If Republicans win the midterms and have their I think this country will begin to see the exact same hardtimes some European countries are experiencing because their governments were pretty much shut down and government jobs remained the primary economic engine during their recessionary period.
The evidence that our nation is recoverying from the recession is the fact that private sector jobs are returning...in small quantities, but they are returning. I think you screw that up if you do the level of across-the-board spending cuts Republicans propose. Alot of the federal programs that would be affected are likely private-public jobs. You really don't want to mess with that mix too much.