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Your Turn, Your Voices: 2018 Predictions

by Countable | 1.3.18

What’s the story?

As 2017 was coming to a close, Countable asked for your political predictions for the new year.

Here are some comments we want to highlight, but we encourage you to read them all in the original post.


"I predict 2018 will have a variety of opposing historical accounts. Most will be fabrications."

Read all of RadicalModerate’s comment.

"Women will be at the forefront of the blue wave changing congress from a divided group of ‘do nothings’ to a motivated group of Democrats who will restore our faith in government and a sense of decency for our country."

Read all of HockeyGuy’s comment.

"Republican Grassroots Movement will step up their involvement into getting more honest Conservatives although not necessarily life long politicians…"

Read all of Wayne’s comment.

"During Obama’s 8 years, NY stock market increased from 7000 to 19700, a 181% increase. During 2017, we saw an increase from 19700 to 24700, a 25% increase. This bubble is going to POP!"

Read all of Angela’s comment.

"No war with North Korea but ‘ButtonBoy’ will be assassinated. Iran will have a revolution to displace their unpopular political leaders. Mueller will finally (after spending tax dollars on a witch hunt) admit there was nothing to Russian Collusion with Trump…"

Read all of Steve’s comment.

"The people will continue to speak, protest, fight, and work for a better country. Not making any predictions for the 2018 elections, though will be working for Democrats to take back the house and senate. Trump will continue to be a threat to democracy and continue his path of destruction."

Read all of Katzale’s comment.

"The only ‘Blue Wave 🌊’ that I see coming, is a massive increase of Democratic Obstructionist activities in Congress, supported by their ‘MSM’ activities across the Air/Print Sources."

Read all of SneakyPete’s comment.

"More politicians will be accused of sexual harassment…Trump will fire 6 more governmental employees…Trump will say horrible things about John McCain at his funeral…The atomic bomb button will be made ‘off limits’ to our President…The deadline for budget approval will cause US to be unable to fund our government for over a week…"

Read all of Jon’s comment.

"This is going to be a very prosperous year for this country economically! Jobs being created as well as jobs coming back from overseas. Investment will soar! We are now the world’s largest producer of petroleum! Who would have ever thought as I was in high school in the early 70s when the Arab Oil Embargo Occurred!…"

Read all of James’ comment.

"Afghanistan will drag on despite Trump blaming Pakistan and his declaring we are winning despite reality. European allies will pull away from the unstable and erratic foreign policies of the United States. China will replace the US as the largest economy…"

Read all of Gerald’s comment.

"Red all the way baby 2018…democrats have no platform. Not sure what the Democrats stand for. Higher taxes, flood the boarder, climate change, gender neutral, sanctuary cities, slow growth on the economy or global economy…"

Read all of Blackhawk.U.S.Army.Vet’s comment.

"Women will continue to reframe and hold to account the egregious failings of patriarchy in both the workplace and general society…Internationally, politically driven fear of ‘The Other’, brings the world to the brink of Intercontinental Nuclear War…"

Read all of Shai’s comment.

"Democrat and Republican lawmakers finally are told that corruption will end and they have to start acting like they care about their constituents."

Read all of Richard’s comment.

What do you think?

Do you agree with these predictions? Have some of your own? Want to make a prediction a reality? Hit Take Action and tell your reps, then comment below.

—Josh Herman

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  • BeStrong
    01/03/2018
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    Dear everyone in DC...pack your bags...get your movers quotes...cuz your going home starting Election Day 2018. And folks it’s not a red and blue thing, it’s a status quo thing that’s got to change. No more status quo powerhouses #Vote2018 #Vote2020 #byeFelicia

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  • millenialprogressive
    01/03/2018
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    Someone commented "Democrats have no platform," and proceeded to list many of the things Democrats stand for. Just thought I'd note his answering of his own question.

