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Ron Paul says Fed created ‘distortions’

Posted: December 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Published: Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 1:28 PM ET

Ron Paul: Economy still has structural problems

Former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, discusses the taper’s influence on inflation and the Fed’s next move.

Former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul told CNBC on Thursday that investors should not be fooled by the Federal Reserve’s “little” taper, as it is still manipulating the price of money and interest rates.

The Fed said Wednesday that the economy was strong enough for the central bank to begin scaling back its bond-buying program, but Paul called the taper too little, too late.

“There are still structural problems in the economy, and it’s all related to monetary policy, and of course regulations and spending by our Congress,” he said on “Squawk on the Street.”

(Read more: Cashin: Bernanke made everybody right)

“They say they’re going to taper, which means they have to buy less. But then the Fed says, ‘Well, we’re going to guarantee that interest rates won’t rise.’ “But how do you keep interest rates from rising? You have to buy stuff,” he said. “In some ways it’s a little bit schizophrenic.

“This whole policy of pretending that they’re having major changes, and not buying quite so many bonds, and buying short term bills instead[that] could change in a minute,” Paul added.

This is not a good time to invest in the stock market, he said.

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Ron Paul ~ The Fed Has Lost Control Of Interest Rates – Video

Posted: June 24, 2013 at 6:41 am

Ron Paul ~ The Fed Has Lost Control Of Interest Rates
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Ron Paul: "Country Should Panic Over Fed's Decision"

Posted: September 14, 2012 at 3:16 am

What took Ben Bernanke sixty minutes of mumbling about tools, word-twisting, and data-manipulating to kinda-sorta admit – that in fact he is lost; Ron Paul eloquently expresses in 25 seconds in this Bloomberg TV clip. Noting that “we are creating money out of thin air,” Paul sums up Bernanke’s position perfectly “We’ve Lost Control!”

25-second quick clip

Full 5 minute clip – must watch! from Mal-investment to Bernanke’s frustration…

Pauls reaction to more Federal Reserve stimulus:

It should not surprise anybody, but it is still astounding. To me, it is so astounding that it does not collapse the markets. [Bernanke] said, We are in very big trouble. We are going to do something unprecedented and we believe it will not hurt the dollar. And yet the stocks, they say we love this stuff. But the dollar didnt do so well today and the real value of the dollar is measured against gold, and gold skyrocketed from its very low to its highest. It means we are weakening the dollar. We are trying to liquidate our debt through inflation. The consequence of what the Fed is doing is a lot more than just CPI. It has to do with malinvestment and people doing the wrong things at the wrong time. Believe me, there is plenty of that. The one thing that Bernanke has not achieved and it frustrates him, I can tellis he gets no economic growth. He doesnt do anything with the unemployment numbers. I think the country should have panicked over what the Fed is saying that we have lost control and the only thing we have left is massively creating new money out of thin air, which has not worked before, and is not going to work this time.

On potential unintended consequences:

The biggest unintended consequence is what we need is a restoration of confidence. If the Fed is expressing a lack of confidence and they do not know what to do, it does not do anything to restore confidence. People might restrain from doing anything. Interest rates are low. I do not have to buy my house this year. I will wait until next year. It might be a little easier. Prices might come down. So people are restrained and it is the opposite of when you expect that housing prices are going up, and you are afraid interest rates are going up. That is why the market rate of interest is so crucial. The rate of interest should give the businessman, the entrepreneurs, the investors and the savers information. But there is no market to interest rates. That is why there is such gross distortion and why we do not have a market economy. We have a rigged economy through central economic planning by central banking. The system is failing, it was doomed to fail and we have to wake up to that fact.

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