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Federal Reserve to spend$45B a month
to buy bonds,links rate hike to 6.5 pct.
unemployment

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/12/2012 1:03:24 PM

WASHINGTON —The Federal Reserve will spend $45 billion a month to sustain an aggressive drive to keep long-term interest rates low. And it set a goal of keeping a key short-term rate near zero until unemployment drops below 6.5 percent. The policies are intended to help an economy that the Fed says is growing only modestly with 7.7 percent unemployment in November. The Fed said in a statement issued Wednesday that it will direct the money into long-term Treasurys to replace an expiring bond-purchase program. The new purchases will expand its investment portfolio, which has reached nearly $3 trillion.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/12/2012 1:13:36 PM     (No. 9061758)

Truthful headline:

"Fed to continue robbing Peter to pay Paul"

Imagine what 6.5% unemployment will really look like under the Obama regime: more people that have fallen off the rolls than are on them.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/12/2012 1:21:27 PM     (No. 9061773)

All this while high 5 figure low 6 figure govn jobs continue to increase.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Theeo, 12/12/2012 1:23:35 PM     (No. 9061777)

Buy a bond, the cash goes into Obama´s spend recklessly basket, the bond has only debt backing its percent return, and our Nation´s actual debt continues to increase. It now stands at greater than $200 Trillion which is $66,666 per person.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 12/12/2012 1:23:48 PM     (No. 9061779)

We´re insane.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/12/2012 1:59:05 PM     (No. 9061854)

Hmmm. When my checking account balance gets to $0.00 and I write a check to myself for $10,000 I don´t end up with $10,000 in my account. Why is that? More importantly, why does this work for Ben?

(Yes, we´re insane.)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: vesicant, 12/12/2012 4:29:19 PM     (No. 9062123)

Why do these articles never say that the Fed does this by printing more money? Weimar, here we come. Spend it if you got it, because you´re about to not have it any more.

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