Last week, we were looking at who pays unpayable federal debt. As we studied the subject, a whirlwind of staggering news blew up.
The US economy is drowning under the weight of its public and private debt.
But is it too soon to call the end of this financial, military and political empire? Only time will tell.
Either way, you need to make sure your investments are on the right side of the trade. These articles can help you do that.
This week, we’ve been exploring the age-old question: Who pays unpayable debt? The borrower?The lender? Someone else?
Show us the politician who wins the White House by promising to cut the voters’ benefits, raise their taxes, and end military boondoggles all over the planet? He doesn’t exist.
Still no visible crack in the stock market. But the economy may be breaking down. First, there is growing recognition that the Obama/Trump recovery has been a flop.
And now, the runaway train gathers speed. The federal deficit was $587 billion in Obama’s last year. Mr. Trump’s budget increases it to $1 trillion.
Some say capitalism has failed America. More likely, America has failed capitalism. Capitalism needs capital. Real money, in other words. The feds gave it fake money.
In a free (capitalist) system, some people will always work harder, get luckier, invest their time and money more wisely, and get richer.
No economic recovery ever exceeded 119 months. This one is already at month 116. The audience is getting restless. It’s time to wrap it up.
The present administration is adding to the federal debt at the rate of about $3 billion per day. Trump’s budget proposal pretends that his extra debt is nothing to worry about.
Proponents typically look to Europe for guidance. They see Denmark, Sweden, and Norway and believe ‘soft socialism’ isn’t so bad.
We never expected the president to go Full Retard on his trade war. Instead, we thought he would settle the issue…as he did the trade war with Canada and Mexico…in some ongoing, negotiated mush.
Blue or red, both use fear and crisis to increase their power. Whether that’s to watch over the American people or to interfere in industry. Just look at what Trump is doing to Huawei…
Already, America’s medical system — 17% of the economy — is largely socialised. So is the education system — another 7.3%. And don’t forget Social Security.
Right now, two things are making Trump upset. Higher interest rates and a strong dollar. Both of which are conveniently out of his control.