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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DosZap's picture

Last I saw on the 2012 Presidential results in Texas over 40% voted for Obama.  I would not be overly confident about Texas.

It's because of TWO things, major leauge population influx from Califagia, and the largest inner cities are like all others in the US now.

Poor,blacks,hispanics, and white trash.

But fear not, last I heard,Texans gets weapons for less than any other state due to 80% of the market being here.

NeedtoSecede's picture

Well-said pods. +1 and green arrows once again.

It reminds me of a quote that I think was attributed to G. Washington where he compares government to fire. Fire can be useful to man, but it can/will just as easily destroy man.

If you play with fire you are going to get burned...

God help us all.

Little John's picture

I ain't worried. Texas will be free, with a metalic based monetary system, a mercantilist mindset and a government blind to race we will be the shining city on a hill. The rest of the country can wallow self rightously in the keynsian Hell they have chosen.  When it comes down to root hog or die Texans will not drink the Koolaid any more that Germany will.

Gert_B_Frobe's picture

Want to beat the rush. Getting my passport in line along with visa info to allow me access to Texas.

El Viejo's picture

How long before States Attorney Generals sue Corn Syrup mfrs for health care cost recovery??

knukles's picture

Just about the time the corn syrup manufacturers cease campaign contributions... sticky wicket, old boy

Duke Dog's picture

Born and lived in Texas for most of the last 50 years - you better check back in with Austin if you really believe that crap.

Rapada's picture

Austin is a mutant city - not representative of the State as a whole.

WakeUpPeeeeeople's picture

Austin, as in Silicon Valley is moving to Silicon Gulch. Probably the most liberal place outside of Kalifornia.

northerngirl's picture

Last I saw on the 2012 Presidential results in Texas over 40% voted for Obama.  I would not be overly confident about Texas.

Gert_B_Frobe's picture

Tax the Rich!!! Rich to be redefined as > $50k

Tackle Global Warming = carbon credits/tax. Hmmm, sounds like that hidden tax will be hitting everyone unless you are protected by the Obama phone.

worbsid's picture

Does anyone ever think of a steady state economy these days?  Even two percent growth leads to a vertical curve just not so quick as a five percent growth. 

blunderdog's picture

It's a nice idea, primarily because it would destroy the financial industry.

All_Is_Well's picture

Greece here we come......

All_Is_Well's picture

Greece here we come......

El Viejo's picture

The US economic structure is totally UNLIKE Greece's.

1000yrdstare's picture

Texas will get the same treatment South Carolina got when they seceded..


GeorgeHayduke's picture

I'd do anything I could to help Texas cede out of the union. No more Texas president! Yeah!!!!!!!

Mad Mohel's picture

I just want to know how much longer we are going to be saddled with that bastard BS Bernanke.

GeorgeHayduke's picture

"It is unlikely that Obama will move to the center and be more of a politician with the best interest of the economy at heart."

I know what you mean. All we've been able to choose from for the past few decades is a far-right Republican nutcase or asshole salesman, or a right-leaning, wishy-washy Democrat who sucks corporate butt too. For all the bitching, moaning and whining by the righties here and across the internet, the demonized, Marxist, socialist, communist left they expend so much energy upon is pretty much a myth in this country.

Unions have no power in our government compared to corporations, Environmentalists have no power in our government compared to corporations, citizens have no power in our government compared to corporation.If you can show actual legislation, not written by corporate lobbyists, to the contrary I would be quite happy to see it. If you cannot present such legislation you are caught in your own bullshit mythology yourself or are willfully ignorant of government and history.

I would say most of these writers and analysts are bogged down in their own biases and beliefs instead of looking at the actual situation and reporting from a reality-based position. But I guess that type of story does a better job of selling what they write to their rabidly foaming audience who are caught in their own belief box themselves. Then we wonder why nothing changes for the better.

You may now junk me and set me straight instead of doing your own research. I know it is easier.

ejmoosa's picture

You should have taken the Red Pill.



GeorgeHayduke's picture

You should do your own research instead of thinking you have it all figured out. You also cannot offer up any rebuttal beyond childish comments either. Denial is a good place to exist for weaker minds.

Flakmeister's picture

I surmise that the avatar is what is required to beat some sense into some people?

GeorgeHayduke's picture

Good point Flak, but I prefer that people come to their own realizations. I use the monkeywrench to throw into the cogs of the machine that keeps people willfully and proudly ignorant, like the ones junking me in my initial post.

worbsid's picture

The wrench in your avitar is a stillson or pipe wrench and completely different from a monkey wrench.  Do your research!

blunderdog's picture

By "completely different" you mean "almost the same but with the worm on the other side"?

I see what you did there.  Clever.

