As a result of the absolutely stunning 29-23 overtime victory by the Denver Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it seems inevitable that "Tebow Time" will become a household phrase all over America. The string of last second victories that we have seen Tim Tebow pull out this season is unprecedented and we will probably never see anything quite like it again.
Unfortunately, miracles don't always happen in real life when we need them. Right now it is "Tebow Time" for the U.S. economy, the U.S. political system and the global financial system, and things look really bad. So will we see heroes rise up at this time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, or will we see the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world implode and plunge the entire planet into a devastating economic depression? Most people have no idea how fragile the global economic system has become at this point. Global leaders are currently engaged in a frantic juggling act in a desperate attempt to keep all the balls in the air. One wrong move could unleash a financial panic that could potentially be even worse than what we saw in 2008.
It is Tebow Time for the global financial system.
Lately I have been spending a lot of time writing about Europe. Many Americans have not really been too interested in these articles because they only want to hear about what is happening in the United States.
But the truth is that what is happening in Europe is of the utmost importance. The EU actually has a larger economy than the United States does, and when the European financial system collapses it is going to dramatically affect the entire globe.
For those that have not seen my recent articles on Europe yet, you can find some of them here, here and here.
The euro continues to drop like a rock. As I write this, the EUR/USD is sitting at 1.2693. That is shockingly low, and in the weeks and months to come it is going to go even lower.
But I am not the only one warning about these things. Trends forecaster Gerald Celente recently told ABC Australia that he is more concerned about the global financial system today than he has ever been before....
"I would say, since I’ve been doing this work, over 30 years ago, I’ve never been more concerned than I am right now."
Celente also told ABC Australia that many areas of Europe are already essentially experiencing an economic depression....
"If you live in Greece, you’re in a depression; if you live in Spain, you’re in a depression; if you live in Portugal or Ireland, you’re in a depression,” Celente said. “If you live in Lithuania, you’re running to the bank to get your money out of the bank as the bank runs go on. It’s a depression. Hungary, there’s a depression, and much of Eastern Europe, Romania, Bulgaria. And there are a lot of depressions going on [already]."
Yes, things are stable (and even slightly improving a bit) in the United States right now. But it won't be long before the financial tsunami that is sweeping Europe hits us as well.
It is Tebow Time for U.S. consumers.
We should all be thankful that the employment situation in the U.S. has stabilized, but things are not as good as the mainstream media would have you to believe.
Instead of 8.5%, the "official" unemployment number put out by the federal government should be about 11 percent, and the "real" unemployment number is somewhere around 22 or 23 percent.
And if you take a long-term view of things, there is no reason to celebrate at all. The truth is that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed and we won't see much permanent improvement until this country fundamentally changes direction.
Right now, there are tens of millions of Americans that can't find a decent job. A lot of people are sitting at home as you read this staring blankly at the television as they wonder why nobody will hire them.
Once in a while, a little bit of this despair leaks into the mainstream media. The following comes from a CNBC article that was posted on Saturday....
Despite an upswing in hiring during 2011, the jobs crisis could last many more years as millions of Americans struggle to find work.
In Orlando, Florida, Brenda Solomon lost her retail job last May at a department store and was unable to find even temporary work during the holiday season.
"I've tried and tried and tried," Solomon, 58, said on Friday while visiting a job center.
As they struggle to make ends meet each month, millions upon millions of U.S. consumers continue to run up even more debt as an article posted on CNBC recently detailed....
During the third fiscal quarter of 2011, U.S. consumers added $17 billion in new credit card debt, wiping out what remained of a $33 billion first-quarter pay down and putting us on pace for a $64 billion net gain in credit card debt during 2011, according to a Card Hub study.
It is Tebow Time for the Republican Party.
America desperately needs a fundamental change of direction, but right now a candidate heavily backed by the Wall Street banks is threatening to run away with the Republican nomination.
