The U.S. Economy Is a War Economy; Sell Treasuries

President Trump wants to ratchet up the war in Afghanistan. That was the gist of his televised speech to the nation last night. He will be ordering up an additional 5,000 troops to be deployed in the region and increasing war operations. That's going to cost. It'll mean higher levels of government spending.

The U.S. economy is a war economy. The second-largest spending item on the Treasury's Daily Treasury Statement -- a document that lists every expenditure of the Federal Government -- is "Other Withdrawals." Other withdrawals contain expenditures related to war operations; things like special ops, the so-called "black budget" and many other expenditures related to war....543 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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