How can anyone be optimistic about The USA's chances in 2012?

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  1. uscitizen
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    I mean we have no great future leaders in the wings.
    Jobs will still suck.
    The debt will be more massive than it is now.
    Healthcare needs will still not be met.
    We will still be in Iraq, etc.
    Terrorism will still be an issue.

    And that is my optimistic view.
     
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    Well, lets see.

    The majority of people will have a roof over thier head, a job, access to entertainment and cultural items. They will not have to go out every day to forage for or kill thier next meal.

    Thier mail will arrive, thier computers will work. They will be stuck attending the wedding of a cousin they cannot stand. Thier dog will get fleas and need a bath.

    The world will still rotate, bunnies will still hop through the fields. The Mets will still suck while Yankee fans enjoy the smell of thier own farts...

    Life goes on. (Unless we get hit by a comet, in that case we are hosed)
     
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    I think the fact we don't have a leader with a messiah complex will be a huge step forward in itself.

    2012 looks very much a meh.

    But I feel a great deal more confident about 2013
     
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    :eusa_hand:

    I'm counting on the apocolypse.
     
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    Yup, the 21st century is certainly turning out to be a real bust.

    And there's so much of it left.
     
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    No worries.

    2012 is supposed to be the end anyway.
     
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    If we are lucky enough to gain the senate and the potus then I think businesses will have a much less bleak outlook on things and slowly begin to rebuild our foundation. Repeal obamacace and a mix of other regulations that have hurt business and it can only go one way. This way obviously isn't working. And don't give me that Bush did it already crap because I believe congress heard us loud and clear in 2010 in fact if not for the high oil prices during Bushes term I think we may have seen better times then.
    Stop the spending, make real cuts and address our messed up tax system and were off to a good start.
     
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    Fortunately (for everyone), there are no real psychics.

    Things happen....things Change.

    EVERYTHING is temporary.​
     
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    Government interference impedes economic progress..

    Ron Paul is the only candidate right now that can and will actually fix the plethora of problems we have today, both socially and economically.
     
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    I'm not counting on Ron Paul to fix the economic and social problems we have, but we are much better off than other countries. What we need is a leader who will actually do what he promises, is strong enough to face the opposition without caving and making stupid choices to try to boost his popularity, and who can work with the government to actually get things done.
     

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