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megimoo
10-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Predictions for 2009

Political Agenda 2009 With Sixty Senators You Get

POLITCAL/Justice • War crimes Tribunal for Bush Administration • Constitutional Convention by 2011 • Submission to the UN Court of Justice and accepting lawsuits against US Military personnel • Increased Gun control for “safety reasons” •

Fairness Doctrine for radio airwaves • Regulation of Airlines • Presidential Federal Recognition of Massachusetts/Connecticut Gay Marriage Laws, thus institutionalizing Gay marriage throughout US, silence any pulpit criticism •

OPEN BORDERS—no more ICE between Canada and Mexico—open to all NA citizens • Slavery Reparations—All decedents of slaves will receive a one-time $25000 from a tax levied on former slave holding states, railroads, steamship lines, and banks who profited from slave transactions. Statehood for DC and Puerto Rico • Equal Right Amendment redux

TAXES • Social Security Tax Increase (no more maximum, currently $87500) o Tax reduction for “middle class” will require increase o MEDICARE tax increase to support drug benefit cost increases • Income tax increase for all making above $250K •

401K Tax deduction removal for those making above $250K • Re-institution of death tax •

Consider removal of tax exemption from church properties above $1 M is value, including church owned businesses, investments, and salaries above $250K • Tax increase to all in 2010 due to the expiration of the 2001/2003 Bush Tax Cuts Defense • Reductions of 25% across the board in procurement, O&M and R&D accounts •

Cancel F22, Delay F35 and Carrier Ford, delay/slow all procurement not deemed “essential” • Hold Army and Marine expansion to 2007 levels • Universal Service considered to reduce cost of AVF •

Removal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy—all may serve, recall to active service all Gay service members who desire to return • Reduction in overseas based troops—avoid provocation • Nuclear Weapons Disarmament • Removal of all forces from Korea—declare peace • Removal of all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan • Place USAF under the Army Secretary as a cost-cutting move, eliminate SECAF/Staff • Close GTMO, release all to their home of record •

Declare end of the GWOT ENVIRONMENTAL • Global Warming reduction agenda and tax increases to aid third world nations reduce greenhouse gases • EPA enforcement of Carbon as a pollutant • No new Nuclear Power Plants • Closure of national forests to logging ECONOMIC • $300B Stimulus, checks to all making less than $150K • NAFTA review and Protectionist trade practices • Acceptance of the UN Anti-poverty tax • Re-Unionization of all companies with more than four employees • Paid family leave for healthcare “emergencies” •

Single world currency through a new Bretton Woods Treaty MEDICAL • Partial-birth Abortion-remove any abortion restrictions—Federal Right by Presidential Order • Universal Healthcare—Kennedy Care • Stem Cell Research—all lines, even from aborted fetuses allowed, increased funding • Cloning restrictions removed • Nicotine as a drug enforced, cigarettes banned nationwide by 2014 • Declared end to Drug Wars, increase in treatment facilities, leading to legalization of drugs

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crockspot
10-27-2008, 03:11 PM
My prediction: Obama will reinstitute the military draft, and it will include women.

AlmostThere
10-28-2008, 09:27 AM
I was just listening to him speaking in Chester, PA. He says if he is elected insurance companies won't be able to DISCRIMINATE because someone has a pre-existing condition. If I didn't have a chronic condition, I'd drop my insurance and only buy it back when I got sick or hurt and therefore needed it.

jediab
10-28-2008, 09:43 AM
2009 will be the beginning of the end. Obama will start to erase any belief of sovereignty, and individualism to be replaced with One World Order and collectivism.

AlmostThere
10-28-2008, 09:56 AM
2009 will be the beginning of the end. Obama will start to erase any belief of sovereignty, and individualism to be replaced with One World Order and collectivism.

The fact that Obama or someone like him could even be president of the U.S., tells me the beginning of the end has already started.

jediab
10-28-2008, 10:10 AM
The fact that Obama or someone like him could even be president of the U.S., tells me the beginning of the end has already started.

Heh! Good point. Ok I will say that my post will be The Continuation of The Beginning of the End...;)

Exile
10-28-2008, 10:42 AM
I got a prediction for Comrade Obama's premiership.

Gulags, and lots of them.

jinxmchue
10-28-2008, 10:58 AM
Gas to over $7.00 per gallon due primarily to new taxes. This leads to increased cost for goods and services because companies need to spend more on transportation. Additionally, the cost for goods and services will increase further due to heavy tax increases on corporations. Oh, sure, the middle- and lower-classes will get tax cuts, but all those freed-up dollars and more will be sucked up by the increased cost of living. More people will find themselves dependent on welfare and other government handouts. Thanks, Democrats!

M21
10-28-2008, 11:27 AM
The price of AR lower receivers and high capacity magazines will at least triple before they are ultimately outlawed.

xavierob82
10-28-2008, 11:51 AM
- A tax plan and economic package somewhat similar to the Clinton Admnistration's. His first term in office will be focusing on the credit crisis, lowering the deficit, 2009 and 2010 will be rough years, with a recovery by late 2010. I think the deficit, however, is likely to increase slightly in the short term, with a subsequent reduction by half around 2016. His overall approach to governance I think will be more of a "Burkean liberal" approach, without sweeping changes but a more gradual, pragmatic, and bottom-up approaches. Temporarily nationalization of our banking system similar to what the British are moving toward.

- Healthcare: By 2010, universal health care legistlation passed. Though less comprehensive than promised.

