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Old 09-21-2011, 21:41   #1
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Where will we be 24 months from now?

I'd like to hear other peoples thoughts and opinions regarding where you think our country will be economically 2 years from now.

Full blown depression? Ecomomic collapse? Or smooth sailing and the Dow at 15000
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Old 09-21-2011, 22:35   #2
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After the Gov. taxes an extra dollar on every gallon of oil used by everyone (7 billion a year? 42 gallons in a barrel.) 294 billion dollars,(i think)
should be enough to keep at least their doors open.

Hmmmm may need to tax kilowatts too. Oh and natural gas, and.........

Everybody carpools now,
is just a little colder in the winter,
hotter in the summer, like they should be.

Hey, loosing a few pounds is a good thing, healthier to, need less doctor visits which helps out The Homeland Health and Welfare Directive.

Democrats win presidential race again, but it's not Obama, due health reasons he steps down.
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Old 09-21-2011, 23:41   #3
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Depends how long they can keep the puppet show going.

We may be effed' financially, but every other currency is worse. We might actually hang out for a bit. No telling how long this goes on. I'm hopeful will replace the loser in chief and we have some reversal.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:37   #4
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The US will be okay in the short term but who knows when real resources like oil or previous metals, or food, run low?
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:49   #5
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:06   #6
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We will all be in a place we may have prepared for, but really don't want to be.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:29   #7
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A lot depends on who wins the presidency next year. Once Obama and all the uncertainty is gone businesses may loosen up a little and start investing. OTOH, whoever wins won't be able to fix everything, the train has already started to derail. It's more a question of if the gov will get out of the way for economy to correct itself.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:46   #8
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Well according to Gerald Celente we should be in a full blown collapse, with tent cities, rioting, revolutions and our kids being happy they got food instead of gifts for Christmas 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2s9IOrirPs

I already got my kids cans of Tuna and made some toys out of sticks, so my Christmas shopping is already done

The economy is not going to get better, but its not going to be the end of the world.
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Old 09-22-2011, 13:46   #9
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I see the point of the question - but all it is going to do is invite every political commentator to soapbox. That does nothing to help me prep or survive.

Why not post this in the political forum. A simple "what should I be doing to prep over the next 24 months if the economy continues to go downwards" with a "no political speculation" clause would make for much more interesting and useful discussion.
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Old 09-22-2011, 14:26   #10
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Well, the house quashed a spending bill that's causing problems, the tea party is revolting against boehner, and the dow dropped 500 points.

Might be SHTF any week now, much less 2 years. That's optimistic!
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Old 09-22-2011, 14:45   #11
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I think we'll be in the same hole, just dug some deeper. Prices higher, money tighter, jobs scarcer, polititians (of whatever brand) louder but just as ineffective.

As far as politcs go, it's going to continue down the same slope unless we get a black swan or two. Then who knows? Anything short of Ron Paul as Emperor won't fix it. The founding fathers would love him, but he's too radical for today's voters.

Black Swans may well be tip over point but no one can predict them so I'll just keep prepping the best I can with what I've got.

Stay the course, in other words is my thoughts on it.


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Old 09-22-2011, 14:51   #12
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I have no idea where we will be in 24 months. My guess is that things will not be as easy as they are today.
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Old 09-22-2011, 15:06   #13
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FTW Ammo prices will be higher
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Old 09-22-2011, 15:45   #14
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Oh yea, there's a prep area for most. If The Obomber gets re-elected I think he will leap upon gun owners' throats. Wether it be by some laws or executive order I know he has been getting the snot beat out of him for doing nothing about this issue by his supporters.

If you're waiting to stock up, stop waiting. I forsaw a democratic president when Bush got re-elected and stocked up accordingly over the next four years. Paid off for me big time during and after the Obomber scare.


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Old 09-22-2011, 18:56   #15
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24 months from now will be September of 2013. Obama will no longer be president, a republican will, and the house and the senate will most likely not only be republican in the majority, but in control. This will lead to significant changes.

Business taxes will be lower, regulations will be rolled back, we will be a great country to have a manufacturing business but maybe not as much of a market for the goods that we produce. Socially the unemployed who we can no longer afford to feed and house will raise crime rates.

It will be a great time to HAVE been a prepper.
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Old 09-22-2011, 19:03   #16
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24 months from now will be September of 2013. Obama will no longer be president, a republican will, and the house and the senate will most likely not only be republican in the majority, but in control.
Boy oh boy, wouldn't that be nice? I'll vote for that!


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Old 09-22-2011, 19:10   #17
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Prepping shouldn't stop just because a Repub is in the White House.
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Old 09-22-2011, 19:43   #18
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Sept 2013
Republican President
Republican Congress
Budget cuts to deal with the deficit
Unemployment benefits not extended
Unemployment 10.5% and no end in sight
Stock market not recovered to 2011 levels as the bear market continues

Middle east troubles causes the price of oil to rise - Gas over $4.50/gal.
Talk begins about sending USA Navy to the area to protect tankers

Democrat/Main stream media saying it is the Republican's fault for this mess (they skip over Obama's term)

Various groups begin to protest in the streets
- No War groups
- Pro Illegal immigrants
- Those wanting government benefits
- Anti Republicans/Tea Party

1 in 7 Americans now on food stamps grows to 1 in 6

2016 the economy begins to improve
Unemployment going down from 11%+ to 8.8%
Too late for all the Republicans
Democratic President & Congress take over in 2017 because people didn't like the Republican austerity measures, unemployment & unrest in the streets.
Democrats in power for next 10 years as they get credit for the improved economy that they did nothing to get going. It was bad recession that was due.

2018 inflation begins to pick up
2020 Fed raises rates to 10%
Unemployment back to 12%

Deficit continues to grow setting up the end.
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Old 09-22-2011, 19:49   #19
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24 months from now we'll have a thread titled "Where will be 24 months from now" Not much will change but we'll be more optimistic with a new president.
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Old 09-22-2011, 19:55   #20
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Probably 10-12% unemployment.

QE3 will be tried but fail at everything but driving commodities up to the point they crush consumers and profit margins.

Congress will put a muzzle on Bernanke--something like Congressional approval before issuing any inflationary policies.

Deflation will grip markets like nothing ever seen.

Europe will be in a hyper depression as the US, Japan, and China follow suit.
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