Goldman Sachs CEO Solomon spoke in an interview Monday with Bloomberg TV.

On the US dollar he said

  • “The reserve currency is a great privilege”
  • doesn't see “a threat to that in any way, shape or form.”

He was speaking in the context of US debt levels and added on the dollar:

  • “But it’s not something that you can take for granted”
  • “The United States’ ability to spend without constraints is not unlimited”

On US debt:

  • “I think the level of debt in the United States [and] the level of spending is something that we need a sharper focus on and more dialogue around than what we’ve seen”
  • “The spending levels…are continuing at a pace that I think is raising our debt level and creating issues for us down the road”
  • the issue is “something that deserves a lot of attention.”
  • “we need to deal with the debt and the deficits.”
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