Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

 

The reality is that the Fed is stuck in ZIRP and will never be able to leave it. In 2011, the US made $454 BILLION in interest payments. And that’s with interest rates at or near 0%. Things are only going to get worse. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the estimated interest that will be due on the US’s debt load by 2015 will be $533 billion: an amount equal to 1/3 of all federal income taxes collected that year (assuming of course that the current GDP growth projections are accurate...)