Dear Concerned American,
I'm writing to you today with information every American needs to know…
In fact, must know.
The decisions you make based on this information will be critical to your well-being for many years to come. The kids and grandkids you hold in your arms will be protected (or not protected) by decisions you make today.
And in the near term? It could make the difference between getting the money you've worked for or losing it…
Having a nest egg to rely on… or working indefinitely into your 70s…
For some, it could mean the difference between filling up your car with gas or having to take public transportation…
Buying heating oil for your home or having to turn down your furnace for the winter.
And for all of us, it could mean losing the country we love.
You may be skeptical of what I'm about to show you. That's understandable…
What you're about to see and hear is not broadcast on the nightly news. Powerful political and corporate interests prevent this from being aired to the public in any serious way.
So please view this with an open mind until you see all of the facts.
People never thought a financial collapse would cost Americans half their savings.
Yet that's exactly what happened.
So please judge for yourself.
The ending to this story is being written as we speak.
And what happens in the coming weeks and months will determine whether or not 2008 was merely a prelude to a catastrophe a magnitude worse – and a predetermined fate that few seniors are aware of.
The beginning of this story starts with a simple number.
You see, numbers really do have meanings behind them. They stand for real things.
Until recently, the number I'm referring to didn't mean much to me. I'd heard it bandied about on every financial news outlet and media network throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
I study all this because I'm the publisher of a financial news organization, so it's my job to evaluate objectively reams of information each and every day.
Like most people, I thought the massive debt of the United States – that $16 trillion number I was referring to – was just an abstraction. A vague idea about government. Something that will all take care of itself in time.
And besides, just look at the markets – how well they're doing recently.
But then I studied the facts on my own.
Things like Social Security are paid for by the federal government. This year, the federal debt stands at $16 trillion. But here's the thing:
Last year it was $14.7 trillion… the year before that it was $13.5 trillion… the year before $11.9 trillion… And in 2005 it was $7.9 trillion.
So while our economy has stagnated, this debt has doubled in 7 years.
Okay, I thought. These are tough times. They're unusual. We can turn this around. And who cares, anyway? A government like the United States is strong. When things turn around, we can pay off the debt and be on our way.
Yet American seniors may have to get in line for the money they've already paid.
Just consider that:
Of course, all these bailouts are paid for with debt.
And that doesn't even include the prospect of more bailouts for the failing Post Office… Amtrak… the proposed Federal Infrastructure Bank… the upcoming "Green Bank"… or even the Export-Import Bank. They all add up. And so does the debt.
Right now, for instance, another big bailout is imminent – one that could affect the well-being of millions of people. Public Employee Pensions, you see, are on the verge of defaulting.
According to a 2011 assessment, the shortfall stands at $2.5 trillion across the board. Where will that money come from? Out of the pockets of seniors.
You see, only one state out of 50 is fully funded. Illinois has no way to pay for $54 billion of its $119 billion obligation… California is $59 billion in the hole and climbing… New Jersey's shortfall is $34 billion… You get the idea.
Now, at this point, I was alarmed, but not "over-the-top" concerned… Until I dug a little deeper…
… and looked at the interest you and I pay on government debt.
Last year it was $359 billion. The year before it was $454 billion… $413 billion before that… $383 billion before that.
All told, you and I have paid over $2 trillion in interest to China and other creditors in the past five years.
And yet I was shocked to learn that in the first fiscal quarter of 2013, that number now sits at $133 billion.
That means one thing: We're on track this year to record the highest interest payments in the history of the United States – $532 billion.
Think about this: Total revenue from corporate taxes in 2012 does not even cover HALF of the interest payments on our debt…
So, have we hit the point of no return? Is there another possible ending to this story where everyone gets paid?
Let's look further into the facts to find out…
Since 1931, the U.S. debt has increased every year except for four.
In fact, it's been growing at an exponential rate, meaning every year the increase gets larger and larger.
When a Treasury bond comes due, the U.S. government just sells another bond to pay off the previous one.
Given the short maturity of U.S. government bonds, it's very possible that in any given year, over $5 trillion in debts will come due.
By the way… That is roughly three and a half times the total annual tax receipts of the United States. At that rate we already know it would take decades to pay it off just a little every year.
BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FEDERAL RESERVE CAN NO LONGER KEEP INTEREST RATES AT NEAR ZERO?
I've written that in capital letters for a reason. Because what happens when interest rates are allowed to rise to normal levels is INCOMPREHENSIBLE.
Look at this chart:
We've just had the lowest interest rates in the history of our country last year, at 1.53%.
My parents in their retirement used to supplement their income with the interest they got from CDs. With rates at 1.87% today, that's a losing proposition.
The highest interest rates have ever reached is 15.32%. But here's the thing: The mean rate is 4.64%. In essence, that's the average rate of interest over time.
What I'd like people to know is this: While Bernanke has artificially kept rates low to cater to his banking friends and help them make money…
They cannot be manipulated in this Madoff-style Ponzi scheme for much longer.
When they hit the mean, at 4.64%, the interest payments of the U.S. government will increase by 148%, more than one and a half times what they are now.
At current projections for 2020, that would take the interest payments on U.S. debt to $1.3 trillion a year.
But here's the thing: Our current total tax revenue stands at just $1.4 trillion.
Now, I'm not one to push my own conclusions on people. But I'll share mine here anyway.
Says renowned investment expert, Peter Schiff:
"This is precisely the way that Bernie Madoff ran his investment business. It 'worked' great for a while…"
You already know that this fiscal disease has its roots in the halls of the United States Congress and the corridors of the White House.
