The U.S. government is now borrowing an astonishing 8 trillion dollars a year, and you are about to see the hard numbers that prove this. 
The only way that this game can continue is if the U.S. government can continue to borrow gigantic piles of money at ridiculously low interest rates.
And our current standard of living greatly depends on the continuation of this game.
If something comes along and rattles this Ponzi scheme, life in America could change radically almost overnight.

m3Submitted by Morris Hubbartt:

Fundamentally, the US dollar is at great risk. Even if politicians make headway in spending cuts in the coming months, it won’t stop the debt from growing.   According to CNS news, about 11,000 people sign up for the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps) every day. As the United States heads back into recession, maintaining a social net will be priority number one.

So, leaders can attempt to make progress, but the debt is now over $16.5 trillion.  Unfunded liabilities are more than seven times that amount.  A debased currency or much higher interest rates are the government’s ultimate choice.

The fundamental issues that are negative for the dollar are also very bullish for gold.  With the long-term trend of gold being up, this enormous symmetrical triangle is likely to breakout to the upside.
A symmetrical triangle is usually formed during a consolidation period. In the case of gold, the consolidation has gone on now for nearly a year and half. The larger the base, the greater the rise out of the bull market consolidation pattern. 

With the financial MSM salivating over the fiscal cliff, today’s chart of the day brings a little perspective to the situation. 
Obama’s proposed tax hike solution, compared to a visual of the true severity of the problem facing our country via unfunded liabilities.


Somehow we missed this over the summer.
In an excellent economic lecture series presented by the BBC, economic historian (& author of the recent Newsweek piece Hit the Road Barack) Niall Ferguson states that the total US unfunded liabilities is a mind-blowing $238 TRILLIONover 16 times the total US debt claimed by the Treasury Department of $16 trillion!!

Can you say QE to INFINITY….AND BEYOND!!!  ?  There is simply no other viable solution.