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

Tyler Durden's picture

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

bobnoxy's picture

You sir, are a screeching idiot. Turn off the Fox propaganda and start thinking for yourself. It should be clear by now that everything they're telling you is pure horseshit.

None of what you just posted has any factual merit whatsoever.

pods's picture

Incorrect bob, Obama did sign the NDAA 2012 (which is the one we are speaking of).  Factually correct.

Nevermind it somehow made it to his desk for signature.

But facts are facts.


bobnoxy's picture

Does it really matter? How different is it from the Patriot Act signed into Bush that this idiot likely said nothing about? Let's face it, this guy hammers Obama for it not for what it is, but to slime Obama for something, anything.

By the way, I've never voted for Obama, just to be clear.

But, to your point, I stand corrected, technically at least. I still think it matters little. McCain and Romney would have signed it too.

pods's picture

Well to me it does matter.  I hate it when someone is half right.  Half right either means non thinker or half wrong.  To be fair, I have been more than half wrong more times than I can count.  But I will freely admit I am wrong, otherwise I won't learn anything.

Where we are today has very little to do with Obama.  

Of course, roughly 50% of the electorate is irate that somehow this guy got re-elected.  So now is not exactly the time when you have an open and honest discussion.

Everyone (who voted) is very emotional right now.  Either their horse won, or is being smelted into glue as we speak.

I can actually say that this election is the best one of MY adult lifetme.  
I did not vote, and did not vote by choice.  I withdrew my consent.

Fuck em. I don't want an elected king who tells me what to do whether he is a Kenyan (hat tip to you flak) or a Mormon.

Neither one of these guys would abide by the rules set up for them, so they are treasonous bastards.



Spastica Rex's picture

I voted.

For Jill Stein.

I don't care that she lost.

Probably for the best.

She does seem like a nice lady.

edit: My dear old mother literally cried when I told her that I was sorry that Obama won. I also said I was happy that Romney lost, but that didn't seem to help.

DaveyJones's picture

I hate em too but I find it funny when people try to lay it all on "the muslim." It's really many people's fault (including our own for being too passive) for why we are where we are. It's a lot of human nature - arrogance, greed,  denial, laziness, corruption,  etc.  But indeed, like all other chapters in history, there are main characters who do extra special things to get the plot moving. In the end, when our children tell us that they are utterly disgusted and disappointed with the world we have handed them, although we may claim one, we won't really have an excuse 

Flakmeister's picture


    There is a context clause in the rule....

BTW, I didn't vote for BHO either....

bobnoxy's picture

Please, that bill never would have made it to his desk without most Republicans in Congress signing it first. Where's his outrage with them? This idiot blaming it all on Obama is just more hyper-partisan finger pointing.

I didn't vote either.

Blankenstein's picture


"hyper-partisan finger pointing"


this from bobnoxy


how hypocritical

Praetorian Guard's picture

Patriot Act was written by Joseph Biden in 1995!!! Do research before you spew shit...

bobnoxy's picture

Really? You mean this Patriot Act;

The USA PATRIOT Act (commonly known as the Patriot Act) is an Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten letter backronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.[1]

Originally drafted by Bush's justice department. How's that for spewing shit?

Dr. Engali's picture

That's what people don't understand. The darn thing had to be written and passed for him to sign it.

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...