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The Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/10/11

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com I am going to be putting a new segment on the site called  the Weekly News Wrap-up.  I will  be highlighting the important news you need to be watching.  I will not be covering things such as Anthony Weiner and his lewd

The Fed’s Inflation Play

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com I have been saying repeatedly that the one thing you can count on is inflation.  If you take housing out of the picture, that is exactly what we have been getting.  The Fed wants inflation and loathes

Will Market Manipulation Stop Gold and Silver from Rising?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com There are plenty of folks flocking to the internet these days to tell the world why gold and, particularly, silver are finished as an investment and wealth protection opportunity.  Some are even screaming to sell now before

Spinning the Economy to a Recovery

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Remember back in early-2009, when the mainstream media (MSM) started with the ridiculous “green shoots” talking point?  Even though the data were dismal and there were no signs of the economy recovering, the “green shoots” term was used by

Dreaded Double-Dip Is Here

Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdeog.com I have been telling you the economy is not in any kind of real recovery for more than a year.  Sources I have been quoting have been proven right, and all the economic cheerleaders dead wrong.  Reuters reported

Where’s the Real News Reporting Gone?

When I was coming up in the TV reporting business, “60 Minutes” on CBS was the pinnacle of TV news.  I was lucky enough to make it to the networks (ABC and CNN) and now run my own site on the

Israel is the Wild Card of Wild Cards

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com President Barack Obama drew some harsh criticism from the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, after his comment last week to return to the 1967 borders.  Like it or not, the President is trying to jump start

Are Banks Evil?

I think banks are a necessary evil, but banks do not necessarily have to BE evil.  There is a school of thought developing that banks should be more like public utilities and simply serve the public. There is a move underfoot

Is America Going Back to a Gold Standard Someday?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com America went off the gold standard in 1971 when Richard Nixon closed the “gold window.” That meant the U.S. didn’t have to pay foreigners with gold, only dollars.  President Nixon created the first world reserve currency that

Double Digit Inflation has Arrived

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com New inflation figures were released by the government last week, and the news was not good.  The headline inflation number was 3.2% in the 12 months that ended in April.  That is more than a percent above

They Just Take Turns Ripping Us Off

Many people think that there is a big difference between Democrats and Republicans, but I think there’s not much difference at all.  I have long said, the left and the right are really one body with two heads–they just take turns ripping

There is No Recovery

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com It seems every week in the mainstream media there are multiple references to the so-called economic recovery 2011.  There has been some good news about profits at Ford, Chrysler and General Motors in recent weeks, and GM

$2 Trillion Mile Marker on Road to Perdition

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com This week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner proposed raising the debt ceiling by $2 trillion.  I thought, this should be big news!  After all, a trillion is a thousand billion.  This adds up to 2 thousand billion over the

Never Ending Money Printing

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com The Federal Reserve held its first press conference in its 97 year history last week.  In my mind, it did this because it recognizes the deep financial trouble the U.S. is in.  It wants to put a

The Roller Coaster Ride of Oil Continues

Gas prices 2011! Oil prices are on the rise.  The price per barrel rose again yesterday, and so did gas prices.  According to AAA, the national average price of unleaded gasoline added a penny, climbing to $3.879 per gallon.  It is