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Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
reply to post by tiger5
Social Democracy is just "socialism lite". SD is considered by most only a stepping stone to full socialism. So at best you have a specious argument.
Originally posted by belidged
There's other factors to consider.
The baby boomers start to retire this year. It's estimated that there could be 10,000 baby boomers retiring per day. Just going by the estimate (not actual birth records) 1,000,000 people could retire by May 10.
Also we have probably enough tax cuts expiring this year to to cancel out any chance of a return from the IRS.
Let's not forget the price of oil has been going up steadily. There could be a chance that we will see another price jump possibly making prices gas rise to $4-5/gal.
If I had to make a guess I'd put an end of days scenario between raising the debt ceiling and the million man milestone.One way or another our wallets will be emptied this year that is for sure.