Re: Want some Pulp With that BEATING?
What's done is done. I won't be disappointed by this new admin as I have no expectations of anything substantial coming to pass during their tenure. After all, Congress has been Dem controlled for the last two years and nothing significant has been attempted, much less accomplished.
The terrorist factions will test Obama to see how far they can push. I, regrettably, expect another attack on US soil in the next 4 years. The terrorists will anticipate a 'diplomatic' response from the Dem administration versus the military strike they would currently experience from Bush and, thus, will feel less inclined to restrain themselves.
Hopefully Obama will stay the course in Iraq until they are capable of protecting themselves. A premature withdrawal of troops would be disastrous; all that has been sacrificed will be for naught.
Expect your taxes to increase. Although the federal gov't collects far more in tax revenue than is needed to pay for the essentials the Dems have always had a tax and spend mentality - don't expect this to change. The dems will attempt to reduce the federal deficeit by raising taxes on everyone, despite their pre-election rhetoric. The more tax revenue collected, the more they will piss it away. Truthfully, I wouldn't mind paying additional taxes to accomplish a balanced budget and get this country back on the road to solvency if, and only if, wasteful spending and pork barrel politics were eliminated....forever. We all know that scenario will never materialize. Dems will continue to pander to the welfare societies and the young and naive of this country with promises of good times ahead to continue receiving their votes, the votes that keep them in office.
I sincerely hope we all have something to look forward to in the next 4 years as I would like to be pleasantly surprised by the unexpected.
On the brighter side, the dollar has gained approx 20% against the Euro in the past 4-5 months. We could all take a bargain vacation in Europe, sit at sidewalk bistros and discuss politics and marvel at how wonderful the world is with our socialist brethren, now that the US has regained "European approval" via the election. Oh damn!....Won't be able to do that.....the increased taxes payable to the new admin just wiped out that bargain vacation. Oh well..... easy come, easy go. Guess I'll just have to wait for CCR in beautiful Rapid City, SD where gasoline is $1.99 per gallon this morning.......WOOOO HOOOO!!!