US to be hit with perfect storm of debt
US Debt shock to hit as soon as 2013
April 2010 US govt. deficit 4 times higher than April 2009 deficit -- alarming trend.
US is following in Greece's footprints
California is already Greece
No sign of recovery at retail or employment levels in private sector
US commercial real estate to get slaughtered in 2010
President Obama subscribes to the "spend your way out of debt" philosophy. He, along with the lipsticked PIIGS of Europe, believe that there is no economic problem which cannot be solved by doubling down on spending.
If interest rates rise, little by little, the US government may find itself in the situation where over half its budget is devoted to interest on its debt. The other half will be devoted to entitlement spending. The next half will have to pay for the military -- as a number of new wildfire wars are likely to break out across the landscape. And the final half will pay for discretionary spending. As you can see, a budget with four halves will involve a lot of defict spending. Which means that the interest on US govt. debt will keep climbing from 55% to 60% to 65% and on and on until the rickety structure collapses -- or something else gives.
There is no wisdom nor discipline to restrain spending, within the Obama Pelosi government. The US government -- as it stands -- will only continue to make things worse at an accelerating rate.
What you do, knowing what the US government is doing, will determine how you ride the coming perfect storm of debt.