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Perfect Storms – Colliding

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A “perfect storm” is the unexpected intersection of a bad things, creating a really bad thing. What happens when a “perfect storm” meets a “perfect storm?”  In math, they might cancel, but in reality – you get a really, really bad thing. While we may avoid it, one is headed our way.

“Storm One.” Imagine the first intersection of bad things, largely created by bad policies. We face – by the numbers, – a Biden-driven “perfect storm” in our economy, accelerating inflation caused by shutting down chunks of the US energy sector, reversing energy independence, and inexcusable federal overspending.

We also have record debt at $30 trillion. Not all that debt was Biden’s doing – but he and congressional Democrats added trillions of dollars over the past year that we do not have. Tax revenues do not get close. 

Now, watch what happens next. Wages – artificially high as people took federal benefits and left the labor pool – will push up. Why? Unions know workers are paying more, so demand more.

Not surprisingly, that wage-inflation reinforces price-inflation. Why? Because employers must make more to pay more, so they charge more to cover wages. What do you think that does? You get the point.

Now, add another factor to “Storm One.” The Federal Reserve, thinking inflation is from wild growth which it is not, is raising interest rates on borrowing – yours, mine, corporate, and federal. That includes higher interest on that $30 trillion debt – paid by who? You and me.

But that is not all, as these rates rise, our economy will slow. We will enjoy high inflation, combined with big job cuts as companies struggle to grow with these rates, so cut costs. 

As they do that, what happens? Unemployment rises. That means consumer spending – by people who now have less to spend – also begins to fall, so we get more layoffs. This is called a “vicious cycle” – and whether two successive quarters or any other definition, also a “recession.”

When you add upward spiraling inflation and interest rates to downward spiraling employment, spending and confidence, you get “stagflation” or Jimmy Carter 2.0. That is “Storm One.”

“Storm Two.” This one is blowing from the East but big. Because of Putin’s Ukraine war, which was likely deterrable, but Biden missed the signals and window, did not believe Putin, encouraged a “minor incursion,” the world faces a major hit in grain and corn production. Ukraine is rightly known as Europe’s “breadbasket” – and is being destroyed.

Zelensky just indicated a 25 to 30 percent drop in grain supply, creating an imminent food crisis – in 10 weeks – for much of the world. The price of everything from bread to cereals will rise.

So, on top of high inflation, energy cost, interest rates, and unemployment, plus falling consumer confidence, we will now see shortage-driven food price spikes. These will hit other parts of the world harder, but we will be affected. That food crisis is “Storm Two.”

What is the good news? Well, there is some. First, on food, we produce our own, and will continue doing so, even if world demand forces up prices. The US could feed 10 billion people, we just do not always plant. We are a 21 trillion-dollar economy, historically self-sufficient.

Other good news? Inflation causes are reversible. We can cut excess federal spending, reduce taxes – which under John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Donald Trump, elevated overall wealth, raising the net federal revenues.

To lower inflation, create hiring, restore energy independence, and boost consumer confidence, we need only re-start the US fossil fuel sector. Not surprisingly, no other nation has shut theirs down, and we should not.

The day we regain energy independence, much of the world will respect us more, falling into line again. And we will see cheap gas and heating oil again, along with jobs and export revenue.

So, there are answers. Another is to help allies by letting free markets rip, individual citizens prosper, food and energy be produced, and federal revenues rise – as under Kennedy, Reagan, and Trump. With that, we will see stronger defense and more resources for domestic needs.

We face two “perfect storms.” We will survive if we hold on and think smart. A big political voice must be heard – ours, the American people. We have weathered storms, but wisdom is knowing how to avoid or mitigate “perfect storms,” in this case, “stagflation” and a food crisis. Let’s look for clearer air, better leadership, and from November onward calmer seas.


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Rich
30 days ago

Wow! I so much want to believe the “good” news. Unfortunately, you need a leader to pull this stuff off. We don’t have one! If you still think we are the biggest baddest nation on the planet, you better look around. China isn’t just up and coming, they are there. Biden is doing everything in his handlers power to make America weak. Wake up people!

HocasPocas
1 month ago

What about all the US farm land that they are allowing china to buy up? They aren’t just buying farm land either. People better wake up before it’s too late

Max
30 days ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

The farm land being bought up by the Elitist has but one purpose at this time — TO CREATE THE NEXT CRISIS — FAMINE.

Jeb
1 month ago

Loved the logic of your article. The problem, logic does not exist in joeblow’s WH. I am not convinced joeblow wouldn’t give away all the food produced in the US. I am not convinced that he will not allow brown outs and blackouts all summer instead of just reopening our energy production. They do the opposite of logic, either because they want to or because they are just that stupid. I take consultation in knowing that his supporters and voters get to suffer equally.

ops
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeb

The man in the WH does not give a rats rear about America or its people. He is being controlled and manipulated by he cowards in the backroom who have only hate and contempt for the greatness of this country. Why would any President enact such policies that harm America and its people starting with an open door come one, come all immigration policy placing America and its people in harms way? Why in pursuit of his green agenda double the price at the gas pump and become dependent on foreign countries for oil when there is an abundance right here in our country? Every policy enacted by this imposter has been to the detriment to this country and its people.
When have we heard the words God, Family or Patriotism from this admin.? Moral decay and the fish stinks from the head down!

