Rick Santelli Summarizes The Problem: ‘It’s The Government’ (Video)

The real problem are the elitists who control our government, the banksters and the media.

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”
– Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom (1913)


Rick Santelli Summarizes The Problem: “It’s The Government” (ZeroHedge, Feb 24, 2014):

While the guests on Friday’s CNBC closing bell were giddy with excitement about earnings, US stocks, and ‘the recovery’ being “a lot stronger than people give it credit for”, Rick Santelli asked a simple question, if it’s all so great why is the Fed still printing billions of dollars each month? A disquieted crowd of asset-gatherers attempted a response but made the mistake of uttering the most inflammable 7 words Santelli could hear… “Where would we be without the government?” What ensued is worth the price of admission…

Who is the government (or the Fed) working for?

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The guests exchange pleasantries as the “asset managers” explain how ‘anecdotally’ it’s so awesome out there..and Rick explains his perspective on the Fed…

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Rick Santelli Slams Central Bank Policies: ‘The Market Is Rapidly Realizing That They Can’t Go On Forever’ (Video)

 – Santelli Slams Central Bank Policies: “The Market Is Rapidly Realizing That They Can’t Go On Forever” (ZeroHedge, Jan 24, 2014):

While the world’s talking heads are desperately opening their global financial crisis fire-extinguishing mouths that this time is different, Rick Santelli takes 4 minutes to highlight the problems associated with liquidity that is always leveraged to the max and the problems that now await us. “For a while,” Santelli calmly explains, the fairy-dust commercial planners (Central banks) “at least for a while, made everything seem like it could work.” However, with “no excess margin in the system,” emerging-market-cannonball-driven ripples in the global pool of liquidity are a major problem. Slamming those who argue ‘taper is small’ or ‘Argentina doesn’t matter’; the ever-increasing central-bank-inspired interconnectedness means “the market is realizing in a hurry,” as we have warned numerous times, “these [central bank] programs can’t go on forever,”

Add to this, Santelli notes, that even the central bank architects of the (faux market) buildings (e.g. BoE’s Carney) no longer want to live in these buildings… and problems lie ahead…

CNBC’s Rick Santelli On The End Of Paper Gold’s Reign (Video) – Gold And Silver Demand Continues To Surge While ‘Prices’ Drop (Charts)

Santelli On The End Of Paper Gold’s Reign (ZeroHedge, March 27, 2013):

Central Banks remain aggressive accumulators of the precious metal as we noted last night, as their actions outweigh their words; but as CNBC’s Rick Santelli notes today, there is a big difference between the physical bullion they are buying and the ‘gold bug’ trading currently going on in our markets:

I don’t even look at gold as gold anymore since they securitized it. If things [went] badly in the world that I used to observe (as a gold bug); the gold would end up in the hands of the gold bugs. If things go badly now, they’re going to end up with checks from ETFs! Sorry, it’s not the same. The reign of [paper] gold as the Ayn Rand endgame, to me, that’s over. Game, Set, Match.

Which likely explains the incessant demand for precious metals from the US Mint over the past few months – as the other great rotation (from paper to physical) proceeds.

Starting 0:25 in this clip:

Perhaps these two charts will help explain the ‘difference’… Demand continues to surge while ‘prices’ drop…

Rick Santelli: ‘There Has To Be An Endgame To Insanity’ (Video)

Santelli: “There Has To Be An Endgame To Insanity” (ZeroHedge, Jan 2, 2012):

The ‘deal’ didn’t surprise CNBC’s Rick Santelli as he notes the administration did the “easy thing” once again. However, he does think the coming battle in 6-8 weeks regarding the debt ceiling will be surprising to many and believes “there has to be an endgame to insanity.” Rick’s rightly cynical perspective on the euphoric opening gap today in stocks and bonds (and questioning the veracity of manipulated ‘market’ prices) appears as frustrating to him as “watching politicians all slap each other on the back while the country slips into a Grecian like formula.”

Rick Santelli: ‘The Fed Doesn’t Have A Cluee, Neither Does The President, Neither Does Congress’ (CNBC Video)

Santelli Channels Cramer: “The Fed Doesn’t Have A Clue” (ZeroHedge, Dec 27, 2012):

Comparisons of the failure of the TARP vote and the fiscal cliff were summarily dismissed early in this clip – though CNBC’s Rick Santelli does note, as we have vociferously stated that a market correction is the only impetus to get something done in Washington. Having abandoned his channel’s “Rise Above” meme in the face of this “childish nonsense”, Santelli agrees that politicians “can show incompetence at very critical moments.” Then, sparked by the anchor’s comment that “the markets would know if [the cliff] was going be a horrific thing”, Santelli goes ‘off-script’ with an epic take-down of all things CNBC: “the stock market is an immediate gratification for investors to make money;” and asks the key question “Why do we look to the Dow Jones Industrial Average to handicap if this country is going to go down the sewer in a couple of years? It doesn’t give us a glimpse into the future.” He adds that the market is not discounting $100 trillion of unfunded liabilities in our future and then slams the door shut with what will likely become the new meme: “The Fed doesn’t have a clue, neither does the President, neither does Congress.”

