The 2 mandates that I think Obama has is: (1) His tax cut for 95% who make under $250,000. (2) His universal health insurance plan. His followers also will think he has a mandate to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Oddly enough, those tax cut and universal health are contradictory unless he pulls out our troops AND raises taxes. So, he’ll go very quickly for that tax cut for the 95%. That way, the tax increases starting in 2010 when the Bush cuts start expiring will end up making taxes higher when all the math is done.
He’ll still need the money from the military, so he’ll bring them all home and transfer the money borrowed for the war to being money spent on health care.
The message to families of our military is very sad. Since we know that Obama has set a deadline of 16 months to be out of Iraq, that means ANY death there between now and that moment in time is a total waste. We should support at this point getting out troops out.
HE is a democrat. He will not cut anyone's taxes. Bush's tax cuts are due to expire. That means a tax hike for everyone. Obama will institute universal health care. That means a significant payroll cut for all employees who are not currently under some kind of payroll plan where they get health insurance. Small businesses will be bankrupted by having to institute the health care for all their workers regardless of whether or not those workers even care about it.
Obama will cut the military, which means that defense contractors will lay off workers and military personnel will be sent into the private sector where unemployment will likely to reach 10% in the next two years.
There is simpy not enough money for Obama's grand plans, so taxes will rise not only on the rich but on everyone. Usage fees and excise taxes and luxury taxes will be doubled or tripled, which will force luxury item manufacturers (like boat builders) overseas.
There is simply no way Obama is going to cut anyone's taxes. We are now Europe. When is the last time a Socialist European Country lowered taxes?
Brace for a depression.
Al Qaeda is celebrating today. As is Ahmadinejad, Castro, Chavez, Lula, Putin, and the chicoms.