Ka-ching! Multi-national mega-corporations have been able to convince people that the election was about smaller government. What smaller means to them are fewer regulations so they can pollute and steal, tort reform so they spend less on settlement when they have screwed folks, more money for CEOs and bonus packages, and less support services for middle and lower class Americans. I speculate that they intentionally held back hiring to take an advantage in the election. If the economy is so bad, where did they get the millions they spent on the campaigns? Where would we be if that money had been put into expansion and creating new jobs? This is not a return to traditional values, but rather one of the largest buyouts in history.