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Who should the United States?

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Who should the United States?

Not only the types of debt arising and accumulating in the American economy, but also the main groups of debtors are well known. These are the federal government, states and municipal authorities, the financial and non-financial sectors of the economy, the household sector (the debts of individuals). And here an interesting question arises: who should all these debtors owe?


Public debt: "market" and "non-market" components

Despite the fact that the economic and financial statistics of the United States is considered one of the most comprehensive and detailed, it does not reveal many secrets concerning the holders of American debt ... It is necessary to focus primarily on expert assessments. Only one group of debt - the debt of the US federal government (government debt) has the necessary statistics of debt holders. The sources of information are the quarterly statistical review of the US Federal Reserve System, called the Flow of Funds Accounts, and the Treasury Bulletin monthly statistical compilation of the Treasury Bulletin.

The US national debt, first of all, is divided into two categories:

1. Debts held by buyers of US Treasury debt securities in the financial market. Primarily, these are treasury bonds (treasury securities) and treasury bills (treasury bills). These are the so-called market debts.

2. Debts held by various extra-budgetary social funds and budget organizations (US Government Accounts). The government takes as if from itself. He simply shifts from one pod, which is called "funds", to another pod, which is called "federal budget." Or it increases unliquidated obligations to budget organizations. These debts are characterized by a special way of registration and accounting, they, unlike treasury securities do not circulate on the market. These are debts generated by borrowings within the public sector, the so-called nonmarketable debts.

Note that the largest non-market lender of the US Treasury is the The Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund. In fact, it can be considered as a division of the treasury with an independent balance. A package of securities on the fund's balance sheet is about 2,5 trillion. Doll.

Treasury debt, growing rapidly in recent years - both in absolute and relative terms. Here are their volumes (trillion dollars; at the end of the year): 2008 g. - 6,14; 2009 g. - 7,59; 2010 g. - 9,17; 2011 g. - 10,24; 2012 g. - 11,39. In the middle of 2013, they amounted to 11,71 trillion. That is, for the period from 2008 to the present, the debt issued by treasury securities almost doubled. In 2008, in total government debt, debt issued by treasury securities accounted for 65,2%. And in the middle of 2013, the share of treasury securities in government debt rose to 75%. Sometimes in the media and even the economic literature there is confusion in numbers due to the fact that in some publications, public debt refers to both categories of obligations of the US federal government, and in others only obligations that are issued in the form of treasury papers.

The main categories of holders of US Treasury securities

Now we turn to the structure of public debt, issued in the form of treasury securities, by major types of holders of debt. Such holders are divided into foreign (non-resident) and American (resident). The United States, in turn, is divided into holders of the financial sector of the economy and holders of the non-financial sector. In the financial sector, the United States Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Banks) and all other organizations stand out separately.

Share of foreign holders of treasury securities (%, at the end of the year): 2008 g. - 52,9; 2009 g. - 48,4; 2010 g. - 48,6; 2011 g. - 48,8; 2012 g. - 48,9; 2013 (middle of the year) - 47,9.

The share of the US financial sector among holders of treasury securities (%, at the end of the year): 2008 g. - 36,0; 2009 g. - 33,9; 2010 g. - 32,6; 2011 g. - 38,7; 2012 g. - 37,3; 2013 (middle of the year) - 38,2.

Share of other holders (non-financial sector) of the USA (%, at the end of the year): 2008 g. - 11,1; 2009 g. - 17,7; 2010 g. - 18,8; 2011 g. - 12,5; 2012 g. - 13,8; 2013 (middle of the year) - 13,9.

Share of the Fed among holders of treasury securities (%, at the end of the year): 2008 g. - 7,8; 2009 g. - 10,3; 2010 g. - 11,1; 2011 g. - 16,2; 2012 g. - 14,7; 2013 (middle of the year) - 16,6.

