In Wednesday’s YouTube video, I talked briefly about the smoke and mirrors that the government is using to mask how bad our inflation numbers truly are in America at the moment. It is not like the 8.3% number that was reported was not bad enough, but things are truly much worse than that, and they are hiding it in the gas and oil line items, as those two lines are very deceiving. I just happened to receive a report this morning that agrees with my thoughts on this, so I thought I would share it with you this morning. This research company states almost verbatim what I was already sharing with you.
Brownstone Research states the following:
“What a disaster. Yesterday was ugly.
We’d have to have been hiding under a rock to have not heard that the consumer price index (CPI) came in much higher than expected – 8.3%. Needless to say, this is not good… but sadly, it’s not surprising.
In the absence of major changes in both economic and monetary policies, we should expect persistent inflation.
While the headline number of 8.3% was all the talk yesterday as the stock markets collapsed, very few were actually looking into the real drivers behind the number – and that’s where things get a lot more interesting.
That’s because almost every category that contributes to the CPI number increased in August. But two line items stood out: gasoline and fuel oil, which both materially declined. The price declines in both categories were so significant, that without those declines, we would have had even higher inflation than we had in June… well above 9%.
Why is that? What is driving down the price of gasoline and fuel oil?
It’s simple, the U.S. government is emptying its strategic petroleum reserves at a record pace never before seen in history:”
You can read the rest of this story at Brownstone Research’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves.
At some point, likely after the midterms, Biden will no longer be able to pull from these reverses, and Biden is paying $80 per barrel to restore them. Once the siphoning off of the reserves is over, gas prices are going to start rising again. Add to the fact that we are spending $80 per barrel to refill the reserves, and they will only have to print more money, creating even more inflation.
If you want to understand what inflation does, just look to history. The 70s are a great example of what happens when inflation is completely out of hand. The price of everything is going to continue to rise, so the best way to offset this is by owning and holding assets that appreciate. While it won’t help your bottom line as far as the erosion of your paycheck, assets will at least offset some of the damage of inflation, so keep that in mind as we grind through the remainder of the blunders being done by our leaders in Washington.
One has to question why our leaders continue to make horrible policy decisions like the blunders we are seeing almost daily from Biden. The truth probably hurts, but the US is in such deep debt that the only way we can see any light at the end of the tunnel is through inflation. Our government is going to inflate its way out of this debt, and it will come at the cost of the citizens like you and me. Do not let them snooker you with lies and deceit. Do your homework so that you understand what is truly happening behind the scenes and don’t believe anything you read or hear in the media, as they are all in on the fix.
If you want to know what is really happening, you have to spend the time to research and do your own homework. Otherwise, the media will sell you a pack of lies that sounds too good to be true. They will blame the problems on anything and everything other than the real truth, our leaders in Washington. Stay vigilant and prepare for an inflationary economy, and you will at least be somewhat prepared for what is coming down the tunnel directly at us.