When you read that the US is now paying more in interest than it spends on national defense, you can rest easy knowing the facts:
“The Federal Reserve owns a lot of government debt,” Braun said. “The Treasury does pay interest payments to the Federal Reserve, but then the Federal Reserve turns around and gives it back to the Treasury — that alleviates some of the issues.”
So we are just paying ourselves? Oh, nothing to worry about, then. We can just borrow another $30 trillion. It will be fine. Take a look at what the milestones the debt has hit over the past year or so:
|Date:||Amount of National Debt|
|October 12||$33.5 Trillion|
|September 15||$33 Trillion|
|July 11||$32.5 Trillion|
|June 15||$32 Trillion|
|June 2||$31.5 Trillion|
|Sept 30, 2022||$31 Trillion|
This time in 2019, I was posting that the national debt was at $23 trillion. We have borrowed more than $10 trillion in the past 4 years, with a $2 trillion of that being in the last 4 months. The rate of growth in our national debt is exploding.
The debt is growing far faster than the economy. So much for Keynesian economics. We are fast approaching the point where our national debt is 1.5 times the size of GDP. There is no recovering from this. There is no way to pay this off. The only outcome now is economic collapse. The only question is when.
I don’t understand what is going on and why the Feds are on such a spending spree, but what I do know is that this isn’t good. If you look, the US was borrowing about $2 Trillion a year until June of this year. That was scary enough, but there are some serious problems coming up, as this country (with the exception of the pause in the debt ceiling in August) is now borrowing a trillion bucks about every 60 days. This can’t continue, and by definition, anything that can’t continue, won’t.
There is going to be some major inflation coming. Our currency is being devalued like never before. Stock up on the three B’s: Bullets, Beans, Bullion. They are about to become a whole lot more valuable.