Here Comes The Next Crisis “Nobody Saw Coming”

Friday, August 7, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog
ZeroHedge.com
08/07/2015

When borrowing become prohibitive (or impossible) and raising taxes no longer generates more revenues, state and local governments will have to cut expenditures.

Strangely enough, every easily foreseeable financial crisis is presented in the mainstream media as one that “nobody saw coming.” No doubt the crisis visible in these three charts will also fall into the “nobody saw it coming” category.

Take a look at this chart of state and local government debt. As we noted yesterday, nominal GDP rose about 77% since 2000. So state and local debt rose at double the rate of GDP. That is the definition of an unsustainable trend.

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