reply to post by inforeal
The debt is a big part of the problem with the US as it stands. Unless you happen to have the trillions of dollars to spend to pay it off. Obama,
followed Bush by promoting and spending money under the idea of It is too big to fail concept. So that means every one of those companies that got
money, cause they were failing, did nothing to help out.
And the money is not coming back anytime soon, most of them sat on it. So there is part of the problem, reckless spending that adds to the debt
total, so where does it stop? Do you live on a budget? How about your neighbors, your family everyone in your neighborhood? I know I live on a
tight budget, as does my family, and neighbors and neighborhood. The debt has always to be taken into accounting, as that is what we owe to our
creditors, and we can not just ignore it. Where is the justification of spending billions if not trillions of dollars if the money is not coming in
to cover that? No, the debt is a major part of the economy.
So that means if the country is only getting 10 billion in money in, it can not spent 50 billion, cause now you have debt that has to be paid off, and
it is a game of catch up, to try to either pay the interest, which is all the US is doing, or pay on the principle, which the US is not doing. And it
grows, which means that those who come after us, will have to take up the reins and pay for the spending that is being done today.
This problem has been growing and it is not the first time a country has had this kind of a problem. If you look back in history, one of the leading
causes of the French Revolution was that the monarchy ran up a debt and its currency ended up tanking. Germany after World War I, was another where
they had a huge debt and their economy tanked. In order to stop this from happening, they are going to have to cut more from the budget to stabilize
the national economy and start paying off the debt.
Countries who lend money to other countries, weight the actual debt of that country versus what it has coming in in the way of revenue. If the
balance is where the debt is too large, and revenue is too small, they are less likely to lend any money to that country, or does such at a higher
interest rate. That in turn affects the ability and avaiblity of credit to the people. So there you go, the higher the debt the more expensive
credit is, the less likely that loans of any kind are going to be made.