The share of US financial institutions with the exception of the Fed (%, at the end of the year): 2008 g. - 28,2; 2009 g. - 23,6; 2010 g. - 21,5; 2011 - 22,5; 2012 g. - 22,6; 2013 (middle of the year) - 21,6. Other financial organizations include various investment funds (primarily mutual funds), non-state pension and social funds, deposit-lending organizations (banks), insurance companies, etc.

Domestic US Treasury Holders

In popular literature and journalism, a somewhat simplified scheme of US government borrowing is usually given. It is said that the US Federal Reserve System is supposedly the main holder of Treasury securities. Allegedly, twelve Federal Reserve Banks (of which the largest is the Federal Reserve Bank of New York) are buying all issues of these papers in the bud. We see that at the beginning of the financial crisis, this share was very modest. At the end of 2008, the Fed had on its balance sheet Treasury bonds worth 484,5 billion, or about 8 percent of the total volume of such securities. In the middle of 20013, the Fed had already $ 2.159,5 billion, or 16,6%. For reference, we note that stories There were times in the US when the Fed's share in the ownership of Treasury securities was above the current level. For example, in the middle of 1970's. the Fed's share reached 23% (in absolute terms - 75 billion dollars). If current trends continue, experts say, by the end of 2014, the share of the Fed in the ownership of treasury securities may increase to 20%.

To a large extent, the growth of the share of the Fed contributed to the program of so-called quantitative easing. However, it should be borne in mind that these programs are aimed primarily not at buying treasury securities, which belong to the category of high-quality financial instruments, but at acquiring junk bonds on the US financial market.

In other words, the role of the Fed in providing government borrowing is reduced not only and not so much to direct purchases of treasury securities, but to creating conditions for such purchases by other segments of the American economy. The Fed provides for the replacement of garbage papers with treasury bonds in the balance sheets of banks and other financial and non-financial organizations. The Fed is conducting a dual-purpose rescue operation: first, banks and other private organizations that are still unable to recover from the financial crisis are being saved; secondly, the government is saved. We do not know whether this rescue operation occurs spontaneously or is strictly regulated by the Federal Reserve. But I think that, most likely, there is a strictly controlled process. First of all, the redemption of "junk" securities is made in exchange for the bank's obligation to purchase treasury securities for the money received. By the way, other active Fed operations may also have a “related” character. For example, the Federal Reserve Bank provides a loan to a private American bank in exchange for the latter’s obligation to acquire a certain amount of treasury securities. Without this kind of explanation, it is difficult to believe that banks, investment funds, insurance companies and other financial and non-financial organizations in the United States voluntarily acquired securities — albeit reliable, but with a symbolic interest rate. Moreover, given the dollar depreciation, this rate is actually negative. The point is that all financial and non-financial companies except taxes must also pay tribute to the government in the form of "voluntary-compulsory" purchase of treasury bonds. Experts recognize that the Fed directly or indirectly provides for the acquisition of 35-40% of all US Treasury securities, and within the US (without foreign buyers) - 70-80%.

Total at the end of the first quarter of 2013 of the year, according to official data of the US Treasury, in the hands of all categories of American holders were market and non-market debts of the US government in the amount of 11.047,4 billion dollars. billion dollars. Among these holders (billion dollars): FED - 6.362,6; deposit and credit organizations (banks) - 1.972,0; private pension funds - 341,4; state and local government pension funds - 457,7; mutual funds - 229,0; insurance companies - 946,4; state and municipal governments - 263,3; other holders are 474,5. The latter group is very variegated; it includes companies and organizations in the non-financial sector of the economy (corporations, small and medium businesses), individuals, other types of funds (including personal trust funds of banks), brokers and dealers, other types of investors.

Let us pay attention to the modest role of banks among American holders of market debt: they account for only slightly more than 5% of all treasury securities within the United States. And in the middle of 2008, when the flywheel of the financial crisis sprang up in America, there were less treasury bills on American banks' balance sheets and even less - about 100 billion dollars. Today this amount has increased more than 3 times. Some experts consider such an increase a “kickback” of banks for the huge sums (a total of about 2 trillion dollars) that were spent by the government on saving the US banking system during the financial crisis.



