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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #120 on: October 12, 2021, 10:27:06 PM »
Haha!! I knew this narrative would be trotted out soon…the “it’s different this time” line is sure to follow.  Don’t believe them!!

America Needs Higher, Longer-Lasting Inflation
The benefits of moderately rising prices and wages outweigh the costs.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-10-11/transitory-inflation-the-fed-should-strive-to-make-it-permanent

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« Reply #121 on: October 12, 2021, 10:41:09 PM »
The author argues that a 4% inflation target would have benefits over a 2% inflation target

And your rebuttal is "tHeY sAiD iT wOuLd bE trAnSiToRy!" ?

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #122 on: October 13, 2021, 10:24:05 AM »
The author argues that a 4% inflation target would have benefits over a 2% inflation target

And your rebuttal is "tHeY sAiD iT wOuLd bE trAnSiToRy!" ?

Blew right by that....

ECONOMY
Consumer prices rise more than expected as energy costs surge


Consumer prices overall rose 0.4% in September, pushing the year-over-year gain to 5.4%.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/13/the-consumer-price-index-rose-5point4percent-year-over-year-in-september-vs-5point3percent-estimate.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2021, 10:25:59 AM »
Ok so you just didn't understand the article at all

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #124 on: October 13, 2021, 10:43:57 AM »
Yes, I do. And on certain areas I agree that a nominal level of inflation is healthy.  Unfortunately, I have never trusted the numbers as an accurate reflection of reality when it comes to inflation.  If the government says it 2% its probably really 4%.  Remember, just a year ago the target level of inflation that the fed set was 2%.  That was a level that above was not considered health and needed Fed attention.  What I am laboring to point out is that is inflation is here and it is not 4 or even 5...its is much higher and its not "transient".  The narrative is now shifting from its "only temporary" to "its OK...inflation is your friend."   It is not, and the real level of inflation and where it will probably be going is not healthy at all.

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #125 on: October 13, 2021, 11:09:21 AM »
Recently my customer wanted to buy $36,000 worth of goods.
I told her the new price would be $48,000 and it would take about 7 months to get to NY.

She accepted the new price, but could not accept the lead time.  She said she was going to find another maker.
That was a week ago.  Today she sent me the PO.


The factories that are running 100% and not getting fucked by covid are picking up a lot of extra business. 

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« Reply #126 on: October 13, 2021, 11:14:36 AM »
Another inflation driven cost that this government cannot afford due to inflation.  Additionally the SS cap will also move up to $147,000.00 so there goes the "Taxes wont go up one cent for those under $400,000.00" ...and it wont cover the costs...Bye Bye.

Biden will give around 70M retirees a 5.9% boost in Social Security payments in the biggest cost of living adjustment in 39 years - to keep up with rampant inflation under his administration
Social Security Administration has not raised benefits so drastically year-over-year since 1982
Social security checks will raise 5.9%, about $92 for the average retired worker, in a shocking display of inflation
A typical retired worker will now receive $1,657 a month starting next year
To account for the added cost to taxpayers, the Social Security tax will be applied to earnings up to $147,000 in 2022, up from $142,800 this year
The increase will hit the paychecks of 12million high-income workers


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10088133/Bidens-Social-Security-Administration-70-million-retirees-5-9-boost-payments.html


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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #127 on: October 13, 2021, 11:26:03 AM »
Recently my customer wanted to buy $36,000 worth of goods.
I told her the new price would be $48,000 and it would take about 7 months to get to NY.

She accepted the new price, but could not accept the lead time.  She said she was going to find another maker.
That was a week ago.  Today she sent me the PO.


The factories that are running 100% and not getting fucked by covid are picking up a lot of extra business.

If the factory is in China, they might have electricity problems.

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #128 on: October 13, 2021, 11:41:25 AM »
I think you better spend that $100 in your pocket today because in 6 months it's going to be only worth $80.

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #129 on: October 13, 2021, 10:23:48 PM »
I think you better spend that $100 in your pocket today because in 6 months it's going to be only worth $80.
I told my wife that a couple months ago.  If you're on the fence about something, just buy it.

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #130 on: October 14, 2021, 12:56:49 AM »
I think you better spend that $100 in your pocket today because in 6 months it's going to be only worth $80.
I told my wife that a couple months ago.  If you're on the fence about something, just buy it.

If I told my wife that I’d have a reservation for a new Model X in my inbox 10min later.

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #131 on: October 14, 2021, 08:24:06 AM »
What an out of touch douche...higher prices are good remember?  Those complainers are just a bunch of billionaires who can afford more expensive steak!!!

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain promotes tweet calling inflation and the supply chain chaos 'high class problems': GOP tears into 'clueless' and 'tone-death' White House for response to Biden's growing crises
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain agreed Wednesday U.S. economic issues – including inflation and supply chain delays – are 'high class problems'
Responding to Obama's former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers saying problems would be 'much worse' if the unemployment was still at 10%
Republicans criticized Klain and said it shows the White House is 'tone-deaf' on policies hurting American families
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confusingly said Wednesday inflation has fallen by 50% in recent months
The Labor Department numbers show that compared to September 2020, consumer prices have risen 5.4% – a 13-year high

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10091939/WH-Ron-Klain-promotes-tweet-calling-inflation-supply-chain-crisis-high-class-problems.html

Psaki brushed off inflation concerns like it was no big deal.

“We all understand the American people are not looking at cost-to-cost comparisons from this year to two years ago,” Psaki said.

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #132 on: October 14, 2021, 08:34:51 AM »
Thanks guys...who needs heat anyway?..

Feds to Americans: Expect your heating bills to soar big-time this winter — as much as 54%

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=49936

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #133 on: October 14, 2021, 08:37:57 AM »
When people refer to heating bill going up are they talking about gas bill or electricity bill?  In the winter if we use the heat, my gas bill goes from like $14 to $22.  Not a bank breaker.

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Re: INFLATION IS OUR FRIEND
« Reply #134 on: October 14, 2021, 08:47:32 AM »
When people refer to heating bill going up are they talking about gas bill or electricity bill?  In the winter if we use the heat, my gas bill goes from like $14 to $22.  Not a bank breaker.

I have an old fashioned in floor gas heater...winter my gas bill quadruples.  This whole thing really doesn't affect us.  Mid-West and East coast use enormous amounts of energy to heat in the winter.

 

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