The U.S. media and market analysts have been focusing so much attention on the Eurozone debt crisis that similar problems brewing at home in domestic credit markets are not getting any attention, say some critics. Now that the presidential election is in full swing, many argue that the growing U.S. debt debacle will go unattended as politicians focus all their time and energy on staying in – or getting into – office. With the Federal Reserve’s latest announcement that Treasury borrowing rates will remain at historical lows, it appears that policymakers are intent on letting the problem fester rather than making the tough decisions that represent sound fiscal sense. For more on this continue reading the following article from Tim Iacono.
Former Kansas governor Mark Parkinson appeared on CNBC yesterday and made the point that you don’t hear too much anymore these days with European credit markets being such a mess – that the U.S. will someday have a similar crisis.
Unfortunately, with the election season now well underway, officials in Washington are not likely to take any action to make the looming U.S. debt crisis any less menacing, in fact, with borrowing rates so low for the Treasury Department, you get the feeling that we’re whistling past the graveyard louder than ever.
This blog post was republished with permission from Tim Iacono.