"...think what a weaker dollar does for the industrial heartland, where so many congressional seats will be in play and where today it’s easier to export or compete against imports because the same dollar costs convert into fewer euros, yen, or renminbi (this is what a “weaker” dollar means—foreigners can more easily afford our goods and their stuff is more expensive to us). If the dollar stays weak or declines further, our car companies, machinery makers, and turbine blade manufacturers will soon be rehiring and we’ll finally get some job growth as part of our sputtering economic recovery."
- Fed prints a lot of money, driving down value of dollar on worldwide markets
- Weaker dollar means imported goods are more expensive, exported goods cheaper for foreigners to buy
- More foreigners buy American-made exported goods, more jobs are generated.
- More jobs means the White House can claim "we did it!"
- Americans never realize they've been manipulated (like the dollar) and vote to keep the manipulators in office.
Hmmm. Sounds pretty easy, doesn't it? So, the question then becomes, is Ben Bernacke and Tim Geitner purposefully devaluing the dollar on the global markets to help Democrats win the mid-term elections?
Does anyone else smell a trap?