Ok, let me lay this out in a way maybe even you can understand. Most people in this country work for SMALL businesses, not major corporations. Yes, the government panders to the big boys, but it is out of expedience. They can talk to one really big company that is worth 1000X dollars or they can talk to 2000 companies that are each worth 1X dollars and hope to get half of them. In my business I can land a fleet account talking to one guy and get say 30 vehicles to work on or I can put in much more time and effort and find 15 new customers who each have 2 cars.
Here is what WE as small business owners are looking at coming in to this election. First, there is tax stability. There are a lot of investors out there who have a lot of money, but they are waiting until the election to see what their tax rates will be and how long they will be stable.I expect if Romney wins this investors will be immediately putting up growth capital. Where I am there are several production companies (such as NOK) who are waiting on this to decide how aggressively they will push growth, which means jobs. Those jobs translate to more people in the area making a paycheck, which leads to more potential customers for me, which leads to me hiring more techs. I'll be keeping a close eye on my work load from mid November to mid December. If things are up (lower unemployment in the area, higher retail sales numbers) I will bring on another tech about the first of the year. If those markers don't hit I will be looking at my next event marker, which is tax return season. Simply put there is a guy I already have in mind, and his immediate employment future is dependent on the effects of this election.