Best of the Week
Most Popular
1.What Happened to the Stock Market Crash Experts Were Predicting - Sol_Palha
2.London Housing Market Property Bubble Vulnerable To Crash - GoldCore
3.The Plan to Control ALL Your Money is Now at Advanced Stage
4.Why Gold Is Set For An Epic Rally This Spring - James Burgess
5.MR ROBOT NHS Cyber Attack Hack - Why Israel, NSA, CIA and GCHQ are Culpable - Nadeem_Walayat
6.Emmanuel Macron and Banking Elite Win French Presidential Election 2017 - Nadeem_Walayat
7.Trend Lines Met, Technical's are Set - US Dollar is Ready to Rally (Elliott Wave Analysis) - Enda_Glynn
8.The Student Debt Servitude Sham - Gordon_T_Long
9.Czar Trump Fires Comey, Terminates Deep State FBI, CIA Director Next? - Nadeem_Walayat
10.UK Local Elections 2017 - Labour Blood Bath, UKIP Death, Tory June 8th Landslide - Nadeem_Walayat
Last 7 days
GBPUSD Top in Place, GOLD Price Ready to Rocket? - 27th May 17
Silver Mining Stocks Fundamentals - 27th May 17
BBC Newsnight Falls for FAKE POLLS, Opinion Pollsters Illusion for Mainstream Media to Sell - 27th May 17
UK Local Election Results Forecast for General Election 2017 - 26th May 17
Stock Market & Crude Oil Forecast! - 26th May 17
Opinion Pollsters UK General Election Seats Forecasts 2017 - 26th May 17
Bitcoin and AltCoins Crypto Price Correction - 26th May 17
Bearish Head and Shoulders in EURUSD? - 26th May 17
SELL US Stocks - Massive Market CRASH WARNING! - 26th May 17
EURGBP: A Picture of Elliott Wave Precision - 26th May 17
Credit Downgrades May Prompt Stock Market Capital Shift - 26th May 17
Rosenstein and Mueller: the Regime Change Tag-Team - 25th May 17
Stock Market Top - Are We There Yet? - 25th May 17
Should I Invest My Fortune in Gold? Inaugural Lecture by Dr Brian Lucey - 25th May 17
USD/CAD Continues Decline - 25th May 17
Bitcoin Price Goes Loco! Surges through $2,500 Despite Unclear Fork Issues - 25th May 17
The US-Saudi Arms Deal - Sordid Saudi Signals - 25th May 17
The No.1 Commodity Play In The World Today - 24th May 17
Marks and Spencer Profits Collapse, Latest Retailer Hit by Brexit Inflation Tsunami 2017 - 24th May 17
Why Online Trading Platforms Are Useful for Everyone - 24th May 17
The Stock Market Will Tank Hard - 24th May 17
It’s Better to Buy Gold & Silver When It DOESN’T Feel Good - 24th May 17
Global Warming - Saving Us From Us - 24th May 17
Stock Market Forecast for Next 3 Months - Video - 23rd May 17
Shale Oil & Gas Production Costs Spiral Higher As Monstrous Decline Rates Eat Into Cash Flows - 23rd May 17
The Only Metal Trump Wants More Than Gold - 23rd May 17
America's Southern Heritage is a Threat to the Deep State - 23rd May 17
Manchester Bombing - ISIS Islamic Terrorist Attack Attempt to Influence BrExit Election - 23rd May 17
What an America First Trade Policy Could Mean for the US Dollar - 22nd May 17
Gold and Sillver Markets - Silver Price Sharp Selloff - 22nd May - 22nd May 17
Stock Market Volatile C-Wave - 22nd May 17
Stock Market Trend Forecast and Fear Trading - 22nd May 17
US Dollar Cycle : Deep Dive - 21st May 17
Bitcoin Breaks the $2,000 Mark as Cryptocurrencies Continue to Explode Higher - 21st May 17
Stocks, Commodities and Gold Multi-Market Status - 21st May 17
Stock Market Day Trading Strategies and Brief 20th May 2017 - 21st May 17
DOW Needs to Rally Big or Correction is Next - 20th May 17
EURUSD reaches DO or DIE moment! - 20th May 17
How to Get FREE Walkers Crisps Multi-packs! £5 to £28k Pay Packet Promo - 20th May 17
UK BrExit General Election 2017 - Will Opinion Pollsters Finally Get it Right? - 19th May 17
Gold Mining Junior Stocks GDXJ 2017 Fundamentals - 19th May 17
If China Can Fund Infrastructure With Its Own Credit, So Can We - 19th May 17
Evidence That Stocks are More Overvalued than Ever - 19th May 17
Obamacare May Become Zombiecare In 2018 - 19th May 17
The End of Reflation? Implications for Gold - 19th May 17
Gold and Silver Trading Alert: New Important Technical Development - 19th May 17

