The financial situation for many Americans and their families were in dire straits even prior to Covid-19 and all of the subsequent ill-effects. However, we must note that the broader economy was weakening before the pandemic arrived. So, with the reality of restrictions and lockdowns, this has placed further strains on household finances. Although, it must also be noted that in a typical recession or economic downturn, it is common for incomes to decline. Yet, due to the passage of the Nobody CARES Act and other fiscal and monetary measures, incomes in aggregate actually increased. It must be stressed that this was not the result of productive economic measures, but rather due to inflationary policies – printing money and throwing it into the system in various ways. This is not free and it will prove to be extremely expensive. It will come at the cost of suffering the affects of inflation and with it the loss of savings and purchasing power.
In today’s podcast we highlight a survey that was conducted in the late summer of 2020 that focused on savings in the US. This survey can serve as a timely benchmark as it was conducted during the ongoing pandemic restrictions, but also overlaps some of the fiscal and monetary policies that were implemented. We refer you to the link above to read the article that discusses the findings, yet we will mention a few key points. The median savings balance is $3,500 and the average is $26,619 according to the 2,000 survey respondents. The article also notes that 39 percent of Americans do not have enough money saved to cover a $400 emergency. Further, with respect to retirement, nearly 50 percent of families do not have anything saved for retirement. In what is supposed to be the wealthiest and most prosperous nation on Earth, it sure looks more like a tale of two cities.
It is such inequality that has driven us to economic, political, and social decay and decline. This reality exists due to the flawed and fraudulent fiscal and monetary policies that have been enacted for decades and continue to be implemented on an even larger scale. No proactive measures have been taken nor proper reactive measures. Therefore, the net result will be that the system continues onward on its faulty path until exhaustion. This will end in blood and tears around the globe. Stay diversified, stay vigilant, and stay with The Kapital News. #Economy #Jobs #Savings #Markets #Liberty #USA #Gold #Silver #Inflation #Recession #Depression #Recession #Depression #EndTheFed #bananarepublic #FireCongress