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jeudi 10 mai 2007

Économie aux États-Unis








Économie aux États-Unis


Il ne faudrait pas sous-estimer l'ampleur de la tempête qui se prépare depuis un bon moment déjà aux États-Unis, et qui a évidemment des ramifications à l`échelle mondiale. Le dollars US a perdu plus de 45% de sa valeur depuis les quelques dernières années, les particuliers sont endettés de plus de 5 trilliards de dollars, et le pays lui-même, la dette nationale intérieurs des états et la dette extérieure, se chiffrent dans les 20 trilliards. Ceci est simplement impossible à rembourser. La seule raison pour laquelle l`économie et le dollars US ne sont pas encore complètement à terre, c`est que les transactions de pétrole et de marchandise se font encore en dollars US.

Donc en résumé:

-Les taux de reprises de finance battent des records,
-le marché de la construction ralenti dangeureusement,
-les pertes d`emplois se chiffres en millions,
-les guerres impériales ont coûté aux contribuables américains jusqu`à plus de 500$ milliards (sans compter les frais à long terme estimés à environ 2 trilliards$),
-la FED (banque centrale US, possédée par des banquiers privés) a cessé de publier le M3, la référence pour savoir combien d`argent imprimé est en circulation sur le marché, empêchant ainsi toute capacité de connaître la valeur actuelle réelle du dollars US, effort pour masquer le fait que la FED imprime de l`argent à la tonne, littéralement, faisant baisser sa valeur et fesant aussi monter l`inflation en flèche,
-60 millions d`américains vivent avec moins de 7$ par jour,
-une grande quantité de gens très crédibles, jusqu`au contrôleur général, annoncent la venue d`une grande dépression de la même taille, sinon pire, que celle de 1929,
-transfert massif des fonds publics vers le privé, comme par exemple vers le complexe militaro-industriel qui absorbe des centaines de milliards $ par année; et notablement aussi, la vente aux enchères des infrastructures publiques,
-donc enrichissement obscène des super riches et de l`élite, appauvrissement grave de la classe moyenne, guerre faite à la classe moyenne de façon méthodique et délibérée,
-pression énormes à la baisse des salaires, de la qualité de vie et des acquis sociaux.

Il apparait assez évident que la question n`est pas si, mais bien quand l`effet de domino sera enclenché de façon irréversible et rapide, créant une situation de dégradation grave de l`économie nous projetant dans une sévère récession ou encore plus probablement, une dépression.

La plupart des riches se sont déjà positionné en conséquence. Le prix de l`or et des métaux précieux sont à la hausse, car bientôt l`argent de papier va perde sa valeur de façon dramatique. Et puisque nous sommes au courant que le projet d`instaurer une Union Nord Américaine d`ici l`an 2010 englobant le Mexique, les États-Unis et le Mexique prévoit l`instauration d`une monnaie commune, l`Amero, il n`est pas si surprenant que la destruction du dollars US soit souhaité et entraîné par la caste financière-bancaire-élitiste-corporative.

Il n`y a rien qui arrive par hasard...

Pensez-y....


The future looks very bleak


The crash of the US economy has begun. Although the reasons for the now-accelerating economic fiasco have been in place for decades, the chickens are only now coming home to roost. The murder weapons used to kill the economy are "free trade," outsourcing, illegal immigration, special work visa programs, and unrestrained government spending, which have all contributed to the death of what was just a few decades ago the economic powerhouse of the world.

The first indicators of economic collapse have already manifested themselves in the housing industry, and the big three American auto makers. Teetering on bankruptcy, they will be the first of the large economic dominos to fall, and the rest will follow in short order. As a consequence, something on the scale of another Great Depression may be a possibility.


Ford Raises $18 Billion in Financing


The United States is Insolvent


The US is insolvent. There is simply no way for our national bills to be paid under current levels of taxation and promised benefits. Our combined federal deficits now total more than 400% of GDP.

That is the conclusion of a recent Treasury/OMB report entitled Financial Report of the United States Government that was quietly slipped out on a Friday (12/15/06), deep in the holiday season, with little fanfare.


[…] the U.S. government’s total reported liabilities, net social insurance commitments, and other fiscal exposures continue to grow and now total approximately $50 trillion, representing approximately four times the Nation’s total output (GDP) in fiscal year 2006, up from about $20 trillion, or two times GDP in fiscal year 2000.


Recession will be nasty and deep, economist says

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The United States is headed for a recession that will be "much nastier, deeper and more protracted" than the 2001 recession, says Nouriel Roubini, president of Roubini Global Economics.


The United States Is In Deep Doodoo!


