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View Poll Results: Will the U.S. be better off by the end of President Obama's second term than it is today?
Yes 14 34.15%
No 22 53.66%
Same 5 12.20%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Will the U.S. be better off by the end of President Obama's second term than it is today?

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: USA
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I am 100% positive that the economy will improve merely by its own natural progression, and 110% positive that both sides of the political spectrum will claim 100% responsibility.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I say yes because I don't expect there to be a United States when his term is over. Which is perfectly fine with me.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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Will the U.S. be better off by the end of President Obama's second term than it is today?

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The chances of that are infinitely small, just like it far worse off now then when he took office, it will continue to degrade until he leave office. Only then, and this isn't for sure, will business be willing to take risks again. Many will have already moved on, I fear.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: North Central Florida
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Isnt "NO" and the "SAME" more or less the same answer?

One option should be "WORSE" dont you think?


YC.......
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Not sure how it could better by continuing the same policies that got us here
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Not sure how it could better by continuing the same policies that got us here
Do you think it's possible that Obama (seeing the last 4 years as a disaster) could change his stance a
small amount & actually work with the Republicans ?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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No matter what happens with the 'fiscal cliff' and if the 'rich' pay more taxes, not one government program will spend less than the previous year. $5 Trillion will be added to the national debt. Interest on the debt [yearly] will be around 10% of the budget.
Obamacare will turn out to be the biggest diaster ever passed by congress.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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I say yes because I don't expect there to be a United States when his term is over. Which is perfectly fine with me.
I think it will take quite a bit longer than Obama's second term to "Balkanize" the US. The weight of US debt will eventually be our downfall, which will necessitate the breakup of the union. When there is no USA, there is no debt. Individual citizens and states are not responsible for the debt of a government.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Do you think it's possible that Obama (seeing the last 4 years as a disaster) could change his stance a
small amount & actually work with the Republicans ?
It might be, if Obama was a pragmatist, like Clinton. However, Obama is an ideologue and has been shown to be very inflexible and not able to adapt to changing circumstances. One would think that he will continue on with the same path of the last four years. To change his policies would demand that he change and become a fiscal conservative overnight, abandoning all of his beliefs. This will never happen.

Look at the first week after re-election. Obama held a press conference (basically a political ad) and declared that he would not agree to any plan that did not include tax hikes on the wealthy. He did not say specifically rate increases per se. This leaves him room to keep rates the same and simply close loopholes.
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