Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is Social Security compromising national security?

If We Continue To Fund Our Deficits By Borrowing From China It Is

As discussed in the column, Terror in the pits, there is more than one way for our national security to be challenged. There are of course the traditional ways of terrorist attacks and military attacks. The United States has, through uncontrolled and some might say irresponsible spending by our leaders in Washington, opened itself up to another type of threat, economic terrorism.

Funding The Deficit

With huge current deficits, and even larger deficits on the horizon if the Obama health care reform package is passed, the United States has become economically beholden to countries who not very long ago were our political enemies. China in particular hold massive amounts of our treasury securities, and we rely on them to continue buying more. We also rely on the fact that they will not begin to dump their holdings on a market already saturated.

Read the end of the story and see the cartoon at the Examiner. Click here.

1 comment :

  1. It's just a matter of time before the US government is told their credit is no good. No free health care, infrastructure, military to protect our boards. We could be taken of by a couple of drunk Canadians.