If Barack Obama wins the White House on November 4th, the Democratic party will hold both the Congress and The White House. Now this may sound great for Dem's everywhere, but it's really not great for Americans at all.
The Framers of the Constitution deliberately set up our government so that no one branch would have exclusive power and thereby the opportunity to rule with an iron fist. They created three branches of government; the Legislative branch makes the law, the Executive branch executes the law and the Judicial branch interprets the law. Each branch has an effect on the other.
This Separation of Powers provides a system of shared powers known as Checks and Balances. By design, the various branches are forced to be accountable to one another and no on branch can commandeer enough power to become dominant.
It has happened in the past and the results have not been good. Bill Clinton and a Democratic congress, in 1993-1994, passed and signed the largest tax increases in the history of the world. In 2002, Bush and the Republican congress passed and signed massive tax cuts, that at first seemed to help the economy but were ultimately responsible for the massive deficit we have now. A two party government demands that the President and the Congress work together in a system of bargaining.
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