Pat Robertson’s 2009 forecast: U.S. socialism and dollar plunge
Controversial U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson has given his annual predictions for the year ahead, based on what he says God has told him. You can see a video broadcast of his 2009 forecasts here.
“The Lord said the dollar is going to go down dramatically … (and) If I’m hearing him right, gold will go to about $1,900 dollars an ounce and oil to $300 a barrel,” he said.
“What the Lord was saying, the people are willing to accept socialism to alleviate their pain,” Robertson said. Some U.S. conservatives have branded president-elect Barack Obama and the incoming Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress as “socialist”.
Robertson, a leading Christian conservative who once ran for president, made his predictions late last week on “The 700 Club” which is broadcast on his Christian Broadcasting Network.
Robertson’s predictions have become an annual affair. Last year he predicted a global recession for 2008 and said the oil price would hit $150 a barrel. For 2007, he predicted a massive terror attack on U.S. soil.