What to Expect from a GOP House

Getting anything done will be a tall order in a bitterly divided government.

Next year will be tailor-made for fans of gridlock. There’ll be an even larger wrench in the machinery of Washington as Republicans gain leverage in next month’s midterm, probably taking control of the House and coming close in the Senate.

Compromise will be hard to find as incumbents on both sides shun the center. They’ll work to keep their respective bases happy, fearing another round of primary knockouts in the 2012 presidential election cycle.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter