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Japan’s economy is shrinking and a recession looks ‘all but inevitable’

By Jill Disis, CNN Business Updated 4:14 AM ET, Mon February 17, 2020 Hong Kong (CNN Business)Japan’s economy is flirting with recession, and the novel coronavirus could push it over the edge. The world’s third-largest economy shrank 1.6% in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a government estimate released Monday. The decline from the third quarter is the […]

How George Washington would respond to today’s national debt

Marketplace.org – Andie Corban – Feb 17, 2020 Historian Alexis Coe is the author of the new book, “You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington.” She spoke to Marketplace about how the first American president approached the economy, and how national debt during Washington’s time compares to that of today. The United States is over $23 […]

Promises Made – Promises Broken – Trump’s 2021 and Beyond Budget

Promises Made – Candidate Trump promised to eliminate the national debt in eight years. It was $19 trillion then. Promises Broken – Over four of the eight years instead of reducing the debt, he will have added $4 trillion, and caused to add trillions more in the outer years. At the end of eight years he […]

NATIONAL DEBT INCREASED BY $3 TRILLION DURING DONALD TRUMP’S THREE YEARS AS PRESIDENT

NATIONAL DEBT INCREASED BY $3 TRILLION DURING DONALD TRUMP’S THREE YEARS AS PRESIDENT BY JAMES CROWLEY ON 1/23/20 AT 9:40 AM EST – Newsweek SHARE U.S.DONALD TRUMPNATIONAL DEBTDEBTDEFICIT Nearly four years after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would eliminate the federal debt in eight years, the deficit has since risen by more than 16 percent under […]

The US is running a $1 trillion deficit, but politicians and investors don’t see a problem

CNBC – Market Insider PUBLISHED FRI, JAN 17 202011:14 AM EST UPDATED FRI, JAN 17 20202:00 PM EST Patti Domm@IN/PATTI-DOMM-9224884/@PATTIDOMM KEY POINTS The U.S. government is on track to run its first fiscal year deficit of more than $1 trillion since fiscal 2012. Economists and politicians were once very concerned about ballooning deficits, but the […]

Republicans Help Democrats Drain The U.S. Treasury

Forbes – 12/31/19  Adam Andrzejewski, Senior Contributor|POLICY  — Republicans Help Democrats Drain The U.S. Treasury From The Left —  Consensus and bipartisanship are rare in Washington, D.C. – except when it comes to spending taxpayer money. Since the end of the Obama era in 2016, the national debt has grown from $19.6 trillion to $23.2 trillion. This year, […]

Rep. Andy Biggs issues a dire warning about the national debt he helped create

OPINION: Rep. Andy Biggs issues a dire warning about the national debt he helped create EJ Montini, Arizona Republic – Published 12:25 p.m. MT Nov. 4, 2019   Opinion: It’s like an obnoxious house guest eating all the jalapeño poppers then calling the party lame owing to the lack of snacks.   Rep. Andy Biggs  I’d […]

The US Debt and How It Got So Big 

The US Debt and How It Got So Big  – Five reasons why America is in debt BY KIMBERLY AMADEO, THE BALANCE Updated October 03, 2019 The U.S. debt is the sum of all outstanding debt owed by the federal government. As of Sept. 30, 2019, it exceeded $22.6 trillion.1 It passed the milestone of $22 trillion in February […]

USA Today – Powell: U.S. debt is ‘on unsustainable path,’ crimping ability to respond to recession

Powell: U.S. debt is ‘on unsustainable path,’ crimping ability to respond to recession Paul Davidson USA TODAY  – November 13, 2019 Fed to Congress: It may soon be your turn to save the economy, so get your finances in better shape. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned lawmakers Wednesday that the ballooning federal debt could hamper […]

Investors will likely opt for fewer government bonds – who will fund debt?

Investors face bleak returns for the next decade London (CNN Business)Happy Monday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Over the next decade, low growth, low inflation and low yields could push returns for the classic US portfolio — […]