United States Congressional Record - March 17, 1993 - Vol. #33, page H-1303 - Speaker- Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:

"Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner's report that will lead to our demise."

The swindle of the system is simple. The Federal Reserve Bank hires the US Treasury to print up some money. The Federal Reserve only actually pays the treasury for the cost of the printing, they do NOT pay $1 for each 1$ printed. But the Federal Reserve turns around and loans out that money (or credit line) to banks at full face value, those banks which have exhausted their deposits then loan that Federal Reserve fiat money to you, and you must repay it in the full dollar value (plus interest) in work product, even though the Federal Reserve printed that money for pennies, or created it out of thin air in a computer.

As the Federal Reserve overprints more money, the money supply inflates, and too much money starts chasing too few goods and services, which means prices go up. But contrary to the charade put on by the Federal Reserve, inflation doesn't just come and go due to some arcane sorcery. The Federal Reserve can halt inflation any time it wants to by simply shutting down those printing presses. It therefore follows that both inflation and recession are fully under the control of the Federal Reserve.

Over time, that excess of printing has destroyed the value of that dollar you think you have. If you want to know by just how much, go out and try to purchase 371.25 grains of silver right now. Usually, the deterioration is gradual. Sometimes, it has to be obvious, such as the 1985 devaluation (done to halt the trade imbalance) which triggered the Japanese real-estate grab in this country.

Many politicians have attempted to reverse this process. John F. Kennedy issued an Executive Order 11110, requiring the Treasury Department to start printing and issuing silver certificates for the silver then remaining in the US Treasury.

Federal Reserve System, who print paper money then loan it to the government at interest. This was the reason he signed Executive Order 11110 which called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815 in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury rather than the Federal Reserve System.

Kennedy's E.O. was never implemented following his assassination, and shortly afterwards, United States silver coins were taken out of circulation and replaced with the copper clad slugs in use today.


US headed for "fiscal crisis," Bernanke warns


US central bank sounds inflation warning


The chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, said that while he's worried about the high-risk end of the US mortgage sector and that it could contribute to an economic slowdown, he regarded inflation as the greater threat to the global economy.


Actually, the two are linked. The Fed started pouring out the cash to keep the government solvent, but used the ballooning real-estate market as a "cash sink" to sweep up that surplus cash after the government spent it all. But with the collapse of housing prices, that money is now floating around the economy, and too much money chasing too few goods and services is what drives prices upward in an inflationary spiral.


The Second Great Depression


“The US economy is in danger of a recession that will prove unusually long and severe. By any measure it is in far worse shape than in 2001-02 and the unraveling of the housing bubble is clearly at hand. It seems that the continuous buoyancy of the financial markets is again deluding many people about the gravity of the economic situation.”

Dr. Kurt Richebacher


60 million Americans living on less than $7 a day


For 90 percent of families income down by 17 percent


Bush budget: billions for greedy, bones for needy


Record numbers in Michigan seek food stamps, other assistance


About 1.9 million residents in economically struggling Michigan are receiving government food assistance, the highest number here in the more than 40-year history of the federal food stamp program and more than in all but five states.

The trend is being driven by massive downsizing in the state's auto industry and the disappearance of manufacturing jobs. Michigan's December unemployment rate of 7.1 percent was second-highest to Mississippi's 7.5 percent and trailed the national average of 4.5 percent.


Ohio food stamp usage increases 71%


"Food stamps" has become a misnomer, now that the aid comes in the form of a debit card that's not easily recognizable at a checkout line. The use of food stamps increased from 614,000 people in 2000 to about 1.1 million in 2006, a jump state officials also attribute to a larger population and better promotion of the program.


The billionaire club


A nine-figure fortune won't get you much mention these days, at least not on these pages. This year, for the first time, everyone in The Forbes 400 has at least $1 billion. The collective net worth of the nation's wealthiest climbed $120 billion, to $1.25 trillion.



Bulle immobilière qui éclate sévèrement aux USA


US housing bust getting worse, warns Goldman


Existing Home Sales Plummet in 2006


New Home orders plunge 29%


Housing slide may deepen


Housing construction plunges in October



Reprises de finance


Foreclosures May Hit 1.5 Million in U.S. Housing Bust


Los Angeles Foreclosures Increase Dramatically in the First Quarter Of 2006


Foreclosures Up 35% from '05 - '06; Subprime to Blame


Report: Foreclosures up 17 percent nationwide


Foreclosures surge 42 percent in 2006


Real Estate in Certain Areas Will Go Down 40% to 50%


To Protect Sub-prime Borrowers and Nation's Housing Market, NCRC Urges Administration and Congress to Allow FHA to Refinance Loans in Default and Establish a National Rescue Fund


This is a repeat of the S&L bailout of the 80s, which was one of the greatest swindles of the American people in history. Under Presidents Reagan and Bush I, the laws were changed that made it easy for S&Ls to invest in high-risk ventures. At the same time, Bush I increased the maximum limit for insured d=savings to $100,000 per account. That set the stage for a huge rip-off of the taxpayers and here is how it worked.