Like most diseases, it progresses slowly at first, over many years. Yet it devours its victims at an ever-increasing rate.
That's when life turns from hours into minutes, and minutes into seconds.
That's where we are now. Seconds.
The choices are few: To pay off our debts to China and other creditors, we would have to scrap everything the government does, including Social Security and Medicare. Taxes would have to rise an unimaginable 50%.
The only function of government would be to collect taxes and then cut checks to our creditors like China.
American seniors who've been paying taxes their whole lives will bear the price of Washington's folly… while Chinese bondholders are made whole.
Even worse, stocks will tank and bonds will dip to nothing. Tax hikes will be imposed and entitlements cut to the bone or eliminated altogether.
It'll be an unprecedented era of American austerity.
YET LISTEN UP: You can absolutely avoid this fate.
And there's no reason on earth not to. That's why I'm writing to you today...
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After you read it, everything will make perfect sense. Like the way the first two crashes we've lived through since 2000 are leading to, and creating, what historians will one day call "the worst crash in our history":
Built up by every bubble preceding it, the government bubble is set to be the most devastating.
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The facts are clear right now. The United States government can never pay off the debt it has. It's beyond the point of no return.
The choice is either to default on China and other creditors, or quit paying our seniors the money they've put into their retirement.
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If you've been tuned in to the investing scene since 2008, you may already know Peter Schiff, or at least heard about him.
Aside from running Euro-Pacific Precious Metals, Schiff has been published, interviewed, or quoted in almost every major source of financial news. From Fortune Magazine to The Wall Street Journal to The Washington Post – Schiff's been a major force.
He's also appeared on most every major financial television and radio program on the air – on such networks as Fox, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and more.
And there's a simple reason for this intense interest in his message.
It's because he's got an uncanny record for being right about what's coming down the pike for investors.
The end result: Just over a year later, the meltdown that became the Great Recession began.
The end result: Eight months later, the subprime mortgage bubble burst, triggering the Crash of 2008.
The end result: All of this happened, just like falling dominoes.
Schiff's also on record predicting inflation, skyrocketing gold, and correctly calling the 2009 stock market for what it truly was: A big, stinking "bear market rally."
And he's been right about all of it! And not just in TV sound bites.
One of Schiff's bestselling titles could've protected you from the worst of the Great Recession – starting way back in February of 2007!
More than a year before the mainstream pundits started sounding the alarm about a possible U.S. market crash, Schiff had the whole disaster mapped out for anyone who would listen.
It was all in his first book: Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.
In Crash Proof, Schiff was one of the first to expose the U.S. government's fiscal and monetary policies as ridiculously dangerous. He also raised alarm bells for:
Schiff predicted what was going to happen, when it was coming, and why it was happening.
He also outlined exactly what you could do to keep the Great Recession from slicing your wealth in half. And what's even more amazing – how you could have made huge gains as it blew up.
In fact, Schiff showed his readers how they could:
Imagine how valuable every bit of advice could have been for millions of Americans had they acted on it before the Great Recession. Had they understood, and known what to do.
That's why I want you to have a copy of Schiff's newest book, The Real Crash: How to Save Yourself and Your Country, at my expense.
This government bubble is set to become the single biggest catastrophe of our time, creating a systemic financial collapse that will be fatal for too many innocent people.
Walk in your bookstore, and you'll fork over $25.99 for this hard-bound volume. But right here, you won't pay a penny to help protect your life savings. It's free. (You won't even pay shipping.)
Please take your copy of this book now. America is being consumed from within. Will China suck every penny from our citizens? Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates and bankrupt the United States? Will Social Security even exist? You don't want to be caught off guard.
You're dealing with a government bubble that includes:
Most importantly, Schiff offers you actionable solutions – 16 concrete changes that regular Americans can demand to avoid the coming collapse.
And to save the money you've spent years working for, Schiff offers 11 ways to "inoculate" yourself from America's fiscal disease.
You won't believe what these are, either – until you hear Schiff's reasons why you should do them.
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Even more, Schiff gives you specific investment tactics to help you preserve and grow your assets even as America goes belly-up bankrupt.
FIND OUT: How to Lock in Lifetime Payment from Secure Sources
For five decades, (1950 to 2000) American companies appreciated nicely, and made investors good money. Today, that's a thing of the past. The S&P's been flat for 12 years.
But as Schiff shows you, you can let quality companies (both U.S. and abroad) pay you generously to own them. All the specifics begin on page 285.
FIND OUT: Why and How to Keep Cash on Hand without Losing Your Shirt
The biggest mistake investors make is not having sufficient assets in cash. But just hanging onto cash can be a big money loser. It can depreciate fast in a high-inflation environment, like the one we're heading into.
Most investors move into the so-called "safety" of bonds. But one popular investment in particular should be avoided at all costs. It's touted as the best protection from inflation. The truth is, it's just the opposite.
Schiff explains every detail on page 286.
FIND OUT: The Exact Amount of Gold You Should Own Today
"Over the past decade, gold has outperformed any stock market," says Schiff on page 288. There is no such thing as a crash-resistant portfolio that doesn't have gold in it.
But most investors aren't holding the right amount of gold. You may absolutely need much more than you think, especially as the U.S. is forced to debase the dollar to pay off China and its other foreign debt.
(That's the biggest reason why Schiff predicts that gold will hit $5,000 within the next two years.)
If you're holding the right amount of the yellow metal, you could be sitting pretty while everyone else is burning money for heat.
For details, see page 287 of The Real Crash.
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