Only in today’s Kafkaesque (having a nightmarishly complex, bizarre, or illogical quality) Federal government would Biden, Schumer and Pelosi cheer about passing a bill hilariously called “The Inflation Reduction Act” that not only will NOT reduce inflation, but also raises taxes on most Americans.
In terms of the inflation tax on the middle class and low-wage workers, we see that FOOD inflation was 10.91% YoY in July and the BLS’s low-ball estimate of “rent” at 5.76% YoY. Odd, since home price growth is 19.75% YoY.
The Fed’s monstrous balance sheet is still near $9 TRILLION (over stimulus) and The Fed’s Overnight Repo Facility remains near $2 TRILLION.
Industrial electricity costs (to be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices) is up 24.4% YoY. Residential electricity cost is up “only” 7.4% YoY. (Source: Mish GEA)
I loved the Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema photo-op at the drought-plagued Lake Mead, where she bragged about $4 billion for drought mitigation. I really do hope that it works, but I fear that it will like Obama’s spending on green energy debacle like Solyndra. That is, billions spent and nothing improves.
Here is a painting of me standing at the Social Security office.