Jeb
1 month ago
Reply to  ops

Agree

Rich
30 days ago
Reply to  Jeb

I also agree. Someone on the left, just show me ONE thing this “administration” has done to make America a better, stronger place. Just ONE.

Xtech
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeb

The playbook the “Democrats” are following is right out of Marxism. THIS IS A PLAN, not the result of an imbecilic, dementia-ridden, “president”.

Jeb
1 month ago
Reply to  Xtech

Agree

Rich
30 days ago
Reply to  Jeb

Those behind the plan got a bonanza in this guy.

Mario Capparuccini
1 month ago

Storm 3. China invades Taiwan and 90% of the semi conductors manufactured in the world falls into the hands of the CCP. Do we trust Biden to deter the CCP? We know the answer.

Willy
1 month ago

If you believe the 2020 election was on the up and up, the majority of the country want this. I’m in the minority that doesn’t and I hope we can get this country back on track by 2022/2024 or shortly thereafter. Old senile Joe is only the CEO of US Corp, he isn’t really the President of the true USA. Here’s to the sleeping Republic we have, wake up, don’t WOKE UP next time you vote!

Jerry
1 month ago

One thing Mr. Charles didn’t consider is the God factor. Suppose God decides to withhold the rain or send too much rain and destroy most of our crops. That could very well happen.

BigD
1 month ago

There’s a third storm on the horizon, WW3. If our Strategic Oil Reserves are depleted our country may not be able to respond quickly enough to defer an attack by our enemies. Our current Commander and Chief doesn’t appear to be capable of protecting our country, i.e. Afghanistan.

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  BigD

He’s not commander in chief, he is commander the thief

Zoe Frost
1 month ago

Energy dependency, inadequate energy production to fuel the grid, multi-$TRILLION bogus bills (full of pork, easily plfered, increasing already historic debt), supply chain nightmare, fuel prices gone wild, “stagflation” and a (growing) food crisis…all due to DELIBERATE ACTIONS of the most corrupt Commie Demoncrap (and RINO) government traitors in histoy…aiding and abetting the evil, insane Commie/Globalist elitists so they can have their filthy, evil boots on our necks…the hell with how many are destoyed or dead (that’s their plan, Stan).

Giordano_Bruno
1 month ago

A huge sector of citizens in our American republic no longer has anything that resembles a moral compass . . . a population that believes in no objective truth and therefore embraces anything that stirs their emotions and most base instincts, and the low caliber of our leaders reflects that fact!

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Giordano_Bruno

Sounds like you are referring to the use of alternate facts by some politicians.

PaulE
1 month ago

RBC,

Everything you covered was the direct result of allowing ideological Marxists, who also happen to be completely corrupt and incompetent, as well as economically and scientifically illiterate to control all the main levers of power in our federal government. In what sort of alternate reality would one expect any sort of positive outcomes to occur under those circumstances. Our current state, as a country, is completely consistent with what one would normally expect such political leaders to deliver to its people. We’ve seen these set of circumstances play out over and over again in other countries with very predictable and consistent results. We are no different in that respect. We, as a country, allowed a deeply flawed (nicest way I can say it without getting censored here) President and Congress to assume power and they are replicating the exact same set of policies and outcomes that cost other countries their economies and eventual freedoms.

The remedy you outline, with better policies and real leaders in place, is sound. However, as you yourself note, it requires a President of the caliber you outlined and a Congress operating in support of such a leader to bring about a restoration of sanity, a sound economy and strong foreign policies that encourage our allies and strike fear and doubt in our enemies. All of which is what most Americans would refer to as good governance of the country.

That may or may not begin this November, depending on how the votes are counted and who the leadership is of a GOP controlled Congress. However, the real opportunity to restore the country won’t begin until we have the sort of President you mention in place in 2025 to set a completely different agenda from the one this administration has us on.

Zoe Frost
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

We had that man for four years, President Trump. Through his deep love of our Republic and all Americans, coupled with his common sense. and vast business acumen, he made giant strides in righting the ship of our country Commie Traitor Obamie was deliberately destroying.

Now, a stolen election has the traitor back in power as puppetmaster of the fraud puppet pResident, and we are feeling his hatred with new fresh hells almost daily, his “fundamental transformation” is in destruction mode. The problem looming is the dark side Deep State together has $trillions, their power is vast… if sane conservatives regain the House and Senate majority pray it’s not too late for a Trump, or DeSantis (or any other America patriot hopefully elected in 2024), to be able to save our freedoms and opportunities Constitutional Republic.

Morbious
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

I see two possible stumbling blocks in front of us regarding the November election. One is if the commies again engage in massive theft and manage to thwart the gop. They may write off the house but focus of stealing the senate. Theres another thing i haven’t seen mentioned : what if there is a red wave as predicted but biden et al claim it was a result of vote manipulation on the part of the gop. You know, voter suppression via gerrymandering along with other tricks. The above presumes a more or less ‘normal’ election. What if a new variant is delivered and biden shuts down in person voting and demands mail in only. I want to see a way out of the woods but its a long way off as yet.

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Morbious

We’ve seen this movie before in the Senate.

Remember 2012. That was a can’t miss takeover year until we blew it in the primaries. Don’t want to do that again but recent Senate primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania are not a good sign.

Rich
30 days ago
Reply to  Morbious

If the republicans win big in November, you can bet the hypocrites on the left will cry stolen election. It will be fun to watch.

Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Civil War/Rev War 2 seeds

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