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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:23 AM

2nd Administration Challenges

What do you think will be the biggest challenge that may hurt Obama's second administration.
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Israel attacks Iran and Iran aggressively responds triggering a wider conflict
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Benghazi grows into a scandal (in other words administration officials lied or showed gross negligence)
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Obama is not able to get a budget deal that involves increasing marginal tax rates on highest earners
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A second recession occurring after implementation of Obama's policies
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A second recession occurring because we go over the fiscal "cliff"
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Demand continues to drive energy prices up
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China trade war
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China aggressive moves in their region
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Reemmergence of Russian expansionism
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Round 2 battle with Islamic terrorists - major event like 9/11
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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:30 AM

1. worst case - dems do not claim their mandate and cave to repubs....again nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:00 AM

2. Obama needs to go on television as he is negotiating with an

intransient Congress and lay out his arguments. Use visuals to express it. Show growth rates at given marginal tax rates. Show what is being spent on in the budget. Discuss areas in which he is trying to reduce spending.

Also phone calls to Republican Representatives in the most vulnerable districts might be prudent. Let them know that he and his friends may decide to exercise extra special attention in those districts.

Hold up Norquist's pledge and ask how can you bargain in good faith after taking a non-negotiable position.

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