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Burning Down The House

Remember the good ol’ days of gridlock when Newt Gingrich presided over the House and Bill Clinton prevailed in the White House?

Those were good times for stocks.

After all, gridlock demands business-friendly compromises and an overall legislative slowdown that cuts deficit spending.

Gridlock today should be just a good for markets as it was then – right?

Nope.

Dan Greenhuas of Miller Tabak says don't look to the mid-90’s as a template for how gridlock in Congress plays out today.

How come? Watch the video now and get all the details.

Fast Money executive producer John Melloy wrote about this trend in great detail in his daily post. Click here to go to "Gridlocked DC to Grind Economy to Halt?"



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