While admitting that consumer spending had dropped; and while admitting that production of goods and services had “slowed significantly”; and while admitting that consumers have “lower real disposable incomes and tighter financial conditions; and while stating that “activity in the housing sector had weakened”, housing purchases have fallen; and while accepting that “business fixed investment seems to have declined in the second quarter,” Fed Chairman Powell announces his intention to continue targeting excessive demand.
If we accept that monetary policy can only impact the demand side of the economy (regulatory policy impacting the supply side); and if we accept all off the currently existing realities of a declining demand side, as outlined by Powell; then you might wonder what excessive demand is it that he’s targeting? The answer to that question is the secret sauce. They want less energy demand. WATCH (2 mins):
The federal reserve, just like all the central banks around the collective western alliance, is trying to reduce the economy in order to reduce energy use. This is the monetary policy side supporting the Build Back Better, Climate Change, regulatory policy side.
They cannot admit openly what they are doing, but the bankers are trying to help the globalist politicians by shrinking their economy. Raising interest rates into preexisting economic contraction is against their legislative mandate, because it only leads to unemployment and a smaller economy.
Powell is using the pretense of demand side inflation as a justification to raise interest rates. It’s not demand driving inflation, it’s the energy policy.
Powell is managing the monetary side of the transition to a New Green Deal economy.
Powell is managing the economy into a recession to support the “energy transition”.
This is all being done on purpose.
[…] Mr. Powell said in his news conference following the Fed’s decision to raise rates by by 75 basis points that future rate decisions will be made on a meeting-by-meeting basis now that the federal funds rate target range is between 2.25% and 2.5%, which he deemed roughly neutral in terms of its impact on economic activity.
Mr. Powell said the 75-basis-point moves in June and July were unusually large and something similar at the September FOMC “could be appropriate.” But he said that the Fed can no longer provide “clear guidance” and will let the data determine what happens next. He said he still believes monetary policy will need to move to a restrictive stance and will likely be between 3% and 3.5% by year end. (LINK)