posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 04:34 AM
It seems that the usual problem that arises when ever something happens in the US, that is the people of the US think it only concerns them, or that
the effects of a crisis is confined to the US, in this case it is blatantly obvious the the effects are far reaching and global.
This goes far beyond some welfare or social security cheques not getting paid, this has the potential to meltdown the world economy and when that
happens world war will follow and untold misery for billions of people, it amazes me that so many Americans are so eager for it to happen, quite
willing to let billions suffer so things can just be "reset" which it wont be, the US can't just wipe its debt away and start a new currency and
everything will magically be "great" again, it most certainly wont be.
The US government knows it cannot keep raising its debt ceiling indefinitely, both the Reps and the Dems know this, the crux of the matter revolves
around how the debt is reduced, the Dems want to tax the filthy rich and the mega corporations, the Rebs want to reduce government spending, reduce
the welfare state, BOTH know the debt ceiling must be raised, but that raising the ceiling is only a temporary stop gap, at some point the interest
you are paying becomes more than you receive in taxes and then you are completely bankrupt.
A default by the US will send shock waves around the globe, US debt is held in Treasuries, gold plated (well they used to be anyway) bonds, that
guaranteed payment and at a fixed interest rate. This interest rate is typically very low because of the nature of Treasuries, they are very secure,
extremely low risk. They are used by very large private investors and even by countries because they are so safe, and a good way to secure large
surplus amounts of cash. If the US defaults on its payments to them, then the interest charged against them will increase drastically, thus putting
even more pressure on the US economy, as it has to use more of its taxes to pay interest payments, causing more defaults and the interest to keep
rising, the problem keeps rolling and compounding its self until collapse happens.
The US dollar will stop being the worlds reserve currency, nations will rush to dump their existing holdings in the dollar, the dollar will totally
collapse and lose value, other nation states will have trillions of holdings lost and themselves start to become bankrupt, there will be food a
resource shortages on a huge unprecedented scale, this will lead to larger and larger conflict as nations try to secure what they need. When the US
dollar becomes worthless, then the alliances it has bought around the world will melt away, the US will become isolated as Russia and China step in to
fill the void.
What the US needs to do is raise the limit now, but make serious plans to ensure it is never needed to raise the the limit again, the Reps are right
that government spending needs to be cut, but it is not just the welfare and medicare (any civilized country should look after its people, especially
when it taxes those people) it needs to drastically reduce its military spending, because that is what sucks up all the money, and it ALSO needs to
start taxing the mega rich and greedy corporate assholes.
Then the next step would be after everything is settled is to kill the Fed and take down the stock exchange, those are the two most evil things in
America today and the cause of all the financial woe, they suck the life blood out of the people and pass it on to the parasites at the top