As Predicted, Bernanke Launches QE3 to Help the Big Banks … Which Will Destroy the Economy

Thursday, September 13, 2012
By Paul Martin

by George Washington
ZeroHedge.com
09/13/2012

We predicted last week that Bernanke would launch QE3 this week.

Today, the Fed announced that it will buy $40 billion dollars of mortgage-backed securities per month … indefinitely.

Today, the Fed announced that it will buy $40 billion dollars of mortgage-backed securities per month … indefinitely.

This is just another bailout for the big banks. (If the government had instead given money directly to the consumer, we would be out of this economic slump by now).

Bernanke claims that the main justification for QE3 is to boost employment. This is slightly ironic, since Bernanke’s policies are largely responsible for creating high unemployment in the first place.

The real justification is to try to artificially prop up asset prices. But that approach has been proven to be an absolute failure.

This is in addition to numerous other easing programs. As CNBC notes:

In addition, the Fed said it will continue its program of selling shorter-dated government debt and buying longer-term securities, a mechanism known as Operation Twist. It also will continue its policy of reinvesting principal payments from agency debt and mortgage-backed securities back into mortgages.

The Rest…HERE

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