John Ransom

It's time to pull out the crystal ball and make some predictions about the non-stop sitcom that's known as the Obama Administration.

The first three years of the Obama administration has largely been a re-make of that American television classic Happy Days with Obama starring in the role of the Fonz.

What's in store for the coming year? Well don't change that dial.   

10) Tim Geithner will leave the administration, forcibly if need be, likely in February

Here’s the real story about the passage of the provision for indefinite detention of American citizens in the National Defense Authorization Act: The only way Obama can get rid of Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury is by indefinite detention.

Obama tried hints and left notes, but Geithner is like the guy who came for a one-week visit and wouldn’t leave.

In lieu of waterboarding while detained, the administration will make Geithner go through “green job” retraining. Subsequently the Supreme Court will find “green job” retraining unconstitutional as cruel and unusual in a landmark case styled Trump vs. The United States.

Green Job retraining will then be reserved only for the worst enemy combatants at Gitmo…and Donald Trump and other reality show hosts who have trouble with, um, reality.      

9) An ethics investigation will be launched in the House regarding the connection between the administration and Wall Street

The investigation will find that a bunch of mid-level Wall Street types and career bureaucrats at the Department of Commerce were responsible for the whole mess. Any Wall Street executive who makes amends for donating and supporting Obama with a generous contribution to their favorite GOP House or Senate candidate will be exonerated, as will the White House, especially if Obama tanks in the polls.

Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi will leave government service to start an investment advisory firm specializing in the futures market and natural gas vehicles.  

8) Barney Frank will get married and Obama will be there, likely in July

Obama’s running out of ways to pander to gays, but there’s nothing like an historic wedding to bring out the media coverage.

It will be the first time a sitting African American, Left-Handed president will attend the wedding ceremony of the first openly gay, almost ex-congressman, who according to the pictures from the House floor, had breast implants many decades ago.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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