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Fed makes new rate pledge,pumps more money into economy (More Stimulus or Bust!!)
Yahoo! Finance ^ | 12/12/12 | Reuters

Posted on 12/12/2012 11:02:28 AM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve ramped up its stimulus to the economy on Wednesday, expressing disappointment with the pace of recovery in employment as contentious U.S. budget talks heighten uncertainty about the outlook.

The central bank replaced a more modest stimulus program due to expire at year-end with a fresh round of Treasury purchases that will increase its balance sheet. It committed to monthly purchases of $45 billion in Treasuries on top of the $40 billion per month in mortgage-backed bonds it started buying in September.

In a surprise move, the Fed also adopted numerical thresholds for policy, a step that had not been expected until early next year. In particular, the Fed said it will likely keep official rates near zero for as long as unemployment remains above 6.5 percent, inflation between one and two years ahead is projected to be no more than 2.5 percent, and long-term inflation expectations remain contained.

The Fed noted unemployment remains elevated ..

"The Committee remains concerned that, without sufficient policy accommodation, economic growth might not be strong enough to generate sustained improvement in labor market conditions," the Fed said in a statement.

Policymakers also repeated a pledge to keep buying bonds until the labor market outlook improves substantially. A drop in the jobless rate to 7.7 percent in November from 7.9 percent in October was driven by workers exiting the labor force, and therefore did not come close to satisfying that condition.

Under the "Operation Twist" program that will expire at the end of the month, the Fed was buying $45 billion in longer-term Treasuries with proceeds from the sale of short-term debt. The new round of government bond-buying it announced on Wednesday will be funded by essentially creating new money, further expanding the Fed's $2.8 trillion balance sheet.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bernanke; economy; federalreserve; pledge; pumps; stimulus
Please pass the figgy stimulus pudding, Uncle Ben. It's so yummmmy.
1 posted on 12/12/2012 11:02:34 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; ...
RE :”Under the “Operation Twist” program that will expire at the end of the month, the Fed was buying $45 billion in longer-term Treasuries with proceeds from the sale of short-term debt. The new round of government bond-buying it announced on Wednesday will be funded by essentially creating new money, further expanding the Fed's $2.8 trillion balance sheet. “

Why does the government collect taxes when it can just create its own money and loan it to itself? Everyone wins by doing this. (just imagine if the Fed stopped extending this debt to the treasury. )
This is about as clean as the FICA trust fund.

Of course congress specifically the House must pass a bill spending that money loaned to it (the gubment). But I guess they work for O.

2 posted on 12/12/2012 11:19:29 AM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They need to quit free trade policies with low wage countries and get our jobs back. Without fixing that core structural problem, stimulus is unlikely to work and may actually fund the continued off shoring of our jobs.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 11:32:15 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: NormsRevenge

So, the Fed is buying $40 billion in mortgage-backed bonds per month and now it’s adding $45 billion in treasuries per month. A cool trillion and 20 billion per year. Why, that will only leave a few hundred billion for all those eager buyers of our tresuries which finance our trillion plus annual deficits now.

Or maybe those eager buyers of our treasuries aren’t so eager any more. How much of this is so-called stimulus and how much is the Fed possibly being the only way left to finance the ridiculous Obama deficit spending?


4 posted on 12/12/2012 11:37:01 AM PST by Will88
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To: NormsRevenge
45B + 40B/mo = 1.02 Trillion debt/2013, which debases the value of US dollar by about 6% or more, raising the price of food, oil and energy, which is not included in the CPI inflation rate and which commodities are traded on the world market.

The effect is an effective 6% tax increase on everyone by means of the price of gas and food etc. The MBS buying means also that trash mortgages, held by banks are being transfered to the US tax payer, a continuing bailout of the banks (TARP at 800 billion was chump change). The QE programs make the bailout closer to 6 trillion plus.

It also means the government can continue to deficit spend money it does not have in by way of this hidden tax, in addition to any tax increases. None of this actually helps employment. The continued low interest rates penalize savers and the elderly, genuinely putting granny by the curb.

5 posted on 12/12/2012 11:40:25 AM PST by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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To: NormsRevenge

Gee, more stimulation from the Fed.... This will make a real mess instead of resolving the problem. Gov’t spends too much money and needs to go on a budget diet !


6 posted on 12/12/2012 11:42:28 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: NormsRevenge
Where were you when the triple-digit inflation hit?
7 posted on 12/12/2012 11:51:09 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: NormsRevenge

More stimulus TILL WE bust is more like it.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 11:52:49 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yay!!! Higher taxes will fix everything!! Spend Trillions more /idiot Obama voters


9 posted on 12/12/2012 11:56:06 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Where were you when the triple-digit inflation hit?

uhhh.. standing in the free gubamint cheese&iphone line?

a private citizen tries and make a little slush script money,, boom, bamm,, slammer time..
The FEd gets a pass.. go figure..

pray tell what the difference is? they both manufacture something out of nothing..

It’s beginning to look a lot more like the Germany of the 30s,, got big basket? to lug all the currency you’ll need.. oh wait, it’ll all be done with plastic.. gubamint needs to get with the electronic program. who says they need to inject a chip in you when they got your gubamint issue debit card?


10 posted on 12/12/2012 11:58:18 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Silver likes it!


