It is highly evident that the sunlight between the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve no longer exists. The merger has been underway for years and is nearing its completion. Talk about the United States turning into a banana republic, well here it is. If you thought last year was a wild ride with respect to fiscal and monetary support, buckle up, because you ain’t seen anything yet. We know that Congress (Democrats), the Treasury Secretary, and Fed Chairman, are all hand-in-hand when it comes to the $1.9 trillion spending bill proposed by the Democrats and Biden administration. The argument is all about returning to full employment and how the passage of this bill will help to secure that goal. Furthermore, the Fed is completely behind it and willing to finance the deal (because we do not have the money), also arguing that full employment is their goal as well and how the Fed will remain accommodative until that end is met. Recall that one of the mandates of the Fed is to achieve and maintain full employment. The other is to achieve and maintain price stability.
This is just the opening salvo for what is going to be fiscal and monetary authorities gone wild. The $1.9 trillion is more about transfer payments, unemployment benefits, assistance to state finances, Covid-19 programs, and perhaps increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour than anything else. This means that the Democrats will likely continue onward with the spending spree and attempt to tackle healthcare, the environment, and infrastructure. Some of these measures will likely pass and the cost is unknown, but it will be in the hundreds of billions, if not trillions in aggregate by the time the dust settles. The Congressional Budget Office is already predicting a national deficit north of $2 trillion for this fiscal year alone and this figure does not take into consideration any of the above spending measures.
Speaking of jobs, for the week ending 6 February, 793,000 Americans filed an initial jobless claim, which was above market expectations. The prior week’s figure was revised upward by 33,000 to rest at 812,000. For all programs, for the week ending 23 January, 20.4 million Americans continue to receive some form of unemployment insurance. This is a week-over-week increase of nearly 2.6 million. This would give us an unemployment rate closer to 14.3 percent as opposed to the official rate of 6.3 percent. We are nearly one year into the lockdowns and restrictions, and we continue to witness this type of carnage in the jobs market. This is after several trillions of dollars were flushed into the system. So what makes $1.9 trillion so magical if several trillion dollars could not stop the damage?
The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet hit a new all-time high at $7.44 trillion dollars. Some $30 billion above its previous high. With respect to M1 and M2 money stock, both of these measures are near their respective all-time highs, which were hit within the last few weeks. These numbers will continue higher as fiscal and monetary policies continue their expansion. This is by definition inflation and will prove utterly destructive to the financial system, and more importantly to the real economy. Stay diversified, stay vigilant, and stay with The Kapital News. #Economy #Debt #Markets #Fraud #Fake #FireCongress #Liberty #USA #Inflation #Gold #Silver #Jobs #Bailouts #Spending #Recession #Depression #Protests #bananarepublic #EndTheFed