Worst Debt Crisis In All Of US History

November/December 2023

   I truly wish that headline was an exaggeration.  Unfortunately, for decades Americans have been extremely irresponsible with their finances.  As a result, credit card debt is at an all-time high, auto loan debt is at an all-time high, mortgage debt is at an all-time high, corporate debt is at an all-time high, state and local governments all over the nation continue to get into absurd amounts of debt, and the federal government has piled up the single largest mountain of debt in the history of the world.  Our whole society is absolutely drowning in debt at this stage, and the only way out is for the entire system to collapse.

   On November 7, we learned Americans now owe $1.08 trillion on their credit cards, according to a new report on household debt from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Credit card balances spiked by $154 billion year over year, notching the largest increase since 1999, the New York Fed found.

   “Credit card balances experienced a large jump in the third quarter, consistent with strong consumer spending and real GDP growth,” said Donghoon Lee, the New York Fed’s economic research advisor.

   Credit card debt has always been one of the most insidious forms of debt, but now the banks are pushing credit card interest rates to unprecedented heights.  The rise in credit c ...

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