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Elon Musk says it’s ‘obviously correct’
that Fed is tanking US economy

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Posted By: Ribicon, 9/26/2022 2:20:15 PM

Billionaire Elon Musk backed a prominent Wharton economist who accused the Federal Reserve and its chairman Jerome Powell of completely botching their response to the current economic slump. Musk reacted to a fiery rant from Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel, who told CNBC’s “Halftime Report” on Friday that the Fed’s current policy path is “way too tight” and “makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.” Siegel, who admitted he was “very upset” about the Fed’s handling of the situation, accused Powell and his colleagues of waiting far too long to hike interest rates. Now, Siegel argued, the Fed is tanking the economy by being too aggressive with rate hikes despite


The United States government spends far too much money, intentionally, in order to destroy the economy and collapse the republic. The Fed and the US Treasury work hand in hand to lend us money printed out of thin air to enable lavish spending that enriches criminal politicians and bankers and arms dealers, at the direct expense of the American people, who exist merely to provide wealth to the Ultra 0.1%.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 9/26/2022 2:26:28 PM (No. 1288327)
That is a very ambiguous and confusing headline. Musk says what Siegel says - that the Fed is now (needlessly) tanking the economy - is “obviously correct. Those who react to headlines (which are not composed by the article authors) can get off in left field when headlines are carelessly composed.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon 9/26/2022 2:29:16 PM (No. 1288330)
Quotes from former Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who now runs the US Treasury. The ravings of a fool who must have graduated from the same economics program as fellow ignoramus AOC. Or is she an outright criminal? November 24, 2020: "Yellen’s Mandate: Massive Stimulus, Assuaging Fears of Inflation" March 14, 2021: "Prices will rise because of stimulus, but that won't last, Janet Yellen says" June 7, 2021: "Yellen Admits Inflation Is About To Surge But Says It Will Be ‘Plus For Society’s Point Of View’"
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Reply 3 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 9/26/2022 2:46:11 PM (No. 1288345)
No shite Sherlock. Lame Duck Joe has fubared America. The Fed is enforcing the fubaring of America. Watch for the depression that follows. It will be horrific. Talk about shortages now, you aint seen nothing yet. The Deep Staters will applaud, saying Capitalism sucks, try Socialism, and continue on the road to Venezuela.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jfodoch 9/26/2022 3:00:33 PM (No. 1288360)
But I've seen no indication yet that anything is planned to do about it. What is the point of identifying the problem if no measures are in place to slow the growth ? I've said for months that all it would take is a willingness to take action on solutions that are obvious, but there seems to be no willingness on the part of the imbedded to make it happen -- are we watching ourselves circling the bowl ??
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/26/2022 3:05:08 PM (No. 1288366)
The globalist feds have the reins and they are lashing the horses over the cliff.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: thefield 9/26/2022 3:07:01 PM (No. 1288368)
The last time fed had a chance to screw up everything, which they did,was with Carter.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/26/2022 3:18:50 PM (No. 1288386)
The U.S. is bankrupt. The Federal Reserve has no choice but to raise interest rates to their natural rate, which is what a willing borrower and lender would pay or receive by negotiation. Artificial interest rates are nothing but licenses for politician's to spend borrowed money.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative 9/26/2022 3:35:23 PM (No. 1288396)
Is inflation a problem? How long will you care to live and do business in an 8-10 percent inflation economy? Last time this popped up it took 15 years to get serious about inflation. Those Nixon wage and price controls didn't work. Those Ford WIN buttons failed. Even carter's "malaise" wasn't the solution. The politicians squealed then as now. What's the fix now? More government intervention in the economy!! Increased deficit spending, you say? How much? Another couple TRILLION enough? If you have a 401k/IRA and nearing/at RMD age you'd better think hard about that...especially if you advocate "low" interest rates that continue to subsidize credit spending to prop up the Potemkin economy we've had since 1992. By 1982 the 1968 dollar retained a purchasing value of 37 cents. Let's do it again! Right?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: TLCary 9/26/2022 3:36:33 PM (No. 1288398)
Today the Dow took a dive because the US dollar is so STRONG (and getting stronger) compared to other currencies that it's hurting foreign trade... and crippling the economy. The Fed keeps ratcheting up the prime rate because the US dollar is so WEAK (and getting weaker) that they are trying to contain inflation... by crippling the economy. There is no way to pull out of this tailspin. They can't impose Authoritarian Communism without destroying Free Market Capitalism. This time they succeeded.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bobn.t 9/26/2022 9:43:18 PM (No. 1288651)
JoeBama and Mulatto destroying America.
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