A World of Deficit Spending Without Any Changes

Junior Mogambo Ranger (JMR) Terry L. sent me the essay “Fiscal Armageddon in the USA” by C. Banesh, who reminds us that “Sometime between now and 2012 the US debt will equal the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the total market value of all the goods and services in our economy for an entire year.”

Nobody says it, although it is obvious to everyone that I will be a complete raving lunatic by that time, driven out of my mind by the monetary excesses of the Federal Reserve.

The facts are pretty stark, in that, “The $1.65 Trillion deficit for 2012 will make the debt grow to 105% of the nation’s GDP,” which he calls “a perilous milestone.”

For some reason, perhaps my rising sense of panic, I suddenly wonder if he really means milestone, which it would be, or maybe he means millstone hanging around our necks, which it also is, or maybe this was some oblique reference to tombstone, in that We’re Freaking Doomed (WFD), or that we should get stoned on the way to our tombs, or that stoned zombies are rising up out of their tombs, or what in the hell am I talking about, I have no idea because I am getting so scared?

I don’t know, as it boggles my mind that “This year the US will spend $200 billion in interest payments on the debt,” which is even worse than it looks because, “Thanks to historically low interest rates this figure is lower than normal. Once interest rates start to rise – and rise they will as inflation is quickly spreading throughout our economy and the world – we will face an extra $100 billion in interest payments per year for every one (1) percent increase in interest rates.”

$100 billion more for each percent rise in interest rates? Did somebody say, “We’re Freaking Doomed (WFD)!”? Yes, someone did! Me! WFD!

My dark mood was lightened when, for some reason, he quotes The Wall Street Journal ridiculously predicting that “without any changes, the interest on the nation’s debt will reach $900 billion annually in another 10 years,” which means absolutely nothing in that the ludicrous simplifying assumption is “without any changes,” which is a pretty stupid base upon which to calculate anything over the next 10 minutes, let alone 10 years, particularly in a quickly expanding fiat-currency, maximum fractional-banking, government-centric, deficit-spending world! Hahaha! “Without any changes!” Hahaha!

But even with that blanketing, soothing assumption, the results are still terrifying, in that, “According to their forecast, those yearly interest payments will be 17% greater than our annual Medicare costs and 82% larger than ‘the cost of all non-security discretionary spending programs combined.’”

This, of course, seems a completely ridiculous situation, and the important “without any changes” stipulation will certainly be violated at every opportunity, by every government, at every opportunity, paid for, at every opportunity, with money created out of thin air by the Federal Reserve, increasing the money supply and thus making prices go up and, eventually, making interest rates go up, making the day when the government’s annual interest payments surpasses all other spending into a reality by the fact that discretionary spending programs and stimulus deficit-spending cannot increase as fast as interest rates rising to require another $100 billion per each interest-rate increase, and which will reach double-digit rates meaning perhaps another trillion dollars per year in interest payments! Yikes! We’re Freaking Doomed (WFD)!

I can see that all this theoretical stuff has bored you, despite my using my trademark WFD, replete with exclamation point. Perhaps it is because you are only here looking for a guaranteed, fast and easy way to make a lot of money without working.

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