U.S. Receives Record Demand For Its Bonds Under Obama, Helping The Deficit

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    U.S. Receives Record Demand For Its Bonds Under Obama, Helping The Deficit | ThinkProgress

    Obama Wins Most Demand for Debt of U.S. Presidents Since Before First Bush- Bloomberg
     
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    So what you're basically saying is that Europe (you know...that place that you progressives want us to emuluate?) is in such bad shape that people are choosing to buy US bonds because they are safer than European bonds?

    Love your reasoning, Lakhota...
     
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    Europe absorbed the remenants of the Soviet Empire, and are still paying for that. Plus the eternal weak nations of Greece, Spain, and Italy have drug them down. But Germany still exports more than we do, and has a vibrant economy. And has had universal health care and a government sponsored workers pension program the longest of any European nation.
     
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    Record bond demand absorbs debt, pushing yields up.
    Damned if ya do, and damned if ya do.

    And if ya do, ya do be do. And to do is to be.
    To be is to do.
    Do be do be doo.
    Scoop the debt that is.

    It's like scoopin' poop.
     
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    Really? I'm sure you totally understand all the real causal factors leading up to the European debt crisis.

    The causes of the European debt crisis
     
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    Italy is very different. It's still an industrial and scientific power and the ingredients to fix Italy are all within Italy itself. Average Italian is wealthier than average German. A sign, that taxes in Italy were not at levels they should've been.
    There are nations who have ups-and-downs but always influenced the world. Italy is such nation. It has never been a "weak nation" and will never be. It will bounce back.

    You can't put them into 1 sentence with Greece.
     
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    Wall Street Confucius say: "Crabs no look so bad when all other hooker have AIDS."
     
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    US treasuries are and will remain the bastion of safety and liquidity. Whenever there is a crisis, the world turns to the US as a safe harbor for assets.
     
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    NOW actaully is a damned good time for municiplaities to borrow for public works projects.

    The interest rates are very low and the extra p-rojects would do good thing to the economy, too.

    Of course getting the funding might be a problem given that banks are apparently unwilling to lend any money since they aren't sure whether they are broke or not.
     

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