…The United States government has now officially accumulated $19 trillion in debt…but most of the mainstream new sources that have printed this news still aren’t sounding the alarm. [After all] what’s another $1 trillion in debt when the government can just keep printing?…The government owes most of this debt to you [though]….and once the national government is eventually pushed to default, you’re going to be the one on the hook for it.
Check out this interactive infographic to see for yourself how this all breaks down.[The original article as written by Simon Black (sovereignman.com) is presented here by the editorial team of munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) and the FREE Market Intelligence Report newsletter (see sample here – sign up in the top right corner) in an edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) format to provide you with a fast and easy read.]
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