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A few reasons for optimism as we look toward 2014 and beyond

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Make no mistake the election results clearly say it: we got pasted. We can point fingers and wring our hands but the truth is we got flogged.  Nevertheless, there are no permanent winners or permanent losers in the political American system.

Conservatism did not necessarily lose. We got about 48% of the vote but there may be another 5% who understand economies and can be convinced to vote for a conservative Republican in 2016. We held the House and some observers are saying although our numbers are smaller we have a more conservative caucus than we had in the last Congress.

We have more governorship, (30) now which is more than we have had in a long time. This edge presents a possibility that they will hold the line on implementing state healthcare systems. If just a few refuse and force the federal government to set up these state level systems the whole of Obamacare will collapse. The federal government will look to the House for funding and the House will say no – IF we keep the pressure up.   

We have some well- known players who will step up to test the presidential waters over the next four years.  If we can make our own selection and avoid people like Chris Christie – who couldn’t carry his own state of New Jersey – we might have a good chance of beating Hillary Clinton.

Barack Obama did his worst among states with photo Id or some ID requirements to vote. The day after Election Day the Pennsylvania photo ID law went into effect and other states will follow suit.  

The Democrats’ tendency to over play their hand is also a potential “Ace in the hole” for Republicans.  Because they and their supporters believe we will be much better off under Obama’s policies they will constantly remind America that they are the saviors of the country. When things go sour, it will present an opportunity to appeal to a segment of our society who will be disadvantaged so severely they will be forced to the polls as their only remaining option.    




For one economist the “fiscal cliff” will be only one problem among many that are coming very soon

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Whether Barack Obama’s policies are popular or not is immaterial. They are destructive and will eventually be seen for what they are by all but the most dedicated parasites among us. The pain Obama will cause us all will injure us all to one degree or another and time will bare this prediction out.   Time will enable us to say “We told you so” although that will be little consolation.  Things are so bad the world over that nothing can stop the eventual collapse of the global financial markets.     

This is the situation we face according to well respected Economist Jim Fitzgibbons who heads the Highlander Fund.

Here are Fitzgibbon’s observations and predictions.

 “We will be contracting in 2013 (Recession…Depression).  I had originally thought a clear implosion was due Q2 2013, but I now have to consider a moving up in time.”

“[The coming recession] runs the risk of being substantially worse than what happened in 2008. This is a global bank melting, not just an American event. Our model suggests a few things at the moment:

 “Risk assets are about to get clobbered in 2013 and a Bear market bottom is due by Q4 2013, a bounce that is pathetic and a final crushing bottom in 2016.”

” Real economic activity is about to slow precipitously and commence a serious global contraction.”

” We are stuck in a Banking deflation. Inflation and hyper-inflation cannot get a foothold until new credit can be created and lent quicker than the repudiation and destruction of outstanding debts. So far, no such evidence.”

“Storm Sandy will knock real GDP much lower than most originally forecast…0% to 1% annualized. Q1 2013 will be seasonally higher, and then collapse into mid-year and year end 2013.”

“The real deadly event is when the US Treasury Bond Market peaks and flails, then reverses course. I am expecting that in 2013.”

“Like SANDY beat up the northeast, we are now forming the PERFECT STORM in banking, finance and economics.”

Clearly things like this will happen and we can only scramble to find a way to survive as they unfold. This is a time for prayer and hope that the hand of God will save America from the worst of what is coming. Nevertheless, we are a tough and resilient people. If any nation in history could survive what Obama has brought on America is that country.