The Biden administration and the Federal Reserve continue their deafening silence about the drastic escalation of the rate of inflation in this country. It's getting worse by the day. In this short interview, Peter Schiff tells Tucker Carlson what's causing it. Here are the core quotes (bold, underlined text is my emphasis):
If you look at how much the cost of living went up, measured by the CPI in the first four months of this year, it’s 2%. So, if you triple that to annualized it, we have consumer prices rising at 6% annually. But if you look at the monthly numbers, every month it accelerates. So, if you extrapolate the trend of the first four months of this year for the entire year, you’re going to get a 20% increase in consumer prices in 2021.
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The real problem is the surplus of money. Whenever you print a lot of money, it’s always a goods shortage because the Federal Reserve can print all the money they want, but they don’t print products to buy with the money. So, we have all this money being printed. We’re not producing a lot. People are sitting at home cashing unemployment checks. This is a tax. It’s an inflation tax, a Biden tax, whatever you want to call it. But when Joe Biden says ‘don’t worry! Only people that make over $400,000 a year are going to have to pay higher taxes to fund all these programs,’ he’s lying. Because every American is going to pay the inflation tax. And it’s going to hit the middle class and the poor the hardest.
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Remember early on, Ben Bernanke said, ‘ Don’t worry about subprime. It’s contained.’ Well, now they’re saying don’t worry about inflation. It’s transitory. Inflation is as transitory now as the subprime market was contained. And this inflation crisis is not only going to be worse than the financial crisis, it’s going to be worse than the pandemic. Because the government’s cure is what’s going to kill the economy, not the disease itself.
Here's the interview. It's short enough that it won't waste your time, but it puts in a nutshell what we're seeing all around us. It's important viewing.
That's the way it is, clearly and concisely put. My main concern is the acceleration in inflation rates identified by Mr. Schiff. If you extrapolate from trends over the past few months, I suspect we may be looking at more than 20% annual inflation by the end of this year - perhaps 25% to 30%. We're already at an effective 14.7%, after all, as we discussed last week. There's no reason why that couldn't double in six months or so, because the core problem is getting worse by the week.
I have no idea why the Biden administration is so hell-bent on destroying the US economy, but if they aren't stopped, that's going to be the end result of their shenanigans. I suppose it fits the wider Cloward-Piven strategy; trash the economy to force more and more people onto the welfare rolls, which would create such an intolerable fiscal burden that it would destroy the capitalist foundation of US society. I certainly can't think of any other explanation.