Drug criminals. in many cases working for the CIA's Iran-Contra operation, mixed their drug cash in with legitimate proceeds from cash-heavy front companies such as convenience stores, office supply places, and multi-screen cinemas. That cash was deposited in S&L accounts always under the $100,000 limit.

The criminals would then form a new front company, buy some really crappy real-estate and flip it to run the price up. This is what happened with Whitewater, Castle Grande, Flowerwood, etc.

Then, either with a cooperative appraiser or possibly a compromised officer of the targeted S&L, the front company would borrow out their money using the inflated land as collateral. That money, being the proceeds of a loan, would be tax-free and clean, ready to be spent anywhere in the world.

The front company would close, the loan would default, and the S&L found itself not only with the bad debt and no place to go to collect it, but a piece of land that was not worth anywhere near what was borrowed on it.

So, the S&L collapsed. President Bush came in telling stories about widows and orphans, never mentioning that the vast majority of the involved accounts were numbered and brokered,. and the tax[ayers forked over the cash to make good on the S&L's bad debts.

And here is the punchline. Those drug criminals, the CIA Iran-Contra folks? They were still on the books for their original deposits, so even though they had already borrowed out their money using the land swindle, they were written a chec for their original deposit all over again.

It was a heck of a scam. Minus taxes and commissions this scam could turn 10 million in drug money into 18 million in just 6 months with no risk, and all on the backs of the US Taxpayers. Those RTC officials who looked too closely at the books for the defaulted S&Ls had a habit of falling from very tall buildings.

So, here we go again, only the financial vehicle isn't S&Ls but mortage lenders. But the game si the same. Invest some money, mortgage land for way more than it is worth through a front company, split with that money, then when the mortage company collapses lobby for a "National Rescue Fund" which will pay out the same money a second time, and all on the backs of the US Taxpayers.

Fool me once...


OECD warns rebalancing of US deficit may drive dollar down sharply


The 6,000 lb gorilla for the American economy is at the front door, and about to barge its way in.


50-year mortgage hits the market



Déplacement des corporations vers la main d’oeuvre bon marché


Ford to invest up to $9.2 bln in Mexico: report


1 in 7 Mexican workers migrates to US-- most send money home


GM to shed quarter of workforce this year



Diverses nouvelles financières et US$


U.S. trade deficit a record 6.5% of economy


Drop in capital flow to U.S. poor dollar omen


The Inevitable Collapse of the Greenback


The disappearing US dollar -


Real U.S. shortfall: $4.6 trillion in red


Dollar plunges on Paulson appointment


NO WAY OUT: A 50% DOLLAR DEVALUATION


Artificial Economics, the brainchild of the Master Planners, has focused on building an economy where debt — not income — pays for goods and services. The emphasis upon debt instead of income via hyper-inflating the money supply in stealth fashion, has destroyed the dreams of millions of Americans. Artificial Economics is a silent economic disease. A coming significant devaluation of the dollar is a likely and necessary consequence.


Gas, and imported products (which are most of what you buy) are about to double in price by US Government fiat.

Back when this nation was founded, money had a fixed value, The coins were minted in precious metal that had intrinsic value. Such coins minted in silver and gold by Rome still have value today.

Paper notes were originally a convenience for people who did not wish to carry heavy sacks of coins around. But the paper note was not the money itself, and those United States silver and gold certificates could be taken to the bank and traded for the actual silver and gold coinage at any time. Those coins retained their value no matter what the government did. The worth of your money remained under your control.

Things are different now. Paper notes are "Federal Reserve" notes and they are not tradeable for any silver or gold coinage at the banks or treasury. Indeed those notes are not even money; they are "instruments of debt". Each Federal Reserve Note represents a unit of debt borrowed from the privately-owned Federal Reserve Banks by the US Government on which interest must be paid. As this article illustrates, the US Government and the Federal Reserve can arbitrarily change the value of those notes at any time. Control of the worth of your money has passed from your hands to the government.

And unlike Rome's money, when the US Government falls, the worth of those Federal Reserve Notes will vanish.


Bayou US hedge funds seek bankruptcy protection


Militarism


As America goes down the drain economically, and the buck loses ever more value and purchasing power, there are many reasons for it. We have discussed the huge problem of overseas jobs, and how some of it comes about by tinkering with tariffs. But there are other serious things, which debilitate the dollar, causing it to shrink in value. Among them is the fact that America has become an extremely militaristic nation.

