Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Is Zimbabwe the new model for the U.S.?

Eleven Reasons Why America is the New Top Socialist Economy

3. Fed and U.S. Treasury adopted Enron accounting tricks Bad news: Enron failed several years ago because of its off-balance-sheet accounting scam. The Fed's doing the same thing: Dumping Bear's $30 billion liabilities onto the taxpayer's "balance sheet." Next Treasury proposes adding $5.3 trillion more from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Unfortunately clever accounting tricks by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke aren't going to fool foreign lenders analyzing America's creditworthiness. Worse-case scenario: U.S. Treasury bills with less than a triple-A rating.

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  • The Los Angeles Times ran a photo of a Zimbabwe $500 million bank note (right), worth $20 at noon, less at dinner. Why? Inflation’s there is running 32 million (yes million!) percent annually. The German company printing their banknotes finally cut them off.

    Things may be worse in America, psychologically. Our ideological obsession with “growth” is not working because there is too much collateral damage, namely inflation. Our dollar has lost substantial value to the euro because our dysfunctional leaders are convinced that a trade policy funded by debt makes sense.

    Now we owe China $1.3 trillion, sovereign funds want equity not cheap dollar IOUs, and still our clueless Treasury and the Fed continue debasing our currency, printing money like Zimbabwe.

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