my question is if there is a term or a study that goes over the breaking/tipping points of the involvement of a federal government. there has to be a measure that we can look to in order to determine that our feds have "gone too far"
The tipping point is when we have to sell so much debt (borrow) we run out of buyers or we have to decrease the price of the debt (thus increasing yields) to attract buyers causing interest on the debt to rise. We are past that tipping point with the easing programs implemented by the Federal Reserve. They need to step in and buy federal debt to keep bond prices high and borrowing cost low for the federal government to continue its operations. When Fed easing is required, it's simply an admonition that we have run out of money, we are bankrupt, can you please print some more money so we can continue the ponzi.