Foreign Holders of US Debt

In recent years, the share of non-US holders of US treasury securities has fluctuated around the 50% mark. The vast majority of US Treasury debts to non-residents are securities that are on the balance sheets of central banks and finance ministries of other countries. These are the so-called official holders of the market debt of the US government. The share of official holders among all foreign holders of US treasury debt in 2008 was 74,6%, and in the middle of 2013, 71,6%. It can be concluded that foreign private investors are not particularly willing to invest in US Treasury securities, because These papers have extremely low yields.

Table 1.


The main countries are holders of US treasury securities (billion dollars at the end of July of the relevant year)

Country

2013

2012

2011

1.China

1.277,3

1.160,0

1.307,0

2.Japan

1.135,4

1.119,8

881,0

3. Caribbean Banking Centers

287,7

247,6

196,3

4.Oil exporting countries

257,7

268,4

242,6

5.Brazil

256,4

256,5

216,2

6.Taiwan

185,8

194,4

146,6

7.Switzerland

178,2

184,8

118,1

8.Belgium

167,7

141,3

88,8

9.The Great Britain

156,9

135,4

135,7

10.Lüksembourg

146,8

135,1

121,7

11.Russia

131,6

156,2

151,7

12.Hong Kong

120,0

137,1

112,4

13.Irlandia

117,9

93,2

53,9

14.Singapore

81,5

96,4

64,4

15.Norway

74,6

68,2

26,5

16.Canada

65,5

61,3

44,7

17.Mexika

63,3

53,9

31,2

18.India

59,1

59,3

38,9

19.Germany

56,3

66,5

63,8

20.Turkey

55,0

30,3

41,9

Note to the table: The column “Oil Exporting Countries” includes the total amount of US debt on the balance sheet of the following countries: Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Algeria, Gabon, Libya and Nigeria.

The column “Caribbean Banking Centers” includes the following jurisdictions: Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dutch Antilles, Panama, and British Virgin Islands.

From the table below:

1. The main holders of US Treasury securities outside the United States are China and Japan. With the total amount of treasury securities held by foreign holders at the end of July 2013 in 5.590,1 billion dollars, these two countries accounted for 2.412,7 billion dollars, or 43,2%. The year before, this figure was 42,4%.

2. If for 2011-2013. China’s total investment in US Treasuries has not changed much, and Japan’s investment in these securities has increased almost 1,3 times over this period.

3. Over the period 2011-2013. dramatically increased their investment in US Treasury securities most of the countries listed in the table. Especially sharply increased stocks of American papers such countries as Norway, Ireland, Mexico, Switzerland, Ireland, India, Belgium. Thus, Norway increased the stock of paper by 2,8 times, Ireland - by 2,2 times, Mexico - by 2,0 times, Belgium - by 1,9 times, Switzerland - by 1,5 times.

4. Only two countries from the list above for the period 2011-2013. reduced their investments in US Treasury securities — Germany and Russia (by 11,8 and 13,2%, respectively). If in the middle of 2011, Russia was in 6-th place among foreign holders of US Treasury securities, in the middle of 2012-th - in 8-th place, and in the middle of 2013, in 11-th place. In other words, Russia is consistently reducing lending to the US government.

On individual foreign holders of US Treasury securities

Much has already been said about China as the main foreign creditor of the American government. China's vast reserves in the form of US treasury securities are both weak and strong sides of China. Strong because these papers are the trump card of Beijing in negotiations with Washington on various issues - trade, financial, political, military. The threat to derail the dollar and the fiscal system of the United States by drastically reducing US Treasury stocks is a convincing argument in Beijing’s negotiations with its American partner. The weakness of China’s position is that if the collapse of the dollar and the collapse of the budget and financial system occur due to other reasons beyond Beijing’s control, then China will suffer huge losses. A huge portfolio of US Treasury bonds gives China the opportunity to pursue tactical victories, but threatens it with a strategic defeat.

As for Japan, it is much more obedient to follow the instructions of Washington, urging the Japanese to increase stocks of treasury securities.

