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US economy faces a grim outlook in 2011 as Washington's steps taken to handle the financial crisis, including money printing, have put the country on the verge of "bankruptcy," an expert says.

In an interview with Press TV's Max Keiser, Karl Denninger of noted that neither Europe's austerity measures nor United States' money printing could solve their economic crisis.

"They are both wrong in that neither of these elements proposed in taking those people who made bad loans and holding them to account," Denninger said.

"You have to take these institutions like these banks or whoever has it, and forces them to take the writedowns and mark discredit off," he added.

"The problem is if you do that they are insolvent. So, we have a political system both in the United States and in Europe that is unwilling to stand up to these bankers and say you are bankrupt," Denninger argued.

He said that the US has suffered a "total systematic indebtedness to GDP" over the past 30 years that could shape a destiny similar to Greece and Ireland for the US.

"It's just a question of how long it will go on. And what happens Max is the same thing that happened to Greece and Ireland. Everything seems to be Okay one day and the next morning you wake up and bonds are blowing out and auctions are failing. That has been the history on this crisis and it's going to continue," he concluded.

A recent study has found that around one hundred US banks, which have been rescued by the federal government, are facing the prospect of bankruptcy again.

A total of 98 unsteady banks that were bailed out by Washington authorities and received more than $4.2 billion from the Treasury Department under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) are now sinking toward failure again, a recent analysis of federal data by The Wall Street Journal revealed. According to the study, TARP was originally created in the middle of the US financial crisis to help only healthy banks.