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Here’s What Happens When Central Banks Run Out of Ammo

Governments and central banks are arrogant to think they can solve any problem by printing and borrowing money. Their arrogance will eventually cause “the biggest banking crisis in world history.” The next downturn could further expand Fed bond holdings, but with the central banks balance sheet already exceeding $4 trillion, there are limits to how much more the Fed can buy.

US Debt Reaches $18 Trillion; Surges 70% In ‘Recovery’ of President Obama

With the US national debt or government debt now at over a staggering $18 trillion, it means that each household in the US now carries the burden of $124,000 in national debt alone – or $56,378 per individual. This does NOT include private or household debt, mortgages, personal loans, credit card debt, student loans, car loans, etc.

Silver and Gold - Debt and Taxes

National debt is increasing rapidly, population is increasing slowly & gold to population adjusted debt ratio seems likely to increase substantially. Hence gold prices will rally much higher, thanks to massive increases in debt, “money printing,” investor demand, higher energy prices, various worries, wars & Asian demand.

We're Relying on Phantom Wealth to Fund Our Retirement

That Social Security, Medicare & pension funds invested in stocks & bonds can fund the retirement of 65 million people is a misleading fantasy. Phantom wealth cannot possibly fund unprecedented retirement & healthcare promises. Only real wealth can do that; central bank liquidity & asset bubbles it inflates are not real wealth.

Why the U.S. Recovery is Such a Disappointment

We have had a disappointingly slow recovery, and our consistent expectations for a pickup in growth have been dashed over a number of years. This has been the most agonizing post-recession recovery since The Great Depression, in spite of record stimulus efforts including zero bound interest rates.

Gold – Fertile Ground for Sarcastic Analysis

Sarcastic Analysis: Gold prices must go down for all the reasons given herein. Things are good, actually improving, and gold is headed down to about $400 per ounce. Gasoline & food prices have been steadily increasing for the last 15 years, (actually for 100 years), but they are almost certain to go back down next month.

US now Spending 26% of available Tax Revenue just to pay Interest

In Fiscal Year 2013, the US collected $2.49 trillion in tax revenue & after deducting payroll tax of $891 billion (tied directly to funding Social Security & Medicare), had $1.599 trillion available to pay for its operations & total US interest payments were a whopping $415 billion – That’s Approximately 26%

The Four Pillars of Poverty - Marc Faber

The increase in poverty rests on four pillars: Cultural & social factors, educational issues, excessive debt & government handouts, which encourage people not to work. Other factors: International competition – keeps wages down; Monetary policies – create bubbles & impoverish the majority.

Six Reasons Why The Government Is Destroying The Dollar

These six powerful motivations all exist simultaneously, they all wrap around each other in their numerous interrelationships, and they all reinforce each other. Together they constitute an overwhelming incentive to make sure that a dollar does not remain worth anything.

37 Reasons Why “The Economic Recovery Of 2013? Is A Giant Lie

Of course, the reality of the matter is that we should have seen some sort of an economic recovery by now. All of that stimulus should have had some positive short-term effects on the economy – Sadly, all of those emergency measures do not appear to have done much at all.

The Biggest Fear in Retirement and the Golden Solution

For those nearing retirement I would recommend you be positioned at 10% in precious metals by the time you stop working full time. Think of your core holdings as insurance and as you know, gold and silver are ideal for this type of insurance.

A Shutdown Or Politics? How It Was Engineered

This shut-down of the government is not about too much federal spending or how to make health care really affordable. It’s not even about Obama or the Democrats. It’s only about realigning Politics.

$17 Trillion U.S. National Debt? Try $211 Trillion

The U.S. national debt, which the Treasury has accounted, continues to surge higher every day and is now at $16.95 trillion, to soon surpass the $17 trillion mark – But that is just the tip of the iceberg – The true indebtedness or fiscal gap is $211 trillion.

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