Kansas City Copes With Rising Inflation, Interest Rates & 401K Decline Under Prez Biden

The standard of living for most Americans continues to decline during the Prez Biden's presidency and whilst the election might've cleaned up your Twitter feed . . . It hasn't helped the wallets of most Americans.

What's the solution???

I'm hoping you move back to Ireland.

But in the meantime . . . A spike in interest rates hopes to stabilize the US economy.

Here's a kangaroo professor doing his best to explain whilst it's getting harder to justify voting for Prez Biden since everybody stopped watching CNN . . .

Check-it . . .

"While that seems counter-intuitive, if we want to fight inflation, why do we want to increase the costs?" said Larry Wigger, UMKC economics professor. "But the idea is to get people to slow down, to take their foot off the gas, to stop spending as much money so there's a little less activity so we can get closer to the employment level that we're actually at now."

In other words, Wigger says if interest rates are higher, most people will spend less, and that will give the supply chain the time it needs to catch back up.

Maybe . . .

But then again . . . Most economists and none of the locals want to think about the devastating threat of a deflationary death spiral . . . Or the fact that the paper money in your bank account is really just imaginary and something that depends on CONFIDENCE in the future of the nation.

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