posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 11:44 PM
Flash back to 2008 when the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (what authorized TARP and the bailouts) was proposed and passed. Now consider two of
the signatories and proponents of passing the bill...
Senator Barack Obama
Senator John McCain
I have always believed the fact that both supported it was a bit questionable. It reeked of a scenario in which the two were spoken to and instructed
"You must both support this so there can be no "told ya so" moment AND so the voters cannot hold support against one of you, swaying the election
over this issue."
Now we look at what I believe is the opening salvo of a repeat of 2007/2008 all over again. If, as more and more are starting to believe, we are
headed for a repeat, we may very well be able to take some cues from who comes out of the primaries. If I am correct in my assumptions on these
trends and indicators, the next election will have to be between either two non-reps or two reps, it cannot be a combination of the two because that
breaks the chain of shared responsibility and any corporate bailouts or corporate welfare actions will be held against (one way or the other) the lone
rep running against "the outsider."
What this means in a nutshell is that, if Hillary continues to slide down the steep slope of rubble she's headed down and Sanders steps to the
forefront, the GOP nominee will be either:
Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Rand Paul
Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Marco Rubio
or Senator Rick Santorum
The only individual on this list who is almost certain to vote "NO" to another corporate bailout is Rand Paul. It is also pretty much a given that
Sanders will be a "NO" vote as he was in 2008. That means the only way to even the sides out and ensure that it isn't a politically suicidal
scenario, while still giving corporate America whatever handout they're demanding, would be to distill the election down to Paul vs Sanders. This is
purely because, to date, the Democrats have nobody running outside of Sanders who could vote for this bill. (All bets are off if Elizabeth Warren
really does run, because she'd be pretty likely to vote for the bailouts, IMO.)
If we see cracks forming in the economy and the feds play the same hand they played in 2007 "Everything is OK, the economy is fundamentally strong,
fear not, etc." and no wild card has entered the scene on the DNC side, I would expect us to see the choices being presented more clearly as
this being Sanders vs Paul for all the marbles, OR Warren jumps in and becomes the media darling while Marco Rubio builds steam and we can predict,
from that, that another bailout is expected and the want a repeat of 2008 with whoever is in the White House having supported the handout.