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Saturday, December 17, 2016

After Only Raising Rates Once During Obama Years, The Fed Is Promising Constant Rate Hikes During The Trump Era

Now that Donald Trump has won the election, the Federal Reserve has decided now would be a great time to start raising interest rates and slowing down the economy.

Over the past several decades, the U.S. economy has always slowed down whenever interest rates have been raised significantly, and on Wednesday the Federal Open Market Committee unanimously voted to raise rates by a quarter point. Stocks immediately started falling, and by the end of the session it was their worst day since October 11th.

The funny thing is that the Federal Reserve could have been raising rates all throughout 2016, but they held off because they didn’t want to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the election.

And during Barack Obama’s eight years, there has only been one rate increase the entire time up until this point.

But now that Donald Trump is headed for the White House, the Federal Reserve has decided that now would be a wonderful time to raise interest rates. In addition to the rate hike on Wednesday, the Fed also announced that it is anticipating that rates will be raised three more times each year through the end of 2019



Anonymous said...

Time to audit the FED.

Zorro said...

I agree

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what's going on. There does need to be an investigation into the Federal Reserve.

Anonymous said...

3rd paragraph is spot on. I am sick and tired of our federal government playing politics with every aspect of our lives. Drain the swamp-fast!

Anonymous said...

Remember when the s--t hits the fan this is on Obama's watch. Trump has not been sworn in.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs alittle interest, plus America is all about capitalism. We ALL want to make money and our money earns more via interest.

Interest on MONEY is much better than interest on debt.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knew the hikes were coming as the economy improves

Anonymous said...

Same thing happened when regan was in office.