The U.S. federal debt reached a record high of $33 trillion in September 2023 and is growing rapidly. In conjunction with rising debt, rising interest rates make U.S. debt payments more costly for the government.
“High and rising national debt will mean that more of the budget will go towards servicing that debt with interest payments instead of going towards other priorities. Importantly, a high interest burden also makes it more difficult for lawmakers to borrow more in times of emergency or during a war without significant consequences.”—Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
What are the long-term consequences of rapidly expanding and expensive federal debt, and how can consumers shield their portfolios?
Click on the video link below for exclusive executive insights on this topic from Edmund C. Moy, 38th Director of the U.S. Mint and Senior IRA Strategist for U.S. Money Reserve.
Related headlines from around the web:
- The New York Times: “U.S. National Debt Tops $33 Trillion for First Time”
- Fox Business: “The U.S. is paying a record amount of interest on its national debt”
- Reuters: “Gold scales two-week peak with focus of U.S. CPI data”
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