-yet Contractors wait for this BIG GOV contracts
    Lisa Lisa
    You cant have it both ways. You want smaller govt, but perhaps you fail to know of the many things govt does. And perhaps you dont know because you have your home, your health, and your children are all nestled safely in their beds-for that..thank goodness. But until you NEED govt, you know..when a tornado or hurricane rocks your zen state, you can easily make that assumption because you havent been affected. I think that you are of the assumption that many healthy and abled people need govt daily in their lives, but you arent breaking that down. An 80 yr old woman, a disabled vet missing limbs, a Autistic adult..yes they may need govt in their lives and I gladly want them to have it. Private sector is its own demise especially in large corporations. Over the last 20 yrs they have laid people off yet were able to amass tax breaks. Thats a govt handout in a form of tax breaks is it not? They were rewarded for sending people packing and sending jobs overseas. The private sector is a wide range of words. But since you were not specific, I chose corps as my platform for arguement.
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  • close, but no cigar
    Rob
    I don't think there were any surprises last night. Half the country voted for Obama and half didn't. I do think it will be tough for the GOP to win back the WH. One party is out there promising more gov't handouts while the other says the country can't afford it and will need to take some of it back. Who would you vote for, the guy who is passing out free stuff or the guy who says enough is enough? I think eventually the GOP will be right and the country will go over the fiscal cliff. According to the CBO the national debt will top $20 trillion when Obama leaves office in 2016. People are comfortable with kicking the can down the road right now. The problem is the longer you wait to address the spending problem the harder it's going to be on people when you pull back. At some point the debt crisis will have to be addressed and the folks who rely on some sort of gov't assistance are the ones who are going to suffer the most. Until then it's status quo for at least the next four years.
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  • According to the CBO...
    FERS Fed
    ...the national debt will top $20 trillion NO MATTER WHO WAS ELECTED LAST NIGHT.
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  • 20 billion
    Moderate
    Actually, you might be wrong or right. If Romney's team was elected, they would cut spending sharply. That would result in another depression ala Herbert Hoover. of course that would reduce revenues, so you might be right.
    worker
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  • Election
    Bud
    I voted Romney.Obama won.The Dems did well in the Senate elections.Time to stop the Repub whining.The voters have spoken.Give Obama what he wants.I don't say that maliciously.I just want the capitol hill clown show to end.Congress,get back to being a legislative body,not a ship of fools.
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  • compromise is not one-sided
    Rob
    Give Obama what he wants? I don't think so. Just because he won the election doesn't mean the other side has to cave. The voters left control of the House to the GOP for a reason. Both the Dems and Repubs need to compromise.
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  • What compromise?
    Cindi
    It really does not matter what the House does or does not give the President, he will find a way to push his agenda on the American people. Just like he did with Obamacare, (HIS FIRST 2013 TAX INCREASE TO AMERICANS.)
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  • Compromise
    Moderate
    Uh, Cindi. You forgot that the Dems had control of Congress and the presidency. Therefore, he could pass obamacare. Both sides are pushing their agenda onto the American people. Both sides will read their constituencies and vote accordingly. Compromise does not mean the GOP getting all it wants
    worker
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  • Compromise
    Moderate
    You are right on this one. Both sides need to work together or we truly get gridlock
    worker
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  • "compromise is not one-sided"? Except for...
    FERS Fed
    ...House Republicans? Then, it's 'our way or the highway'. Looks like demographics will make the 'Angry White Men' slice of the electorate less and less relevant.
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  • From Blame Bush to Blame Boehner?
    contrarian
    Will the great divider trend to the middle? Doubt it.
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  • Blame Boehner and the Tea party
    Moderate
    You must be writing about the Republican Party.
    worker
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  • Time to Get Serious
    Fed1979
    The election is over. The voters have spoken. For the sake of the future, get over it. I will admit I was wrong. The voters are not as closed minded and gullible as I thought. It's time for all parties to stop the nonsense and get it done. And I am naive enough to believe it can and will happen.
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