Offshore Caribbean offshore zones — the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, the Dutch Antilles, Panama, and the British Virgin Islands — are the third largest investor in US Treasury securities. They have increased the portfolio of such papers in almost three years almost 1,5 times. Washington, after joining the White House, Barack Obama announced the start of a “crusade” against offshore companies, because of which, according to experts, the US budget doesn’t draw up to $ 100 billion each year. However, the “tax havens” of the Caribbean have the US Treasury support is almost three times greater. Apparently, the purchase of bonds in the amount of almost $ 300 billion can be considered as a “buy-out” for keeping the “tax haven” near America.

Positions of a group of countries-exporters of oil as holders of US treasury securities during the period 2011-2013. remained without any changes.

Large holders of US Treasury securities are many countries in Western Europe. Switzerland, Belgium, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Ireland, Norway, Germany collectively owned 2013 billion dollars for the end of July 898,4. If we add France, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Spain to the table, we get 1.058,8 billion dollars. The large scale of investment by European countries in the bonds of the US Treasury against the background of the acute debt crisis in the European Union looks rather strange. Many of these European countries themselves are mired in debt, with most of the external debt to non-residents. At the beginning of 2012, the external debts of individual European countries were equal (trillion dollars; the relative level in percent to GDP of a particular country is shown in brackets):

Great Britain - 9,84 (416); France - 5,63 (188); Germany - 5,62 (159); Netherlands - 3,73 (470); Italy - 2,68 (101); Spain - 2,57 (165); Ireland - 2,36 (1308); Luxembourg - 2,15 (4605); Belgium - 1,40 (267); Switzerland - 1,35 (271).

Switzerland, Belgium, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Ireland — each of these countries has packages of US Treasury securities worth over $ 100 billion, and each of them has external debt many times over GDP. (Against such a background, the level of external debt of Greece, which has become the talk of the town, is very low - 167% of GDP). And this is not a charity in favor of America. This is one of the main indicators of Europe’s dependence on the United States. Moreover, a number of European countries are not simply tributaries of America, they also act as collectors of tribute to the United States from other countries. For example, tiny Luxembourg purchased almost US $ 150 billion in US Treasury securities, with GDP less than 47 billion. Luxembourg is a typical “tribute collector”. It borrows money from other countries on a colossal scale; Luxembourg’s external debt exceeds its GDP by a factor of 46! For a long time, the main investor in US Treasury securities in Western Europe was the United Kingdom, but over the past two years Switzerland and Belgium have outstripped it.

Among the major holders of US Treasury securities are the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). At the end of July, 2013 in their reserves contained such securities for a total amount of 1.738,2 billion dollars. These are 31% of all US treasury securities that were owned by non-residents at that time. China was the largest holder; it accounted for almost США of all US treasury securities in the countries of the BRICS group. All BRICS countries, with the exception of Russia, in 2011-2013. increased stocks of US Treasury securities.

There were times when Russia in its international reserves had a rather modest package of US Treasury securities. At the end of 2007, their amount did not exceed 32,7 billion. However, by the end of 2008, their volume increased to 116 billion, ie 3,5 times. Further, until the middle of 2012, US Treasury stocks in reserves of the Russian Federation grew slowly, slightly exceeding the level of 150 billion dollars, and over the last year began to decline (decrease to 131,6 billion dollars, or 24,6 billion dollars. ). An example to follow! The decline in stocks of treasury securities over the past year has also been recorded in Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, and in the group of countries-exporters of oil, but in all these cases the size of reductions is significantly less than in the Russian Federation ...

