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Prediction: Senate flip coming

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 2:59pm

I have a prediction. Keeping an eye on the overall market out into the realm of the “fuzzy boundary” of it all, where all kinds of variables are a swirl, I’ve come to recognize the “strange attractor” of a robust, expanding economy actually forming up. And out of the great mysteriousness of things, thanks, especially, to the “butterfly wing effect” of the court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the U.S. House of Representatives, this November, is going to big time flip and Senate Democrats are going to find themselves in a possession of a filibuster-proof Senate. 

If that should happen, the Dow is going to 20,000, especially if Janet Yellen can keep interest rates low. Just watch what will happen when some reasonable and vital public spending, at a bargain-based price, is finally allowed to take place. 

Anyway, I’m counting on the other half of humanity along with my brown, red, yellow and black brothers to save us lily-white, male fools from our dour, mean-spirited selves. The time, I believe, has come for a national debate on what it means to be truly pro-life.

The right’s hypocrisy won’t stand. All they’ve ever proven themselves to be is pro themselves. 

Tim O’Leary

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kearbear 07/09/14 - 07:42 pm
I have a prediction. The

I have a prediction. The employer mandate will be thrown out as soon as the elections are over, regardless of how the chairs are re- arranged. Economists on the right and the left, believe it causes more economic harm than any positive results. Large employers will continue to offer benefits, smaller employers will keep their work forces small, below the 50 mark and keep their workers part time. This will damage the economy and jobs prospects so profoundly, that the employer mandate will be repealed. It has already been delayed twice because of it's anticipated deadly effects on jobs. Once, the employer mandate is repealed, the individual mandate will remain and people will enroll through exchanges and individuals will be responsible for their choices, including which policy to choose. Individuals will be able to not purchase any health insurance policy if they so choose, but they will be faced with a penalty.

kearbear 07/10/14 - 03:17 am
Speaking of butterflies.

Speaking of butterflies. "Pre-Obama, people always had the right to quit work to tend full time to the study of butterflies. It’s a free country. The twist in the new liberal dispensation is that the butterfly guy is to be subsidized by the taxes of people who actually work."

"In the new opportunity society, you are given the opportunity for idleness while living parasitically off everyone else."http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-obamacares-war-on-jobs/2014/02/13/ed97c9c8-94eb-11e3-84e1-27626c5ef5fb_story.html Employer mandates, if left in effect, will reduce employment to part time work, individuals will be layed off, cut back, and employers are incentivized to keep employment levels below 50 people. Since employees will earn so little but yet be burdened with the mandate to carry healthcare insurance, they will flock towards government exchanges and maximum taxpayer subsidies. As it is, the roll out, has been so chaotic, people may actually owe thousands back to the government when they file their income tax this year and learn they were not entitled to as large a subsidy as they thought. If the employer mandate is revoked due to loss of millions of jobs, since most people actually do want to work full time and these mandates take away that opportunity, individuals not third parties will be responsible for their own contraceptive choices, as they should have all along. Government never should have forced employers into becoming complicit in paying for procedures that violate their right to practice their religion. Government, if it believes free (costs paid for by taxpayers) and unlimited choices of contraceptives is compelling, could provide it.

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