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At Fed, Nascent Debate on
When to Slow Asset Buying

New York Times, by Binyamin Appelbaum

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 1/28/2013 11:30:30 AM

Washington — The Federal Reserve has left little doubt about its plans for the next few months, and thus little mystery about the statement it will release Wednesday after the latest meeting of its policy-making committee. The economy remains weak. The Fed will keep buying bonds to hold down borrowing costs. Inside the central bank, however, debate is once again shifting from whether the Fed should do more to stimulate the economy to when it should start doing less.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/28/2013 11:36:32 AM     (No. 9144139)

So far, all this printing of money has not worked. Buying our our bonds makes no sense; why do it just because no one else wants to buy our debt. All the "pumping" and printing is making our dollars worth less, piling on more debt, and eventually the Fed will have to raise interest rates, and all he!! will break loose. Stop spending, stop printing so many dollars, and let the market settle out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: otronome, 1/28/2013 11:55:15 AM     (No. 9144188)

Boys and girls...they cannot stop buying (aka printing) when our gubbermint is spending $80 billion more than it takes in each month and makes promises that exceed another $10 billion in future commitments per month while at the same time trying to rollover $16++ trillion in existing debt.

Their conundrum...when the left hand stops buying from the right hand...game over for the cartel of Ivy League elite and Wall Street...global depression or beginning of hyperinflation are the two choices left becasue of the can kicking of two decades.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: unagator, 1/28/2013 12:06:40 PM     (No. 9144229)

It´s been a total failure thus far, so why stop now?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ktwo, 1/28/2013 4:36:10 PM     (No. 9144843)

New Word Monday. NASCENT. I had forgotten its meaning.

Yes indeedy. Maybe they should start thinking and talking about their follies.

The Trillion $ platinum coins idea made just as much sense as the FR Asset Buying.

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