What is your prediction for the new year?

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
January 2, 2010 2:57pm CST
Every year professional psychics as well as amateurs come out with their predictions for the new year, so I'd like to know if you have one? My prediction is that people will continue to lose jobs and become more desperate. It would be great to check back at the beginning of next year to see how many of your predictions will have come true. So, do you have a prediction?
7 responses
@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 10
I predict that President Obama will get more gabs from people, I think that Charlie Sheen is going to do some time finally, more military going to Irag and Afganistan, and the economy will slowly build back up. I hope I am right only on the last one. Heehee
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I don't see the economy picking up, celticeagle, so long as the greed persists among the fat cats in the banking industry and on Wall Street. I do hope that people will turn once again to more cottage industry jobs. There are always going to be Obama haters, just like any other president.
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@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Jan 10
I agree with what you have said. There are experts who say that the economy has gotten better to some extent. That remains to be seen.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
5 Jan 10
I too predict a dismal future for many Australians. So many are deep in debt and many will lose their jobs. Prices of food, fuel and electricity are still rising quickly and it's difficult to cut back.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Jan 10
It was a crushing blow to many elderly and disabled here in America, Ms Tickle, when they received no annual cost of living raise this year. What I don't understand is how they could possibly say that the cost of living did not increase in 2009!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Jan 10
canada is picking up and I think it will continue too, it wasn't hit as hard as the us during the recession though.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I hope that you are right, winterose, but "As America goes so goes the rest of the world," is a phrase I've often heard said.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
3 Jan 10
I too agree with you that I think there will be more jobs lost, more homes in forclosure. Where we live I can not see it getting any better. And times are getting harder and the crime has risen so much around here. Desperate times, means desperate measures to some. While I would hope 2010 will be a much better year for everyone, the ones that are down, doesn't show much inprovment for them to get back on their feet. One apartment complex here that has over a 1000 apartments just lost their HUD housing, it is going to regular rentals, so that is a 1000 families out in the cold when their lease runs out. If these people couldnt' afford the high rent now how will they do it when their lease runs out and they have to move. More and more are lining up at the food stamp and welfare lines, something has got to give for the poor and elderly.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hey worldwise! I'm afraid I would have to agree with you, but I don't want to jinx the New Year already! I don't really have a good feeling about this year either! Too many bad things were left over from 2009 to pretend that this year was going to be "the perfect year"! So I will just hope and pray for the best!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Jan 10
If only hoping and praying were the answer, Opal!As you say, many of the bad things from last year will carry over into this year.
@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
3 Jan 10
I predict that people who have jobs will do what they can to hold on to them, even if they do not really like them. I know that is what I am doing right now. I think people will switch from large, national banks to local banks, and credit unions. Class sizes will be larger in school, sports will still be big, but the arts will lose out.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I agree with you, GG, but it will be sad indeed if the arts should lose out.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 10
I definitely don't see an end to the economic depression this year my friend, in fact I can't see it changing until 2012, certainly here in the UK, I wish we had a change of government but sad to say this will not happen either, things will continue to get worst, I wish I had a positive stance on the countries situation but it just seems to deteriorate. Unemployment will continue to rise. The recession is taking hold. Personal predictions well this year I refuse to make any because I made too many last year and they never came into fruition and I came down to earth with a big bump! This time last year I predicted I would get my own place, get a job and be happy, sadly it didn't happen. So I am going to take it day by day, if I don't expect greatness or happiness then I am not disappointed.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Jan 10
Maybe the things you wished for last year, wolfie, have just been delayed. Never give up on your dreams for they might be just around the corner!