Real Wealth #229 05/26/2009
China's Dollar Trap: Obama "We're Out Of Money"
The Financial Times of London has a fascinating article entitled “
“China's official foreign exchange manager is still buying record amounts of US government bonds, despite Beijing's increasingly vocal fear of a dollar collapse, according to officials and analysts.
“In recent months, senior Chinese officials, including Premier Wen Jiabao, have repeatedly signaled their concern that US policies could lead to a collapse in the dollar and global inflation.
“But Chinese and western officials in Beijing say China is caught in a "dollar trap" and has little choice but to keep pouring the bulk of its growing reserves into the US Treasury, which remains the only market big enough and liquid enough to support its huge purchases.”
The thing to keep in mind is the Federal Reserve and Treasury are intentionally bringing the value of the U.S. Dollar down in order to increase the cost of imports and lower the cost of our exports to foreign buyers.
This approach on re-valuing the U.S. Dollar is a smoke and mirrors alternative to Cap and Trade legislation that doesn’t have the support needed to pass, even in this left wing controlled Congress. The key question is: How long will
The Financial Times article points out what we’ve told you in the past: the composition of
I remain convinced that as the dollar declines, the Chinese will add to its nation’s gold reserves and become increasingly belligerent and confrontational with the
Meanwhile, over the weekend, the Drudge Report featured a picture of President Obama with the quote “We’re out of Money”. This was a quote from a holiday interview conducted by C-SPAN host Steve Scully.
“SCULLY: You know the numbers, $1.7 trillion debt, a national deficit of $11 trillion. At what point do we run out of money?
Of course, Obama is not including off book debt accumulated in the War on Terrorism,
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