GeorgeHayduke's picture

Oh my gawd. I am now crushed. How can I go on?

aerojet's picture

So it's the corporations pushing so hard for gun control that it led the Obama Admin to attempt the whole gun-walking Fast & Furious, guns to cartels debacle?  There was some kind of ideological angle there. 

sbenard's picture

More malaise?

I agree! It's going to be MUCH worse!
Fiscal cliff!
Higher taxes!
Obama's tyranncare!
Debt brick wall by end of 2014!

Okay, it's going to be a calamity!

Tango in the Blight's picture

At least Obama can correctly claim that he acheives growth...

Growth of the deficit!

LiesAreTheOnlyTruth's picture

I had a small biz and shut it down b/c of too many regs and too many taxes.  I was ramping up to reopen and hire 10-20 ppl if Romney won.  Those plans are off now, even though rents are cheap while property taxes still increase, it's not worth the risk of getting put out of business in a couple years by new policies. 

Sorry, as a long time business owner, knowing the risk that can take you down, if revenues falter, I am not willing to invest and I NOW understand Atlas Shrugged ... if, like me, there's just a few hundred thousand people holding off ... then that's a few million jobs that will never occur.

The more the gov't takes from me, the less I want to give them.  I'm not going to work harder, longer and expend increasingly more capital to get less money.

I did it for the first two years of BO, and won't do it again until the environment is more business friendly.  So the next four years will just be more of the same for me and absolutely zero for the people I won't be hiring.

aerojet's picture

You may understand Atlas Shrugged, but you sure don't understand how the game is played.  First of all, you don't start up anything with your own capital, especially if it has anything to do with "job creation."  You go get a government grant, grease the skids, and schmooze wit the right people (which is hard if you're not a sociopath to be around people who are).  Look at Solyndra for one example.  So you should start up your business, but not one that is economically viable that you will work hard at building up and staking your own fortune on its success.

northerngirl's picture

I think a lot of small business owners are feeling the same way.

RKDS's picture

"Business friendly," of course, being code for "encouraged to brand 'WELCOME' on the back of all prospective employees, paid for by a government grant."

U4 eee aaa's picture

During his first term he said that change was coming. He did not lie. He was speaking code. The change he implied was not the change he and his paymasters were clearly planning. So what does his 'next four years' codespeak mean this time?

I shudder to think

Harbanger's picture

I guess we're also going to find out what that "flexibility" he would have after the elections was all about.

adr's picture

The American people did not vote for four more years of this, blacks and hispanics voted for four more years of handouts from working white people.

A small percentage of rich whites voted for Obama to make sure their money is kept safe.

The greatest lie of the election was that Obama's policies helped the middle class. Sadly too many people believed the bullshit.

Urban Redneck's picture

It has nothing to do with skin color, and everything to do with greed and envy- small business owners of all colors need to go Galt, send their employees to the class warfare Nanny State they desire in search of a handout.  The current system is unsustainable so why expend the effort and take the risk of loss for no reward?  Facilitating the enslavement of your fellow citizens  is not doing them or their children a favor. 

aerojet's picture

Oh please, like it or not, the inner cities are not filled to overflowing with multiple generations of poor white trash.

northerngirl's picture

That is true and they keep on reproducing.  But, then again anything is easy to do when you do not have to pay for it.

blunderdog's picture

The multiple generations of poor white trash tend to be in trailer parks.

There are hecka lot more of them than negroes, though, that's for sure. 

Nick Jihad's picture

Check your blind spot:  actually, blacks, hispanics and women voted for four more years of handouts from working men. When will men ever get the clue, that the womenfolk are not on their side?

TheObsoleteMan's picture

This past election's mantra was "Only I can create jobs". Not surprisingly, most voters bought it hook line and sinker. They still believe in the system. They think:" if we can just get the right people in, with the right policies and programs, it can be boom days again". Sorry, but this is not the 1980s, it is very different this time. We have arrived at debt saturation on all levels: sovereign, municipal, commercial and private. It no longer matters how much credit is created or is available. It either can't be serviced or isn't needed. The more the Kenyan tries to make good on his promises of a worker's paradise, the more the private sector will reel. Another problem, is that the Federal gubmint is increasingly becoming our biggest customer and service provider in the economy. I am amazed that all of these Ivy league educated economist can't see this, or if they do, understand it's after effects. There is no leadership today, at least none that the public will have {because he/she must look a certain way, and master the art of pillow talk}.

crusty curmudgeon's picture

"That gridlock has resulted in very little progress in providing the fiscal policies necessary to support economic growth."

Ah, I see.  It's the post-2010 House of Representatives that is responsible for the poor state of the US economy.

That's about where I stopped reading.