US economy in trouble

Bailing out banks in the USA, cartoon

The Obama administration’s 2011 budget projects massive government deficits for the next decade, fueled by gargantuan military spending and by the economic crisis of US and world capitalism. The national debt is projected to more than double over the coming decade: here.

The US economy grew at an annualized rate of 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, prompting claims that the downturn is abetting. But such triumphalism quickly gave way to concern, as more voices added warnings about the condition of the US economy: here.

A report from the special inspector general for the US bank bailout states that the fundamental problems in the financial system have yet to be addressed: here.

A new debt crisis stalks capitalism: here.

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