11 posted on 12/12/2012 11:58:18 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: NormsRevenge
More money to the Foreign Bankers. Absolutely infuriating!
12 posted on 12/12/2012 12:37:44 PM PST by cowboyusa
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To: verklaring
...raising the price of food, oil and energy, which is not included in the CPI inflation rate....

Here is the latest CPI press release from the BLS. Please pay particular attention to how many times the words "food" and "energy" are mentioned.

13 posted on 12/12/2012 12:40:02 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: NormsRevenge
Killing us all 'softly' - killing the dollar - setting us up to accept the new 'one world' currency that will cost you ten (or more) dollars of your old money to get one of the new.

"..oh wait, it’ll all be done with plastic.."

A mark in the forehead or wherever... and not so far away now.

14 posted on 12/12/2012 12:40:26 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: NormsRevenge
http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/council_on_foriegn_relations.htm

The Council on Foreign Relations was incorporated … on July 29, 1921. Founding members included Colonel House, and "...such potentates of international banking as J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Warberg, Otto Kahn, and Jacob Schiff...the same clique which had engineered the establishment of the Federal Reserve System," according to Gary Allen in the October 1972 issue of "AMERICAN OPINION."

During the 1920's, America enjoyed a decade of prosperity, fueled by the easy availability of credit. Between 1923 and 1929 the Federal Reserve expanded the money supply by sixty-two percent. When the stock market crashed, many small investors were ruined, but not "insiders." In March of 1929 Paul Warburg issued a tip the Crash was coming, and the largest investors got out of the market…

Curtis Dall, son-in-law of FDR and a syndicate manager for Lehman Brothers, an investment firm, was on the N.Y. Stock Exchange floor the day of the crash. In "FDR: My Exploited Father-In-Law," he states: "...it was the calculated 'shearing' of the public by the World-Money powers triggered by the planned sudden shortage of call money in the New York Market."

Within the CFR there exists a "much smaller group but more powerful...made up of Wall Street international bankers and their key agents…

Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking Committee declared: "It was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence...The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all."

What must be remembered is that this is not some lunatic- fringe group...these are members of one of the most powerful private organizations in the world: the people who determine and control American economic, social, political, and military policy. Members' influence and control extends to "leaders in academia, public service, business, and the media," according to the CFR 1993 "Annual Report."

Most members are one-world-government ideologists whose long- term goals were officially summed up in September 1961 State Department Document 7277, adopted by the Nixon Administration: "...elimination of all armed forces and armaments except those needed to maintain internal order within states and to furnish the United Nations with peace forces...by the time it (UN global government) would be so strong no nation could challenge it."

Which leads to Agenda 21…

15 posted on 12/12/2012 12:43:59 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (This is a whole different world we live in now. We'd better wise up.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I'd rather Hans and Franz did the pumping up....


16 posted on 12/12/2012 12:49:12 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is BS. The Fed will keep buying bonds to monitize Federal debt “forever,” and will buy mortgage debt until all of the banks who own true crap mortgages, plus Fannie, Freddie, and the FHA have unloaded all they have for cash to the Federal Reserve.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 1:12:40 PM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: JustTheTruth

The world’s biggest organized crime racket ever, with full Federal backing.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 1:14:40 PM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: JustTheTruth

The world’s biggest organized crime racket ever, with full Federal backing.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 1:14:40 PM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: JustTheTruth

The world’s biggest organized crime racket ever, with full Federal backing.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 1:14:40 PM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: NormsRevenge

The fed will not buy bonds that are not issued because there is a new debt ceiling that restricts borrowing to current ceiling levels.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 1:37:32 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: JustTheTruth
The Fed will keep buying bonds to monitize Federal debt “forever,” and will buy mortgage debt until all of the banks who own true crap mortgages

But the Fed doesn't buy crap mortgages from banks.

22 posted on 12/12/2012 3:31:21 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just keep buying gold folks.


23 posted on 12/12/2012 7:43:14 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Gadsden1st

How does silver like it today?


24 posted on 12/13/2012 7:50:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
But the Fed doesn't buy crap mortgages from banks

LOL....that's funny. Bernanke is buying them and the banks are selling them. It doesn't matter who is in the middle of the transaction. All the fraudulent mortgage paper is going to end up on the Fed's balance sheet - it's where that $hit will all be buried forever.

Have you figured it out yet Toddster? The ponzi scheme should be obvious even to you at this point. Bernanke is going to paper over everything, and pay 100% of the cost of the federal government too while he's at it.

QE will not stop until the dollar is totally destroyed, they can't stop now. The event horizon has been passed. HAHAHAHA. Even you must have bought some gold by now. Too bad you didn't start when I told you to years ago. Gold has been and will continue to kick the $hit out of stocks...and every other asset class.
25 posted on 01/04/2013 10:30:01 PM PST by dollarbull (why are paperbugs so bad at history?)
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To: dollarbull
But the Fed doesn't buy crap mortgages from banks

LOL....that's funny. Bernanke is buying them and the banks are selling them.

Yes, all those guaranteed mortgage bonds on the Fed's balance sheet. Just awful!

26 posted on 01/05/2013 8:09:44 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: dollarbull
Gold has been and will continue to kick the $hit out of stocks...and every other asset class.


27 posted on 04/15/2013 3:58:43 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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