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US Teeters on Brink of Economic Collapse Due to 'Dollar Bubble' – Ron Paul

© Flickr / Gage SkidmoreRon Paul speaking in Reno in 2011.
Ron Paul speaking in Reno in 2011. - Sputnik International
The United States risks sliding into the abyss of economic crisis, Ron Paul warned, pointing out that "there is a huge bubble with the dollar."

The rising Dollar index, which reached its 12-year highs against the basket of currencies, is not a reason for optimism, warned Ron Paul, a former Republican congressman and two-time US presidential candidate.

"It's not so much that the dollar is a great currency. It's the fact that nothing else is any better. The fundamentals are a disaster. The economy is in bad shape when you have more than half the people hardly making ends meet," Dr. Ron Paul underscored. 

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The United States is teetering on the brink of a disastrous financial crisis, the former congressman pointed out. The dollar's "rally" is not a sign that the US economy is strengthening, but just a byproduct of a world's surfeit of easy money.

According to Dr. Paul, the Federal Reserve's policies facilitated the unprecedented growth of the dollar against other major currencies, not real economic growth.

"We do not have a healthy economy because we do everything to perpetuate debt, increase debt, increase regulations," he noted. 

Unfortunately, we cannot predict when exactly the dollar bubble will finally burst, the former congressman underscored, referring to the Global financial crisis of 2007-2008, that was entirely unexpected. "Nobody warned us about that," he remarked bitterly.

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Some unexpected economic or geopolitical events may push the American economy to the brink, Dr. Paul noted, adding that plummeting oil prices have already affected the global market and major oil producers. 

"Right now, the markets have tried to correct things since '08 and '09 but the correction has been prohibited. It's just like in the Depression; we prohibited, we delayed the inevitable," Ron Paul stressed.

Ron Paul suggested that the collapse of the dollar and the stock market could be triggered by the Fed's decision to raise interest rates. Remarkably, many experts believe the Fed will propose such a measure later this year.

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