You Think Obama’s Destruction Of America Is Over? You Aint Seen NOTHING Yet.

Once Obama’s plan begins ruining America, it’s like a tick that bites and digs in so deep you just can’t dig it out without causing a fatal infection.  We’re pretty close to that point right now:

This Economist Is Forecasting A Recession, And He’s Never Been Wrong
TMO ^ | 10-4-2011 | Money Morning

Economics / Double Dip Recession
Oct 04, 2011 – 07:03 AM
By: Money Morning

David Zeiler writes: The U.S. economy is “tipping into a new recession” and there’s nothing President Barack Obama or the U.S. Federal Reserve can do to prevent it, according to Lakshman Achuthan, co-founder of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI).

Now, if you’re wondering why you should believe this prediction ahead of others then there’s something you should know: According to The Economist, Achuthan’s predictions on the direction of economy – either toward recession or recovery – have never been wrong.

“We don’t make false alarms,” Achuthan said, noting that ECRI did not forecast a recession last year when other prognosticators were.

A new recession could topple the stock markets into another deep funk like the one caused by the 2008-2009 downturn when the markets plummeted more than 50%.

The ECRI uses dozens of leading indexes to make its forecasts, and as of last week, Achuthan said those indicators were all pointing to a recession.

“We’re seeing the weakness spread widely,” Achuthan told MarketWatch. “There’s a contagion…that’s not going to be snuffed out. The nature of a recession is not a statistic. It’s a vicious feedback loop. Sales fall, production falls, income falls and that depresses sales. We’re in that and it’s going to run its course.”

Worse still, he doesn’t think any governmental policy changes can prevent it.

“It is not reversible,” Achuthan told Bloomberg Radio. “There is virtually nothing that can be done to avert what is going to happen.”

The ECRI recession forecast landed last week amid some mildly positive economic news – the nation’s gross domestic product for the second quarter was revised up from 1% to 1.3%, and initial jobless claims fell below 400,000 for the first time since early August, to 391,000.

But Achuthan dismissed such data along with sentiment from chief executives who have cited improving revenue and earnings.

“These leading indicators are objective,” Achuthan said on CNBC. “They don’t listen to all the hubbub. They have a certain pattern they present in front of a recession and that is in right now.”

That sentiment mirrors what Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald has been telling investors for weeks. Fitz-Gerald has been warned that the weakening economy will eventually result in a bear market that sends stocks hurling back towards March 2009 lows.

“There’s nothing President Obama or Bernanke can do at this point,” Fitz-Gerald said. “Our debt is once again a problem, our jobs situation stinks, our government is dysfunctional, and then, of course, there’s Europe.”

Prepare for More Recessions

Although it would seem too soon for a recession so quick on the heels of the last one, ECRI pointed out that shorter cycles are actually closer to the historic norm. In the 1799 to 1929 period, ECRI said almost 90% of U.S. economic expansions lasted three years or less.

Based on that, as well as a decades-long pattern of slowing growth and evidence of increasing economic volatility, ECRI predicts recessions will continue to hit more frequently in the years ahead.

When asked how severe this next recession is likely to be, Achuthan said that was “unknowable,” although a major financial shock – such as a Greek default on its sovereign debt – would make things significantly worse.

“Back in the last recession in August of ’08, prior to the Lehman debacle, these indicators were pointing to the worst global recession in 30 years,” Achuthan said. “Then you had Lehman.”

The collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a global financial crisis that not only intensified that recession, it set the conditions for the weak recovery that followed.

Even absent such a shock, Achuthan predicted this recession will have dire consequences.

“It means the jobless rate, already above 9%, will go much higher, and the federal budget deficit, already above a trillion dollars, will soar,” Achuthan said. “If you think this is a bad economy, you haven’t seen anything yet.”

It’s actually pretty easy to be right 100 percent of the time since Obama took office: simply bet on him create failure and then magnify it into more failure.

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