Despite a tight race, the results of the 2012 presidential election were called by most major news sources before midnight eastern time on Tuesday night. President Barack Obama and the first family will enjoy a second term in the White House. But what will "four more years" mean for you and yours? Well, if we are to believe Obama's campaign platform, we can expect an important impact.
More jobs. While both candidates promised to improve the economy, Obama explicitly set a goal to create a million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016. If he makes good on this promise, and your family is among those struggling in this difficult economy, your marriage will likely benefit from Obama's extended reign ... at least on the job front.
Tax hikes for the rich. If your family earns over $250,000 per year, expect a tax increase. According to his website, Obama is "calling on millionaires and billionaires to pay a little bit more so that we can pay down our debt in a balanced way." So, if your marriage is prone to financial feuding, this Obama policy could cause friction on the homefront.
Troops removed from Afghanistan. If you are among America's many military families with loved ones deployed overseas, Obama's re-election is incredible news. On the campaign trail, Obama promised to end the war in Afghanistan in 2014. And while intelligent minds may disagree about the democratic president's foreign policy, we all want our soldiers home safe and sound.
Reproductive freedom. While Romney threatened to cut funding to Planned Parenthood — the non-profit organization known for providing reproductive health services to women — Obama openly supports a woman's right to choose. Therefore, in the next four years, you can expect continued acccess to the information and care you need to keep (especially the women in) your family healthy and safe.
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