Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Incredible Real Time Stats

If you have not already seen this detailed page on US Debt stats, you need to check this real time clock out.

Unreal: click me!

What thoughts are you processing when you see these real time stats?

Sadly many Canadian balance sheets do not look much stronger, consider:
Record household debt could be Canada's undoing, economist says

The obvious connection between US debt and Canadian household debt seems clear.  Stop spending money that we don't have, on things we have no business spending them on.  

Conservatives need to balance our personal budgets, live within our means and therefore strongly argue against any government measure that would undermine this core value.  Our values are not just argued in a political debate, they are to be lived out. 

I stand for teaching my children how to budget, live within our means and not covet what other have.


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Debt: A Ticking Time Bomb

Financial conundrum: Pakistan needs to declare an economic emergency

Pakistan’s GDP growth has been the lowest in the South Asian region since 2008. The core cause of the crippled economic growth has been the massive financial indiscipline of the current financial managers. The fiscal deficit (as a % of GDP) has been constantly above 6% since 2008. The government has been funding the ever growing deficit by Debt and printing money.
The increasing demand of the government to fund its deficits have resulted in a total debt of Rs10 trillion (up from Rs5 trillion in 2007). The data released by the State Bank of Pakistan indicates that broad money supply growth (M2) has averaged 11.5% over the past three years.

Like I have been saying: reckless spending fueling more debt is eventually going to catch up with each's just a matter of time.  Until then, perhaps we can realize the power and joy of living within our means.  As we model this principal, we have credibility to call on our government to do likewise.  This becomes a powerful argument for limited spending, limited programs and therefore: limited government.

P.S Seriously, no pun intended with respect to bombs and sounded like a catchy title. Uh, no pun intended with catch, Pakistan and Bin-laden...

And The Problem With This Would Be?

Interesting perspective.  This does not work well for perhaps not too popular in Canada.

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