- Four Ways that Uncle Sam Will Respond to Its $75 Trillion Insolvency
by Simon Black, https://www.sovereignman.com/
Last week I told you that the US government recently reported a negative net worth of MINUS $75 TRILLION. That’s not a type-o. According to the Treasury Department’s annual financial report for Fiscal Year 2018 (which they just published last week), the US government is hopelessly bankrupt. Now, I’m not talking about this trying to stoke fear and panic.
Quite the opposite– I’m hoping that this conversation results in calm optimism. But the point is that it’s an important conversation to have… because a number as large as $75 trillion absolutely has consequences.
To believe that any nation can be so desperately insolvent without suffering any negative impact is just plain foolish. Debts have to be paid. Obligations have to be met. So at some point, with numbers these gruesome, something has to break down. This is not a dire prediction or wild conspiracy theory. It’s an arithmetic certainty.Remember, this isn’t even my analysis. The government itself acknowledges its $75 trillion insolvency. The Social Security Administration acknowledges that its trust funds will run out of money in 15 years. This is happening. So let’s take a look at the government’s very narrow playbook: