by: the Common Constitutionalist
What might America look like during a second Obama term?
Well for starters, gas prices will go up, north of six dollars a gallon in a year or so. Don’t take my word for it. Obama’s energy secretary, Steven Chu, said he would like gas prices between 8 and $10 a gallon.
Electric costs would most likely more than double with more and more coal plants being closed. Further lawsuits by the EPA against fracking would cause natural gas prices to spike.
There would be many less oil leases granted on public land and leases would be revoked. More of America’s lands would be taken by the federal government and placed off-limits to drilling, mining and lumber.
The fairness doctrine, of some sort and extent, would be instituted. Conservative radio hosts will struggle and eventually be forced to abandon broadcast radio, instead switching to Internet radio. Many small-market and local radio stations will go under due to lack of sponsorship and consumers.
Obamacare will be fully implemented driving up medical costs. Many doctors will retire, not wishing the continual fight for payment of services and overbearing regulation. Younger physicians will be told what patients they must see and how much they must accept in payment.
There may be a federal board appointed by the administration, assigned the task of guiding new medical students into the disciplines the board advises. The board will tell medical students what they will study and in which field they will practice. This will be done for the good of the community, so they will say. It will begin as a voluntary program with incentives for new doctors. When that doesn’t work, it will become mandatory.
The US military will be drastically downsized and will install George Soros’s, Center for American Progress, recommendations. Terror attacks overseas will increase. As the bad guys across the globe conclude we are a much weaker nation, they may even decide to attack us here.
China, seeing that we are weakened, may go ahead and declare that it will annex Taiwan.
Taxes will almost immediately increase to the tune of approximately $500 billion. The expiration of the current tax rates (Lets stop calling them the Bush tax cuts. These are the current tax rates folks. These are not the Bush tax cuts. These tax rates have been in place for about a decade), payroll tax increases, as well as the Obamacare tax, increased estate taxes and business taxes.
Amnesty for illegal aliens will be drastically expanded, further driving up unemployment roles and the cost of government assistance.
Some form of Cap and Trade will be instituted further driving up energy costs and burdening businesses.
Ben Bernanke will stay on as Fed chairman. Under his guidance, Obama will be allowed to overspend to his hearts content. Bernanke, through further stimulus plans, will continue to purchase our debt and in return, print money, that is worthless.
Finally there is the rather cryptic statement from Obama directed to Vladimir Putin in Russia. No one is quite sure what Obama meant by his now famous, or infamous statement regarding “more flexibility”.
For this and the proceeding laundry list, I pray we never have to find out what a second term of Barack Obama will look like.
If Barack Obama wins a second term, stock up on two items, guns and food.
If Romney wins, I suggest you have but one item on hand and in good working order; a fire extinguisher, as cities will surely burn.