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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 05:33 PM
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10. Interest rates are about to spike
In order to attract foreign dollars to buy T-bills to finance the gigantic deficits, the Fed will have no choice but to raise interest rates. Which will put a damper on the economy and hurt the housing market along with other borrowers.


The day of reckoning is ahead
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  -WP: China Losing Confidence in the Dollar UpInArms  Jan-09-06 05:10 PM   #0 
  - Oh joy. Another * fiasco.  FloridaPat   Jan-09-06 05:12 PM   #1 
  - Not a * fiasco. The * agenda.  iamahaingttta   Jan-09-06 05:17 PM   #3 
  - And Warren Buffet's bet against the Dollar  ShockediSay   Jan-09-06 06:43 PM   #14 
  - and bush* says:  radfringe   Jan-10-06 03:04 AM   #35 
  - China will leave us in the financial dust in this century.  onehandle   Jan-09-06 05:14 PM   #2 
  - NAFTA, et al, we all saw it coming.  HypnoToad   Jan-09-06 05:23 PM   #5 
  - I hear Ye  hogwyld   Jan-10-06 08:38 AM   #38 
  - * didn't cause the problem, but he HAS brought it breaking point  HypnoToad   Jan-09-06 05:22 PM   #4 
  - The * plan is to bankrupt the US and lead us into a glorious new Dark Age  Vincardog   Jan-09-06 05:25 PM   #6 
  - Compassionate conservatives  HypnoToad   Jan-09-06 05:29 PM   #8 
  - Methinks they carve a feudal system.  mom cat   Jan-09-06 07:29 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, sure, like they decided this yesterday.  louis-t   Jan-09-06 05:28 PM   #7 
  - Maybe you can tell me  justabob   Jan-09-06 05:31 PM   #9 
  - the Iranian "PetroEuro" has been referred to as the death knell  UpInArms   Jan-09-06 07:16 PM   #15 
     - yes  justabob   Jan-09-06 07:51 PM   #18 
        - currently, oil is bought with US dollars and any country buying  UpInArms   Jan-09-06 09:18 PM   #20 
  - Interest rates are about to spike  Jacobin   Jan-09-06 05:33 PM   #10 
  - Perfect!  William Bloode   Jan-09-06 05:39 PM   #11 
  - that's what I thought, too, William...  American liberal   Jan-09-06 11:04 PM   #28 
     - I've been reading about what happened to Argentina when  sad_one   Jan-10-06 12:37 AM   #32 
     - This is correct, so far,  EuroObserver   Jan-10-06 03:24 AM   #36 
  - investments  enid602   Jan-09-06 05:54 PM   #12 
  - EEP  HuffleClaw   Jan-09-06 06:09 PM   #13 
  - How will this affect the deficit?  Marie26   Jan-09-06 07:36 PM   #17 
  - interest rates will have to rise to attact investors - it's similar to  UpInArms   Jan-09-06 09:20 PM   #21 
  - Isn't Bush counting on the fact that China won't do anything to  Auntie Bush   Jan-09-06 07:56 PM   #19 
  - *Co is not sophisticated enough to worry, they/it believe that  UpInArms   Jan-09-06 09:22 PM   #22 
  - But the economy is great according to all these economic wizards in the US  leesa   Jan-09-06 10:06 PM   #23 
  - here it comes---what if US can't pay China back what we owe? Does China  wordpix   Jan-09-06 10:26 PM   #24 
  - cbsnews.com, from a month ago, put things in "perspective".  HypnoToad   Jan-09-06 10:37 PM   #25 
  - OK....now you are annoying me.  hang a left   Jan-10-06 01:56 AM   #34 
  - That won't happen ......  doublethink   Jan-09-06 10:56 PM   #27 
  - We pay them back in dollars  AngryAmish   Jan-10-06 08:44 AM   #39 
  - Recommended...with dismay. Is there anything to be done? n/t  Wordie   Jan-09-06 10:39 PM   #26 
  - Pray.  doublethink   Jan-09-06 11:19 PM   #29 
  - Buy gold coins  AlienGirl   Jan-10-06 01:44 AM   #33 
  - Who wants cheap currency...  lovuian   Jan-09-06 11:27 PM   #30 
  - Everything is made in China - at Wal Mart, Target, Sears, everyplace  kysrsoze   Jan-09-06 11:44 PM   #31 
  - When a Democrat becomes President all hell will break lose  Toots   Jan-10-06 08:06 AM   #37 
  - Umm, virtually every major economist has wanted this to happen for a while  AngryAmish   Jan-10-06 08:53 AM   #40 
     - The US debt is astronomical, government and personal  nolabels   Jan-10-06 09:42 AM   #41 
 

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