Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ruh-roh: U.S. debts coming due

In the private sector, it's called a "liquidity crisis":
The United States government is financing its more than trillion-dollar-a-year borrowing with i.o.u.'s on terms that seem too good to be true.
But that happy situation, aided by ultralow interest rates, may not last much longer.
Treasury officials now face a trifecta of headaches: a mountain of new debt, a balloon of short-term borrowings that come due in the months ahead, and interest rates that are sure to climb back to normal as soon as the Federal Reserve decides that the emergency has passed.
Read the whole thing. When the crunch finally hits, that haunting voice you hear in your head will be Ron Paul saying, "I told you so."

1 comment:

  1. That SNL Obama China skit will make more and more sense.