Conclusion

In October, the US 2013, experiencing an acute budget crisis, once again demonstrated that they can only live in conditions of constant borrowing abroad and increasing their public debt to other countries. The huge public debt of the United States represents a threat to the stability of the world economy. Unfortunately, Beijing, Tokyo, London actually became hostages of this model of lending to the US government. In the first half of October, the leaders of China, Japan, India and several other countries appealed to the President and the US Congress to make an early decision to raise the government borrowing ceiling — that is, they actually asked Washington to continue paying tribute to America in the form of buying Treasury securities.
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  1. Denis
    Denis 30 October 2013 08: 32
    +5
    I would like so
    1. alex13-61
      alex13-61 30 October 2013 09: 50
      0
      Bernanke has already quietly dumped from his post, the switchman has already been fitted in his place ... so the feeling is that the "X" hour is not far off ...
    2. SHILO
      SHILO 30 October 2013 11: 03
      +6
      Everyone should be forgiven! laughing
    3. AVV
      AVV 30 October 2013 11: 54
      +1
      Correctly, the whole essence of America is a big pyramid, it is even painted on the dollar, and the trouble is that all the pyramids, sooner or later collapse, and many economies of the world will be buried under their fragments !!! China and Japan will suffer the most !!!
    4. Walker1975
      Walker1975 30 October 2013 13: 48
      0
      Right It is not clear how to get out of the vicious circle: the US economy is working on borrowing, but ... if it collapses, it will hit everyone.
      How can the world get out of this system with minimal losses?
  2. makarov
    makarov 30 October 2013 08: 41
    +5
    by and large, the US owes everything where their dollars are available.
    But here's the paradox - today, dollars are just paper not provided with a mass of commodities, and at the same time, for some reason, people buy it quite often. At the same time, realizing that the US economy is "Puffy Cheeks" and nothing more.
    1. APES
      APES 30 October 2013 09: 01
      +5
      Quote: makarov
      and at the same time for some reason they buy it all the time.

      if the seller put a gun to your temple, you would buy from him everything that he will say and at the price of which he will say, if only he would not pull the trigger .....
      1. Walker1975
        Walker1975 30 October 2013 13: 50
        0
        I think it’s not so simple. Agree that you can’t just put a gun on the temples of China and Russia. But they’re buying
        1. APES
          APES 30 October 2013 15: 43
          0
          Quote: Walker1975
          what to the temples of China and Russia

          and this is not necessary

          regarding Russia - here are the whiskey of specific people

          Regarding China - initially this was one of the conditions for the influx of technology and investment in China and China's access to the US market (sell in the USA, store money in our (their) savings bank);
          secondly, the Chinese economy is its weakness (temple) for now - it is its original orientation to export (for now), they are trying to create a model of economic growth due to the growth of domestic consumption, but who will give them? imagine China and the Chinese with consumption levels like in the USA crying

