AMERICA CONVULSES IN PAIN, FED BAILS OUT THE WEALTHY | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

AMERICA CONVULSES IN PAIN, FED BAILS OUT THE WEALTHY

SOURCE: WOLF STREET

n a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll out today, 80% of the respondents said they feel that the country is spiraling out of control.

So there are some huge multi-faceted problems that need to be grappled with, and that need to be resolved, and people are hurting, and they’re frustrated, and they’re angry, and many are unemployed, and others have jobs that don’t pay enough to meet the rising living expenses, and small businesses are on the ropes, and there’s going to be a lot of pain.

And what does the Federal Reserve do?

It printed $2.9 trillion since early March to bail out investors in highly leveraged hedge funds that were imploding, and to bail out investors in highly leveraged mortgage REITs that were imploding, and to bail out asset holders whose stocks were plunging, and speculators in the riskiest concoctions, and investors of all kinds, and to bail out asset holders of any kind – and the wealthier they were, the more they got – to make sure they don’t feel any of the pain.

That’s what the Fed is doing.

So the Fed printed $2.9 trillion since early March. That’s about $22,000 per household. For the bottom half of households, $22,000 would have helped a lot to get through the crisis.

But this money wasn’t spread to them. It was helicopter money for Wall Street. And it went on to multiply. And most of it ended up with a relatively small number of households. And their wealth increased by the trillions of dollars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I tend to be the Pollyanna in this little home of two.

But at 71, seeing the level of deliberate destruction being done at all levels to so many people, you will forgive me, at this point, for having a completely jaundiced eye toward the political process in this country, at every possible level.

The monied will take care of their own, and the rest of us can rot, thank you very much; that has been the most befitting description of the degradation of the American political process.

I see utterly no hope for this country, and have to wonder just how long things can hold together, before we see a complete balkanization of the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of Amerika, with the present, or future regime, will be powerless to prevent, because there is zero trust in the veracity of the political class.

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