Not much change in House, Senate after 2012 election

Now that the 2012 election has ended with Republicans retaining the House and Democrats keeping the Senate majority, will there be four more years of

WOODBURY - Now that the 2012 election has ended with Republicans retaining the House and Democrats keeping the Senate majority, will there be four more years of political gridlock?

Rep. Peter King (R-3rd District) says he is not so sure there will be movement anytime soon since all the same players who have trouble compromising will still be there come January.

"People want compromise, but they elected polar opposites to run the House and the White House," said King.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-4th District) is more optimistic, saying that Washington will reach agreement on key matters because there is no other choice.

One of the most divided issues facing Congress is whether to raise taxes on people earning more than $250,000 a year. Most Democrats favor it, while most Republicans oppose it.

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