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Thursday
Nov082012

Obama Won Again Predictions

While this years elections did not go the way I would have liked I would like to offer congratulations to the winners.  Many of my more liberal friends continue to chant that all that's wrong is Bush's fault so you now have four more years to put things straight.  I would like to know how long before Democrats can begin to be held accountable or when they will begin to admit that they aren't making things better and perhaps we need to try something different, or perhaps even look at history and look at what has been proven to work in the past?

I've given predictions in the past and for the most part I've been fairly accurate.  When Democrats took over all three branches in 2008 I said then we'd see sustained unemployment and out of control federal spending and sure enough we've had both.  Here is my new list, feel free to book mark this and come back in 2 and 4 years to hold me accountable on my accuracy.

Federal Level Predictions

1) For the next two years we will continue to see partisan bickering and Republicans will be blamed regardless of which party is actually responsible.  Obama will continue to blame Bush even after 8 years of no improvements.

2) The average citizens taxes will increase.  For current comparison, tax freedom day falls on April 16th for NH.

3) The upcoming fiscal cliff will result in a last minute deal which accomplishes nothing aside from kicking it a few years down the road.

4) The cost of fuel will continue to rise.  For comparison when we look back at this the current average right now is $3.49 a gallon and oil is currently $84 a barrel.

5) We'll see billions of dollars pumped into "clean energy" companies.

6) The National debt will continue to climb to record highs.  At the time of my writing this it stands at $16,220,829,251,060.66.  I'm willing to go on record stating we'll see $20 Trillion before Obama leaves office.  I'm also predicting that we'll continue to see annual deficits higher then even the worst year under G. W. Bush and the same Democrats who railed against Bush's out of control spending will continue to deflect saying that Republicans didn't complain when Bush was the one doing the spending (ignoring that they are proving themselves hypocrites and for the record I for one did complain).

7) If Democrats do succeed in kicking the fiscal cliff down the road a few years unemployment will drop to at very best 6% but if they don't I'm predicting we'll see it hit 10%.

8) Congress woman Carol Shea Porter will have at least a 97% in line party voting record with the Democratic party ignoring what's best for the people of NH and instead voting the way her party tells her to.

State Level Predictions

1) Spending will go up by at least 10% in the next state budget cycle.  Current 2013 state budget stands at $15,142,336,000.  Given this I'm guessing that in the next two year budget we'll see the 2015 annual budget hit $16,656,569,600.

2) NH Democrats will push once again for a seatbelt and/or helmet law.

3) There will be at least 1 bill put up attempting to repeal voter ID.

4) We will see attempts from the NH to weaken NH gun rights.

We'll revisit after a couple years and see how well I did.

Any Obama fans wishing to make their own predictions in the feedback, I likewise welcome yours as well.

Reader Comments (12)

What, no income tax bill from the moon-bats? Seems they're getting a little soft if that comes true.
– C. dog
November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog
hey I agree with your points on the federal level... but anything statewide, no. Not even proposed on the floor.

The fiscal cliff will have 11th hour bi partisan bickering until everyones taxes go up, across the board. Unfortunately, the tax code will never change either, and excessive government pensions and health carr both at the federal and state levels continues to undermine any future efforts to balance budget.

Think about this. I am Gen Xer... I pay for Federal anstate benefits for retired folks, military, police, fire, teachers, public works, sweetheart contracts, dod, intel, congressmen, cabinet... list goes on and on... AND I pay the se benefits into my own family to secure our future. I will NOT get medicare, ssi or any pension... HOW is this fair? Oh, and we many Democratic AND Republicans in office during my near 40 year lifetime... Guess what? It aint all fault of the Democrats! I know this blog is all right wing rants and all, but it takes a slightly younger person to put fiscal bullsh.. into perspective.

If you older guys think the liberals screwed up your lives... I got news for you... Both sides of the aisle have been perfecting the calamity all along!

you're welcome
November 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim
There is already and LSR for a 1% income tax.
November 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd Naile
Now I feel better. For a brief moment in time, I thought I no longer knew the behavior patterns of Grate NH burro. Now all seems back in its proper place.
– C. dog
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog
Tim,

Two points.
1) I'm only 41 so wouldn't consider myself an "older guy"

2) This site is multi-partisen. There were Democrats who wrote here in the past but they tended not to like their ideas challenged, especially with facts as some of us who disagree them tend to respond with. So since they couldn't counter with facts of their own they packed up and moved over the Blue Hampshire where they block anyone from posting who disagrees with what they have to say.
If you know any Democrats willing to blog here recommend them, I'm sure the site owner would be more then happy to welcome them on as he has done with the others in the past.
November 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterRick Barnes
Rick:

I block all kinds of nasty, nonsensicle, rants from the moonbats.

They are just not cool.

Responding is a waste of everyone's time.

The other sites can have them.

I think we owe readers that much.
November 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterEd Naile
Actually, Tim does have a point: both RINO's and Dumbo's alike have hefted on to the pig trough mighty sums. Just look at Plastic Mitt's illustrious record in MA-MA Land, and he fell far short of any substantive structural change during his mighty mouse campaign. Only the outsiders were telling the truth about the fiscal calamity.
– C. dog
November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog
Rick,

I would like to point out that my posts are deleted regularly from multiple blogs on this site so please spare us the holier than Blue Hampshire malarky. Partisan BS is partisan BS no matter which side of the aisle you choose to preach and not listen from.
November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTroll
Troll, each blogger has the ability to remove comments from his or her own blog. I personally have only removed 1 post and that was because the commenter was not talking about the topic at hand and instead choose to go off on personal insults and attacks.

I've had plenty of people post corrections to mistakes I've made, disagreements to points I've made etc and I leave them all. If you have a counter view I welcome it because by I believe that refuting those who disagree with you makes your argument stronger then if you block those who disagree with you.
Blue Hampshire posted things that were proven to be factually incorrect and I've watched as they blocked and filtered anyone who disagreed with them even when posters had links to support what they pointed out were valid mistakes.
November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick Barnes
Rick,

I appreciate that you don't reflexively delete posts from people you disagree with. However, to declare that this entire website is better than Blue Hampshire becaue YOU don't delete posts is faulty logic. It's too bad bloggers from either side feel it necessary to use censorship to avoid discussions with people who disagree with them. It just makes the censor look very weak.
November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTroll
Actually Troll, my issue with Blue Hampshire is that they give the readers themselves the ability to censor. If two people give a poster a zero rating that post is gone. And if they do this multiple times the person isn't just censored but entirely blocked from ever posting on their site under ANY article.
But its clear that's what it takes for Democrats to win. They make sure that only the opinions and information they want is put out before the public. That's why for the 2nd presidential election in a row now studies are showing that Democrat voters knew less about who and what they voted for then Republican voters. And not just by a slim margin either... a huge margin of Obama voters were uninformed.
November 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterRick Barnes
I'll admit that the Blue Hampshire setup is very weak as far as censorship goes. If you are going to have an opinion blog, you need to allow for other opinions otherwise you just have a circle jerk.

I think you have made a wrong assumption about Democratic voters. You seem to think that vast hordes of voters go to the left out of reflex. I can tell you that many people I know didn't vote for the Democratic candidates. They were voting against the Republicans with their austerity for all (except themselves) and their in your pants social engineering. I think if the Republicans had put up a candidate with any moderation, they would have walked away with the election. They should have. With unemployment so high and the deficit climbing more every day, it should have been a cakewalk and yet your party screwed the pooch. But don't blame th ignorance of Democratic voters. Many of them knew EXACTLY what they were voting for (and against).
November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTroll

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