Will the Election Outcome Impact the Industry?

Christina Lewellen
November 13, 2012
THE TALK...

After months of anticipation, we have now decided as a country who will serve as president of the United States for the next four years. Whether your preferred candidate was successful or not, it’s time to look ahead and think about how the administration is likely to impact your business plan moving forward.

Last week after the results were announced, the National Association of Home Builders congratulated President Obama on winning his second term, as well as the lawmakers who were elected to the eleventh Congress. NAHB officials added:

"In the closing weeks of the 112th Congress, NAHB urges President Obama and congressional leaders to work together to resolve issues related to the 'fiscal cliff' by extending all of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts while being mindful of how broad-based tax reform will affect the fledgling housing recovery. Any effort to engage in tax reform should be done in a careful and deliberate manner, and demands the proper vetting by Congress and all relevant stakeholders. There should be no rush to judgment on an issue that will affect virtually every American citizen.”

The builders also asked leaders to address credit issues for both individuals and businesses.

I think we’ve all had enough political banter for a lifetime, but I’m curious to know what issues you think our newly elected officials should tackle first to pave an easier path for the window and door industry. Do you think the outcome of the election will impact your business? In what ways? Please send me an email or post a comment below to share.

SURVEY RESULTS AS OF NOVEMBER 27:

To what degree will the outcome of the election impact the industry?

Significantly

  

 

67.92%

 

Moderately

  

 

14.62%

 

Not much at all

  

 

13.21%

 

I'm not sure yet

  

 

4.25%

 

 

Contact Christina Lewellen, senior editor, at clewellen@glass.org.