Originally Posted by Hass
Raise the taxes!
That is exactly whats going to happen. Obama said he would only raise taxes on those making over $250k. I think he'll do it for anyone making over $100k.
I also think he will HAVE TO pull all troops out of Iraq by the end of next year. If the financial mess wasn't happening, I think he would have waited until 2011 like the Bush administration is moving towards.
I think several defense projects are DONE. The F-22 is hanging by a thread as it is because so many countries want the F-35. I think they'll kill any more fighters.
NASA is done. The Shuttle will be retired in 2010 as planned and we'll be hitching rides to the space station. Unless they get smart and do something other than the Aries rocket program, NASA will die. Forget going to the moon by 2020. We won't be going back until 2030 or 2040.
Fees, Fees, Fees. The Feds will impose fees on everything. They will create toll roads all over the country to pay for infrastructure. Gasoline taxes will go up too. (though I actually support higher gas taxes for infrastructure) You'll also see fees for everything else going up..
Universal heathcare ain't happening. Obama is already scaling back his promises and healthcare is going to be the biggest one (thank God)
Shrinking military. Obama will cut the military as much as the Congress will let him and that is a lot. Kill missile defense goodbye. We may even end up pulling out our troops out of many countries including NATO allies.