Its getting obvious to all now that our GDP growth is only because of stimulus/low interest rates and such things like that, but today I was wondering....how long has this ponzi been going on and what is our REAL GDP without stimulus and low interest rates? It occurs to me that this ponzi scheme has been going on since the dot com bubble and that pretty much all growth from there is false growth. The fact that we are now injecting more than a trillion dollars per year into the economy to keep up a 1 or 2% growth every year makes me realize that this ponzi must be on its last legs. Just like those guys at health south who were faking the books so much to report bigger and bigger growth numbers that they were eventually paying more in taxes on their fake earnings than they were making in revenue. So now I wonder....what is our real GDP? If I had to throw a guess out there, i would say its probably what it was in the early 90s....maybe less since we sent alot of jobs overseas since then and our cars have lost their market share. So maybe our REAL GDP is somewhere between 5 to 6 trillion and its only the stimulus & low interest rates that is keeping it artificially at 14 trillion. Just my humble opinion though, but I dont think im too far off the mark.