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Podcast Extra: Vision can wait, let’s avoid the ‘cliff’

Jeff Horwich Nov 7, 2012
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Podcast Extra: Vision can wait, let’s avoid the ‘cliff’

Jeff Horwich Nov 7, 2012
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Accepting a second term, President Obama looked to the horizon with a view for where he wants to take us in the next four years. But at the moment that horizon extends about as far as December 31st. Mission one post-election for the president and Congress is steering clear of the “fiscal cliff.”

Also, now that President Obama is reelected, full implementation of the Affordable Care Act seems on track. For some — like those with pre-existing conditions, or much of the insurance industry — that’s a relief. But the thought gives some small business owners an upset stomach.

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