I see what you mean, although with gerrymandering the house seats are usually anything but contested. Senatorially, for sure. Of course, by my perspective I'm hoping for a Republican to repeal Obamacare and finally allow an income tax break for money spent on health care, so that it will be less on an employer thing and can truly be free-market. And for that, the Republican majority in at least one of the houses would need to be held.
And we're both ignoring the hundred days: in most cases, the president will be allowed to pass most all their laws in the first hundred days in office.
wow, just wow...
Actually I find your stance sort of encouraging. The economic policies you are suggesting, a general return to the lazzie~fare model of capitalistic markets that gave us things like the flesh-trade, child labor, toxic chemicals pumped straight into your river...
On the bright side the abolishment of a minimum wage, the massive loss of income for about 58% of workers, along with the rising prices of consumer goods because the tons of tax dollars that subsidize all of your favorite industries will dissapear, will allow us to compete with china's factory slaves. Well until the massive armed revolt...
Mind you seeing a couple mansions on fire would be satisfying. I'd have to move to canada though, no way I'm raising my kids to be service slaves in a country riven with civil war and riots.
There is one thing you seem to forget, the government is the public, and the public are their government. the regulations must exist and must be properly enforced (looking at you Federal Market Regulators who watched porn on my tax dollars all day and didn't enforce the law.) because business, left to it's own devices, does one thing.
It makes money, as sure as fish swim, and birds fly.
The purpose of captialisim is actually NOT JUST TO MAKE MONEY, it is to harness natural market forces for the betterment of the public.
Adam Smith actually warns against the very same abuses we see companies doing now, and how they destroy both wealth and markets alike.
Seriously... Why are people basing their economic policy on a science-fiction novel by Ann Ryand anyways?
That's like basing your school system on Harry Potter.
Or founding your government based on DUNE.