INFLATION--It just won't go away

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  1. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I'm sorry, but the correct term is actually Brandonomics.
     
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  2. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 2,500+ Posts

  3. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Amor Fati

    This is Jared Bernstein
    Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers to POTUS
    Trying to explain why a government borrows its own currency while also printing more to pay debts
    He ends by saying "I don't think there's anything confusing there"
    LOL ok :smile1:

     
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  4. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    So I got audited this year. They said a legitimate deduction I took was not allowed. My CPA - who is also a licensed IRS agent - disputed their claim that I owed $26,000. We have now disputed it three times. Meanwhile, I paid an additional $9000 on this year’s return. Still haven’t got any resolution to the audit, but mysteriously got a check back for $175 this week with no explanation.

    What we need is less IRS not more. Thanks Brandon.
     
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  5. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Words to live by
     
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  6. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 2,500+ Posts

    I think we know what the real deal is, extort more $ from people who are likely to vote a certain way.
     
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  7. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

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  8. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts



    Forget about lowering rates, or even stable rates. Zeihan says to look for rate hikes, and more rate hikes.

    Coronavirus-related events, including fed spending and loose money drove inflation up to 9%+. The supply chain has been catching up, and inflation (as commonly measured) went down to 3%. Demographics is pushing on it as well with the youngest Baby Boomers retiring and a smaller Generation X into their prime capital rich earning/saving/investing age. Result--lowering free capital available. Also, demand for domestic products is skyrocketing with de-globalization. Domestic ramp up of industrial plants/infrastruture is happening. This is inflationary. Rates will be going up, and up.
     
  9. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  10. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  11. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  12. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  13. Monahorns

    Monahorns 10,000+ Posts

    Milie is a hardcore Mises/Rothbard style libertarian. He proves what it takes to reduce inflation. If you want stable prices jump on the libertarian train.
     
  14. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  15. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life Good Bye To All The Rest!

  16. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Vol,

    It ain't Harris County; if it was, she would have been let go with a warning and then sued the County and Target for racial profiling and discrimination settling for a paltry low six figures.
     
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  17. Gylcomer

    Gylcomer 500+ Posts

    The leftist’s Holy Grail, wealth taxes, will someday be a reality. There’s plenty that can be done now to prepare. One might look at Wyoming Incorporation. Somewhat untraceable last time I heard.
     
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  18. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    A wealth tax would be an unapportioned direct tax and therefore unconstitutional at the federal level. (The 16th Amendment created an exception for income taxes, but it didn't repeal it altogether for other taxes.) Could a state do it? Perhaps, but everybody with money would leave. Economically it would be the end of that state.
     
  19. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts



    Grocery prices drop for the first time in over a year.

    Auto insurance and auto rental, housing, core services, and haircuts and personal services are currently some of the leading high inflation categories.

    Appliances and autos are down.

    Insurance rates are going up across the board.
     
  20. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    The stock market is up around 43% since Biden took office.

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  21. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    As if he had anything to do with it.
     
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  22. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Where?
    If this is true then the reason is more people are being priced-out at the grocery stores.
     
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  23. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    There may be a switch in the middle-of-the-pack from HEB/Albertsons/Kroger to Aldi, Fiesta, and Wal-Mart. That alone could knock about 5%-10% + off the grocery bills. Yet, your produce may rot within a day or two of purchase...

    The upper end will always continue going to Central Market, Wegmans, Harris-Teeter, EatZis, etc. (or have their "help" go there for them)
     
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  24. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    This happened over the past 30 years or so with department stores. The middle market left Sears, Wards, and JCPenny, and either went low end to Target, Wal-Mart, etc., or elevated up to Dillards, Nordstroms, Neimans, etc.

    The middle is getting hollowed out. The lower end is growing rapidly, and the upper end is growing, but not so rapidly.
     
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  25. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Also, what Amazon did to retail, they're now doing to groceries. Although I wouldn't trust their grocery pickers to pick good (and unbruised) produce.
     
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  26. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I'll pick my own damned produce, thank you very much. I don't trust ANY curbside to shop for me, and I sure wouldn't trust Amazon either.
     
  27. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    I dunno. Bezos has a pretty good eye for peaches and cherries.
    ...and melons...

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  28. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I can't disagree with THAT.

    But somehow, I doubt old Jeff would be the one directly picking my order.
     
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  29. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Inflation is a thief.
     
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  30. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     

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