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Why 95% of Traders Fail

Excuse Me If I Come On Too Strong, Out Current Form of Government is Broken

Stock-Markets / US Debt Oct 04, 2010 - 08:46 AM GMT

By: Larry_Edelson

Stock-Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleExcuse me in advance if I come on too strong, sound a bit cynical or emotional — or even unpatriotic — at any time in my column today.

But gold’s continued strong price rise is a resounding warning shot. And I want to put what it means on the table for you … without mincing any words … without sounding mealy-mouthed … and without tip-toeing around any of the issues.


So I’ll start by saying that… if you think gold’s rise to one record high after another is mostly about inflation, or even future inflation, think again:

Gold’s role as an inflation barometer, or even as a hedge against inflation, is its least important role right now.

In fact, that’s way down on the list, because what gold is really telling you is that …

A. Our current form of government is broken. Period.

It’s corrupt (it either missed, ignored, or perhaps even turned a blind eye to the Madoff Ponzi scheme and the real estate bubble, just two examples) …

It’s inefficient (it can’t pay its bills without robbing from Peter to pay Paul, or by printing more fiat money) …

And Washington clearly doesn’t give a hoot about the average citizen.

Of course they say they do. Our leaders and those running for election and re-election are all great orators when it comes to grabbing your ear.

But come on, who can’t see through the B.S. these days?!

Republicans are battling Democrats. Democrats are battling Independents. Tea Partiers are bashing the left and the right. And all they care about is themselves. It’s pure and simple self-interest.

And the worst of the bunch, in my opinion? The President of the United States. Not only is he getting caught up in all the political B.S., but he’s making matters a heck of a lot worse.

Don’t believe me? Just listen to his recent speeches, where he not only encourages the political warfare, but worse, he is even stoking the fires of class warfare, pitting the rich, middle and lower classes against each other.

How, I ask you, can any of this be good for our country?

I’m not going to stop there. Because in the last week or so, Washington has taken our problems to the international level, turning up the heat on China, blaming the yuan for all of our problems.

This one really has my dander up. Mind you, I’m not favoring China, or any other emerging country that we’re buying from or shipping jobs to for that matter.

But give me a break. Do our leaders in Washington really think that by beating up on Beijing that our sinking economy is going to be righted?

Haven’t they realized that no matter how much the Chinese currency goes up in value — which is just another way of saying the U.S. dollar has to go down in value — that we simply cannot compete with the low cost of wages in those countries?

Stoking the fires of class warfare isn't helping the U.S. to compete globally.
Stoking the fires of class warfare isn’t helping the U.S. to compete globally.

Look, the U.S. started losing manufacturing jobs in the early 1970s. I can recall my Uncle Herman owned a women’s lingerie manufacturing plant in New York back then. High taxes and the textile and garment unions almost killed his business.

What did he do? He moved his manufacturing plants to Haiti and Honduras. Not only did his business survive, it flourished.

Uncle Herman became a very wealthy man, and retired to spend time with his family on his 50-foot Chris Craft, which, incidentally, put a whole bunch of money that he made back to work in our own economy.

Uncle Herman was not unpatriotic. Quite to the contrary, he was very proud to be an American.

The bottom line: Like it or not, we are in a global economy. And if you start erecting trade barriers and staging currency wars, the only thing that’s going to change is that the free market is going to become a black free market, and go underground and overseas.   In other words, more and more transactions, and hence, more and more money, is going to go OFF the radar screen and out of the government’s reach. Period.

That won’t solve anything. Instead, it will just make matters worse. It could even lead to major wars, as it has in the past, which no one wants.

