Oy! Our Federal Debt may be worse than thought?!

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Is there a silver lining to this VERY, VERY dark cloud for our future?

“What’s the word for our fiscal situation? Stunning? Shocking? Desperate? In recent testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, Boston University Economics Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, in effect, told the Committee that all of these terms are pathetically inadequate to describe our true fiscal situation. In compelling testimony, Kotlikoff argues that the federal fiscal situation is much worse than the CBO estimates let on. The reason is that CBO’s debt estimates do not take into account the full financial obligations the government is committed to honor, especially for future payments of Social Security, Medicare, and interest on the debt…. Oy!
US unsustainable debtpath_chart

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A Vermont Yankee in Southern California.
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