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Is America Headed Into An Intentional Recession?

petroleum engineer Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 2:21 PM
Welcome to the USSA - United Socialist States of America - 50+% of the dumbies voted for it. Unfortunately, the rest of us will be stuck with it, too. Obama's handlers set out to do this when they selected him to run ofr President - he is nothing but a messenger. I suggest his ability to lie and distort the truth were the rezsons he wasd selected. Good Old Uncle Sam is about to breathe his last breath. Yes, I am now a pessimist - we are on a slippery slope to Socialism and worse.t

“Mah fellow Americans, inflayshun is ow-uh friend…”

If you can pronounce the phonetic wording above – and if it sounds vaguely familiar – then for better or worse you probably grew up watching “Saturday Night Live” like I did. The line comes from a late 1970’s skit wherein funny guy Dan Aykroyd was impersonating President Jimmy Carter.

During his one term as President, Carter addressed the nation numerous times to try and quell people’s fears about inflation, the economic malady that defined the era. During those years, Carter announced several anti-inflation policy measures. He urged Americans to “tighten their belts”...