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Deficits/Debt

Is the US facing an inevitable national debt and deficit crisis?

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office keeps warning that the federal budget is on an unsustainable path, recently projecting that the debt held by the public as a share of nominal more...

Is the Washington spending deficit crisis slated to get worse?

''Within a few weeks congressional Republicans and Democrats will again square off over how much the U.S. government should tax and spend, possibly for years to come if a more...

Is government debt too great to be paid without devaluing currencies?

''The fundamentals in the US and the world are enough to turn your hair gray. Debt worldwide is out of control. Total debt to GDP in most countries in the more...

Will the White House refuse to reduce the growth rate of government?

''Despite what the media and politicians would have us believe, the United States did not collapse last Friday when the package of spending reductions known as 'sequestration' went into effect.more...

Can unilateral executive power usurp congressional limits on government spending?

''Democratic leaders in the Senate last week gave President Barack Obama the green light to sidestep Congress and take executive action to avoid a default if no agreement is reached. more...

Will growth in government end in chaos?

''Government Dependency Will End in Chaos The media insists on characterizing statements about dependency on government handouts as controversial, but in truth such statements are absolutely correct.  It's not more...

Is the U.S. in store for Greek-style collapse and chaos?

''Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee has pointed out that our per capita government debt is already larger than Greece's.  Per person, our government owes more...

Is unsustainable government debt a foregone conclusion?

''Debt Burden Threatens American Families Last week, as most Americans were celebrating the holidays with family and friends, the Obama Administration announced plans to seek yet another debt ceiling increase more...

Will gold be a useful hedge against new European economic stimulus measures?

'Gold futures pushed higher Thursday as the European Central Bank's interest-rate cut boosted the metal's appeal as an alternative asset and commodities and equities gained as investors bet Greece wouldn't more...

Does the ending of ”QE2” signify an end to U.S. economic and debt problems?

'The Congressional Budget Office's Long-Term Budget Outlook has new, alarming projections that should be a warning to all. The ratio of debt to GDP has reached 69%, up from 62% more...

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