first off, i'm a conservative and i do want to see Romney win because i think Obama is going in the wrong direction with his over regulation policies. having said that though, i do not want the economy and the stock market to crash until Romney gets elected and by then, the damage will already take its toll on Americans. do you really want to see anarchy and Americans losing their jobs and the stock market cratering just to get new leadership in office? i don't and i don't think this scenario needs to happen to elect a new President. i was just thinking of some scenarios that if our government would legislate, if only temporary, this stock market would boom. this would include, in no particular order: 1) decrease the corporate US tax rate to 25% at the very least - more profit to the corporation, they could use to pay down their debt and shore up their balance sheets and who knows, maybe feel better about hiring more employees 2) decrease the corporate tax rate for corporations to bring home the monies earned from international countries to the US. maybe a one time corporate tax rate of 10% to transfer to US. corporations are leaving billions of dollars in offshore banks because they would be taxed at the current corporate tax rate, which I think is around 30 to 35%. do you know that cisco has around 45 billion dollars in an offshore bank because they don't want to bring the money over to the US at the current corporate tax rate? this is the same issue for many US corporations that have money deposited outside of the US and is not capitalized on US soil. think about many jobs these corporations could create and feel better about their operations in the US...very positive i would imagine 3) revise or eliminate the Dodd and Frank bill. the financial markets especially, needs some preventive measures to make sure we don't experience 2008 again but from what i have experienced and read, i think this bill is too restrictive on businesses as a whole. 4) a minor regulation on hedge funds and high frequency trading firms. nothing wrong with capitalism but, when you have these firms with billions of dollars shorting a company, companies could get slammed on a technical basis instead of fundamentals. maybe the uptick rule for hedge funds and hft firms, but seems like these guys should be a little bit monitored to prevent massive downward, short-term trading. i think if just one of these measures, especially reducing the corporate tax rate, was acted upon, i think this would help kick start the US economy again.