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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Always Wise to have a Plan ‘B’

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Always Wise to have a Plan ‘B’

Nearly exactly one year ago, the US federal government opened Fiscal Year 2019 with a total debt level of $21.6 trillion:


Specifically, the US federal debt on October 1st last year was $21,606,948,183,180.23


This October is the start of the government’s 2020 Fiscal Year.


And the total debt is now $22,622,684,674,364.43


That means they accumulated more than $1 TRILLION in new debt over the course of the 2019 Fiscal Year.


Think about that for a moment:


FY2019 was, literally, the BEST year EVER measured by short-term US financial performance. The stock market reached an all-time high. Real estate prices reached an all-time high.


Corporate profits are at record highs. Personal income is at a record high. Unemployment is hovering near an all-time low.


And all of these factors drove US government tax revenue to an all-time high; Uncle Sam has never had more income in its entire history.


Plus, there were no major foreign wars or natural disasters. No banking crises or economic panics. No massive bailouts.


And if you recall, the US government was shut down for most of the month of January due to a budget conflict, so federal spending was at a minimum for a good chunk of the year.


Yet despite this bonanza of good news, the national debt STILL increased by more than a trillion dollars!




Here’s an even more startling way of looking at it:


In Fiscal Year 2012, the government spent $359 billion paying interest on its debt. In Fiscal Year 2015 they spent $402 billion.


In FY2017, $458 billion.


In the Fiscal Year 2019 that just closed yesterday, they spent more than $540 billion just paying INTEREST on the debt.


Do you see the pattern?


This problem becomes substantially worse every year. And FY2019 was a GOOD year!


What’s going to happen when the economic sun isn’t shining so brightly?


It would be foolish to expect every year to look like Fiscal Year 2019. Honestly, the combination of so much good news and so little bad news in FY19 was pretty rare.


There absolutely WILL be problems in the future. Recessions, panics, downturns, bear markets, natural disasters, trade wars, military conflicts, debt crises, pension crises, etc.


Many of these risks are already on the horizon.


Then you have to think about how quickly the Bolsheviks are storming to power.


These people want to dump trillions of dollars on the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, Universal Basic Income, free university education, and pretty much everything else that Karl Marx wrote about in the Communist Manifesto.


How much additional debt are they going to pile up in the process?


The US government’s mountain of debt already exceeds 100% of GDP, and that number gets worse each year.


How much longer will everyone keep pretending that the world’s biggest debtor is simultaneously the world’s biggest superpower?


How much longer will financial markets and foreign governments continue loaning money to the US government at trivial interest rates?


5 years? 10 years? 13 months until the next election?


No one knows for sure. But you don’t need a PhD in economics to realize that this might not have a happy ending… or that you might want to think about a Plan B.


Always Safe, Always Prepared,

Frank Mitchell

P.S. It's time you knew the truth about the sheer magnitude of trouble our country is in and how you can avoid getting crushed when our creditors start calling in our tab. No American deserves to be swallowed for the mistakes of our government. 




You’ve clearly got to be careful with your money and keep it out of the reach of ANY government.

But how?

Well, here’s my plan that I mentioned to you last week.

Whatever you choose to do, just remember, it’s not only the US Government that can be a pain-in-the butt.

You’ve got to beware of the Russians, Chinese and everyone else out there too.



Postscript & Other Relevant Posts


 U.S. consumers are doing right now.  According to CBS News, a major new study that was just released found that 70 percent of all Americans are struggling financially…

Many Americans remain in precarious financial shape even as the economy continues to grow, with 7 of 10 saying they struggling with at least one aspect of financial stability, such as paying bills or saving money.

The findings come from a survey of more than 5,400 Americans from the Financial Health Network, a nonprofit financial services consultancy. The project, which started a year ago, is aimed at assessing people’s financial health by asking about debt, savings, bills and wages, among other issues,

NOTE:  As we’ve pointed out many times over the years, the average citizen does not budget well and seems unable to manage their finances…buying on impulse, taking expensive vacations, $1,000 I-Phones, tattoos & expensive nail salon work, etc.  As more Americans become less self reliant [thanks in large part to schools & the nanny state programs pushed by progressives] the more hand-to-mouth their existence.

Perhaps they should think about government work-Oh wait, even two-income government workers can’t manage money [the primary problem] & were eating ‘spaghettios out of a can’ within 3 weeks of the federal government shutdown!

The findings come from a survey of more than 5,400 Americans from the Financial Health Network, a nonprofit financial services consultancy. The project, which started a year ago, is aimed at assessing people’s financial health by asking about debt, savings, bills and wages, among other issues.


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The Federal Reserve is now directly monetizing US federal debt. Sure, it's not admitting to this. And it's using several technical jinks and jives to offer a pretense that things are otherwise. But it’s not terribly difficult to predict what's going to happen next: the Federal Reserve will drop the secrecy and start buying US debt openly.

Socialists promote victimhood which can only be solved through spending your money and enlarging the Nanny State.  They discourage self reliance or people who think for themselves.

There are few people left who remember when gold and silver were money.

Prior to the 1930s, banks were required to exchange your cash for gold and vice versa. Dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins were made of silver. Dollars were backed by silver and gold.

That is when money was real.

Unfortunately, the gold standard effectively ended in the 1930s. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt claimed to fear that gold imposed a straitjacket on the banking system and credit creation. And if Americans hoarded gold, the economic crisis might deepen.

On March 6, 1933, two days after his inauguration, Roosevelt barred banks from paying gold to depositors.

On April 5, he outlawed "hoarding" — Americans had to redeem all gold coins above $100. "They [the people] came with little bags, briefcases, paper bundles, boxes or bulging pockets," reported one newspaper.

Roosevelt also devalued the dollar in terms of gold. For years, it had been $20.67 an ounce; the government would buy or sell gold at that price. On Jan. 30, 1934, he set a price at $35 an ounce for foreigners. In practice, the nearly 70 percent devaluation meant that the gold backing for the paper currency was so ample that money and credit could expand without encountering legal restrictions.

Many people know about FDR's Executive Order 6102, which confiscated gold from the people and criminalized the possession of monetary gold by "any individual, partnership, association or corporation." But not as many people know about FDR's Executive Order 6814, signed on August 9, 1934, that "required all persons to deliver [their silver] to the U.S. government."

In exchange for the silver, people received a payment of $1.29 per ounce in the form of "standard silver dollars, silver certificates or any other currency of the United States." But government placed a "fee" (read tax) of 61.32 percent taken out of the $1.29 per ounce for "seigniorage, brassage, coinage, and other mint charges" that reduced the payment to about 50 cents per ounce.

The order required that all silver situated in the U.S. with a fineness of 80 percent or more; and silver held in quantities over 500 troy ounces by any one person, be turned in to government…The lesson: stock up on silver and gold.

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 To be clear, this isn't meant to be a comprehensive list of every survival item you'll need. It's just a list of the ones that are often overlooked. Hopefully, it will help you fill in any gaps in your survival plan. For everything on this list that you already have, give yourself a pat on the back...


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Ron said...

Scary but deep down inside I suspected as much - appreciate the many resources!

Sam said...

I learned long ago to always have a backup plan & all of this just makes sense. Many are clueless so this will be lost on them.