[ExI] Presidential overstep

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Thu Mar 7 15:52:06 UTC 2019



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of Dan TheBookMan



>>…China’s government has the authority to order its people to desist lending money to the US at any time.  If it does, the US has no practical way to raise the difference.


>…There’s s saying that might apply here: “If you owe the bank one hundred dollars that's your problem. If you owe the bank one hundred million dollars, that's the bank's problem.” 


Eh, it isn’t so much what the US owes the bank.  It’s that the US is dependent on that bank continuing to issue new credit cards at an increasing rate, into the future as far as we can see.  The US government has no practical way to significantly increase its revenue and it shows little interest in cutting its expenses.

>>… China is planning to take ownership of a huge swath of the Pacific. The US can’t do anything about it…


>…You make it sound as if China is churning out these islands all over — …. Do you believe China is a threat or a menace? ;) 

Regards, Dan


Dan the real threat isn’t even the islands.  It’s the threat of cutting off the lending.  The US has shown that it cannot live on its income.


All this flapping around, the US government at war with itself is distracting from the real threat.




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