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China's financial reserves are more than $2 trillion, the world's largest -- while the US has entered a state of crippling debt -- and its solution to crippling debt is -- much more debt.
Money quote: "The US spends tomorrow's money today," he said. "We Chinese spend today's money tomorrow. That's why we have this financial crisis."
Judicious use of debt can fuel prosperity; injudicious debt leads to ruin. Right now, the US is on the road to ruin.
And that's the way the need-a-get-out-of-debt-free-card Ball bounces.