from any of its predecessors.
But given the ballooning federal deficit and the huge
cost of the recent financial bailout packages, it is by no
means clear that the money will be found in the short
term to bring state-of-the-art, high-speed service to
Unless you’ve been drilling for oil on Mars, you’ve
probably heard the consensus of the pundits: The incoming administration will be greener than its predecessor and will be considerably more aggressive in addressing the related challenges of energy use, pollution
and climate change.
The business community is braced for change and
seems willing, up to a point, to accept some change,
if for no other reason than to salve public opinion.
However, no industry, from airlines to widget-mak-ers, will sit still for being singled out for “unfair”
There may be a consensus that the U.S. can do
more, but there will be battles over who pays, and how
The airlines, for example, were caught unaware when
the Green movement in Europe began to depict air
travelers as wanton polluters, and they are determined
to make sure that doesn’t happen here.
You’ve heard the phrase “tax-and-spend Democrats.”
It’s a Washington stereotype, but like most stereotypes,
it contains a grain of truth.
For the business community in general, a downside
of the power shift is that the Democrats might spin out
of control and levy too many new taxes and other costs
on businesses, large and small.
Some critics of President Bush have said the outgoing administration was an example of the GOP pushing an ideological agenda too far, at the expense of
And they worry that Democrats, emboldened by a
new mandate, might make the same mistake: Push an
agenda and neglect to govern. It is a concern that has
been uttered about everything on the national agenda:
the economy, national security, the environment, health
care, employment, regulation, taxation, you name it.
If the Democrats govern from the center and make
good on Obama’s promise to avoid petty partisan politics, the next few years could bring productive change in
Washington. If not, we could be in store for just another
wild swing of the pendulum of power, a reaction from
the other side, growing partisan stalemates and eventual
Been there, done that.
A new administration and changes in Congress have raised the travel industry’s
hopes for productive change in Washington.
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