Is the United States facing a total financial collapse in this generation? Is the mighty American dollar about to be crushed by cold economic reality?
The truth may just be a lot more frightening than you ever imagined.
The reality is that any major currency not backed by gold in the history of the world has eventually failed, and the actions currently being taken by the U.S government and the Federal Reserve are speeding up the day when the dollar will totally collapse as well.
Sometimes words are not enough to describe a really bad situation. Hopefully the chart at the top of this article will give you get an idea of what is happening to the dollar. This chart originally comes from the Federal Reserve itself. The chart shows the U.S. monetary base from 1960 until today. From 1960 until about 1980, the amount of currency in circulation was increasing, but it was fairly stable. From 1980 to the middle of this decade, the amount of currency in circulation just exploded, but the worst news is found at the end of the chart.
If you look at what is happening today, the amount of dollars in circulation is absolutely shooting through the roof. At this point, much of the cash which the U.S. government and the Fed have injected into the economy has not yet gotten into the hands of the person on the street, so the U.S. is still experiencing the beginnings of a deflationary depression. But eventually all of the money they have injected will get out there into the general economy.
When that happens, there will be a whole lot more dollars in circulation than before but about the same number of goods and services. Do you know what happens when that situation exists?
The reality is that because of what the U.S. government and the Fed are doing to the dollar, we are going to be facing rip-roaring inflation of a kind that Americans have never known.
And it will effect everyone.
For example, maybe you make good money now, but how far will your paycheck stretch when a loaf of bread costs ten dollars?
Perhaps you have spent decades sticking money in a bank account for retirement. Well, the cold hard truth is that inflation acts like a massive tax. When you wake up and your bank account only buys half of what it could buy the year before, how will you feel?
There is no other way for this current economic situation to play out.
The U.S. government and the Fed decided to spend their way out of this current economic crisis by cranking up the debt spiral one more time and by devaluing the dollar.
So America will see massive inflation – it is just a matter of how soon it will hit and how bad it will be.
What should you do?
Buy what you are going to need (food and supplies) right now while your dollars still have some value. Your dollars are never going to be more valuable than they are right now.
If you are trusting in a big bank account to be your security blanket in the future then you are going to be very disappointed as the dollar crumbles and your riches quickly fade.
You see, the U.S. government has settled on a policy of massivegovernment borrowing and spending to try to turn the economy around.
This policy will have two general effects.
#1) There will be a short-term boost to the U.S. economy. Some analysts will call it a recovery. But this will only last for a while.
#2) The long-term economic problems will be made much worse by all this borrowing. It was all the debt that caused this mess in the first place and now the U.S. government has multiplied the eventual economic disaster that America will face. The dollar is going to drop dramatically in value and inflation is going to fly through the roof.
It took the U.S. many years to get to this point, but instead of learning lessons from the past, the U.S. government has decided that the only economic solution is to press the debt pedal all the way to the floor.
Barack Obama recently had his first budget passed by the Senate, and it is a monster. Obama’s budget was only trimmed down slightly to a whopping 3.5 trillion dollars, and it contains an astonishing $1.2 trillion dollar projected federal deficit that would be the largest in history by far.
The era of big government was definitely back under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Now we are entering the era of REALLY REALLY big government.
And that is exactly what is happening to the United States government now.
The reality is that the United States is now well over 10 TRILLION dollars in debt.
10,000,000,000,000 dollars in debt!
Will the current generation of Americans ever repay that?
No, the current generation seems determined to go much deeper into debt.
So, that means that Americans are dumping this debt on to their children and their grandchildren and to generations beyond that.
How immoral is that?
What America has done is they have sold their children and grandchildren into economic slavery forever. How would you feel if you were a little child and you discovered that your parents had left you with a debt that you could never, ever repay and that you would be making interest payments on for the rest of your life?
America’s children and grandchildren will ALL be working all of their lives to pay interest on this ridiculous debt. Their labor will go into serving the owners of this debt, and there is no escape.
The goal should be to pass on a better world to America’s children. How immoral is it to pass on such a debt to future generations?
Imagine if your parents came up to you and handed you a million dollar credit card bill that they had racked up and that was now in your name and you had to make payments on for the rest of your life?
America has had the greatest party of all time and has fueled the party on massive amounts of debt, but there is bad news…..
The party is almost over.
The reserves of America’s local banks are gone. The financial institutions have borrowed an insane amount of money from the Federal Reserve this year just to stay afloat. America’s financial system has never experienced a crisis of this magnitude in modern times.
The biggest debt bubble in the history of the world is starting to burst.
For decades Americans have lived like kings and queens…..enjoying the biggest party the world has ever known…..but financed with ever increasing amounts of debt.
Once upon a time, the United States was the biggest creditor in the world. But those days are long gone. Now America is the biggest debtor nation to ever exist on the earth.
America was the richest nation in the world, but that was never enough. Americans always had to have a bigger car, a bigger house and an endless supply of “stuff”. So the American government piled up debt, American companies gorged on debt, and Americans made using credit cards into a national pastime.
If you include the future liabilities that America’s government has already committed to such as future Social Security and Medicare payments, then the total debt of the federal government is over 65 TRILLION dollars.
65 TRILLION dollars!
Now that many of America’s jobs have gone overseas, the price of gasoline is shooting through the roof, and tons of people are losing their homes, do we find that Americans are learning their lesson?
Instead Americans are squeezing everything they can out of their credit cards. Total credit card debt in America is now over 790 billion dollars, and it is increasing at a rate which is four times faster than earlier this decade.
Instead of showing restraint, Americans have jammed the accelerator to the floor.
And did you know that Americans actually have a NEGATIVE savings rate?
Do you know the last time when that happened?
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The Great Depression.
Prices are increasing dramatically while wages are not. Jobs are being outsourced and factories are being closed. America’s largest banks and financial institutions are teetering on the brink of failure. Homes are being foreclosed at record rates. Personal bankruptcies recently hit an all-time high. And what is the answer that the politicians give America? Wasting even more money and getting us into even more debt.
America is truly reaping what they have sowed.
The Scriptures talk about those who would hoard wealth in the last days. Instead of feeding the poor and taking care of those who couldn’t take care of themselves, Americans spent their money on mini-mansions, luxury SUVs and as much entertainment as they could pack into our lives. Now Americans will suffer the consequences just as the Scriptures say in James 5:1-5…..
“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.”(source)
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
This is a good motto to live by, despite how you think about things.
Individuals can still hope for the best (that things can and will eventually work out), but what good is your prosperity going to do if you don’t have anything to eat or a safe place to hang out for an extended period of time?
Why not prepare while you still can — when things are readily available and can still be purchased at cheap prices? The coming hyper-inflation will make any such purchases beforehand look very intelligent…
To prepare for the worst, you need a plan. Why are most people so against doing basic preparations that could be the difference on how they survive — or whether they survive?
History shows time and again that those who prepare always fare better than those who did not.
Having a plan and being determined to act on that plan will always be the best way to handle any contingencies, should they occur.
After disaster strikes, your mind is going to be racing around like a car on a race track. Preplanning and having a written set of measures to take will make someone’s life go much smoother when the SHTF.