Barring a videotape of Bath House Barry getting oral sex from Reggie Love in under the desk in the office of Air Force One while Obama talks on speaker phone to Congressional Democrats and laughs about how they electronically destroyed Romney votes while manufacturing their own - Republicans are screwed. They have no momentum, no mandate, they don't control the White House, they don't control the DoD, they don't control the Justice Dept, the FBI, the CIA, the Senate, and the media are 97% against them. Oh, and since Judas Roberts is afraid of his....ahem...."alternate" lifestyle being exposed (or whatever else they have on him), we have lost the Supreme Court also.
So here we are.
On the edge of the Fiscal Cliff.
If Sequestration takes place and the Bush tax cuts expire, the economy will go into a worse Depression than we are in now (and trust me, this is a Depression). Obama and the Democrats have only been able to mask this Depression by borrowing and spending 7 Trillion Dollars in four years.
Conservative estimates are that 2 million direct jobs will be lost with Sequestration, with more after that as the economy goes into a tailspin. The tax revenues will go down despite the tax raises, entitlement spending will go up even more logarithmically, and we probably won't crawl out of it for years. And, oh yeah, our military will become absolutely hollow almost overnight. Let's pray one of those "war thingies" doesn't happen. All we are saying, is give peace a chance.
I for one don't believe there will be any deal, and Sequestration will happen anyways. It will become everyone's poison to drink at that point. Why? Because I have never seen our government at any level behave responsibly in the last 5 years. At every turn, they have done the wrong thing.
Some people argue "Let sequestration happen! Burn it all down! Better sooner than later!" They don't really realize that we still have a chance to save the country if (and ONLY if) entitlements are drastically reformed.
Maybe I will be surprised. Maybe Obama will double cross the media, the liberals, the unions, the illegals, and the rest of the godless rabble. That would be sweet revenge to see them twist their hair out.
In any case, if Sequestration happens, the economy will behave like an ice skater doing a twirl and bringing her arms in. Faster, and faster......
Yes, but then Obama and the Leftists in the United States are outed for the dumb asses they are.
Can you imagine the gains in 2014, if we sink back into a recession or worse?
BTW: I think we have been in a depression. I don't agree the recession was over. We just quit counting people.
We know there are 23 million out of work, and tens of millions more earning 50 to 75% of what they were five to ten years ago.
I call that a depression.
I think we're at a low point, but the pendulum is going to swing the other way soon.
We both know this can't go on, and we are a very resilient nation. I'm not seeking to downplay our situation, because I am angry about it. I just think we're going to shock the world when we get back on the right track.
The bright side is, Socialism will have been given a chance in the U. S. It will have failed miserably. That will be the end of that.
I hope it works out this way.
raise the taxes on the rich and then do nothing else....squeal about it...make a lot of faces...warn that its not enough but the rats won't allow it....
but the pubs should not be the ones cutting anything...if we have any hope for Congress and the Senate in two years...