Comment: That gives some credibility to the claim some have made

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That gives some credibility to the claim some have made

that the bankers drain 35% of the wealth produced each year by collecting interest on the "money" they create out of thin air.

Now consider that the interest rate is being kept at unbelievably low rates, ostensibly to stimulate the economy; I think the reality is that they are keeping the interest rates low to keep the federal government afloat for a little longer, hoping for some miracle or just plain too stupid to comprehend where we are headed. Imagine when the rate on the 10 Year Treasury bounces up to 10% from the insane 3.6% level where it is today what the take by the bankers will increase to; the income tax would need to go up proportionately just for the federal government to stand still.

Debt compounds when it can't be paid currently. Compound rates of growth eventually approach infinity so they can be sustained. This means that creditors of the federal government will sooner or later be left holding an empty bag. The real economy, on the other hand, has limits on its growth in terms of resources, particularly energy resources. When debt compounds, and the economy stagnates or contracts, then these debt claims on future production become impossible to be met. Now consider that if you hold federal bonded debt, or receive any payment from the federal government like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, or a federal pension, you are a creditor of the federal government. Bend over and grab your ankles.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.