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Beware of Gifts and Grand Bargains

chomolungma Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:39 PM
"It took three consecutive terms of Republican presidents to drive my beloved and proud country to its knees..." That's no big deal...Obama is only one Democrat president and he's going to do it in two terms.
The stock market continues to send a message to Washington that it's not going to tolerate a protracted battle over the fiscal cliff. Memories of the debt ceiling battle, which ironically gave birth to this fiasco, are haunting investors.

The year began with gusto with the Dow coming into 2011 at 11,569, and moving mostly straight up to 12,724 by July 21. Then anxiety overcame the market. There was talk of America not paying its bills. There was talk of America not providing vital services. There was talk of disaster and calamity. The talk turned into screams.

July 31, an agreement is...