Monday, September 24, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff, the moronic Redux of the 2011 Debt Ceiling debacle

9/18/2012 Portland, Oregon – Pop in your mints…

Today we turn our focus to an event which, like a sequel of a bad movie, has been widely ignored.  The dreaded Fiscal Cliff.  For those who do not recall, the Fiscal Cliff is the moronic sequel of the 2011 flop “The Debt Ceiling Debacle.”  You can read our review of the first film here:

US Debt Ceiling Vote to Ignite Armageddon in Bond Markets?

Most of the actors in the first film, Obama, Boehner, Reid, and Bernanke, are returning for the sequel, although there are rumors that Obama may be replaced by Mitt Romney if Romney is chosen over Obama in a fan poll scheduled in November.  Tim Geithner, who did a poor job acting as the voice of reason in the original film, is expected back as well, albeit in a severely diminished role.  His appearance in the film is largely contingent upon Obama winning the fan poll.

The sequel picks up the story where the original left off with Bernanke, Reid, and Boehner accelerating their vehicle towards a cliff, presumably to plunge into the canyon a la Thelma and Louise.  The sequel begins with a cloud of dust, which eventually settles to reveal that the trio has abruptly stopped the car just before taking the plunge.  After a collective sigh of relief, they hold a meeting and decide the following:

1.  Instead of plunging off of this cliff, they will look for a larger cliff to plunge off of somewhere down the road,

2.  Bernanke will pay for the gas with the money he stole from US Dollar holders and,

3.  Rather than taking the plunge themselves, they will force Obama and Geithner, or Romney and Geithner’s replacement, to drive off the cliff.

The fan poll in November should serve to make this moronic sequel somewhat interesting, but either way, the winner will be handcuffed to the wheel with the accelerator at full throttle.

Our advice?  Don’t bother watching this moronic redux.  Like the Expendables 2, it is a desperate attempt by the actors to cash in on past glories.  Unlike the Expendables 2,  anyone living in the US will need to purchase an advance ticket to NOT see the Fiscal Cliff.  Tickets can be found at your local coin shop.  Simply trade you US dollars and bonds for gold and silver and you can ignore this catastrophe.

Hurry, there is precious little time before the Fiscal Cliff’s December 31 debut.

Stay tuned and Trust Jesus.

Stay Fresh!

David Mint

Email: davidminteconomics@gmail.com

Key Indicators for September 18, 2012

Copper Price per Lb: $3.78
Oil Price per Barrel:  $95.22
Corn Price per Bushel:  $7.39
10 Yr US Treasury Bond:  1.68%

FED Target Rate:  0.15%  ON AUTOPILOT, THE FED IS DEAD!

Gold Price Per Ounce:  $1,769 PERMANENT UNCERTAINTY
MINT Perceived Target Rate*:  0.25%
Unemployment Rate:  8.1%
Inflation Rate (CPI):  0.6%
Dow Jones Industrial Average:  13,552  
M1 Monetary Base:  $2,470,800,000,000
M2 Monetary Base:  $10,103,400,000,000