2009 All You Hoped For.. ?

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    Politically I thought 2009 was pretty disillusioning.

    New President, new Congress filled with allot of promises of hope, prosperity, letting the sunshine in, control of government waste, a new bipartisanship, etc., well, obviously that simply didn't pan out....:eusa_eh:
     
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    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step....

    Although I think by now it is painfully obvious that the U.S. Senate is the biggest problem this country faces.
     
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    I'm going a giant step forward and saying that all of Government needs a kick in the butt to remind them who they work for. The blame is left, right and center, we differ on degrees of blame.
     
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    I'm old enough to know that when it comes politics no single year will ever live up to my hopes. I will also say that the actions taken this year are so long-term in scope that it will be more than a decade before they can be fully judged in real-world terms.
     
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    I'm finally in a house I can call my home. Gun under bed. Wife and kid well fed. Nuff sed.
     
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    Well, new President. Same congress since 2006.

    The corruption has increased however. Not that I was all that surprised.

    That destruction of America is disheartening.
     
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    I think it actually turned out quite well. People are turing away from the 0bama kool aid, but nothing really wrong has happened yet, except for Stimulus. A lot better than what I feared in January. To the degree Chris is bummed, I am cheered. :p

    Cap and trade seems dead, 0bamacare seems to have hit an iceberg and is listing badly, the economy does seem to be recovering slightly (I don't know if that will last past January) and my personal financial picture has brightened. YMMV
     
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    No, the problem quite simple. A 60 vote majority is required to pass anything in the Senate. That is ridiculous. That is not democracy. The filabuster needs to be outlawed.
     
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    The skivvy I get is that foreclosure properties across the country are about to be unloaded on the market early this year, home values will drop and there will be many more people walking away from their properties. Maybe this year, we will see the actual bottom of the real estate market.

    Then there's the commercial real estate bubble, credit card bubble and government bubble to pop. Lotsa bottoms this and next year.
     
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    Inflation? What inflation? Are you even paying attention?
     

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