Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach reflects on the recent election in the latest Third Way Cafe.
A record- setting $6 billion dollars later, we have made it through an election that has resulted in essentially the status quo. Next January, Republicans will still control the House. Democrats will still control the Senate. And President Obama will still be in the White House.For the past two years this combination has resulted in political stalemate and division. It is possible that this will change, as members of both parties now sound a bit more conciliatory and say they want to work together to find a solution to the so-called “fiscal cliff” of expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts. Over the next few months these words will be tested. The issues to be addressed are large and finding a path forward will not be easy.