Hopefully the 2.4 percent decline in the stock market and the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 313 points was just a one-time adjustment for the election results and will not be a precursor to a whole series of them while the political process addresses this country's economic problems. To try to put the market's assessment of the election results into perspective, if you thought the $6 billion spent on elections was a waste, Wednesday's market decline was roughly equivalent to $900 billion.

Ivan Iverson

Layton