The Presidential Election is finally over, and many across the nation (like Abby) are probably relieved that the end of this long campaign has arrived. According to a recent poll, solution providers were more likely to favor Mitt Romney (60 percent) in the election over Barrack Obama (40 percent). But now that the election is over, it's time to get back to business.
And CompTIA did that this week by weighing in on what the country's leaders need to do in the days and months ahead. CompTIA's president and CEO Todd Thibodeaux did a great job of summarizing some of the key issues and challenges ahead in a statement issued this week by the computer industry association. Here's what he said:
"Once again, Americans have exercised their democratic right, and we now draw to a close a spirited election season. As President Obama and Congress shift from campaign mode back to governance, we urge our leaders to seize on technology as an opportunity to achieve bipartisan results that can help drive the economy and support U.S. global competitiveness.What is the top public policy issue for you and your company post-election?
"Tough choices on the fiscal cliff loom, but policymakers cannot afford to be short-sighted. urges policymakers to adopt a balanced approach that encompasses spending reductions as well as appropriate revenue increases. These choices must not be accomplished at the expense of innovation, small business growth and workforce preparedness.
"We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to continue tax policies that spur innovation and the dynamism of our small businesses, programs that increase access to capital for small businesses and prioritize life-long learning and preparation for careers in technical fields.
"As the President and Congress tackle these tough choices, I urge them to prioritize policies and programs that spur innovation and entrepreneurship."