PARIS — As Republicans prepare to assert new authority in the U.S. Congress following the midterm elections Tuesday, the United States’ allies overseas are concerned that the political upheaval in Washington may pose fresh challenges to the global economy.
Despite pledges to curb government spending and the huge U.S. budget deficit, Republicans are expected to address anxiety over unemployment and flagging growth by pushing hardest for an extension of the Bush-era income tax cuts for everyone, including the rich — a move that would add to the deficit and, by extension, further weaken the U.S. dollar.
Thanks OP- Only a fool didn't get where this was headed. People need to educate themselves on "global" economics and their implications. Cog and wheel. ITA with the issues surrounding the tax cuts. I guess many conservatives are more concerned with their own pocketbooks v the deficit their GKs will inherit. The usual "everyone else should suffer, but not me."
Answer by Sisteract at 1:18 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
The United States’ allies overseas are concerned that the political upheaval in Washington may pose fresh challenges to the global economy.
OP~How is a "balance of power" considered an upheaval?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:14 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
sweet~or is the fears are justified
Some could say the fears Obama had of overspending with little accountability were justified and rejected in yesterday's election..
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:45 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
I think people want to make the government work, and they are hoping this will force both sides to work together instead of despite each other
So,are you saying the American people are saying it's time for the politicians to end the "slurpee", "back of the line", "one term", "fail" banter? I agree.. The American people can have opinions.. But when it comes down to it, I think yesterday's election speaks to wanting ALL politicians to work FOR promoting American OPPORTUNITY...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:50 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 12:53 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:04 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
OP~How is a "balance of power" considered an upheaval? Answer by grlygrlz2
My guess is because the New York Times deems it so.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:18 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
You could, but it would be speculation as to the WHY's of alot of people's votes
Your entire question, OP calls for SPECULATION.. LOL....As is Samuri's entire prediction is SPECULATION, "Republicans in office isn't enough to change our economy. I'm pretty sure they won't do anything that will actually help at all. The middle class will be screwed & the rich will be richer... " ~by samuri... This whole post is devoted to calling for SPECULATION... ;o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:53 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
So,are you saying the American people are saying it's time for the politicians to end the "slurpee", "back of the line", "one term", "fail" banter? I agree.. I don't understand this
Politicians, need to end the partisan banter... ALL of them.. The Commander in Chief sets the tone. That is one area where Clinton made strides, midterm... Politicians "lose track" (and Obama is now admitting it!) LOL Lesson truly learned? We will see... But I will continue to hold ALL accountable...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:56 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 1:16 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Next question overall
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