Robert J. Samuelson: 2014 could be the year the economy recovers

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 31, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    Recover to what level Robert? The US economy will always recover - somewhat - but to suggest corporations will start hiring again and median income will rise is to ignore the facts right in front of you. Certainly corporations are going to suffer BIG time under the horrible tax burdens and regulations of Obamacare. Small business is going to have to fire many and cut back others to part time work because of Obamacare and this is NOT a recipe for success. 2014 is actually going to be worse than 2013 in many respects and all because of Obamacare. Part time workers will most likely rise to all time highs while full time workers will fall to decade lows. Is that recovery? Families insurance premiums are rising and will continue to rise which cuts into their purchasing power. Is that recovery? The ONLY way corporations are going to start hiring in significant numbers again is if their TAX BURDEN is lowered. Is that going to happen? Tens of thousands of energy jobs are possible - but are in limbo because of an anti-energy administration. No Keystone pipeline yet. The US should be out of recession by now.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Dec. 31, 2013 7:09 a.m.

    David John Marotta, a top Wall Street financial advisor, worried that Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and spiraling national debt is increasing the chances for a fiscal and social disaster, is recommending that Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that includes food, a gun and ammo to help them stay alive.
    We should all hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Perhaps that is what real "hope and change" means? Hope for the best but since the government will not change, we must be prepared for the real changes coming.