Want two more examples of some very foolish moves the government has recently taken that prove my point that it’s broken beyond repair, and is making matters worse?

Consider …

1. The new, absurd reporting requirement that businesses must file a 1099 tax form identifying anyone to whom they pay $600 or more for any product or service — INCLUDING GOLD.

It was buried in the ObamaCare legislation, Section 9006 of the 2,409-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It becomes a law on November 2, 2010.

Although it doesn’t go into effect until the tax year beginning January 1, 2012 — this is another example of how the government is not only becoming more and more intrusive, but how it’s also trying to fix its own problems by dragging you into them.

A new law requires businesses and individuals to report transactions of $600 or more any product or service — including gold.
A new law requires businesses and individuals to report transactions of $600 or more any product or service — including gold.

The new law doesn’t cover only business-to-business transactions. It also applies to individuals who buy cars, appliances, and yes, even guns and gold coins.

And, you won’t be able to technically get around the law, because the reporting requirement applies to total transactions during the year, not to each transaction (so if you thought you would skirt the system by making separate transactions under $600 each, think again.)

Sound like a semi-confiscation scheme? Confiscating, or taxing more of everyone’s wealth?

You bet it is. And it’s just another example of how far astray the government has gone in trying to fix its problems … how it’s overreaching into your life … and how it’s got it ass backwards — because this little law is simply going to drive more and more goods and services underground and overseas, and make matters worse.

Also, making matters worse — the latest, harebrained proposal to come out of the U.S Treasury …

2. Just released last week, the U.S. Treasury set forth a proposal to require banks to issue weekly reports on ANY electronic money transfers that move in or out of the United States. Even if it’s one cent.

The existing threshold is $10,000 or more. The rationale for lowering the requirement to every cent is that it will make it easier for the Treasury and Department of Homeland Security to track transfers tied to money laundering, terrorist activities, or internet gambling transactions.

To be sure, there are valid national security concerns. But lowering the reporting requirement to one measly penny is not only going to cost banks an enormous bundle of money to comply with the proposal …

It’s simply going to backfire with unintended consequences, yet again, by driving more and more money underground and off shore, exactly the opposite of what our country needs! (Never mind it’s an insult to our liberties.)

I could go on and on. But the fact of the matter is that as a result of ALL of the above, and more than I can uncover for you in this single column today …

B. Nothing short of a complete rewrite of how our country is governed … including restructuring the dollars-backed-by-debt monetary system — will solve the problem.

Don’t get me wrong. You should vote in the upcoming elections for the candidates you believe are best equipped, best skilled, and best qualified to put our country on a better path.

But in my opinion, nothing short of a complete overhaul of our government and a reworking of our fiat monetary system — will fix our problems.

Which is why I put forth my 10 bold steps to save America in the September issue of my Real Wealth Report, and even published a summary of them here in last week’s column.

In the meantime, and for as far as the eye can see …

C. Savvy money is running away from anything having to do with government. Period.

That’s the real reason gold is flying, and headed much, much higher, despite the occasional pullback that will occur.

Over the longer-term though, it won’t just be gold that moves sharply higher. It will dramatically impact the price of black gold, oil, pushing it higher along with other tangible assets and natural resource markets.

Eventually, it will even send select blue-chip stocks higher. Despite what the economy is doing.

Hard to believe, right?

Well, although I am short- and intermediate-term bearish on the broad U.S. stock markets …

Their recent strength in stocks is giving you very subtle clues as to what’s likely to happen longer-term. Select stocks could explode higher just like gold is doing.

Until next week, and more food for thought …

Best wishes,

Larry

P.S. For all my “uncommon wisdom” thoughts including ALL of my wealth-protecting and wealth-building recommendations — become a Real Wealth Report member now by clicking here.

This investment news is brought to you by Uncommon Wisdom. Uncommon Wisdom is a free daily investment newsletter from Weiss Research analysts offering the latest investing news and financial insights for the stock market, precious metals, natural resources, Asian and South American markets. From time to time, the authors of Uncommon Wisdom also cover other topics they feel can contribute to making you healthy, wealthy and wise. To view archives or subscribe, visit http://www.uncommonwisdomdaily.com.


© 2005-2016 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

Catching a Falling Financial Knife