As America goes down the drain economically, and the buck loses ever more value and purchasing power, there are many reasons for it. We have discussed the huge problem of overseas jobs, and how some of it comes about by tinkering with tariffs. But there are other serious things, which debilitate the dollar, causing it to shrink in value. Among them is the fact that America has become an extremely militaristic nation.

Many are now comparing us to the Roman Empire, which self bankrupted itself by means of expansionism and militarism, which the Romans could not pay for, and which caused them to fail and fall. Chalmers Johnson's book, "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic," illustrates the situation very clearly, and he especially takes it out on the military. Economics is the thing which we all live and die by, and economics is the main thrust of "Militarism." According to the Federation of American Scientists, since the beginning of WW II, America has used military force in other nations, 201 times, and in most cases we were the instigator of the use of force. We have never succeeded in creating a single democratic institution in any of these forays. This leads the rest of the world to believe that we are an imperialist power, a new Rome, an out of control military society, fully determined to dominate the rest of the world.

40% of the military budget is "black," or secret, even from most members of Congress.


> The more-than-$2-trillion war


Senate approves $469 billion for Pentagon


The President's New Helicopter


After decades of upgrades to a fleet of notoriously cramped Sikorsky VH-3 Sea Kings, the White House has tasked Lockheed Martin with a dramatic, $6.1-billion makeover of Marine One, the presidential helicopter, starting this summer.


I wonder how many schools could be built for that $6.1 BILLION.


Pentagon wants US battle-injured soldiers settle their debts


“Those guys in the White House really have no shame. They want to collect the money allegedly owed to the government by the soldiers who served in Iraq, by the families of those who were killed out there,” said the 25-year old U.S. Army Sergeant (Retired) Ryan Kelly who lost his leg while on a battlefield near Baghdad.


But nobody went looking for the $2.3 trillion that vanished while Dov Zacheim was comptroller of the Pentagon.


Striking the US where it hurts


I Electro-magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack
China and Russia are two potential US adversaries that have the capability for this kind of attack. An EMP attack can either come from an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a long-range cruise missile, or an orbiting satellite armed with a nuclear or non-nuclear EMP warhead. A nuclear burst of one (or more) megaton some 400 kilometers over central United States (Omaha, Nebraska) can blanket the whole continental US with electro-magnetic pulse in less than one second.

An EMP attack will damage all electrical grids on the US mainland. It will disable computers and other similar electronic devices with microchips. Most businesses and industries will shut down. The entire US economy will practically grind to a halt. Satellites within line of sight of the EMP burst will also be damaged, adversely affecting military command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR). Land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will be rendered unserviceable in their silos. Anti-ballistic missile defenses will suffer the same fate. In short – total blackout. And American society as we know it will be thrown back to the Dark Ages.



Citations de la fin:



We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. - John Swinton - New York Times - New York Press Club

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average


voter." Winston Churchill


"In the absence of a coherent alternative, the transnational corporations carry on inexorably. Increasingly flagless and stateless, they weave global webs of production, commerce, culture and finance virtually unopposed. They expand, invest and grow, concentrating ever more wealth in a limited number of hands. They work in coalition to influence local, national and international institutions and laws. And together with the governments of their home countries in Europe, North America and Japan, as well as international institutions such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and increasingly, the United Nations, they are molding an international system in which they can trade and invest even more freely--a world where they are less and less accountable to the cultures, communities and nation-states in which they operate. Underpinning this effort is not the historical inevitability of an evolving, enlightened civilization, but rather the unavoidable reality of the overriding corporate purpose: the maximization of profits."

-- The Corporate Planet, Ecology and Politics in the Age of Globalization (Sierra Club Books, 1997)



It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. - Robert F . Kennedy


"If Blair and Bush are up for the peace prize Guiliani, Bin Laden, Kissinger & Sharon can't be far behind. I wish they'd change the name of the award to something like "merchants of death prize" or "best mass murders award" or "guy that made the most bucks for killing the most poor people, most cruelly prize" Then everybody would start cheering for their favorite. How about "best liar who says, "What Me Murder? " It's a shame Hitler is not still alive (though he probably wouldn't win)."
-- William Putney


"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government."

Thomas Paine

"The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission - founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller - and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens."

-- Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, Ph.D., former German defense ministry official and advisor to former NATO Secretary General Manfred Werner

"No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is ALWAYS economic."

-- A.J.P.Taylor, British Historian


" Corporations have taken over the government and turned it against its own people."

-- Ralph Nader, The Progressive magazine, April 2000, p39

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