Guest Post: The Next Four Years Won't Be As Good As The Last

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Submitted by Lance Roberts of Street Talk Live,

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Unprepared's picture

As I've been saying all along, whoever would have been in office, people would start regretting the last 4 years.

narapoiddyslexia's picture

Hmmm, I seem to remember many predictions about the future made by sell side punters, all wrong. Moreover. a little research into Mr. Roberts history reveals some very strange things. Do a FINRA broker's search.


sbenard's picture


More malaise = Obamalaise!
Sounds so elegant -- until we hit the sidewalk!

foodstampbarry's picture

Reap it Bitchez...Reap it!

RSloane's picture

The current administration is not 'trapped' into the belief that big government is the solution to long-term economic ills. It is founded on that belief. It is the core of their belief system. They are not trapped; they chose this path consciously and deliberately.

Spastica Rex's picture

How else are we supposed to get to a New World Order?

A global government isn't going to magically appear out of thin air. Sheesh.

TideFighter's picture

The next four weeks...

A Lunatic's picture

Tuck your balls and run for cover............

DosZap's picture

Tuck your balls and run for cover............


They do  that automatically in Fight or Fright.

Flakmeister's picture

Peak oil and an ill resolved debt hangover do wonders for prospects down the road...


DaveyJones's picture

along with an ever ethical legislature

Flakmeister's picture

Rats always look after themselves first...

Mind you, there are more than a few that really do not have a clue of overall macro conditions, i.e. the data, let alone what the implications are...

The quality of a government is proportional to the effort made by the electorate on understanding the issues....

DaveyJones's picture

and just like social security these rats won't eat their own GMOs

pods's picture

And the ability of the electorate to actually understand the real issues is inversly proportional to how shady and corrupt the government is.

What is the saying the cops use?  Yeah, if you are doing nothing wrong you have nothing to hide?

Works on us, why not on them?



Spastica Rex's picture

Anti-education: it does wonders.

Flakmeister's picture

Well in all fairness the goverment does not spend millions and advertising half truths and factually dubious claims on TV... That is a purely corporate construction designed to muddy the waters....

You know the ones, peddling clean coal for example....

pods's picture

Well I am not that well versed on clean coal, but I would think they would promote their own self interest.

Same as the government.  I do not know the budget of the BLS or all those involved in the CPI calulation, but I don't think I am going out on a limb by stating that what they publish is in their own (those that pay their salaries) self interest.


blunderdog's picture

    Well I am not that well versed on clean coal...

That's 'cause there ISN'T ANY.

It's possible to build coal-fired power plants which are clean, but there's currently no way for those plants to produce electricity at comparable cost to "dirty" plants, so ultimately it suffers the exact same problem as the nukes, solar, and wind farms.

It can't compete.  Just because we have a lot of coal-miners doesn't mean someone's going to start pouring money into losing investments.

DaveyJones's picture

well, in all fairness, the government does not spend millions advertising because it can usually get the media to give them free air time. Granted, they are, how shall we say, "influenced" by big evil corporations and money men, the government is nevertheless the largest false advertiser 

XitSam's picture

"If you are doing nothing wrong you have nothing to hide."

Every person that tells you that, ask them to give you their wallet. You won't steal anything, just look at everything in it. Or their house, open drawers, look at financial records. After all, why would they object if they have nothing to hide?

Privacy is not about hiding something illegal.

Joe Davola's picture

...increased regulations covering ... the financial industry...


Yen Cross's picture

 They will be for people that actually know how to short the markets...

semperfi's picture

The Kenyan's goal is to destroy the USA and make the sheeple believe he is trying to save it.  He has been wildly successful on both counts. 

DaveyJones's picture

If you really think this due to 1 president you have a lot of math and history to catch up on

Flakmeister's picture

Recall Flakmeister's Rule of Thumb:

  Any post with the word Kenyan in it will be devoid of content and factually challenged...

Spastica Rex's picture

Kenyans are accomplished marathon runners.

Yankin yer chain.

pods's picture

Will the Kenyans make out better in the coming zombie apocalypse?
Cardio and all.


semperfi's picture

Please help me understand what other president:

1) socialized the entire medical industry
2) worked/working with the UN to disarm citizens
3) signed the NDAA into law
4) burried the death of an ambassador
5) racked up 5 trillion in national debt (so far)
6) promoted class warfare
7) was brought up a radical by his father, preacher, and associates
8) hates the USA

pods's picture

Start thinking with your mind, not your heart.

Most of your examples are cherry picked, half truths or innuendo.

If you want to have an actual discussion about things, first turn off Fox News for your material.


Spastica Rex's picture

Looks like the vote is for mindlessness and Fox News. Four more years.

10mm's picture

It's not one,but a collaboration of many.He's no good,sure,but are ills were long ago set into motion.It's just "PEAK"time.

madcows's picture

how dare you slander the great uniter

RKDS's picture

Gee, I can think of one that ran up $5T in debt and signed the "PATRIOT" Act into law...

El Tuco's picture

Lenin and Marx didn't have half the resources bummer has and they seemed to have accomplished their goals.

Get in line for Bread and Soap Bitchez.....

derryb's picture

I doubt he will continue to blame the guy who held office the last four years.

