On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second month amid biting inflation and questions about Biden’s economy going into a recession.

It was the second straight 75 basis point increase, and the fourth rate hike this year, as policymakers move aggressively to cool the strongest surge in inflation in more than four decades that only happens under the inept leadership of Joe Biden.

This is the latest battle of the U.S. Federal Reserve against Bidenflation.

According to CNBC’s Steve Liesman report, the latest hike will bring the fed funds rate to a range of 2.25% to 2.50%.

CNBC’s Squawk Box reacted to the news: CNBC/Youtube

“Growth and consumer spending has slowed significantly in part reflecting lower disposable income and tighter financial conditions,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell said.

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Here’s what CNBC reported:

Stocks maintained gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced its much anticipated 0.75 percentage point rate increase to fight inflation, at the conclusion of its two-day meeting.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 245 points, or 0.8%. The S&P 500 gained 1.8%, and the Nasdaq Composite increased 3%. Tech shares led gains after better-than-feared results from Alphabet and Microsoft.

The Fed’s second consecutive big hike was widely expected. The Fed statement was much the same although the central bank did give a nod to the slowing economy by adding a line saying, “Recent indicators of spending and production have softened.”

On Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell held a press conference:

The Gateway Pundit explained it further:

As TGP’s Joe Hoft reported, under President Trump, Fed Chief Jerome Powell raised the rates so much that he almost created a market collapse himself. President Trump had the economy smoking and Powell couldn’t let that happen so he raised rates quarterly for President Trump’s first couple of years. Had Powell left the rates alone, the US economy would have been even better.

Under Obama, the Fed kept the rates at 0% for 7 years helping Obama’s economy. Yet none of that with President Trump. Who says the Fed is not political?

This is what happens when you vote for a President who has a mental illness…

Sources: Thegatewaypundit, CNBC 

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