Skip to comments.Junk the Fed and Change Fiscal Policy
Posted on 08/02/2014 8:32:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
The nightmare that is our fiscal and monetary policies are on full display today in the so-called jobs report.
Its time to banish the Fed. Its time to re-embrace capitalism. The same way watered down academics are destroying our preparedness for the future, so too is monetary policy that waters down the dollar, providing cover for White House policies that are the antithesis of capitalism, are destroying our economic future as the policies punish and dissuade achievement. You cannot give away the accomplishments of others through tax policy, and you cannot create real wealth by printing money.
The Federal Reserve and the White House have spent the last six years doing more spinning of their policies than making honest assessments of their success or lack of success.
Headlines can focus on 200,000 jobs created six months in a row, but this is America- these are not great numbers, just a fraction of our potential.
Youll hear about the 6.2% unemployment rate, but not about the millions of Americans that gave up. You will also not hear about the composition of jobs.
The facts that 27 million people are working part time and on top of that, 3 million people remain long term unemployed are serious red flags.
When Janet Yellen talks about slack in the labor market, shes spot on try 92 million people out of the labor market.
So, yesterday, Wall Street got spooked by a sharp increase in wages that in the grand scheme of things was a puny increase with respect to historic levels of increases. Wages being up 0.7% month-to-month is great in the era of mediocrity, but a +2.0% from a year earlier is half a normal American economy. Equity futures snapped back a little, but are drifting. Im actually more concerned about signs of economic weakness, not inflation, and I think the market is too.
Good grief. Doesn't anybody proofread their work anymore?
The Fed was not always politicized. The (William McChesney)Martin Fed was the last truly independent and responsible FRB, with the possible exception of Paul Volker. Simply having a central bank is not in itself a threat to our economic well-being. In fact it's worked well up until around the Vietnam War.
An honest and responsible Congress that executes its Constitutional duties faithfully is key. That is what will allow the Fed to remain independent and focused on what they should be focused on, which is maintaining a strong currnecy and stable prices.
“The Fed”is a “Creation”of “The Progressives”in order to wrest more”Unconstitutional Power”form The People.It’s ALL about the 13th Amendment and must be AMENDED.The nxt should be The 17th so that(once again)US Senatores can be”Appointed”by State Legislatures.This is what The Framers had in mind and They WERE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fed and fiat money are the foundation of the progressive, nanny state
As long as it these exist, conservatives will be fighting and losing most battles
If we get rid of the Federal Reserve, do we get rid of the Federal Reserve Notes at the same time?
We won’t get achievement to fund anything with the education system we’ve got.