Santelli Goes Berserk, Slams Fed Which Was "Not Created To Be A Feel-Good Institution"

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It started as a discussion about the reality of inflation versus propagandized "noise" and devolved into what is possibly Rick Santelli's most epic rant.

First, Santelli says the Fed has done enough (and it hasn't worked "but to get the market higher") to which Liesman's "but higher interest rates won't help" argument is backed up by more counterfactuals of "just think how bad it would have been" without the Fed. Santelli's screamfest rightly attests that we do not know - we might have been well on our way to recovery by now... and adds that - despite Liesman's imploring, "the Fed was not created to be a feel-good institution."

Finally, slamming the herd of zombified analysts and talking-heads that follow sheep-like the Fed's every word off the inevitable cliff, Santelli blasts (unafraid to stand up for the jobless Americans not driving their new Rolls-Royce on the back of levered 'wealth creation' in stocks), "This is America! We don't follow consensus, we set it!"

 

This is what Santelli is upset about... Who is the Fed working for? Main Street or Wall Street?

 

The "people" never caused the crisis that the Fed bailed the banks out of... Liesman cannot let "low rates" go and Santelli explains how capital will come out if it can get a decent return and the status quo thinkers have it backwards... "The Fed was not created to be a feel good instituion"

 

And as the CNBC anchor says the Jury is still out on whether the Fed should pull back, Santelli explodes... who is "judging" the success... not America's jobless or hordes of part-time workers... Liesman jibes "it's impossible for you to have been more wrong" but as the chart above shows... Santelli was entirely correct - the Fed did nothing for the people...

 

The real issue with QE and Yellen's "Social contribution" to America...

 

Simply put - the market's unstoppable rise provides any and every talking head status-quo apologist with the ammunition to "prove" the fed was right... when all the data shows it has done little if anything but bail out banks, enrich the wealthy, increase inequality, and shows no signs of stopping...

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Santelli is right no matter how loud his screamfests grow; frustration with the ever-more blinkered mainstream who know just how "high on supply" we have become but also know just how devastating another fall will be for it will expose the truth that nothing the Fed does is real... or creates lasting wealth...