Happy Post Election Wednesday!
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
- “What you will see in the next term is a fundamentally different President. He now understands the business of government,” said Steve Ryan. So what will those changes be? We get the inside scoop. Click here for the full recap.
- Ok, let’s get real, you don’t go into a career as a federal worker for the glory and adulation. But sometimes toiling in an all too often thankless job can get tiring. And budget cuts aren’t helping. So what can you do? Insights from PPS. Click here for the full recap.
The Election’s Over: So What Now?
One of the big takeaways about this election was the use of big data.
- Three Winning Lessons We Can Learn From This Presidential Campaign – Forbes
Big Data’s Election Connection
- The Morning Download: What Obama’s Re-Election Tells Us About Business Analytics
- Inside the Secret World of Quants and Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win | TIME.com
What comes next?
- As election leaves Washington’s status quo intact, more gridlock is sure to come
- No clarity on fiscal cliff after election – Jake Sherman and Manu Raju
- Washington Post: Fresh from reelection, president finds himself on edge of ‘fiscal cliff’–President Obama returns to Washington from the campaign trail Wednesday to face an epic year-end battle over taxes and spending that could ultimately tame the national debt and advance his ambitions for a second term. The president, who won reelection late Tuesday, must now confront the “fiscal cliff,” nearly $500 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect in January that could throw the nation back into recession. If Obama can engineer a compromise to avert the cliff with the freshly reelected Republican House, he could set the stage for progress on other second-term priorities, including immigration reform, climate change and investments in education and manufacturing, report Lori Montgomery and Zachary A. Goldfarb.
- But PBS’s NewsHour notes:“A little-noticed Washington Post story over the weekend by Zachary Goldfarb teed up what we might see in the coming days if the White House wants to use its unilateral power to buy some time. Goldfarb wrote that the Obama administration could freeze “how much in taxes is taken out of payroll checks” and could shift “available money toward paying immediate costs — such as government employee salaries — rather than saving for construction projects later in the year.”
And if you are tired of the election coverage:
- National Weather Service: Just say no to Athena