Debt is USA’s Top Export

The Strength of Dollars Have Long Been Part of the “Pride of the Power” of the USA (which will be broken per Leviticus 26:19)


It will come as little surprise to readers of this page to realize that the number one export from the USA over the past several years has not been automobiles or pharmaceuticals, but instead it has been debt:

America’s No. 1 Export: Debt

TIME – Sept 25, 2008

Japan and Germany make cars. Saudi Arabia pumps oil. China supplies the world with socks and toys and flat-screen TVs. What does the United States produce? Lots of stuff, but in recent years this country’s No. 1 export–by far–has been debt…

Our quandary is that we are apparently not capable of safely manufacturing $700 billion in debt securities to sell to foreigners every year, as we’ve been doing since 2005. (That this is the same total as Treasury’s bailout plan is just a coincidence.) If we keep trying to borrow that much from overseas–as you’ve probably gathered, selling debt means borrowing money–today’s quality problems may soon seem petty.

For now, we can still reassure buyers around the world by slapping that GUARANTEED label on our debt. But as financial crisis and economic slowdown cause government debts to burgeon, and as commitments to Social Security and Medicare loom closer as baby boomers retire, that confidence could easily fade.

So while today’s crisis management makes a certain amount of sense, returning to the borrow-and-spend status quo afterward seems like a disastrous idea. If the U.S. is to have a future as an economic power, its long love affair with borrowed money has to end. Right? “I hesitate to say yes, because people–including me–have been saying that it had to come to an end now for years, and it hasn’t,” says R. Taggart Murphy, an expert on global capital flows who teaches at the University of Tsukuba’s business school in Tokyo. Then he adds, “It looks pretty clearly like we’re in the endgame right now.”

This country’s move into big-time debt exports began with the big-time government deficits of the early 1980s–which had to be financed by somebody.

The housing crash and resulting credit crunch are already forcing U.S. households to retrench. Government–fearing disaster if everybody retrenches at the same time–has stepped into the breach. Again, that makes sense in a crisis. But once the panic has passed, the U.S. will simply be steering toward another, even bigger, crisis unless it finds something to replace debt as its No. 1 export.

Of course, less money borrowed means less money to spend. “Can you imagine McCain or Obama going around saying he wants to reduce your standard of living?” asks Murphy. Probably not. But maybe they could just sell it as, say, diversifying our product offering.,9171,1844547,00.html

We in the old WCG and in the current LCG have been warning about this debt accumulation for decades.  And the late Herbert W. Armstrong, unlike the main current USA presidential hopefuls, as far back as the 1980s warned the Anglo-American peoples to prepare to lower their standard of living.

How did he know?

Because it was prophesied in the Bible.

Why have others not known this?

Because many who profess Christ have little interest in biblical prophecies in the Hebrew scriptures (AKA the Old Testament), they simply have ignored the warnings that God inspired Moses and others to record.

The Bible warned the descendants of Jacob:

15 “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: 16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country…

43 The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you (Deuteronomy 28:15-16,43-45).

The “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7) is getting close.  And eventually those that lent the money will rise up against the Anglo-Americans, plunder the land, and make many their slaves (Habakkuk 2:6-8).

The stock market did not react too well today when the US House of Representatives voted against guaranteeing certain debts:

Dow Records Biggest One Day Point Drop After House Vote

KWTX, TX – Sept 29, 2008

The Dow dropped 777 points Monday after the U.S. House voted to reject a $700 billion emergency rescue plan for the financial industry.

It was the biggest closing point drop in market history, but far from the largest on a percentage basis.

We live in perilous times.

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