All the economist’s maybe saying the American economy is running a full speed ….
It seems like something else is starting to happen….
Donald Trump maybe the guy to blame….
At least for a good amount of it….
He’s got a tax cut that doesn’t have the money to pay for….
He’s got a budget that doesn’t have money to pay for….
He’s starting a trade war with the rest of world that is gonna cost American consumers MORE money….
And employers ain’t giving people raises….
And the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates?
What is wrong with THIS PICTURE…
The consumer price index (CPI) rose almost three percent over the past year, the highest annual increase since February 2012, according to federal data. But hourly wage earnings adjusted for inflation decreased despite record-low unemployment and U.S. businesses struggling to fill thousands of jobs.
Economists have struggled to understand why wage growth has lagged while unemployment lingers near 4 percent and growth nears closer to 3 percent of GDP. Consumer prices are starting to rise at levels close to the Federal Reserve’s target after years of meager increases.
The Fed is keeping a close eye on inflation as it proceeds with several planned interest rate hikes. The central bank is eager to prevent higher spending, tax cuts and the burgeoning trade war from driving prices to unsustainable highs.
Even so, the CPI rose only 0.1 percent in June, slightly below analysts’ expectations. Economists had expected increasing economic growth and consumer spending to drive further price hikes last month…..