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"I wish I could tell you there was a quick fix to our economic problems. But the truth is, we didn't get into this mess overnight, and we won't get out of it overnight."

In fact, getting out of it isn't possible when policies on his watch are wrecking, not fixing, the economy. Moreover, Celente expects continued bipartisan failures ahead. With "Beltway Incompetents" in charge, who can believe politicians or central bankers responsible for wrecking economies, officials concerned only for their own self-interest, bankers, and other corporate favorites they support.

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The business of America is pillaging for wealth and power, waging a discredited war on drugs, as well as lawless imperial ones against Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, and planning others on unnamed enemies, requiring little insight to imagine which ones, enough to feed America's insatiable appetite for belligerence.

No matter what justifications are given, Celente calls all US wars "murderous, immoral, (illegal), interminable, ruinously expensive and abject failures." As a result, who can "believe the optimistic battle communiques issued by the (paid to lie) 'czars' in charge and (echo chamber) battlefield brass who keep reassuring the public that" repeating failed strategies this time will work?

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No wonder a June 8 CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll found 48% of Americans believing another Great Depression is imminent despite political rhetoric and media reports at most saying the economy hit a soft spot. The survey also learned that nearly half of respondents live in households in which someone is unemployed or worries they will be soon given how dire they view conditions.

Three years ago, Celente alerted people about a likely depression. It no longer can be denied, and when most people know and feel it they'll "take to the streets" like across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, protesting for help, not austerity or repressive crackdowns. As Celente said three years ago:

"When people lose everything, and they have nothing else to lose, they lose it." It's now beginning to spreading, Celente saying:

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-- imperial wars will proliferate;

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