"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Monday, January 26, 2009

Predictions for the Obama Presidency

A list of predictions for the Obama Presidency:

- We will see less than 50% of Americans paying income taxes

- We will see the credibility of U.S. Treasury Bonds, arguably the most secured investment, questioned with historical deficits

- Guantanamo Bay may close, but a replacement will be erected in its place somewhere else in the world

- Obama will be re-elected under the perception that he ended the war in Iraq and the economy is in recovery

- Republicans will return to the Majority in the Senate and House by 2016

- When he leaves office there will be no more diversity in the U.S. Congress than there is today

- Blue Dog Democrats will be outcasts and will have to be courted for votes on tough economic issues

- Obama will attempt but will be prevented from nationalizing Healthcare

- Obama's stimulus package will pass but little of it will be spent before 2011

- Obama's policies will reduce the production of coal and the number coal related jobs by 2012

- The DJIA will not return to +10K before 2012

- The top tax bracket will be +65% in Federal Income Taxes, +80% in total income

- Zero legislation will be passed impacting illegal immigration

- Strategic ground forces will exit Iraq in accordance with the signed SOFA under President Bush, but support forces will remain indefinitely

- His approval numbers will be below 50% before the 2012 election

- Obama and his foreign policy team will embrace a less prominent role in international relations, bowing to the U.N. and failing to counter the rise of China, India, and Russia

- For the first time since the French Revolution, fewer people will enjoy freedom and liberty in the world

- Iran and at least 3 other nation states will become nuclear capable

- Unemployment will hit 10% by 2011 and will not see single digits until after 2013

- The U.S. will suffer a terrorist attack, likely a dirty bomb in a major city center. Sphere: Related Content

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