"In the last month, the cost of insuring Greece’s sovereign debt against default has doubled. Spain and Portugal are headed the same way. When you binge-spend at the Greek level in a democratic state, there aren’t many easy roads back. The government has introduced an austerity package to rein in spending. In response, Greek tax collectors have walked off the job."
(The emphasis is mine.)
I wish I could predict what is going to happen to us economically.
I cannot. I bought a large amount of Silver, knowing it would be a good hedge against the collapse of the dollar. I haven't done an update on precious metals prices because, quite honestly, they are not doing what I expected and I don't want to look back and feel responsible for leading you down a failed path. (My silver holdings are now worth less than I paid for them six months ago, and right now I have some serious egg on my face.)
Do I still think we are headed for a huge fall?
And I still believe with all my heart that "Preparing for the worst while hoping for the best" is just good insurance.
The quote at the beginning of this post is from a Mark Steyn article where he points out that instead of applying the brakes, our present administration appears to be putting "pedal to the metal".
I guess they intend for us to gp out in a blaze of glory, like Thelma and Louise!