Economics and Investing:

Bryan E. noted that Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has proposed a list of budget cuts that will total $500 Billion dollars in savings.

“The Houston Cannonball” mentioned a link at Zero Hedge for a map of the dozens of riots in recent weeks across the globe that can be attributed to price hikes as well as a few price hikes in the US.

Sue C. sent this: Budget deficit to hit $1.48 trillion. The congresscritters in Washington D.C. now have us swimming in red ink!

Items from The Economatrix:

Mike Ruppert:  The Beginning of Systemic Failure

Regulators Shut Down Small Banks in Oklahoma and Wisconsin  

World Markets Sink as Protests Escalate in Egypt  

Fitch Downgrades Egypt Outlook to Negative  

More Robust Spending Helps Economy Gain Steam  

The US Goes Back to the Gold Standard