Forward to 4:30 for the epic rant (or enjoy the whole thing as Rick summarily dismisses the much hoped for “Rise Above” theme)

Rick Santelli And Peter Schiff On Bernanke’s ‘Roach Motel Of Monetary Policy’ (Video)

Santelli And Schiff On Bernanke’s “Roach Motel Of Monetary Policy” (ZeroHedge, Dec 17, 2012):

From the government-induced structural unemployment malaise to the implosion of our entire ‘artificial economy’, Peter Schiff and Rick Santelli explore the dark side of monetary policy in this brief clip. On the Fed’s new policy and potential exit strategy, Schiff notes that “the Fed is constructing goalposts so it never actually hits them; the Fed is never going to tighten.” While Santelli tends to agree with Schiff on the eventual collapse of the USD under this never-ending Fed easing scenario, he notes that getting a fix on that USD weakness is hard given everyone is racing to debase. Schiff notes, oil prices, gold prices, food inflation, and real assets all send the signal that Bernanke chooses to ignore and on the topic of ‘monetization’ which Bernanke seemed so ‘put off’ by during the press conference last week, Sch-antelli both seemingly (obviously) conclude that the mere mention of an exit at some point in the future by the great and powerful Oz does not preclude the fact that 90% of current Treasury issuance ends up on the Fed’s books… leaving the fact that selling any of this “would make 2008 look like a Sunday picnic.” 

CNBC’s Rick Santelli Says It All In This Blockbuster Rant (Video)

One Year Later – Santelli Rips Apart ‘Connected’ Corzine (ZeroHedge, Oct 31, 2012):

There remains more than $1.6 billion of customer funds unaccounted for and whether you believe PwC (as Forbes notes) were duped or not, one year on from MFGlobal, one thing is for sure – there is no more hated character in the pits of Chicago than Jon Corzine. CNBC’s Rick Santelli says it all in this blockbuster rant against the incredible reality that this ‘connected’ individual has got away with monetary murder. Must watch – but beware your blood pressure… as he concludes “we haven’t heard the end of this – Chicago will find the answers!”

On Europe: ‘It’s A Ponzi Scheme To Be Honest With You’ (CNBC Video)

Mark Grant And Rick Santelli On Europe: “It’s A Ponzi Scheme To Be Honest With You” (ZeroHedge, Aug 14, 2012):

As Simon Hobbs noted this morning, Olli Rehn confirmed ahh that err “both the European Union and the ECB are ready to take action” but only conditional upon requests for aid. What is perhaps missed by most observers is what Rick Santelli and Mark Grant discuss in more detail in the short clip below. Greece managed to sell EUR4 billion short-dated bills this morning at remarkably low yields – not exactly the kind of thing that incentivizes political leaders to request aid – but how did they do it? Who bought it? Well, we suspect you know the answer but Mark Grant’s clarifying response to Santelli’s question concluded simply that the ECB-to-Greek-Banks-to-The-Bank-Of Greece-to-ECB circle-jerk is “in a sense, a kind of Ponzi scheme.” Santelli’s response that “it really is a rigged game” and that our reflexive response to the signaling of bond yields is remarkable given the manipulation; Grant agrees adding that “the real money guys are either out of Europe, getting out of Europe, or have cut back as much as they can” since simple math shows you that at some point Europe will have it’s ‘moment’.

Hobbs introduces, discusses Greece at around 3:00 and then Santelli and Grant take over at 3:40…

The Chronology Of A Collapse: Santelli’s Primer On The PFG Debacle

The Chronology Of A Collapse: Santelli’s Primer On The PFG Debacle (ZeroHedge, July 12, 2012):

There remains some confusion about the timing of actions around the PFG Best disaster. From withdrawn salary cuts to liquidation-only orders to forced liquidations from Friday to today, CNBC’s Rick Santelli provides a succinct and shocking insight into what real money accounts and brokers have dealt with and continue to try to comprehend. The sad truth about where the money went is summed up by his guest that “we’re just hearing rumors; it could be, on a percentage basis, worse than MF Global.”