July 11, 2012

Nothing The Government Spends Comes For Free

People tend to forget that the government can only get money from taxing, borrowing, or printing. Nothing the government spends comes for free. Money taxed or borrowed is taken out of the private sector, where it could have been used more productively. Printed money merely creates inflation.

So the automatic spending cuts, to the extent they are actually allowed to go into effect, will promote economic growth not prevent it. - in Investment News

Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.