My response to what theimp98 expects ...Higher taxes.
- I think that the majority of people will have lower taxes, and people with high incomes will have higher taxes.More welfare.
- I wish it were true but I'm afraid it won't be.Gun ban.
- Unfortunately, impossible. Maybe in 10 years or so if Obama has a chance to change who is on the supreme court, but right now District of Columbia v. Heller (supreme court decision earlier this year) makes law-making on this situation useless.Ammo ban.
- see above.Ammo tax.
- I doubt a national ammo tax, so I doubt national politics controls this.Gun confiscation
- see above.Defeat in Iraq
- Going to Iraq was a defeat for reason. I think most of our troops will be out, but some will remain for at least 50 years, and I think the country will be violent but hopefully not a failed state.Defeat in Afghanistan.
- I think Obama's abilities as a smart politician will extend to being a smart statesmen, and I think we'll get the local and international cooperation to do good things there.Iran with WMD
- Isreal's bombs will keep this from happening.nuke going off some place in israel
- Seems completely unrelated to the US political situation.Energy Policy, that is going to cause storages
- We're going to be storing energy? Batteries really don't store much energy very well. Did you mean "shortages"?
I hope that gasoline and other fossil fuel prices continue to go up, so we use less of it, but I think the poor condition of the economy will keep fossil fuel prices low for at least a year.Fuel prices through the roof.
- See above. I sure hope so, but I'm afraid it's unlikely to happenmore business leaving
- More businesses leaving the US and going to other countries? I doubt it the rate will increase; it's happening fairly well already. Personally, I'd like the economy to be more global than it is and I really wish the US would get rid of all its farm subsidies and such, but that's not going to happen.Economic contraction squared
- I really don't think that the president has much power at all to control the economy. I don't think this current situation is George W. Bush's or any democrat's fault (or, rather, I think any political blame goes to policies that both parties support and that much of the problem was completely independent of politics), and I don't think either McCain or Obama could do much to make it better.