This article originally appeared on WND.com
Guest by post by Bob Unruh
President has pushed government spending into the stratosphere
Joe Biden has been touting his economy, which has seen inflation explode to more than 9%, mortgage rates balloon to the 7% plus range and millions of American families lose thousands of dollars in buying power, as Bidenomics.
That might not help him, heading into the 2024 presidential race, as a new report confirms that there’s a new – attention-getting – economic indicator flashing that “hasn’t appeared since the 1930s, during the height of the Great Depression.”
The warning comes from Fox Business, which explained, “if the White House and Congress do not cut inflation-causing government spending soon, the results could be catastrophic.”
The report noted that spending surged at the end of President Donald Trump’s term, because of COVID.
The Democrat Congress then handed out “vast amounts of money” to subsidize the economy, the financial system and more.
The report explained, “The never-before-seen levels of money creation were fueled by policies set by the Federal Reserve, which encouraged Congress to spend more money and kept interest rates extremely low, despite warnings from economists about the threat of future inflation.”
Then when Joe Biden took office, while the indicators suggested the “economic crisis” would soon come to an end, Biden failed to respond, and he and congressional Democrats chose to keep spending at levels that were artificially inflated.
And that, coupled with the decision by the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low and Biden’s decision to send billions of dollars to Ukraine, triggered inflation.
Energy costs exploded, as did food costs and transportation costs. Homes became unaffordable. And the economy pushed families to exclude everything but the very basics from their purchasing plans.
Multiple moves by the Fed to raise interest rates slowed inflation somewhat, but because government spending remained at untenable levels, the problem remained.
The result was, the report said, that “most consumer goods and services, as well as rent and housing prices, remain much higher than they were before the pandemic started.”
Further, the cash in bank deposits plunged.
Source: The Gateway Pundit