Friday, June 25, 2010

Widening US Deficit To Collapse the Dollar - Eric King of King World News Blog

Looking at the year 2010 on the chart you can see a huge chasm between spending and revenue. Keep in mind that like most countries the US has two sets of books, so the situation is much more dire than the illustration. Let’s go with what the graph states for now and look past 2010 where we see the fantasy of increased revenue. Revenues will not increase, and when the economy has its next leg down there is a high likelihood of further decreases in revenue.

June 25, 2010
The above chart is a graphic image of the problem with the government forecasts. Spending increases dramatically and there is the underlying assumption that revenues will increase as well. This projection does not take into account the fact that we are in a depressionary cycle which is ready to have another leg down.

An already weak economy will become even weaker. This means less tax revenue, which flies in the face of government forecasts which call for an increase in revenue. As the chasm increases in size between spending and revenue, faith in the US dollar will evaporate. This will lead to a significant devaluation of the dollar, or an outright collapse.

Many developed countries face similar problems today and this is one of the major pillars of this secular bull market in gold. Make sure you have gold as your insurance policy. This means owning physical bullion, not paper promises.

Eric King

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