President Obama has taken the state of Ohio and, with it, a second term. We will know within weeks, maybe a month or two, whether he will continue the country on the disastrous path to insolvency, or whether, no longer facing another election, he will ignore his left wing base and begin to heal the economy. The first indication will be how he works to solve the “Fiscal Cliff.” With a divided congress, there is no mandate to raise taxes. Economists know that deficit spending and the debt problems cannot be solved with higher taxes and spending cuts. It can only be solved by economic growth. If he continues to attack business that will not happen and in 2014 he may face the same problem Bill Clinton faced in his first term – a Republican House and Senate.
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Bio: Jim was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, went to Phoenix Union HS until joining USMC at 17, graduated from San Diego Evening HS during enlistment and graduated with BS at ASU after marriage and 3 kids. He started private work career as a Teamster, moved to management and spent his entire career in the freight business before retiring in Camp Verde, AZ.