Who Will Bail Out Uncle Sam?

By EXAMINER EDITORIAL HOT ZONE
– 12/16/08
The United States of America is bankrupt. Don’t believe it? Consider this: Federal obligations now exceed the collective net worth of all Americans, according to the New York-based Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Washington politicians and bureaucrats have essentially mortgaged everything We the People own so they can keep spending our tax dollars like there’s no tomorrow.

The foundation’s grim calculations are based on Sept. 30 consolidated federal statements, which showed that Americans’ total household net worth, diminished by falling stock prices and home equity, is $56.5 trillion. But rising costs for unfunded social programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security increased to $56.4 trillion – and that was before the more recent stock market crash, $700 billion bank bailout, and monster federal deficits chalked up in October and November.

“Given more recent developments, it’s clear that America now owes more than its citizens are worth,” said Foundation president David M. Walker, the former Comptroller-General of the United States who has been trying to warn Americans of the coming financial tsunami for years, to no avail. So, after Uncle Sam bails out bankers, Wall Street gamblers, carmakers and over-their-head homeowners, who’ll bail out Uncle Sam?

2 Responses to “Who Will Bail Out Uncle Sam?”

  1. tom Says:

    Hooray your back!!!!

    • armageddonoutahere Says:

      Hello Tom, I’m trying to get rid of the brain stagnation I’m running into. I don’t want to keep repeating what I’ve already posted. Right now my brain is on vacation.

      Thanks for the welcome back! Maybe that will jump start my brain.

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