          In general (figuratively) everything is in the submarine, in its compartment, and unfortunately Kingston is in the US compartment, it remains to be hoped that there is a life-saving tool in the Russian compartment.
    2. Denis
      Denis 30 October 2013 09: 05
      0
      Quote: makarov
      the US economy is "Puffy Cheeks"
      To know how to cheat on the cheek
      1. Deniska999
        Deniska999 30 October 2013 09: 47
        0
        It’s only for about 10 years every year that the US economy has collapsed, but for some reason it does not fall.
        1. alexng
          alexng 30 October 2013 13: 54
          0
          Not falling? Yes, because the rest have not yet prepared for this. Everyone pulls to the last to get better prepared. What can not be avoided.
    3. Kolya
      Kolya 30 October 2013 09: 58
      +1
      American proverb: if you owe a million to a bank, the bank has you; if you owe a billion to a bank, you have a bank. If the States owe billions to Russia, guess the riddle, who has the States whom Russia or vice versa?
      1. servo777
        servo777 30 October 2013 13: 55
        +1
        Everything is correct. If you want someone to sincerely wish you good health and long life, borrow a large sum from him.
    4. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 30 October 2013 10: 50
      +1
      "By and large, the US owes everyone where their dollars are available."
      Yes, not only in dollars matter! They owe me, personally, because of the collapse of my homeland, the USSR. I won’t ask a favor; my children will ask!
  3. I do not care
    I do not care 30 October 2013 08: 53
    +1
    Makarov 100% +++++++
    There are bucks, the states owe you!
    Right at least for propaganda poster laughing
  4. morpogr
    morpogr 30 October 2013 09: 04
    +1
    We are pleased with the tendency for these papers to decrease, and the Germans also understand that this is a bubble that will soon deflate. I would like us to get out of these candy wrappers before they turn into garbage. And what is interesting is that all countries that have a more independent policy have reduced their contributions by at least but China, Taiwan, Brazil, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. were reduced a little, while the countries of henchmen and servants dutifully buy up this garbage.
  5. negeroi
    negeroi 30 October 2013 09: 12
    +1
    A typical situation. Creditors dream of strangling the debtor for his motivation and unbridled arrogance. But they are forced to bow and grit their teeth, lending again and again, borrowing receipts, still not believing that they were thrown again. This was the case at all times. The titled, strong noblemen could bend the creditors and get away with it, there was no one to call to account. But they dreamed yes ... and how he (the debtor) wound his gut on a che-thread and how he would suffer. But real life is much it’s tougher with creditors. Lokhov again threw Strong m Dr. sego.A all invented cars, stay in the dream state and fantaziyah.Krupnye often inherently have a banal kidok.Chto we see in the state urovne.Ne loses the one who writes the rules.
  6. negeroi
    negeroi 30 October 2013 09: 12
    -1
    A typical situation. Creditors dream of strangling the debtor for his motivation and unbridled arrogance. But they are forced to bow and grit their teeth, lending again and again, borrowing receipts, still not believing that they were thrown again. This was the case at all times. The titled, strong noblemen could bend the creditors and get away with it, there was no one to call to account. But they dreamed yes ... and how he (the debtor) wound his gut on a che-thread and how he would suffer. But real life is much it’s tougher with creditors. Lokhov again threw Strong m Dr. sego.A all invented cars, stay in the dream state and fantaziyah.Krupnye often inherently have a banal kidok.Chto we see in the state urovne.Ne loses the one who writes the rules.
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 30 October 2013 14: 35
      0
      Minus set for duplication of the message. It clogs and annoys.
      1. negeroi
        negeroi 30 October 2013 15: 11
        -1
        Yes, no problem, play. :)
        1. negeroi
          negeroi 30 October 2013 17: 02
          0
          You are so irritable. :) And you play seriously.
  7. Tyumen
    Tyumen 30 October 2013 09: 28
    0
    I remembered the year 98. The budget of all of Russia is $ 20 billion. And smart people in the government argued whether he was honest or dishonest.
  8. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 30 October 2013 09: 37
    +1
    At the end of 2007, their amount did not exceed 32,7 billion dollars. However, by the end of 2008 their volume had increased to 116 billion dollars, i.e. 3,5 times.

    I don’t even remember if I DID I drove my hand then.
    1. Fin
      Fin 30 October 2013 10: 14
      +1
      Quote: Yuri I.
      At the end of 2007, their amount did not exceed 32,7 billion dollars. However, by the end of 2008 their volume had increased to 116 billion dollars, i.e. 3,5 times.

      I don’t even remember if I DID I drove my hand then.

      Interesting. Can someone explain 3,5 times in a year? From something bought up?
      1. alicante11
        alicante11 30 October 2013 16: 42
        0
        The crisis, the Fed was rescued in unison and by the whole world.
  9. velikoros-xnumx
    velikoros-xnumx 30 October 2013 09: 52
    +1
    In other words, Russia has consistently reduced lending to the US government.

    This can not but rejoice.
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 30 October 2013 13: 49
      0
      Still would be reduced at the speed that accumulated.
      Quote: velikoros-xnumx
      At the end of 2007, their amount did not exceed 32,7 billion dollars. However, by the end of 2008 their volume had increased to 116 billion dollars, i.e. 3,5 times.
  10. a52333
    a52333 30 October 2013 09: 53
    +1
    I am glad that the Russian Federation is reducing lending.
    Russia has consistently reduced lending to the US government.
    And if we still have a chance to pull our own, China is unlikely to have time.
    1. Fin
      Fin 30 October 2013 10: 18
      0
      Quote: a52333
      And if we still have a chance to pull our own, China is unlikely to have time.

