Well its done. This next four years is probably going to remind me of a line out of Top Gun, “your mouth is writing checks your body cant cash.” I guess in this case it might be more like the Treasury can’t cash. I have accepted the fact and ready to make adjustments in long term planning. For example, investing in indexed mutual funds might be a good idea. Its looking like you will be able to buy low in the immediate future. There are a couple of promises that I will be keeping a close eye on. The first is my next promised tax cut. BO said it would be better than the year before; we shall see. The second is his promise to pull out of Iraq, as that will have a direct impact on my family.
Now that the Dems are in charge of the executive and legislative branches, there should be no reason they cannot get anything done. Regardless of what many want, they know better. Lets see how responsible they are with our money.
In the next 4 weeks Obama will get an unimaginably sobering intelligence briefing. If he is smart he will surround himself with experienced level-headed wise men to help him make the right decisions and adjust some of his less educated positions. I love my country and wish for the best. Pray for our new leaders. They are going to need it.