USA Debt Ceiling is US $ 16.7 Trillion ~ Democrats want it raised while Republicans want Spending Cuts

USA Debt Ceiling is US $ 16.7 Trillion ~ President Obama & the Democrats want it raised while Republicans want Spending Cuts

This is a Simple way to understand the Fiscal Cliff that USA is standing on right now

Last Time USA bought Time not to fall of the fiscal cliff from January 1,2013  with both sides agreeing to disagree and deferring the call to raise the debt ceiling down the road in 2013

Both sides are not any closer to a compromise yet but will have to deal with before September 2,2013 or else the financial implications not just in USA but Globally are far weightier than what Lehman’s Collapse triggered in 2008

Quantitative Easing by pumping in liquidity even if it has meant excessive printing of Currency,has been the panacea prescribed by the Fed Governor Ben Bernanke and the Democrats as the way forward for the Economy to revive  ~keeping Interest Rates Low with Fed rate near Zero, encouraging Investments and Consumption ~ Falling unemployment rate from near 10% levels to current 7.5 % as in April 2013  &  Inflation rate raising it’s head even if ever so slightly has been seen as signs of  a recovery and that QE Measures are making an Impact ~ The Record US Dow at 15000+ is being seen as a reflection of a recovery ~ Housing Prices are showing signs of a Revival

Is this a sustainable Reality or just an Illusion ~ Does nobody realize that US is simply trying to solve their Huge Debt Problem by Resorting to More Debt  and leveraging the US $ Status as being the World Reserve Currency to keep it’s Mint running 24 by 7 !

More than half the US Debt has been created after President Obama assumed Office for the First Time and now has been re-elected for a second term

For example if you do use the CPI Inflation Calculator in the above Inflation link it indicates that US $ 1 in 2008 (Lehman Collapse Year) has the same buying power as US  $ 1.08 in 2013 ~ That’s not really any significant rising Inflation that should indicate with conviction of a sustainable economic recovery in progress

Unemployment Rates Falling too a good indicator of jobs market becoming active again but one has to factor in the new stringent  US Employment Restrictions that have been prescribed for overseas recruitments and outsourcing  ~ and the fact that US has signed Big Business contracts in Billions of Dollars with India in particular in the field of  Aerospace and Engineering and Nuclear Technology in particular has created thousands of jobs in USA ~ and one more point ~ many of the new jobs created are temporary or contractual in nature ~ in fact an Economy Policy Institute Report warns that even by 2020 30% of the American Workers will be engaged in Low Paying Jobs defined as below poverty line to support a family of four ~ not much change from 2010 ! It further warns that given that 50% of the American College Grads are currently unemployed or underemployed it will be most of these that will hold such jobs ! In fact currently 46 Million Americans live on Food Stamps ~ that’s 15% of the Population read more