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Old 01-14-2008, 08:06 AM
Location: FL
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Yes, we're getting a new president. Each has platforms full of promises for a bright future (as usual, right?). How do you feel each candidate (or the one you favor) will affect Florida's future?

Curious to see your opinions...
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:15 AM
Location: western East Roman Empire
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In my view, the next president will have only indirect bearing on Florida.

The problem with Florida is wasteful local government spending, crowding out real productive investment, so Floridians should be focusing on local elections.

The problem at the federal level affecting Florida is monetary and credit policy.

I think Geoillary Clintbush, or is that Billary Bushton - sorry I can't tell the difference - would exacerbate the credit policy problem, but so would probably most of the other candidates.

I would hope for a fiscal policy - national, state, local - that encourages renewed diversification of real productive enterprises (and not the mere shuffling of money and credit and the construction of energy-inefficient housing, for example), including manufacturing, even in Florida.

Let me know if you find any Florida state politicians who can make intelligent discourse on this issue.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:17 AM
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I don't think the next president will have any effect at all. All the cards have already been played, the money already spent. All that is left is to finally let the down economic cycle that should have been allowed to happen in 2001-2005 run its course.

Who ever wins in 2008 will take lots of blame for something that has been in the works for years.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:22 AM
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Yea those were some real tough times back in the 90's. No war low property taxes,low insurance and oil prices i'm suprised we made it through it.
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