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Four Numbers Add Up to an American Debt Disaster

By Patrick (395/395 = 100% civil)   2012 Mar 29, 10:42am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1,547 views   5 comments   watch (0)   share   quote  

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-28/four-numbers-add-up-to-an-american-debt-disaster.html

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1   citizen jpp   2012 Mar 30, 12:50am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Oh, I miss the late 90s...

2   zzyzzx (80/80 = 100% civil)   2012 Mar 30, 5:54am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

So we'll see high interest rates in no less than 5 years, right?

3   citizen jpp   2012 Mar 30, 6:28am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I'm afraid were headed for continued deflation with increased money supply and an increasing value of the stock market.
Lots of shoes to drop...
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

4   EBGuy   2012 Mar 30, 7:12am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Patrick, Thanks for posting that. I naively thought that the Treasury was taking advantage of low rates by issuing longer term debt. Instead, they're doing the equivalent of a 5/1 ARM.

5   citizen jpp   2012 Mar 30, 6:21pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

EB, it began in force during the 90s, just like a few other policy moves that were very shortsighted and are a big part of the situation we are in today. It makes me cringe how the next 10 years will onfold based on how we handled the last three or four years.

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