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Beware the Obamacar (yes, I said “car”)

August 22, 2009

This is what Ann Coulter has to say about the new GM (government motors)
The Manchurian Teleprompter is Upbeat
about GM’s Dinky Cars!
Dear Fellow Conservative,

Now that Barack Obama has gotten GM Chairman Rick Wagoner out of the way, he is confident that GM is on the way to unimaginable success. The government has given GM and Chrysler $65.1 billion in bailout money, which is only appropriate.

I mean, “millions” is so 90’s…

To promote the sales of GM vehicles, Obama says it will be the government that will now stand by your GM car warranty. And the taxpayers all get a lube job. Your future GM owner’s manual will come with a disclaimer: “Close enough for government work.”

I don’t know why everyone is so upset about the government taking over a major American car company. They’ve done a great job with social security. I mean, haven’t they? Taking over GM and Chrysler is American as baseball, apple pie and Mussolini.  

But the Manchurian Teleprompter IS “UPBEAT ABOUT GM’S FUTURE” as a recent New York Times headline declared.

As soon as I read the headline, I rushed to the financial pages. There I learned GM had just been kicked off the Dow Jones Industrial Index. Yikes! Picture the New York Yankees playing so badly they were demoted to Little League status. 

That doesn’t sound so good. Also, I discovered GM’s share price was listed as N/A.  Not applicable. Sounds to me like — “price so low it can’t be measured.”

Ah, but the Times says Team Obama has a plan. GM’s new chairman, Barack Obama, has demanded that GM focus on more green technology. Another nice feature is that instead of an airbag, your GM car will come with a Joe Biden. Thank you, and drive safely…

So the plan is: The “New GM” is going to persuade presumably sane Americans that a bankrupt Detroit automaker run by union hacks and government bureaucrats will make little, dinky, green cars better and cheaper than Toyota, Nissan, and KIA already make little, dinky, green cars. 

Believe that? 

I have a better idea. Be really smart and follow the investing advice of someone who actually understands that America is a free-enterprise democracy… and knows how to protect your money while Team Obama tries to dismantle the greatest economic powerhouse in world history.

I refer to Mark Skousen, Ph.D., a man who for 29 years has helped subscribers to his Forecasts & Strategies newsletter build wealth — through the crash of 1987, the boom years of the 1990s, the bursting of the Internet “bubble” in 2000, and the Crash of 2008. Dr. Skousen has seen it all, done it all, and witnessed what happened when a previous U.S. president tried his best to kill capitalism and wreck the country.

Back then the “Dismantler-in-Chief” was Jimmy Carter. In the 1970s, “Smilin’ Jimmy” complained about our “inordinate fear of communism” — and carried his own suit bag to show what a regular guy he was. He also gave us economic stagnation, hyperinflation, stock-market disintegration, and the contempt of the Soviet Union, Iran, and every other democracy-hating dictatorship on earth. 

Obama makes Carter look like Ronald Reagan. He’s apologized for America to so many countries that the only ones left on the remorse-tour are Cuba and North Korea. (Wait for it!) Obama is spending so much, so fast, that the inflationary havoc he’ll cause is going to make the Carter years look like a golden age. “Malaise” will be an improvement over what’s coming. 

But not necessarily to you. Not when you have Dr. Mark Skousen advising you about what’s going to happen to your money before it happens… and how to make certain your money is perfectly positioned to take advantage… or just escape the chaos.

Mark Skousen has helped his legions of investors build wealth through booms and busts, bubbles, and bubble-headed leadership. The latter is what we’re being forced to endure now.  As always, many will suffer tremendously. Others will prosper. The good news: You can choose to be one of the winners.

Make the right choice. Choose the proven, expert guidance of Dr. Mark Skousen.  He’s the Ph.D. for capitalists. Choose Forecasts & Strategies.



Ann Coulter