reply to post by earth2
yours seems a rosy & idealistic path the nation will go down
the gov't, mostly through the GAO,cannot realistically say we will even have a 'recession'.
the facts and data will be so 'massaged' (like the CPI, & Inflation are now)
that only a economic downturn will happen, there will be no 'recession'
next, starting about 2 May, the economic stimulus checks will start being
electronically sent to one's bank account (starting with the last two digits of the social security number)
~that reminds me of the Vietnam war callup, where everyone was subject to rotation to Vietman based on ones SS number...
all this happened in the run up of the notorious Tet offensive
All the presidential candidates have been arm twisted into joining
the globalist-illuminist camp...at some level,
McCain='i see 100 years of war...'
Obama='Brezinski is my policy advisor'
Clinton-ette='...troops will be coming home in 6 months (when elected)[depends on what the definition of home is]
the elite Fed & bankers are still privatizing the profits and socializing the debt & risks.
from taking over BearStearns, (i reckon BSC wasn't agreeable to fascism)
to the Fed Reserve swapping US Treasuries for bad mortgage debt paper from the member banks... and presumably all mortgage finance houses
in the economy--- after the BSC takeover by JP Morgan-Chase underwritten by the Federal Reserves $700 Billion in U.S.Treasuries.
These 'swaps' of good money (US Treasuries) for CDOs, SIVs, and all the alphabet soup of toxic credit/mortgage paper by commercial and central
banks... has to have a catch or gimmic attached to the 'largesse' by the Fed. somehow,. someway, the Fed will realize a tremendous markup
on those swaps of presently 'worthless & toxic' debt
Maybe Freddie & Fannie, will 'buy' the mortgage debt at a higher price than the underwater mortgages are actually worth...and the banks that swapped
their bad bedt paper for the Treasuries, will forever be paying interest on the 'swaps' ??
in either case, the Fed Reserve has the private banks & financial houses on the ropes. they must either join the cabal or get absorbed like
BearStearns recently was.
it seems that whatever the Fed and their globalist elite who give them their marching orders are up to on the mortgage-credit front,
there is a lot of 'shorting' of Gold for the June option/futures period.
just about when the economic stimulus checks are all sent out already...
one has to connect about 3 different activities & events,,,
but one might be wise to sell the 'gold' in whatever form their holding in the May highs...to buy it back later after the big selloff is done
(unless you've held most of your gold before it soared past $600.)
there's just too much to address in response to your OP,
just consider the points i've highlighted for your consideration