Just a tiny sample of what I am hearing if Obama is elected from the financial sector...(I work with financial advisors from around the country of the nations more wealthy..) 1. Small business owners have already delayed their expansion plans until after the election. If Obama is elected they will not open new business and will lay off a portion of their staff siting higher tax rates and higher cost of insurance as the main reasons. 2. Wealthy investors plan to reduce their exposure to appreciatiing asset classes and moving to more income/fix-income investments that offer a steady income but little captial gains. Reason? Higher captial gains rates. Their income tax rates are more managable than income + captial gains. If this is a small indication what will happen...I predict in an Obama white house we will see employment exceed the 8% prediction already being discussed. I think in the short term you will likely see another sell-off in the stock market and probably won't see the DOW rise to 11,000 like it did in the past. Production will slow down in America as those who have the money to buy won't be buying as much.