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Post-election reaction in Genesee County Wednesday morning

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(11/07/12) - Four more years with Barack Obama as President of the United States - that had plenty of people talking Wednesday morning, including the McDonald's Breakfast Club in Flint.

"I think this is great for the country. I think he'll be able to do a much better job than he did before. The only thing happening was that the republicans weren't helping him. They were fighting him," said voter Ellis Avery.

Many Club members believe both Democrats and Republicans need to change their ways for the President to succeed.

"One side pulling one way, the other side pulling the other way, you'll never get anything done. Come together and I think everything will work out fine," said voter Al Mason.

Over at the Starlight Diner in Burton, reaction was mixed.

"I think we're still in trouble. That's it," said Krista Mosher.

"From an ownership perspective, I think there's still some challenges with Obama Care. We don't know how things are going to pan out. Taxation is still an issue, but the country has spoken loudly and I think President Obama is going to take the next four years and hopefully turn things around and hopefully get some jobs back here," said Jason Hester, Starlite Diner co-owner.

As for all six state proposals failing - that came as surprise to some, but not to others.

"I'm not happy. We needed collective bargaining for the firefighters, the police, and the teachers," said voter Derek Gunther.

"All six, I just couldn't believe it, especially the one that helps the fire department and police with all the crime in the city. We need some kind of help," said voter Terry Reeves.

"People were confused I think on proposition 6 because they thought if they voted 'no' that they had a voice on the bridge and you were supposed to vote 'yes.' That's one I would have like to have seen pass, because I voted for it," said voter Kathy Scott.

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