posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 06:06 PM
I want to change my vote. I think the october surprise has already come but most people dont know it.
I cant believe that i forgot to mention this.
The October Surprise is the manipulations that the R's put into the economy;
Inflation induced 12,000 DOW market highs,
Falling oil prices,
Falling gold prices,
Steady Fed interest rates.
Oil and gold are the most heavily manipulated commodities, and flexing what they do greatly impacts the rest of the economy.
Bush himself has tried to point to the 12,000 DOW as a sign that things are great. But 12,000 2006 US Dollars are worth much much much less than they
were back in Januray of 2000 when the DOW topped out at 11,750. In order to set new highs adjusted for inflation alone, the DOW would need to get
somewhere around 25-30,000 in today's dollars.
Bush conveniently ignores the fact that; inflation is horrible, record trade deficits, balloning trade gaps, decreased GDP, the drastically dropping
purchasing power of the Dollar, declining consumer confidence, lots of unemployement or underemployement (people that lost jobs forced to work for
much less money), decreases in consumer and business spending, and the fact that Americans are in more debt now than ever before while at the same
time personal savings are practically non-existant.....