Do you know where your MONEY is going? QE2 - Quantitative Easing

Reblogger Susan Haughton
Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 0225085927


Thanks to Jeff for another enlightening post as this is a subject in which I - like many, many concerned citizens -  have had a great deal of interest.

Although I am crying on the inside, this video had me laughing so hard, I thought I would choke. 


Original content by Jeff Belonger


printing press - quantitative easing 2No, it's not Christmas time, but I guess the government feels like it's time to spend again. Do you have a spot in line for your handout?  The economy is not growing quickly enough, so the economists and the Federal Reserve feel the need to spend more. Besides, there is good fear of deflation and the need for keeping prices higher. So what is Quantitative Easing?Quantitative Easing from wikipedia - And we have been through this before. when the government spent an initial $600 billion in November of 2008. Four months later, the Fed added another 1.8 trillion.

So the government is spending $600 billion more on U.S Treasury securities, after spending 2 trillion the first time around. But wait, the federal Reserve has announced that they will be spending another 250 to 300 billion on more U.S. Treasury securities. This other spending is from the proceeds of its mortgage portfolio. Great Scott Bat World... will this work?


From the Bloomberg article, many have said... "that the plan won’t boost growth, half said it will help avoid deflation. That may be more important to Bernanke because a general decline in prices makes consumers and businesses less willing to invest." More from Bloomberg.. "A total of 75 percent surveyed in the Bloomberg poll said the securities purchases will have little or no effect on joblessness."


I am sorry my fellow Americans, but wasn't a lot of what we were fed over and over, telling us why we were spending so much, was to create jobs? Yet more than70 percent are saying that this next spending won't have an effect on our unemployment situation? Yes, many jobs were created, but within the government. And don't these kinds of jobs cost us more money? Shouldn't we be focusing more on small businesses, more incentives so they can hire more. I know the government just started to talk about this prior to the elections, but my common sense tells me that this should have been talked about 1 1/2 years ago.


Hey, I am not a Harvard graduate with a MBA in Economics.  I know many of us don't like bad news. And I am hearing many reports that state that we are turning it around, that we came out of a recession back in the summer, yet we need to spend more money.  I just want us all to understand what is happening around us, and don't think just because it seems to be getting better, more so by the news, that we will end this soon. My prediction, a good three more years or more. Someone told me a few weeks ago that the NAR says 2011 will be the 4th best year in real estate in the last 15 years. Let's not forget people, just because you might be making more money, doesn't mean all of America is comfortable. Or just for the fact that we have tripled our national debt in the last 2 years.


Overall... you need to watch this video. Not only do I think it's spot on, but there was some humor to it, especially at the end.... enjoy...







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Jeff Belonger
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Susan... thanks for reblogging this one... I think we really need to pay attention on what is going on and what will be going on in the next 6 months... and yes, the video had me laughing, especially at the end... and thanks for the kind words..

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Nov 16, 2010 03:57 PM #1
Raymond Henson
Hybrid Brokers Realty - Elk Grove, CA

At time, during that video, I wanted to cry and other times I laughted so hard my wife thought I hurt myself.  This is why the rich get richer and the poor and middle class are left behind.  Free money and low interset rates.  Thanks for the re-blog!

Nov 16, 2010 04:16 PM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Susan a great reblog selection..the video was very funny and I forwarded the video on to my siblings and friends.

Nov 18, 2010 05:16 AM #3
Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
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Susan, That is one funny video, and yet upsetting. We now live in a world where cartoon characters are smarter that the average  member of Congress. Thanks for the great info.

Nov 18, 2010 07:34 AM #4
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Jeff:  As always, thanks for the education and awesome video.

Ray:  Some days, all we an do it laugh even if it hurts.

Rebecca:  Wasn't that hysterical?  I cannot stop listening to it!

Steve:  Isn't that the truth?  And the truth hurts.

Nov 18, 2010 08:08 AM #5
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