      State-owned enterprises were credited to their banks. In which case pay with treasury bonds, hang a debt on the United States.
  11. avg
    avg 30 October 2013 11: 55
    0
    An interesting pattern is that the greater the debt, the more powerful the aircraft.
    Creditors especially should like such an initiative as Global Rapid Strike. am
  12. densh
    densh 30 October 2013 12: 48
    0
    The best leader in the US financial system would be the unforgettable Popandopulo: generously handing out freshly drawn pieces of paper, pulling all the valuable to himself and, if necessary, can quickly be washed off. laughing
  13. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 30 October 2013 12: 51
    +1
    Kind! The US economy will collapse at the moment when key financial markets give up the dollar! Tell me, then "axes" will act as a counterweight! That's right, and not one country has already received for this! However, in the "battle" for Syria, one small event was poorly covered - the tendency of the Russian Federation and China to abandon the dollar, and who knows in what turn its delay played a key role! But these countries cannot knock on the table with an "ax"!
  14. zvereok
    zvereok 30 October 2013 14: 37
    0
    Knowing the USA, it can be assumed that they will create an 2 list, consisting of those whom they will throw and those who will not be thrown and will take money for inclusion in the second list. But years through 20 it turns out that they will throw everyone. Then they will combine the lists and start throwing in order of priority, and to get to the tail of the list you will need to pay.

    PS: All this is good, but when will they put Serdyukov?
    1. negeroi
      negeroi 30 October 2013 15: 06
      -1
      Serdyukov will never be imprisoned. He was sent to this work, to reform the army. Do you think you didn’t understand what to reform in Russian? It’s all fucking fucking? They all understood perfectly well. And the theft, well, when he wasn’t? This is why the image of Byval and a cunning Russian soldier. There was a soldier who didn’t eat, and constantly, he had to cook, dodge, grow intellectually and savvy from an ax, and from horseradish without salt. And all because the Thief and the Army are one. Well, someone will rip A. And Serdyukov ? He worked, and honestly. they said they would ruin it, it ruined it. It’s easier to blow up warehouses than to dispose of it. And there is also a guilty one, but nothing to do with the ordering officer, and all the anger of the officers thrown out of the profession went to a bad uncle. You don’t have to pay, you don’t have to compensate, it seems like it collapsed, the mess Ifsetakoe. And in the mind to reform is a long, dreary, with strikes and protests and possible political risks, and most importantly expensive.
      1. SV
        SV 31 October 2013 20: 51
        0
        this is from which opera ????
  15. Prapor-527
    Prapor-527 30 October 2013 15: 36
    0
    Ready to pick up Alaska's debt ... hi
  16. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 30 October 2013 15: 57
    0
    It’s easier to count those who the states should not. And it’s very interesting to listen to the speeches of the GDP that we will continue to support the US economy, but at the same time it’s nice to know that their debt acquisitions have decreased by more than 13%. This is the aerobatics of our policy! Guarantor!
    1. SV
      SV 31 October 2013 21: 24
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      The structure of the global economy (tied to the dollar) is such that for any major transactions, a package of US Treasury securities on the balance sheet is a guarantee of the purity of the transaction. This circumstance can be changed only in the case of bilateral agreements of the countries of importers / exporters, for example: Russia-China (at least the media reported such agreements), but this is subject to the liquidity of their own currencies in the global financial system. Currently, this is rather an exception, because The mechanisms of interaction of the scheme have not been worked out, plus active opposition from the United States.
      By the way, the BRICS bank being created will be formed mainly from US treasury securities, shares of member countries, which in turn causes extreme concern for the United States, because if this project is implemented, it will obviously lead to some dependence of the states on a new player in the global financial market, because the opposite situation will arise when the US state system will be forced to maintain this financial structure without real levers of influence within the organization (which has not been on the world financial market since the 50s of the last century)
  17. ddmm09
    ddmm09 4 November 2013 16: 24
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    It's nice to read about the problems of our "sworn friends".