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Ron Paul: Major Economic Disaster Imminent PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2008 10:00

July 24, 2008 The Trumpet

?Time is short for making a course correction before this grand experiment in liberty goes into deep hibernation,? the U.S. Congress was told earlier this month. On July 9, Texas Rep. Ron Paul warned the House Financial Services Committee that ?big events? were about to occur.

Photo: Texas Rep. Ron Paul continues to warn of the failing U.S. economy. (Getty Images)

?? I have days, growing more frequent all the time, when I?m convinced the time is now upon us that some big events are about to occur,? he said. ?These fast-approaching events ? will affect all of us. They will not be limited to just some areas of our country. The world economy and political system will share in the chaos about to be unleashed? (emphasis ours throughout). Paul continued:

There are reasons to believe this coming crisis is different and bigger than the world has ever experienced. ?

The financial crisis, still in its early stages, is apparent to everyone: gasoline prices over $4 a gallon; skyrocketing education and medical care costs; the collapse of the housing bubble; the bursting of the nasdaq bubble; stock markets plunging; unemployment rising; massive underemployment; excessive government debt; and unmanageable personal debt. Little doubt exists as to whether we?ll get stagflation. The question that will soon be asked is: When will the stagflation become an inflationary depression?

Until recently, Mr. Paul endured a near constant barrage of criticism for his pessimistic views on the American economy. But nowadays he?s not alone in his fear of impending economic disaster. The New York Times agreed this past weekend that ?big events? are indeed on the horizon:

Meanwhile, as American debts swell and foreigners hold more of it, nervousness grows that, some day, this arrangement will end badly. The dollar has been declining in value against other currencies. Some foreigners have begun to hedge their bets by buying more euros. ?Obviously, this is going to come to an end,? [president of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. Peter] Schiff said. ?Foreigners are not charitable organizations, and they?re going to demand that we pay them back.?

No single country owning large amounts of dollar-based investments is inclined to dump them abruptly; nobody aims to start a panic. But fears have begun to grow that one day a country may get spooked that another is about to dump its dollars?and that could trigger preemptive panic selling.

The Trumpet has been warning about a massive financial crisis in the American economy for years. Now, it seems each week brings more bad news?the recent news about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?s troubles, for example. The U.S. government, as Paul noted, has printed money with abandon, creating a bubble economy that is about to burst. With the dollar being a fiat currency, inflation will run rampant?the massive government and consumer debt that needs to be repaid practically guarantees it.

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