Lloyd Blankfein: Wouldn’t have pushed for fiscal stimulus – Bloomberg

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs is on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia, commenting on the Trump budget, specifically the 1.5 trillion dollar fiscal stimulus included in the bill.

Key points:

  • Might not be the right time for stimulus spending
  • ‘Probably’ wouldn’t have made that decision himself
  • Akin to throwing gas on a fire that’s already burning
  • It might work, but probably not worth the risk
  • Would have to cancel spending if inflation overheats, which is a bad political move
  • Would have to rely on monetary policy to keep inflation in check instead of natural economy

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