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  • Dee
    01/08/2018
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    IM SHOCKED, BUT I SHOULDN’T BE. YOU, ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A CHECK AND BALANCE ON THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. BUT IT NOW APPEARS THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE REFUSING TO UPHOLD THEIR OATH OF OFFICE. THERE IS SO MUCH CORRUPTION GOING ON AND WITH NO THOUGH GIVEN TO THE COUNTRY. ITS REPUBLICANS BEFORE COUNTRY. PROOF: TRYING TO DESTROY ACA, NOT FUNDING CHIP PERMANENTLY, NOT ADDRESSING DACA, PASSING A TAX SCAM, AND NOT LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE. THE PRESIDENT IS NOT STABLE, IS DESTROYING OUR LANDS, OUR SCOOLS, OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND ANYTHING THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DID HE IS DESTROYING AND TAKING US BACK 50 YEARS. OUR MILITARY HAS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THE GAINS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE OVER MANY MANY YEARS. HE’S DESTROYING OUR LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD AND YOU ALL JUST LET HIM DO ANYTHING HE WANTS. MCCONNELL AND RYAN ARE SO COMPLICIT IN THIS SHAM OF GOVERNANCE AND SO ARE YOU. I SUGGEST YOU GO BACK AND READ THE OATH OF OFFICE THAT YOU SIGNED, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT LIVING UP TO IT AND IN FACT, BY NOT DOING YOUR JOB YOU ARE COMMITTING A CRIME. MAYBE WE NEED A LAWSUIT AGAINST YOUR WHOLE PARTY. I CANT THINK OF ONE OF YOU THAT HAVENT SOLD OUT.

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  • Jesse
    01/03/2018
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    The Democrats will take american back on the right way

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  • Ralph
    01/03/2018
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    Trump will continue to provoke other nations until it results in a confrontation requiring military commitment. The time tested means of extending a Republican administration.

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  • Steve
    01/04/2018
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    Great job in New York !!! Family medical leave act which was signed into law is not for any public service employee!!! Just private sector!!! I have really had enough of these fake politicians!!! Never for the gander and all for the goose!!! BS

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  • Michael n angie
    01/16/2018
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    READ, WEEP, PRINT AND KEEP! This should be on the front page of every newspaper. Charley Reese's Final column! A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL. Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.. Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering! 545 vs. 300,000,000 People -By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank. I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes. Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. ( The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.) The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President's proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ] It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist. If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan .. If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way. There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees... We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess! Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper. What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you. This might be funny if it weren't so true. Be sure to read all the way to the end: Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he's fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule. Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway! Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think. Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears. Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass. Tax all he has Then let him know That you won't be done Till he has no dough. When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore. Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid... Put these words Upon his tomb, 'Taxes drove me to my doom...' When he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax. Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Excise Taxes Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon) Gross Receipts Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge Tax Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax Sales Tax School Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?' I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!! GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!! SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW Like · · Share · 2 hours ago via mobile ·

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  • Isabel
    01/05/2018
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    Republicans care only for republicans. Their goal is to pass a tax break so that their donors don’t abandon them. All you have to do is listen to Senator Lindsey Graham. Speaker Ryan dream is to take away anything that helps the poor. They play dirty to win through redistricting gerrymandering and making it harder for poor people to vote by having voting days and hours on a weekday where they may not be able to vote. Why not weekends?

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  • Freda
    01/07/2018
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    No I do not think any illegal should get AMNESTY. I THINK WE HAVE ALREADY LAID DOWN WHAT REAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE ALREADY DONE. NO ONE-SHOULD GET ANMESTY. WHAT WILL THE ONES WHO THAT HAVE ALREADY DONE THEIR CITIZENSHIP think? Quit trying to make problems Think about what will make America strong. This will only divide us. If U cannot think of something good to say stay silent. Another thing: Marijuana will not do anything except make us responsibility to the USA. I am with Sessions on this. The drugs are the reason we are divided. That is the drug cartel who obama turned loose to make the deadly pact with Iran. They are after our nation. And your children. I for one know that we have no sanctuary cities or states. The criminals are pushing drugs. There to your children and all of u who look the other way. No drugs to u unless your dying. You who aren’t dying will die from the drugs if addicted. Don’t fight for something that will kill you

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