Hmmmm... With no desire to shoot the messenger - I'm as big a pessimist as anyone, but lots of members here could summarize how precarious our economic/fiscal situation is just as effectively - and that's what all 56 slides preceding the last one are. Tell us something we don't already know Mr Rosenburg. Anyone who is surprised by the charts, hasn't been paying attention, and most here do pay attention.
The only slide worth review (not necessarily correct) is the last one, and you can see that in post #1 above. While current data is verifiably bad, the mentality and lack of imagination reminds me of this pearl from 1979...
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57
Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)