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Do You Think the United States Is Heading For a Recession?

  1. Rock_nj profile image93
    Rock_njposted 6 years ago

    Do You Think the United States Is Heading For a Recession?

    Europe certainly seems like it is Is Heading For a Recession.  The U.S. might also fall into a recession if Europe is weak enough.


  2. kjetil profile image40
    kjetilposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I do. the economic world is looking very grim now.

  3. Dexter Yarbrough profile image83
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 6 years ago

    The United States is past recession and in a depression.

  4. peterxdunn profile image59
    peterxdunnposted 6 years ago

    The US is more indebted than the whole of Europe put together. The banks are deliberately shrinking the money supply: by calling in old loans and not issuing new credit (exept to market speculators who are often computers that can buy a tranche of shares - and sell it again - all in seven seconds).

    The money stocks held by currency trading houses (currency being their stock-in-trade) has shrunk by 36% this year alone. Are you getting the picture?

    It looks like there will be another round of quantitative easing (QE3). The Fed, Bank of England and European Central Bank are going to issue billions of dollars/pounds/euros which will lower the value of the money in your pocket. This money will only be lent out to the friends of the banks. None of it will trickle down to our level despite the fact that it is us that will have to pay it all back. This is exactly what happened with QE 1 and 2.

    So you have the currency supply (I'm talking bank/debt money: not coinage/notes/bills, which comprises over 90% of all the money in circulation) deliberately being shrank by the banks. You have the currency in your bank account and pocket being devalued all the time as prices rise and interest rates are kept at zero. This will wipe out your savings.

    When the share price bubble - created by high frequency trading funded by the taxpayer - eventually bursts pensions will also get totally wiped out.

    Have I missed anything? Oh yeah - look at the price of gold. Previously I had predicted that it would reach 2,000 dollars an ounce by the end of the year. At the moment it looks like it will hit that price level by the end of the month! Rich people are getting rid of all their cash before the value it has left simply evaporates and hyperinflation kicks in. For those of you that don't know - hyperinflation means that something that cost you 5,000 dollars on the way to work in morning: such as a cup of coffee (I kid you not), might well cost you 40,000 dollars on your way home. This has all happened before folks.

    The word 'recession' does not really do justice to what is on the way. 'A catastrophic crash,' would be a better way of describing it. So do yourself a favour: convert everything you have into gold bullion. Take physical delivery of the gold (if you leave it stored somewhere it will get ripped off - guaranteed). Load up your car with the bullion and about 3 years supply of canned food and head for the hills.

  5. Deborah-Diane profile image80
    Deborah-Dianeposted 6 years ago

    I think the world has been in a recession for the past 2 1/2 years ... but the governments have been unwilling to acknowledge it.  Now that they are finally being forced to deal with it, things could get better in a few more years.

  6. onegoodwoman profile image77
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    Where have you been for the last several months?   I think the USof A is 'headed' for the European Econonmic Union..............the dollar is on the decline....

    Even in southern Texas, they accept the Peso, in other large and " culturally diversed " cities, they are accepting other forms of currency.

    The Japaneese and Chinese are now debating whether to continue accepting the " dollar" for payment or insist that it first be converted into their own currency.

    THIS IS A FIRST in our national history!

    Sit back and watch it unfolding.

  7. jammyedwards1 profile image61
    jammyedwards1posted 6 years ago

    I think due to the european crisis that is occuring at the moment and that fact that globalisation is a huge part in our society and economies at the moment, that when the european economies start crashing, you will feel this across the world including america. Whether this will cause a recession or just a crash could be anyones specualtion.