United States influence is waned?

United States of America officials believe that their influence in global forums like the G20 has not waned, despite the current difficulties with the problem of Washington's central budget and its partners in Europe it is hoping to China to help solve the debt crisis.

"Our ability to contribute, lead, and influence the outcome of those issues were not related to the problems faced by the American taxpayer," said an official at the presidential office of the U.S. (White House), Michael Froman, as quoted by news agency Reuters, 3 November 2011.

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. is currently struggling to cope with budget deficit and government debt. Unlike in the past, the situation is what caused the U.S. is difficult to give a big relief for Europe, which was hit by the debt crisis.

The U.S. is also struggling to cope with high unemployment. Issues that become a challenge for Barack Obama, which is likely to run again for president in election 2012.

Thus, central Europe hoping to China, enjoying a trade surplus and foreign reserves are abundant, to help them by buying more bonds EFSF (European Financial stabilization facility).

However, among White House officials are still convinced that Europe can overcome its debt crisis independently. The U.S. economy was still seen as the biggest in the world that still has a big role for the global arena.

"Of all the issues on the agenda of the G20, these countries still see the United States to get ideas and suggestions on the issues under discussion," said Froman. U.S. Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, also has given a number of recommendations so that Europe can learn from the experience of his country overcome the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

White House officials also thinks that the IMF, headquartered in Washington DC, could play a role in overcoming the crisis. "The IMF has a number of resources for Playing the number of challenges in Europe and around the world," said U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes.

"We can not say just what to do in other countries. What we wanted to convey is the role of the IMF, such as what steps the IMF needs to be done to respond to this crisis?" Rhodes continued.