The economic outlook is so bad for the Obama Administration that he needs a hired gun to come to Charlotte and shoot sunshine up Democratic skirts. Can retired President Bill “Bubba” Clinton bail out the boobs in the White House? It's a hard sell, even for the DNC golden boy to justify the green energy policy, failed stimulus package, GM bail-out, Dodd-Frank banking restrictions, the never ending welfare commitments, the illegal alien preferences, etc,etc,etc. That is a lot of hurtling for Bubba to do even in an Olympic year.
Not so-much sunshine their but being the consummate politician President Bubba may harken back to yesteryear and tout his own economic accomplishments. He may try to convince the throngs of reluctant Demos that a vote for Obama is like a vote for him. Not so sure that will work and not so sure that the “good-ol-boy” from Arkansas will want to boost Obama's booty over the finish line ahead of mild mannered Mitt. In 2008 when it was Bubba's lil-Missy vs Barack's union backed money machine the mud slinging was fierce and Hillary Clinton got dam dirty in that fight. I am not so sure that Bubba and the good-ol-boys have forgotten those slings and arrows.
The truth is that the U.S. economy was much stronger and more robust than it is today. That prosperity was good for the moral in the country we were working and we were happy. The unemployment rate for blacks under Clinton was 10% and dropped slightly to 9% in the Bush 43 years but President Obama promising cradle to grave subsistence to Black people has managed to drive the unemployment rate for Black people to 16%. The Hispanic unemployment rate under president Clinton was at an astonishing 5% and now President Obama has managed to yank that number to 11%. To compensate for that 11% the Obama Administration is advertising on Spanish speaking radio espousing the benefits of the food stamp program. Dirt-poor young Mexicans are now taking their chances crossing the desert looking for a hand out from Obama's stash. They enter the US knowing that all they have to say if caught is “I'm a dreamer and I go to school”. Bingo, their in like Flynn, the Border Patrol and ICE have turned them loose to be in compliance with Obama's executive order or risk loosing their jobs. Soon the Border Patrol will be following the Vultures in the desert sky so they can locate the dead that did not make it through the waste lands of Americas Southwest. Then the liberal ACLU finger pointing will start but instead of blaming the lure of the dream act they will blame the fisherman for catching the fish dead or alive.
|Mexican children that have snuck across the US border unaccompanied. |
30,000 such children are found each year.
If the Democrats want to reminisce about days gone by then maybe we could go all the way back to 1929 and the stock market bubble. The crash of 2008 and the crash of 1929 were both caused by banks giving loans that had no way of being paid back. In 1929 the loans were were authorized by bankers using inflated stock as collateral. In 2008 loans that were insured by FannieMae and Freddie Mac that were granted years before started to default. The loans were granted with no documentation because of government regulations that forced lenders to approve bowerers that did not have the down payment collateral or equity to balance the banks risk. In 2008 when the housing bubble burst and the “No Doc” loans became larger than the value of the properties people just walked away from their homes. Both depressions came about because of under-capitalization and artificial inflation rates of home and stock prices that rose far faster than wadges.
What also happened in 1929 was the massive drought that hit the Midwest turning productive farmland into a dust bowl forcing food shortages and farm repositions all across the farm belt. People used their last dollar to run from the dust and travel to coastal arias of the country looking for work, some joined the military if they were lucky enough to get accepted. Raw food and grain prices increased and wages fell dramatically forcing many into desperate measures. Young people from their teens to their 20s turned to crime as a way to help feed their families. Bitter with the taste of bankers foreclosing on the family farm bank robbery was a means of revenge as well as income. Thanks to the governments radification of the 14th amendment many folks in the Midwest went into smuggling alcohol from Canada into the United States. The young people by forming a relationship with the Chicago gangs gave rise to the American Mafia, the people survived and made money or died trying. In the later years of prohibition moonshiners in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states were firmly entrenched and production was high and they were in need of drivers willing to face off against the ATF aka "the revenewers". Rum-runners in converted cabin cruisers ran liquor from the Caribbean and Mexico up north to Texas, Louisiana, Florida and along both the East and West coasts all this activity made some people like the Kennedy family very wealthy very fast. Crime was the only game in town for a lot of undereducated people and the chance at grabbing the big bucks was to much to resist.