Mad Mohel's picture

He may just try it and actually convince some rubes of it.

j-dub's picture

"The Next Four Years Won't Be As Good As The Last."

In other news, the sky is blue.


By 2015, we'll look back at 2012 like it was a dream world

DaveyJones's picture

if you want to be a good journalist just repeat that headline every few months

pods's picture

Like a weatherman in upstate NY.  Cloudy, cold with a chance of rain.  

Just keep saying "The next four years will be worse than the last 4 years" until we collapse.

I do hope that it is sooner rather than later.


Dr. Engali's picture

I am not a big person on taxes, but when I saw that all the wealthy areas voted for  this guy it would be sweet justice if he turned around and hit them with a big wealth tax.

fonzannoon's picture

As a person who is not a big person on taxes, and lives is a mentally challenged state that voted for this guy....I completely agree. Enough is enough. Bring it. I am still stunned that the people I know and believed to have the most basic understanding have shown themselves to be completely inept. My guess is they have again voted in O because they think he will drop the hammer on wall street and spread the wealth. I amlost think the Repubs did not want this one. Thats why they put the Wall Street asshole up there. It was too easy.

Dr. Engali's picture

If the republicans wanted to win they wouldn't have screwed over Ron Paul like they did.

knukles's picture


I'd received an e-mail from a Republican friend this morning complaining about what the world's gonna be like since Romney lost.  I'd told him and a whole bunch of his fellows way early in the process, well before nominations when there was one after another R put forth as a possibility and they were in the "He's/She's Great!!!! routine....
During which time I'd constantly pushed RP and they pooh poohed me.
I made the statement that to nominate anybody else is a vote for Obey.

Here's the text of the e-mail I'd sent in response today.  (BTW, as you well know, I'm a RP/olde style western conservative Barry Goldwater type limited scope states right government person)


Get over it, guys.
It is what it is and only gonna get worse. The Democrats are gonna take this as a Mandate underwritten by the God in Whom they Do Not Believe to increase taxes, welfare, regulations, censorship, spending, reach, wars and associated criminal behavior of the banks and Federal Reserve The Republicans lost because they nominated a fellow who was doomed from the outset (Support of Mitttens' candidacy was a vote to re-elect Obama... I said it then and believe it now.  And prognosticate that's what it will be in the future.)
Mittens was incapable of securing the necessary middle of the road Republican (many folks feel the party deserted them and stayed home) independent (RP etc) and youth vote, both of which were ready to reject the Democrats wholesale.  Instead, the low turnout with an increasingly hostile demographics doomed the election. And a nomination by RP would have not lost a single Republican vote.  The religious right?  Nope   The masses who were going to vote anti-Obama?  Nope  Middle of the road Republicans?  Nope.   Anti gay marriage, abortion, etc?  Nope. 
Nothing would have been lost.  More gained.....  and may have won.
(How do you say politics dominated by special interests?  I knew you could.  Both parties)   The Republicans have come close to becoming irrelevant.
A party of voting against somebody and something.
Which doesn't work. And more than that, what is even more worrisome is the super majority achieved in the CA Senate and House.  The Democrats there are gonna take this as a mandate to raise taxes, increase welfare, regulations, etc., etc., etc.  A doubling down what with what's happened at the Federal level.  Free to create the plutonic people's socialist republic of Kalifornia... for which there is no money to do... but they don't believe that, do they?   Know to where people gonna migrate out of CA? 
Washington and Colorado. 
Lower taxes, less regulation, cheaper cost of living (and now can smoke pot legally.)   At least on the Federal level, the House remains in Republican control as it has the last several years.     Beware the fiscal cliff and money printing from the FED, the continuing bank bailouts (which are ongoing yet today to the tune of Bazillions) and continued ownership of DC by the banks, energy, food and pharma let alone the MIC.   There is no government of, for and by the people.   We are sooooooooooooooo fucked.
But get over it. 
It is what it is and ain't gonna change for the next election unless the Republican wing of the Leviathan One Party changes it's direction back to the Olde Western Style Conservatism of Barry Goldwater and Ron Paul.
  Math:  The New Inconvenient Truth  

Dr. Engali's picture

I hope your friends wake up.

DosZap's picture


Cali deserves exactly what it gets,just as the rest of us do.

You get the government you deserve.After going from?? 15th largest econ in the world, and losing 5 million plus workers, and businesses........they still have not figured out that they MUST change their tactics or IMPLODE.

I just feel for the folks like the majority here,that DO not deserve what they get due to the HUGE inner city populations of FREEBIE recips.

GO to Northern Cali, it's a totally different country,compared to to where the .goober hub is.

booboo's picture

For the most part, people can live with the idea that they want a government BIG enough to shove a gun in their neighbors face and steal money to apply towards ideas/projects (their own pocket) that they agree with. (Well, this is really how it should be presented to them.) The problem comes when, as one of those dead white guys said, when the government is big enough to take away everything you have. White, black, brown Jew, Christian, Atheist. E V E R Y O N E!


pods's picture

This is the point I rail about day after day.  (to many people's chagrin)

Most do not care of the amount of power that the government holds, only who is wielding it.

Both sides are the enemy of liberty.

If public emotion can sway the leviathan to punish select groups, there is no protection when it's gaze falls upon you.