posted on May, 13 2009 @ 08:50 AM
Originally posted by marg6043
... after all they better don't do anything to make China mad, you don't bite the hand that feeds you.
I believe we are making China mad every time we print up more bailout money. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if this whole economic mess was
created to cheat China out of what we owe them.
Ya know, every time we print up more funny money, we are reducing the cost of all that debt we owe China. I mean, 12 trillion US dollars can buy a
lot today, but a year from now it may only be able to buy half of what you could a year ago. So, what we are doing is cheapening our currency so
that, in effect, when we do end up paying China back, we'll be, essentially, paying 50 cents on the dollar we owe them.
This economic recession may have been started by us intentionally, to deal with all this debt we have incurred. This would be no different than, for
example, if you held 10 percent of the share of GM, and then one day GM issues more stock while not increasing their actual net worth/value/revenue.
Suddenly your 10 percent stake in GM has become a 5 percent stake, and you realize you've just been jacked of half of what you thought your shares
were really worth.
This comes at a high cost for us, and it's called double digit inflation. Of course, on the up side, if you owe $20k on your credit cards, a year
from now it will feel like you owe them half that amount, because inflation has doubled the cost of everything. $20k may represent half your annual
income today, but it could end up representing a quarter of your pay a few years from now as the dollar continues to deflate and inflation pushes up
the cost of everything, including labor and wages.