Monday, February 15, 2016

Tapping the Federal Reserve: Future inflation coming

Yep. The US Government is ending the complete independence of the Federal Reserve.  Congress has passed a bill tapping into the revenues that the Federal Reserve earning by holding a trillion or so in US Treasuries.  And also from the dividends the Feds have been paying the banks to hold onto the cash they've received.

Bloomberg article:
The highway measure would be financed in part by a one-time use of Federal Reserve surplus funds and by a reduction in the 6 percent dividend that national banks receive from the Fed. The dividend would be reduced by an amount tied to yields on 10-year U.S. Treasuries, currently about 2.2 percent. If Treasury yields rose higher than 6 percent, the Fed wouldn’t pay the banks more. Banks with $10 billion or less in assets would be exempt from the cut.

The Fed’s surplus capital comes from the 12 reserve banks. The highway bill would allow for a one-time draw of $19 billion from the surplus, which totaled $29.3 billion as of Nov. 25.
So, what everyone has been waiting for:  Inflation.

It will be a terrible, shrill wife from whom we cannot be unmarried.  Thank God...the marriage will be short; the only sliver of good news in an almost unbearable and suffocatingly pile of bad news of what is in store for our nation.

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