Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Obama: Too Much Debt Could Fuel Double-Dip Recession

According to Reuters, President Obama warned the country about the need to stop rising federal deficits yesterday. He asserted that if government debts continue to pile up, that it could result in a “double-dip” recession.

With the U.S. unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, Obama told FOX News his administration faces a delicate balance of trying to boost the economy and spur job creation while putting the economy on a path toward long-term deficit reduction.

His administration was considering ways to accelerate economic growth, with tax measures among the options to give companies incentives to hire, Obama said in the interview with FOX conducted in Beijing during his nine-day trip to Asia.

"It is important though to recognize if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the U.S. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession," he said.

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