Saturday, January 3, 2015
It seems like it was only yesterday when we reported that, in yet another sleight of hand for the US Treasury and Social Security Administration, US debt rose by $32 billion on the last day of November sending total US debt above $18 trillion for the first time ever. As we further noted, it also meant "that total US debt has increased by 70% under Obama, from $10.625 trillion on January 21, 2009 to $18.005 trillion most recently."
Fast forward to today when we are happy to report that according to the US Treasury, America's debt-funded spending spree, while supposedly slowing down if looking at the declining monthly budget deficit report, never actually has.
As of the last day of 2014, total US debt soared by $98 billion in one day (driven again by Social Security debt surging on the last day of the month to a record $5.117 trillion), and closing off 2014 with a new all time high total of $18.141 trillion in Federal debt - an increase of $136 billion in the month of December and $790 billion for all of 2014.
Credit to Zero Hedge
“But for the moment the people who believe in the fantasy of central banks delivering economic Nirvana, and that they can levitate financial markets forever, those people who believe that are winning the battle, and those of us who say that this is going to end in disaster aren’t.
Cascading Dominos And A Stock Market Rout
But I think it (disaster) will (start to unfold) pretty soon because the dominos that are going to fall from the oil patch will mean credit problems in fixed income markets, be it government or fracking, exploration or drillers — anyone who used too much debt because they thought it was so cheap and ridiculous and nothing could go wrong. I think there are going to be a lot of dominos that will cascade on the back of that.
The reason I alluded (earlier) to how fast oil broke (to the downside) was because that shows you in this environment that we live in, especially with algorithmic and computerized trading — how quickly you could have a rout in the stock market. In the space of virtually no time you could see stocks drop 25 or 30 percent. I know the whole thing is a fantasy.”
Credit to KWN