QE money ?s

Discussion in 'Economics' started by mickmak, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. mickmak


    1) QE money is free money. It didn't come from taxation on services/production/spending, etc. After this is lend out, there is no way to get it back. Is there (via interest rate increase, etc)? Taxation to get QE back will be unrealistic since the QE money was never a tax revenue to begin with....

    2) Trickle that QE free money down (after money creation from lending/borrowing)... it all went somewhere... some in commodities, some sitting in bank accounts of the rich, some here, some there.... etc. Ultimately, this extra money is making things more expensive and any existing debt cheaper. This would make anyone with some savings uneasy - thus prompting them to spend their money on hard assets(land, condos, copper, gold, etc). when you get enough people spend, you get more inflation, and more people with savings scared about the value of their savings. That would be recipe for hyperinflation - unless interest rate is so high that it attracts people away from spending. How much hyperinflation pressure do you think QE has created? What interest rate would you like to see for you to keep your money in the bank vs. look for a piece of land or gold to buy for value preservation? (me... finger in the air... at least 10%..maybe).
  2. QE money is not free money. The fed spends that QE money on government treasuries that they have to pay interest on. The government pays that interest with tax revenue from you. The share of money you will have to pay in taxes from the last round of QE is around $2,000. Thats not including the interest you will also have to pay.

    Another fun fact...Since Obama has taken office, your share of the debt that he alone ran up, comes to $13,548.38. Will that be cash, check or charge?