Mitt Romney is a politician in the worst sense of the word. He just wouldn't be a bad president. He would be an absolute disaster. In fact, if Romney gets elected, it will basically guarantee a Democratic victory in 2016 (could be Hillary) and the Republican Party will be so damaged that they may never have another shot at turning this country around.
When it comes to evaluating Mitt Romney, do not listen to what he says. The reality is that what he says changes a little bit every single day. His flip-flopping is legendary.
No, when it comes to evaluating Mitt Romney, it is absolutely imperative to look at his record.
And when you look at his record (what he has actually done), it quickly becomes clear that he is basically just a more experienced version of Barack Obama.
When the mainstream media says that Mitt Romney has the best chance of beating Barack Obama, that is because they feel as though he is the candidate that is most like Barack Obama.
If it is Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney in the general election, we are basically guaranteed four more years of establishment rule. Yes, there will be some minor changes, but everything will pretty much continue running the way that it is now no matter which one wins.
And please don't believe that Mitt Romney will get government spending and government debt under control. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the Romney tax plan would add 600 billion dollars to the federal budget deficit in 2015.
Mitt Romney is not going to fix any of our fundamental problems. If he was a master at "job creation", then Massachusetts would not have been 47th in the nation at creating jobs while he was governor.
If Mitt Romney gets the nomination, it will just be another indication that the Republican Party is bought and paid for by the establishment.
Just check out who is giving money to Romney. Did you know that Goldman Sachs is his biggest donor? The following numbers come from opensecrets.org....
Goldman Sachs $367,200
Credit Suisse Group $203,750
Morgan Stanley $199,800
HIG Capital $186,500
Kirkland & Ellis $132,100
Bank of America $126,500
EMC Corp $117,300
JPMorgan Chase & Co $112,250
The Villages $97,500
Vivint Inc $80,750
Marriott International $79,837
Sullivan & Cromwell $79,250
Bain Capital $74,500
UBS AG $73,750
Wells Fargo $61,500
Blackstone Group $59,800
Citigroup Inc $57,050
Bain & Co $52,500
But the numbers above are nothing compared to the money being poured into the "Super PACs" that are backing Romney. The financial elite are dumping tens of millions of dollars into these "Super PACs", and these "Super PACs" are playing a huge role in this campaign.
The following comes from an article posted on Economic Policy Journal....
The New York Times reports that New York hedge-fund managers and Boston financiers contributed almost $30 million to “Restore Our Future” before the Iowa caucuses. And “Restore Our Future“‘s faux independence has allowed Romney to publicly distance himself from them, their money, and the dirty work that their money has bought.
More than anyone else running for president, Mitt Romney personifies the top 1 percent in America — actually, the top one-tenth of one percent. It’s not just his four homes and estimated $200 million fortune, not just his wheeling and dealing in leveraged-buyouts and private equity, not even the jobless refugees of his financial maneuvers that makes him the Gordon Gekko of presidential aspirants.
It’s his connections to the epicenters of big money in America — especially to top executives and financiers in the habit of investing for handsome returns.
The way the political game is played in America today, the candidate with the most money almost always wins.
Mitt Romney and the organizations that are supporting Mitt Romney are sitting on gigantic mountains of cash.
Can any of the other Republican candidates overcome that disadvantage?
History would tell us no.
That is why it is Tebow Time for the Republican Party.
It is late in the game and things look desperate.
And if we don't turn the country in a different direction in 2012, we may not get another chance.
Right now, the U.S. debt crisis is getting worse by the day. To get an idea of just how bad the U.S. national debt has become, just check out the infographic that is posted right here.
If we do not get our financial house in order and fundamentally change our economic policies, we are absolutely doomed.
If Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is elected in 2012, that is pretty much going to seal our fate.
Before you cast a vote this year, please read "The Top 100 Statistics About The Collapse Of The Economy That Every American Voter Should Know". That article covers dozens of our economic problems and it shows why we are at such an important junction in American history.
2012 is going to be a huge turning point for us.
Right now, it looks like we are going to make a wrong turn.
It truly is Tebow Time, and we really need a miracle.
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