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What college students want:
Costs and Jobs
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Seeking Balanced Budget
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The British had a term for it... disinterested... meaning that beyond the political realm of the parties and campaigns... the government was neutral... it had no vested interest in this or that outcome or issue... an ideal for sure...
New Zealand should be in a position to take advantage of the global demand for food. There is no reason why the US wouldn't if agricultural subsides were ended in that country. Although with the Pacific Four FTA in the works agricultural subsides should be reaching the end of the road anyway.
Congress and Obama will need to work closely together to produce practical policy's that do something other then plunge the US further into the Red. A balanced budget is a must if the US is going to come through the current woes in half decent shape.
On the environment Nuclear Power is the only viable and proven alternative to fossil fuels so it would be a wise idea to make use of it. Forgot Bio Fuels as they have nasty side effects such as contributing to global food shortages.