Originally Posted by 21st Amendment
I disagree with your premise, since I believe the economy is going to improve significantly the next 4 years (after the fiscal cliff is avoided) but she's said she's not staying on for a second term.
The economy is already in early stages of recovery. Deficit will be reduced steadily over next 4 years as Bush tax cuts are repealed to go along with spending cuts that were going to happen regardless of who won last night.
We won't be at surplus like we were at the end of Clinton but the deficit will be down significantly.