Kevin O'Leary: Free money from the government caused inflation


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Via:  jbb  •  3 weeks ago  •  4 comments

By:   Damita Menezes (NewsNation)

Kevin O'Leary: Free money from the government caused inflation
Despite rosy economic indicators, Kevin O'Leary pointed out that the in day-to-day expenses and the rising cost of living in America.

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(NewsNation) — Despite rosy economic indicators, a disconnect persists between economic statistics and the lived experiences of many Americans. Recent data from a Pew survey shows that only a quarter of Americans perceive the economy as good, with a significant portion rating it as fair or poor.

In a recent interview on NewsNation's "Dan Abrams Live," "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary, popularly known as "Mr. Wonderful," echoed the survey's observations, underscoring the disparity between macroeconomic trends and everyday realities. O'Leary pointed out that while headline numbers such as stock market performance and job growth appear positive, they fail to capture the challenges faced by ordinary citizens.

"Inflation has gone up way higher than than wage growth," O'Leary explained. "It's hard to live in America when the average salary is $62,000, and core inflation and all the things you need to live are still up over 30%."

O'Leary emphasized that the essence of the economy lies in individuals' purchasing power and quality of life, rather than abstract metrics.

He pointed out that while measures such as the Jobs Act and the Inflation Act inject money into the economy, they essentially amount to "free helicopter money," totaling around two and a half trillion dollars. O'Leary suggested that this influx of cash contributed to inflationary pressures.

Additionally, he noted that certain essential goods and services, such as food, gasoline and housing, have seen significant price increases since before the pandemic. The rising costs of essentials have contributed to the overall inflationary environment, according to O'Leary's analysis.

Abrams, seeking advice from O'Leary for his young son, asked about the aspirations of future entrepreneurs.

O'Leary encouraged aspiring business owners to gain experience by working for others before venturing into entrepreneurship.

"Get a job for 24 months working for somebody else before you launch your own career. Learn what it takes to be an employee, before you're a boss. This is the secret sauce," O'Leary remarked.

"Start a company, be an entrepreneur. It's an amazing journey, not a destination, but it's the only way you can set yourself free in America," O'Leary said, underscoring the importance of small businesses in driving the economy.


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Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Yes, Trump's Covid stimulus payments caused the inflation rate rise to temporarily in 2021-22...

Professor Quiet
1.1  Ronin2  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

Congress controls the purse strings- Pelosi and the Democrats controlled the House. How could you forget their two faux impeachments.

Democrats also passed another Covid stimulus package after Trump left office- that one is entirely on Brandon and Democrats.

For those leftists with selective memories.

Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

Well if a guy on TV says it, it must be true! did you ask the guy who sells shamwows what he thought? 


Democrats keep using that word. It doesn't mean what you think it means. 

ion rate rise to temporarily in 2021-22...

Yet inflation remains elevated 50% above the target amount  in January 2024.

Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

Where did you read that?


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