The Biden regime won’t admit it and neither will most Democrats because it would only add to their reputation of being unable to run a successful economy, but it’s pretty much official now: Inflation is out of control despite the fact that the Federal Reserve has been hiking rates to reverse price spikes.
Thanks to Democrat over-spending during the pandemic when the supply chain was busted and goods were in short supply, prices skyrocketed to reflect the lack of availability, and they’ve not come down very much at all.
Worse, other monetary assets are now being negatively affected as well.
“We saw a big selloff in the gold market last week and the price dropped below $2,000 an ounce. The catalyst for that selloff was tough talk from several Federal Reserve officials and an increasing expectation that the central bank will raise rates again in June,” SchiffGold.com noted this week.
“As Peter Schiff explained in his podcast, everybody thinks the Fed is going to win the inflation fight because it is going to be even tougher. In reality, they are talking tougher because they are losing the fight,” the site noted further.
In a statement on Thursday, Lorie Logan, the President of the Dallas Fed, expressed her concerns about “much too high” inflation, stating that it is not slowing down quickly enough to enable the Federal Reserve to consider pausing its campaign of interest rate hikes in June.
“The data in coming weeks could yet show that it is appropriate to skip a meeting. As of today, though, we aren’t there yet,” Logan said.
Despite the stock market’s indifference to the Federal Reserve’s more stringent stance, there were notable reactions in other financial markets. The dollar gained strength, gold prices declined, and there was a sell-off in the short-term bond market. If the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) proceeds with a rate hike next month, it would result in the Fed funds rate reaching a range of 5.25% to 5.5%. Schiff highlighted that this would surpass the peak rate observed during the previous cycle in June 2006.
“We will be above the interest rate level that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Except the difference is today that we have so much more debt than we did back then. Everybody has a lot more debt — the government, corporations, individuals. So, that level of interest will do far more damage today than it did in 2007. And we know how much damage it did then because we had the financial crisis of 2008. So, the financial crisis that has already begun in 2023 is going to be much worse than the one that we had in 2008,” Schiff said during his podcast.
For the first time ever, household debt in the U.S. has surpassed $17 trillion. Typically, credit card balances fall during the first quarter of the year, but this year they were flat.
“Americans are using their credit cards as a lifeline. That’s how they’re dealing with higher prices. They’re charging stuff,” Schiff said.
During March, revolving credit, which encompasses credit card debt, experienced a significant annual increase of 17.3%. Simultaneously, interest rates on credit card debt soared above 20%. Schiff suggested that these trends demonstrate the Federal Reserve’s lack of progress in addressing inflation.
“The consumer keeps spending. Where are they getting the money? They’re borrowing it. Credit continues to expand. That’s part of the inflationary dynamic. Inflation is an expansion of the money supply, which includes credit. So, consumers are not cutting back on their spending because of higher prices. They’re not even cutting back on their spending because of higher interest rates. They just keep on spending,” Schiff said.
“So, prices are going to keep on rising, and this next quarter-point rate hike isn’t going to be any more effective than the previous rate hikes, which means they’re going to have to do it again,” he added.
Get ready for a massive debt bomb to explode soon, in other words.
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There is such thing as “inflation”. There is only the constant DEVALUATION OF OUR MONEY SUPPLY. It gets cheaper to produce and distribute goods over time. This is an absolute. Calling it “inflation” is pure PROPAGANDA.
There is only 1 possible result when your money supply is a FIAT money supply that is issued as INSTRUMENTS OF DEBT. This is why your money says “FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE” on it. A NOTE is a LOAN. That’s right, folks. The “money” you all think is actual money isn’t “money” at all. IT’S A LOAN FROM THE JEWISH FEDERAL RESERVE BANK.
Because the Jewish bankers PROFIT from issuing loans to our government, there is a NATURAL INCENTIVE TO DEVALUE IT, forcing us to take out MORE LOANS resulting in MORE DEBT. So as instruments of Jewish debt, your money can’t do anything BUT devalue.
This is why they wanted so desperately to get us off money backed by SILVER and GOLD. Metal-backed money is a COMMODITY, and there is a NATURAL INCENTIVE TO MAINTAIN THE VALUE OF A COMMODITY. This is why your “Silver Certificates” don’t have the word “NOTE” anywhere on them. Destroying the wealth of America with endless Jewish debt is the key to our destruction…and the key to our salvation, if only we learn and accept the truth, along with what must be done to correct it.
What really has to happen is Demand Destruction. That means an inability to borrow and spend. That will be painful for many people, but that’s how you tame inflation.
There is no such thing as “inflation”.
Why are you pushing that propaganda?
stop printing money. shut off the printing presses for a month.
How about take control of our money supply away from the Jews?
They aren’t Raising the rates as quickly and high as they need to. A Massive disaster in the makinging and it is intentional.
Send in the cub scouts… take diaper joe and his ‘not a doctor’ wifey out. Send a message to all the good people left in America. Cub Scouts rule.
Brain Dead Biden and his cohorts are purposely destroying the value of the dollar so they usher the digital currency and have total control over us – WAKE UP AMERica – how can demoRats keep voting for their own downfall – they need big daddy gov. to run their pathetic lives or they are stupid and asleep?
Increasing the interest rate to suck money out of the system and thwart inflation only works if you stop printing the dang money. If you keep pumping it out, it does nothing. Wait for the overseas money to start flowing home, heck it probably has started. That will really ramp up inflation.