@DeathByVisualStudio:

"For me Obama's approach is about building an economy that lasts -- not another bubble like the Republican's build with deregulation, corporate welfare, and a lack of investment in the future for things like education and renewables.

Hey I like that someone can be idealistic like you.     Have you ever owned and run a business?   Try to put up a building and deal with local government regulations on top of all the other crap from the feds for hiring etc.   We need deregulation badly before it chokes this country to death.   Obama is hiring more regulators and making more government to kill private industry jobs.  Thats not a long term approach for me.