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Deficits/Debt

Will gold benefit from growing concern over the Federal spending agenda?

"Our $2 Trillion Bridge to Nowhere If you want to know why Americans are so fearful of a government takeover of the health-care system, take a look at the results more...

Will the government increase deficit spending irrespective of public outcry?

“FACT CHECK: Obama uses iffy math on deficit pledge WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama used only-in-Washington accounting Wednesday when he promised to overhaul the nation's health care system without adding more...

Does the U.S. government have spending and deficits under control?

“The U.S. government will run a budget deficit of $1.6 trillion this year and $1.4 trillion in 2010, and the unemployment rate next year will be higher more...

Is the U.S. entering a fiscal funding crisis?

"The U.S. budget deficit reached a record for the first 10 months of the fiscal year and broke a monthly high for July as the recession curbed revenue and more...

Are there any limits on government over-spending?

"White House officials and lawmakers were studying late Thursday how to keep alive the government's cash-for-clunkers incentive program because of concerns the program's $1 billion budget may have been exhausted more...

Does federal deficit spending make dollar assets risky?

"China, worried about its huge investments in the United States, quizzed administration officials about America's soaring budget deficits while the Obama administration pressed China on the need to rebalance its more...

Can Bernanke and the Fed unwind “quantitative easing” without destroying the Dollar?

“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may discover that having an exit strategy from quantitative easing is one thing, having the power and will to implement it is quite another. Financial more...

Will “Health Care Reform” help the U.S. economy and strengthen the dollar?

President Obama and the Democratic leadership are trying to ram a medical insurance bill through Congress in record speed, before anyone can get a good look at it.  This more...

Have Fed and Treasury actions helped or hurt the economy and health of the dollar?

“Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said there are ‘durable’ signs that financial markets are on the mend, while repeating that the U.S. must not withdraw its stimulus measures before an more...

Is yet another U.S. economic crisis now unavoidable?

“The U.S. confronts not one but two economic challenges: Its worst recession since the Depression and a growing imbalance between federal spending and revenues that makes its underlying fiscal more...

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