Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Federal Reserve's Dual Mandate

I read an article today that stated that
We are all aware that the Fed has a dual mandate of stable prices and maximum employment. But what may come as a surprise to most is that they have a distinct preference in their mandates. The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has a clear bias toward fulfilling the goal of maximum employment.
Looking at those two mandates, I would say that the Fed has been a miserable failure. In fact, the Fed has been a failure at everything except printing money and causing inflation.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Federal Deficit reduction, Ron Paul style

This article by Jacob Sullum appeared in the Review Journal today.

It stated that
This week, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, unveiled a plan to cut nearly that much in 2013 alone, followed by similar cuts in the next two years, yielding a balanced budget by 2015.

I believe that it should get more media attention. At the Republican Debate in Las Vegas, Ron Paul mentioned his plan, but it was ignored and everyone was talking about the 9-9-9 plan

Friday, October 21, 2011

Our standard of living is falling fast.

Here's a fact: America's standard of living is falling at a faster pace today than at any time since the Great Depression. Specifically, the real median income is down 9.8% since the fall of 2008. Additionally, Americans have lost roughly $5.5 trillion in asset value, or about 8.6% of their wealth.

When you talk about a depression, what you're really talking about is a collapse in the standard of living. That's what's happening today, right now, in our country.

The 2 party system has put us in this mess. It is time to elect qualified people from other parties.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I haven't posted for awhile

I have been very busy the last month so I haven't posted anything in this blog. I have also been very unhappy with the news lately.

Last night, I watched the Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas. What a joke! 2 candidates dominated the air time with their arguing. The candidates who really had something to say didn't get enough time.

Ron Paul didn't even get a chance to have a closing statement.

It was obvious to me that the Republican Party wants either Romney or Perry and isn't going to give the others any chance to win the Primary.