With their constant threat of defaulting on the federal debt, the GOP has been unknowingly (?) providing aid and comfort to Russia and China, which have been engaged in a quiet financial war against the USA since the last two years of the Trump Administration. If it happens.../1
...in December, the world we know now could forever be changed; America's financial supremacy will end in a brutal crash. China and Russia have been engaged in a massive buildup of gold in the last few years. Banking experts say this is a transparent preparation for an attack../2
...on the long-term supremacy of the dollar. Chinese officials is in position for the yuan to take over the dollar in China’s trade and has the gold to back it up. If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling, the damage to the dollar would be ruinous, permanently marring it.../3
...at that moment, all China has to do is link the yuan to its gold reserves, creating a sound money policy out of a country with healthy government finances. The US will be unable to do a thing to counter it. We will fly into a credit crisis unlike any we have experienced.../4
...and China will have its thumb on us, because it is the largest holder of our debt. Hell, it could invade Taiwan at that moment, and if we object, just wreck us some more financially. We have surrendered with our recklessness. We are led by people who are too stupid, too.../5
...caught up in being king, to see theyre driving toward the cliff because of their constant flexing about an American "exceptionalism" that died long ago. America will be killed for a political stunt. And then we will do what we do best: Play the blame game over the corpse.

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