Monday, December 20, 2010

Bernanke The Grinch Who Stole From The Poor, Weak And Elderly

Bernanke’s latest theoretical venture into manipulating the puppet strings of the economy began with his speech at Jackson Hole in August and concluded with his Op-Ed on November 4. His master plan to buy an additional $600 billion of Long-term Treasuries is being implemented on a daily basis. This QE2 follows his previous QE1, which consisted of buying $1.4 trillion of toxic mortgage securities from his masters, the insolvent Wall Street banks. What follows are Ben Bernanke’s own words: 
“I believe that additional purchases of longer-term securities, should the FOMC choose to undertake them, would be effective in further easing financial conditions.” – Ben Bernanke – August 27, 2010 -  Jackson Hole

“Given the Committee’s objectives, there would appear–all else being equal–to be a case for further action. For example, a means of providing additional monetary stimulus, if warranted, would be to expand the Federal Reserve’s holdings of longer-term securities. Empirical evidence suggests that our previous program of securities purchases was successful in bringing down longer-term interest rates and thereby supporting the economic recovery.” – Ben Bernake – October 15, 2010 – Boston Speech

“To promote a stronger pace of economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at levels consistent with its mandate, the Committee decided today to expand its holdings of securities. The Committee will maintain its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its securities holdings. In addition, the Committee intends to purchase a further $600 billion of longer-term Treasury securities by the end of the second quarter of 2011, a pace of about $75 billion per month.” – Ben Bernanke Fed Announcement – November 3, 2010

“This approach eased financial conditions in the past and, so far, looks to be effective again. Stock prices rose and long-term interest rates fell when investors began to anticipate the most recent action. Easier financial conditions will promote economic growth. For example, lower mortgage rates will make housing more affordable and allow more homeowners to refinance. Lower corporate bond rates will encourage investment. And higher stock prices will boost consumer wealth and help increase confidence, which can also spur spending. Increased spending will lead to higher incomes and profits that, in a virtuous circle, will further support economic expansion.” – Ben Bernanke – November 4, 2010 – Washington Post Op-Ed

Ben and his friends on the Federal Reserve have a PR machine to help sell their lies. Let’s assess whether Ben and his Federal Reserve have helped or hurt the average American.

Throwing Senior Citizens Under the Bus
Then he slunk to the ice box. He took the Whos’ feast, he took the who pudding, he took the roast beast. He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash. Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who hash. - Dr Seuss

There are approximately 40 million senior citizens living in 25 million households in the US. According to the Census Bureau, more than 12 million of these households survive on less than $30,000 of income per year. The median household income in the US is $49,777. A full 70% of all over 65 households make less than the median income.  A recent study found that 58% of those between 60 and 84 will at some point fail to have enough liquid assets to allow them to get through unanticipated expenses or declining income.

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  1. Shock and Awe economics baby.
    Austerity all round!
    That’s what this country needs when the lazy population is turned into a nation of unproductive of profits debt peons and pensioned off has beens and unemployed bums too lazy to work.
    Just like back in the State Capitalist USSR
    When pensions and all the other fat was cut out of the system .
    All that free healthcare probably bankrupted their system .
    Shock and awe economics does the trick.
    Get some real oligarchies in this corporate State America!

  2. I'm happy to read that someone is finally addressing the plight of seniors. An oerlooked and mostly forgotten portion of the population. Not only have they been denied true cost of living increases, they just had $500 billion cut from Medicare. For those that think Medicare is a free handout-think again. Try $1100 deductible every time you go in the hospital and 20 percent of every medical bill. If there's going to be sacrafice in the country it needs to start with the bankers.

  3. As Lou Rawls would say "Your Real Good Thang Has Come To An End" Sixty Minutes told the story on Dec 19 2010. Our states are in serious trouble. I am not making this Proclamation. "Effective January 1, 2011, no will will buy any clothing and eating out for a period of 30 days" You are to passed this proclamation on to every single person that you know. The money you save must be use to buy silver and gold.

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