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2012: When Dreams Died

Robert437 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:26 AM
He's done such a fantastic job . Todays news states that there are more people NOT collecting unemployment then in the last five years. But the report quotes, or rather translated to: "U.S. jobless claims fall to a 5-year low." Do they think Americans are that stupid? Oh, I forgot, most are
ericynot Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 2:29 PM
Robert,

If you think your fellow countrymen are "that stupid", I presume you're looking for a more intelligent country to move to. Where might that be?
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 9:46 PM
Zimbabwe? All Robert has to do is stay put.

The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky dreams.

Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change in the hope that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Four years later, the fantasies are gone. In continuing dismal economic times, Obama ran for re-election neither on his first-term achievements -- Obamacare, bailouts, financial stimuli and Keynesian mega-deficits -- nor on more utopian promises.

Instead, Obama's campaign systematically reduced his rival, Wall Street financier Mitt Romney, to a conniving, felonious financial pirate who did dastardly things, from letting the...