April’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report was released earlier this week, but the numbers aren’t lining up with the experience of the average American.

Watch this week’s The Gold Spot to hear Scottsdale Bullion & Coin Founder Eric Sepanek & Precious Metals Advisor John Karow discuss what the CPI numbers really mean, where smart money is going, and how the government taxes you without your knowledge.

What CPI Numbers DON’T Reveal

The US Department of Labor claims its CPI report accurately measures the average price change over time for the average consumer. Suspiciously, the numbers don’t include essential expenses such as gas, food, and energy.

This oversight creates a severe disconnect between the CPI numbers and the reality on the ground. While the government claims the economy is improving, the American people are still hurting financially.

Free Money & Hidden Taxes

With the ongoing banking crisis, the accelerated pace of de-dollarization, excessive speeding packages, and the expiration of Title 42, the Biden admin is running up an impressive bill. Over the past few years, a staggering amount of free money has been thrown around in place of actual solutions. Of course, the government will rely on hard-earned taxpayer dollars to solve the problems it created.

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Instead of raising income taxes and losing popularity points, our Commander-in-Chief is going to rely on a hidden tax: inflation. This way, the government can blame the boogeyman of inflation for decreased living standards and tougher economic conditions rather than their actions. In the end, the average taxpayer is the real victim.

“If they’re not going to take [money] from you by taxation, they’re going to get it through inflation.”
– SBC Founder Eric Sepanek

Investors Seek Shelter in Hard Assets

It’s going to take much more than a lackluster CPI report to restore confidence in the American economy. Of course, the government’s strategy of shaking down taxpayers to bail out their mistakes isn’t really helping the situation either.

It is clear investors can’t get away from the banking sector and traditional markets quickly enough. They’re finding shelter in hard assets such as gold and silver coins, gold bullion bars, and silver bullion bars due to their inherent value and price stability. Even central banks are buying gold at record rates.

Protect Your Wealth from Government Incompetence

You don’t have to foot the bill for a feckless government. Whether it’s the failing banking system or sky-high inflation, this administration has proven time and time again that your money is not safe in traditional systems.

Request your FREE copy of our Precious Metals Investment Guide to learn how gold and silver can help protect your wealth.