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What a Loan Officer Would Say to the U.S. Government

By michael lombardi, published on Apr 1, 2014

...debt-to-GDP stands at 105%.) I guess that, according to the Japanese example, the size of a country’s national debt, or its relationship to GDP, really doesn’t matter anymore.

I am skeptical. What happens when one day the Japanese and China, which have already cut back on buying U.S. Treasuries, say “We want our money back”? Oh, that’s right. That won’t be a big deal because the Federal Reserve will just get the printing presses going again and buy all the new U.S. bonds coming on the market with newly printed money. Yeah, that will work.

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Tags: china, japan, interest rates, credit crisis, federal reserve, national debt, gdp, budget deficit, 10-year u.s. treasury, u.s. bonds, u.s. treasuries

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