U.S. Debt Time Bomb Keeps Ticking

Above is a 50 million mark note from the Weimar Republic where hyperinflation reigned.

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Investors were less than enthusiastic about the U.S. government’s latest auction of Treasury bills.

AP reports

Stocks lost ground after a weak auction of U.S. government debt stirred worries about how easily Washington will be able to raise money to fund its economic rescue program.

Investors gave an unexpectedly cool response to a $24 billion auction of 5-year Treasury notes Wednesday, which also sent prices for Treasurys lower.

The government is running up record deficits in order to fund an array of plans to provide stimulus to the economy and support to the ailing financial system. [emphasis added above]

This is just the beginning.

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