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Pros and Cons of the 2010 Midterm Elections

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Pros and Cons of the 2010 Midterm Elections
   
    As a registered Democrat I fail to see many pros in the results of the 2010 midterm elections.   The Republicans picked up sixty-one House of Representatives seats and six Senate seats.   It’s going to be interesting to see how well the Tea Party freshman mesh with the Republicans that are already in place, in addition to the Democrats that retained their seats.   “This election was an old-fashioned whooping”, according to Jim Matheson, the Utah Democrat next in line to lead the Blue Dog Coalition” and a potential stalemate of major proportions for all parties.   I tend to agree with him because in seven weeks the House of Representatives will be run by the Republicans and one item on their agenda is to extend the tax cuts due to expire December 31st permanently.   They seem determined to continue to let the Bush tax cuts remain in place even though it only affects about two percent of Americans which seems as unfair as the bank bailout situation.
    It was eight years of the Bush administration that placed us in this horrendous situation and they refuse to acknowledge that without the bank bailout, sickening that it was, we were headed for a depression ten times worse than the one in 1929 mainly because of the population in America today and the amount of people already out of work.   This depression would have had and still could have a devastating effect across the country in addition to the global affect much like a volcano erupting.   A depression-like financial meltdown may still be an inevitable result of the 2010 midterm elections because of the stubbornness of all the parties involved.   I believe this is so because the House of Representatives will be run by the Republicans for the next two ears.   This puts
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them in charge of major budgetary decisions, most important being the Bush tax cuts and the healthcare plan.
    The House also has impeachment powers that make it a possibility...

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