Skip to comments.Economic Reality Checků
Posted on 03/02/2010 7:03:54 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Once again just perusing the latest updates from the St. Louis Fed
Many people get all wrapped around the axle about debt to GDP statistics. This is a complete Red Herring as comparing our Federal Governments debt to the productivity of the nation is exactly the same as comparing your personal debt to the productivity of your neighborhood. They are unrelated.
What is completely related and totally relevant is DEBT to INCOME. In fact, in regards to debt, income is the only thing that really matters. Our Nations Income is crashing as shown in this chart expressed in year over year (yoy) change in Billions of dollars:
Our Current Government Receipts rose to approximately $2.5 Trillion and has collapsed to less than $2.2 Trillion, again expressed here in yoy change in Billions:
At the same time that our receipts are falling, our Federal Net Outlays are in an exponential growth phase, spiraling up in a now very out-of-control fashion. This is THE most important chart of the modern era! When this chart begins to roll over, and it will, it will mark the end of the last leg of support for our debt crippled economy:
The combination of rising outlays and falling receipts produces a negative Government Savings rate, clearly not sustainable but on an accelerating downward plummet into the depths of nation changing events that are right on the nearby horizon:
You are being told that the economy is improving, the only improvement is the amount being spent by the government. Take a look at the Consumption of Fixed Capital, one of the components of GNP:
Sales are up, REALLY? Below is a chart of Real Final Sales of Domestic Products yoy in Billions. Not only is it not positive, but it is still crashing:
The tell in regards to sales is in the tax collected on sales. State and Local Government Sales Taxes are now down about 5% on a year over year basis:
Heres the same chart expressed in yoy change in Billions of dollars no change of path, not even a wiggle or a waiver:
How about Imports and Exports? Arent we being told that they are increasing again? Absolutely not the case, again, nothing but collapse. Take a look at Exports of Goods and Services expressed in yoy change in Billions:
Now take a look at the yoy change in Real Imports of Goods and Services:
Historic collapse, take a look at the magnitude of the collapse and how far back those charts go in time. You can talk up the recovery all you want, you can call it a recession all you want, but lip service does not change what is occurring on those charts and to our debt saturated economy.
We let the Central Bankers take over our money supply and we let them back all our money with debt at their benefit and at our expense. It is time to change that equation around!
The charts don’t lie.
Well, knew there had to be a reason why Calif unemployment is about 20 pct and the help wanted section in the local paper is about as bare as a widow’s pantry.
What should the individual do?
What should the politicians do?
What is going to happen?
“What should the individual do?”
Stock food, medicine, water and fuel. Prepare yourself mentally for inevitable decline of the western debt-driven world. Invest your $ in hard assets that will be of some real use (tools, property, self-defense, some bullion maybe). Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
“What should the politicians do?”
Stop paying attention to politicians and start preparing. They will keep promising you heaven as you descend into the 6th circle of hell.
“What is going to happen?”
No one knows for sure. Be alert, watch the markets and commodities and currencies. Have a plan to get your hands on your money before the SHTF. Start talking with those you can about what you will do if the SHTF. No one can survive hard times alone. Make plans with your family, friends and neighbors as best you can.
Thanks for the ping I’m way behind on news. Has anyone been talking about the fake gold they found in Germany do you know?
First I’ve heard of it actually... ping me if you find anything on it...
Sure will that has a video and everything and who would go through the trouble to make just one?
Great post. Thank you for it.
“Can you say ‘Depression’, Timmy? I thought you could.”
The charts rule! The financial facts Obama & company do not want to public to see.
"Damn, those charts!! It's all lies I tell ya, lies! Those rotten conservatives always trying to ruin my hero!"
That's right, you em Timmy!
“Historic collapse, take a look at the magnitude of the collapse and how far back those charts go in time.”
Yoswa! If that isn’t CRYSTAL CLEAR to anyone that reads it (Tinfoil Hatters exempted, of course) I don’t know what else it would take to prove to them what an economic d1saster we’re going to have to live through. :(
Thanks for your info. It is really scary out there.