Walker: The present value of future unfunded liabilities for Medicare, Social Security and other plans is $53 trillion.
Walker: “You’re supposed to leave the country not just the way you found it, but better prepared for the future. The baby boom generation is failing on that.”
Walker: President Bush’s Medicare drug plan and the way it was sold to Congress and the public was “unconscionable.” The true, $8 trillion pricetag “was never calculated, disclosed or debated.”
Walker: The $9 trillion national debt is much more important than the budget deficit. Through the miracle of compound interest on the debt, he says, it will eat up more and more of the country’s resources.
Right. I keep posting on this because it is very important. To understand economics you need to understand the true shape of the economy. And to manage your investments you need to understand the great risk of a rising debt load (whether it is you personally or a country). Charge It to My Kids – USA Federal Debt Now $516,348 Per Household – Why Investing is Safer Overseas – Lobbyists Keep Tax Off Billion Dollar Private Equities Deals and On For Our Grandchildren – Broke Nation