- A huge New Deal-type investment in alternate energies, public works projects, urban areas, and infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and spur economic growth. Fairly broad and bold technology initiatives like universal broadband . I really do think Obama will known as a "technocrat/technology" president.

- William Cohen will be SECDEF again.

- "Don't Ask Don't Tell" will be repealed by his 3rd year in office, forcing Republicans into a "cultural war" election in 2012 (similar to Bob Dole vs. Clinton in 1996), which they will ultimately lose.

-Iraqi withdrawl within 16 months.

- I also think he has the potential to become one of our most revered and deeply admired presidents both here (maintaining at a minimum a 52% approval rating at all times) and especially abroad. There will be an immediate and drastic shift in world public opinion toward the United States under an Obama presidency.

All in all, I think he will be a very successful president and in 2012 will coast to victory against whatever ticket the GOP will come up with, since scanning the political landscape I do no see any particularly strong Republican challengers to go up against an Obama/Biden juggernaut.

M21
10-28-2008, 12:14 PM
- William Cohen will be SECDEF again.


Oh boy I can hardly wait. :rolleyes: I thought that was the job Colin Powell was running for?

AlmostThere
10-28-2008, 03:00 PM
- I also think he has the potential to become one of our most revered and deeply admired presidents both here (maintaining at a minimum a 52% approval rating at all times) and especially abroad. There will be an immediate and drastic shift in world public opinion toward the United States under an Obama presidency.

What nation of the world are you speaking of when you say "our most revered"? I can assure you that a socialist who sat in Rev Wright's pews for 20 years will not be one of my most revered.

Odysseus
10-28-2008, 03:38 PM
The fact that Obama or someone like him could even be president of the U.S., tells me the beginning of the end has already started.
The last Roman Emperor was a 15-year-old boy named Romulus Augustus, who was put in the job by his father, Flavius Orestes, the commander of the legions. His selection so apalled the Romans that it lead to the final revolt of the confoederati and the collapse of the western empire. Say what you will about Augustulus (literally "little Augustus"), but he was more qualified to be head of state than Obama is.

I got a prediction for Comrade Obama's premiership.
Gulags, and lots of them.
No, just lots and lots of sensitivity training.

- A tax plan and economic package somewhat similar to the Clinton Admnistration's. His first term in office will be focusing on the credit crisis, lowering the deficit, 2009 and 2010 will be rough years, with a recovery by late 2010. I think the deficit, however, is likely to increase slightly in the short term, with a subsequent reduction by half around 2016. His overall approach to governance I think will be more of a "Burkean liberal" approach, without sweeping changes but a more gradual, pragmatic, and bottom-up approaches. Temporarily nationalization of our banking system similar to what the British are moving toward.
Considering that he's got most of the architects of the credit crisis on his payroll, it's unlikely that he'll do anything to fix it, at least anything effective. His lack of understanding of economics will lead him to punish those who practiced prudent lending and continue to force banks to make loans to poor credit risks. Expect an expansion of the Community Reinvestment Act and subsequent banking collapse.

- Healthcare: By 2010, universal health care legistlation passed. Though less comprehensive than promised.
But more expensive than expected.

- A huge New Deal-type investment in alternate energies, public works projects, urban areas, and infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and spur economic growth. Fairly broad and bold technology initiatives like universal broadband . I really do think Obama will known as a "technocrat/technology" president.
Remember that the New Deal didn't end the Depression. WWII did. The Depression actually grew worse under Roosevelt's constant tinkering with the economy, and the public works projects that he instituted were almost always far more expensive than comparable private sector projects, which meant that the productive economic sectors were paying for the non-productive.

- William Cohen will be SECDEF again.
And Americans will be dying from terrorist attacks in CONUS again. Cohen was a disaster as SECDEF.

- "Don't Ask Don't Tell" will be repealed by his 3rd year in office, forcing Republicans into a "cultural war" election in 2012 (similar to Bob Dole vs. Clinton in 1996), which they will ultimately lose.
Followed by a mass exodus of top military personnel and a major drop in recruiting, which will not be made up by the paltry number of gay recruits who are permitted in under the new system. The subsequent social upheavals in the ranks as unit cohesion is destroyed by forced inimacy will make my job a nightmare, assuming that I still have one.

-Iraqi withdrawl within 16 months.
Followed by Iranian hegemony in the Middle East, the destruction of Israel, the overthrow of the Saudi and Jordanian monarchies by jihadists and the resurgence of Islam as a global power.

- I also think he has the potential to become one of our most revered and deeply admired presidents both here (maintaining at a minimum a 52% approval rating at all times) and especially abroad. There will be an immediate and drastic shift in world public opinion toward the United States under an Obama presidency.
The media will certainly do everything within its power to ensure that, but even positive coverage from every major news outlet, 24/7, and the stifling of dissent through a restored fairness doctrine won't be enough to prevent the public from seeing the adminstration's failures as the economy tanks and the global situation deteriorates.

- All in all, I think he will be a very successful president and in 2012 will coast to victory against whatever ticket the GOP will come up with, since scanning the political landscape I do no see any particularly strong Republican challengers to go up against an Obama/Biden juggernaut.
Democrats didn't think that Ronald Reagan was all that strong, either. Four years of Jimmy Carter were enough to consign the Democratic party to twelve years without the presidency, and two years of Clinton cost you the congress for a decade. My prediction is that Obama, like Clinton and Carter, will overreach, and lacking Clinton's skills as a political infighter, he won't recover from the losses that his policies will cause.