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SHTFplan: John Bolton: National Debt Is An ‘Economic Threat’ To The US

Prepare yourself. Buy physical silver and storable food. In an incredibly obvious statement, National Security Advisor John Bolton has declared the high level of national debt an “economic threat” to the United States. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past ten years, you know that statement is not only true but obvious. Bolton […]

Middle Class Destroyed: 50 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than $30,533 A Year

via the economic collapse blog Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. The middle class in America has been declining for decades, and we continue to get even more evidence of the catastrophic damage that has already been done.  According to the Social Security Administration, the median […]

SHTFplan: One Third Of Americans Have Less Than $5,000 Saved For Retirement

Prepare yourself. Buy physical silver and storable food. About one in three Americans have currently saved less than $5,000 toward their retirement. That’s a terrifying number considering the instability of the Ponzi social security scheme. According to Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Planning & Progress Study, the vast majority of Americans, about 78 percent, say they’re “extremely” or […]

SHTFplan: Peter Schiff: ‘We Will Have Inflation And Recession At The Same Time’

Prepare yourself. Buy physical silver and storable food. Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the 2008 financial crisis has said in a recent podcast that the Federal Reserve is going to let the “inflation genie out of the bottle.”  And Schiff says this warning comes directly from the Fed’s own chairman, Jerome Powell. In his podcast […]

“$1MM Per Minute In Salaries, $22BN Per Year In Vacation Pay” And Other Fun Facts About The Federal Workforce

The folks at Open The Books decided to take a deep dive into the salaries of 1.97 million federal employees, using data collected from the Office Of Personnel Management and the USPS via FOIA requests, and the endless examples of excessive pay and pure waste are sure to make you sick, if not downright suicidal.  […]

America’s Extreme Social Fragmentation Exposed In 3 Simple Charts

Via MauldinEconomics.com, Analysts have been conducting studies since 1994, trying to discern political polarization. These three charts look at the years 1994, 2004, and 2017. Even as late as 2004, notice the broad crossover between the median Democrat and median Republican. And then notice how wide the divide is today. Not only are the median […]

Social Security Means-Testing Looms: “It’s Impossible Without A 50% Income Tax Hike”

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, The projected total US debt will be $30 trillion within 10 years, using the CBO’s own numbers. But the CBO also makes the rosy assumptions that there will be no recessions and that GDP will grow at a 4% nominal rate. Now, that’s possible; I'm inclined to haircut it […]

“You May Be Hopping Mad When You Finish Reading This”

Submitted by John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics Uncle Sam’s Unfunded Promises Here’s a surprisingly profound question: What is a promise? Dictionaries offer various definitions. I like this one: “An express assurance on which expectation is to be based.” That definition captures the two-sided nature of a promise. One party offers an assurance, which the other […]

One Chart Explains What Bernie Madoff And Kentucky Public Pensions Have In Common

If Bernie Madoff taught us anything it’s that every successful ponzi scheme requires precisely one critical component to keep it afloat: a steady stream of fresh capital to fund redemptions.  Absent that key component, even the most carefully crafted ponzi, with the best, most creative accounting fabrications in the world, will inevitably fail from a […]

Which American Cities Will File Bankruptcy Next?

We harp on the massive, unsustainable, yet largely unnoticed, debt burdens of American cities, counties and states fairly regularly because, well, it’s a frightening issue if you spend just a little time to understand the math and ultimate consequences.  Here is some of our recent posts on the topic: America’s Pension Bomb: Illinois Is Just […]