And from late last yearBeijing has made no secret of its desire to diversify from greenback assets -- mainly U.S. Treasuries -- and for the establishment of another reserve currency to use as a store of wealth and for international transactions. The European sovereign debt crisis has reduced the allure of the euro for those purposes. While Beijing has voiced limited support for the various schemes to ease Europe's woes, it has added to its holdings of other, smaller currencies, such as the Australian dollar.
That's not the kind of stuff you do when something is popular. It's just like a guy that doesn't like his job but can't find a better one. He goes to it because he doesn't have a better option, not because of popularity.What may also be included as a key part of an effective reform is the introduction of a new international reserve currency that is to be created to replace the dominant U.S. dollar, so that the international community could permanently stay away from the spillover of the intensifying domestic political turmoil in the United States.
Furthermore, if you look at US Treasuries one must consider that backing them is a government that has $127,000,000,000,000.00 IN UNFUNDED LIABILITIES!
You call that popular???
You Think The Deficit Is Bad? Federal Unfunded Liabilities Exceed $127 Trillion - Forbes
You Think The Deficit Is Bad? Federal Unfunded Liabilities Exceed $127 Trillion
Although the battle over a two-year budget deal and the national debt limit in Washington, D.C. has received the lion’s share of media attention recently , the bigger, more ominous threat facing taxpayers are unfunded liabilities—the difference between the net present value of expected future government spending and the net present value of projected future tax revenue, particularly those associated with Social Security and Medicare.
While federal unfunded liabilities are important, state-level unfunded pension liabilities also pose serious obstacles. In Texas, the recent 2013 Employees Retirement System (ERS) Valuation Report outlines the funding shortages this pension system faces and there is some indication it may be unable to pay beneficiaries by 2052.
The federal unfunded liabilities are catastrophic for future taxpayers and economic growth. At usdebtclock.org, federal unfunded liabilities are estimated at near $127 trillion, which is roughly $1.1 million per taxpayer and nearly double 2012’s total world output.