|Joe Kennedy.s rum-runner the Marlin|
Now as then the United States faces many of the same problems. Reports of murder suicides since 2008 have become common place. Illicit drugs have replaced bootleg alcohol and the modern day rum-runners are now Mexican drug cartels that funnel cocaine into the country from all points south of the border. Bank robberies in California seam to be an every day occurrence. Serial robbers have struck so often they have been given names like “Plain Jane”, “Bare Arm Bandit” and the “Snowboarder Bandit”, not quite as colorful as “Baby Face Nelson” or “Bonny and Clyde” but just as threatening. The high unemployment and the wide division of wealth has now given rise to an undocumented underclass of Americans living in the streets. These people have dropped off the radar and are no longer counted in the reported unemployment statistics these unaccounted for Americans are highly susceptible to being both the recipient and the perpetrators of crime and violence in today’s society. Like in the past, people full of rage and frustration and with their backs up-against the wall feel they have no other means of generating income so they turn to crime. The root of the problem is the lack of money circulating in society caused by bloated government agencies that have repressed entrepreneurs by over regulation and excessive taxation. The business owners feel as though they have no other recourse but to leave the government regulations behind and leave the country for greener less regulated pastures.
|Bonnie and Clyde|
President Bubba was lucky that his turn at bat came at a time of contentment, America was experiencing a lull in violence and the general population prospered. The current president has only fuled the fires of discontent in the country and the next president will be right in the middle of a social and economic civil war that will grip the country and cut across all social strata. This violent period is unavoidable and no past or current political leader will be able to stave it off unless they come to grips with the underlying causes. The next eight years in the United States will be fought with violence coming from factions within as well as from outside the country's borders. The initial wave of anti-social behavior will come from the Black and Hispanic minority communities out of the frustration of broken promises made by the Obama Administration. This will happen regardless of President Obama,s success in the the 2012 elections. If President Obama is reelected the continuation of his current policies will hasten the social civil war and white supremacist groups will strengthen and their ranks will swell with disaffected poor white folks. Mexicans will be streaming across the southern border overwhelming law enforcement, the drug cartels will be warring over territory in the streets of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. Hidden within the Mexican numbers Iranian sponsored Islamists will infiltrate under the radar and seek shelter among the current Muslim populations. Black folks that have been lied to for years will take to the streets and march, the demonstrations will begin peacefully but will turn violent when their demands are unable to be resolved politically. Natural disasters such as the drought in the Midwest, flooding in the East and the wildfires in the West will cause a spike in food prices and will motivate more people to turn to violent behavior. Social media will be used to organize flash mobs that overwhelm shopping centers for the purpose of stealing food, clothing and prescription drugs. In the event of a category 4 or 5 hurricane the federal government will become overwhelmed, with disaster relief that is already stretched from the 2012 tornado outbreak that ravaged the the country from Texas to Illinois. People in the effected arias will be left with unresolved infrastructure problems and anarchy will ensue leaving millions of people in Katrina like austerity for years. Currently FEMA is underfunded by $5 billion and infrastructure projects in the New Orleans are still on hold due to lack of funding.
The only hope in situations such as these is a stable state government with their own competent emergency management organization. Florida is a perfect example of this. In 2005 Governor Jeb Bush created The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF). Prior to the creation of the fund Florida was hit with four hurricanes in just one month and a total of eight hurricanes and three tropical storms in the previous14 months. Governor Bush admitted that both the State of Florida and FEMA had mismanaged the disaster relief efforts in the past and he stepped up to the plate and took the blame for it. Bush vowed that it would never happen again, henceforth the FHCF was created. An audit conducted by the firm KPMG for the fiscal year 2011 that ended June 30 citified that the FHCF has over $10.8 billion in assets.
|Athens police during a riot over government benefit cutbacks|
The cause and effects of the Obama Administration's political ideology can not be immediately identified and must not be apparent to the populous for them to be properly duped, they can not be, because of the backlash that radical change creates. The Presidents programs are rolled out incrementally and during each step of the process a wave of propaganda lies floods through the society. Case in point is the current Obama healthcare commercials that constantly taught the plains advantages and not the ramifications of it's implementation such as higher taxes, limitations on medical care and federal government control over your life. President Bubba will not short circuit the Obama 2012 campaign but it is doubtful that he will endorse it enthusiastically at the convention. His participation at the DNC will be out loyalty to the party and his message will be one of unification and democratic principals, NOT one of radical ideology that he knows is bankrupting the nation and dividing America by race, social status and cultural backgrounds.
|Rioting in Athens Greece|
In order to avoid the perfect storm of social and financial collapse that is underway we must vote for non-politicians. Encourage private sector entrepreneurs to engage in politics so as to reduce the expanding government and expand the shrinking private sector work force. If we do not do this then In the years to come we will be facing a civil war waged between radical socialist Democrats, who’s policies include the nationalization of industries. These collectivists ideals as promoted by the Obama Administration and the big labor leaders if allowed to be implemented will implode the country under the weight of an expanding government and unfunded pension obligations. Fighting against this the nation must support the self reliant business people and the non-union workers that support them. The country has yet to see the worst of it. Regardless of the election outcome we are in for a bumpy ride but if the American people do not come to their senses and think practically we will be up Shits Creek with out a paddle. Shits Creek is in Greece, the Potomac flows through Bull Run, that's near Washington.