Sunday, November 23, 2008

A sign of things to come

If you are looking for a sign of how President Obama will run this economy, just take a look at this:

President-elect Barack Obama said he aims to save or create 2.5 million jobs in a two-year plan to stimulate an economy facing a “crisis of historic proportions.”

“It’s likely to get worse before it gets better,” Obama said today in his weekly radio address. He said that this week “financial markets faced more turmoil,” potentially leading to a “deflationary spiral” that may plunge the nation further into debt and cost millions more jobs.

“We have now lost 1.2 million jobs this year, and if we don’t act swiftly and boldly, most experts now believe that we could lose millions of jobs next year,” Obama said.

“It will be a two-year, nationwide effort to jumpstart job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy,” Obama said. “We’ll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels; fuel-efficient cars and the alternative energy technologies that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead.”

Now you can either scream in ecstasy if you are a government educated sheep, or you can weep, which is what I'm doing. The problem of deleveraging and deflation can not be solved by rebuilding infrastructure. FDR tried this trick and failed miserably. The government creates no value or wealth. Plus they are already broke, so what are they going to do? Depreciate your money by printing more of it.

I'm very interested in buying physical gold right now. I see potential for regular people to start exchanging in gold rather than dollars since they will soon realize that their dollars are going to be inflated away at a rate that hasn't been seen in this country. Zimbabwe, Germany in the Hitler era, the USSR; yes, but not the US.

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