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Step by step, inch by inch, it crept up on us

Trust us, this is nothing at all like what it so obviously is. Hey, who you gonna believe, your beloved, benevolent FedGovCo masters friends, or your own lyin’ eyes?

As FedNow Launches, Fed Reassures Public That ‘Service Has No Relation With CBDCs’
As Bruce WIlds noted earlier in the week, The Fed has stated that FedNow is not intended to kill or replace other money transfer options like Venmo, Cash App, PayPal, or Zelle. Instead, it is designed to work alongside the current systems built by the private sector. Still. FedNow could rapidly become a game changer. Money.com notes this FedNow is launching soon. FedNow was scheduled to begin formal certification of participants of the program in April 2023, with a formal launch planned for July 2023. It will operate on a 24-hour, 365-days-a-year basis,

This new system differs from consumer-facing apps which allow instant peer-to-peer payments, FedNow won’t be an app per se. It’s more designed to allow banks to move money instantly. More than 50 financial institutions are “early adopters” of FedNow, some of the notable banks that will use FedNow include JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Peoples Bank.

FedNow will only be available to customers of the banks that choose to implement FedNow. The Fed says all 10,000 or so banks that are regulated by the Fed can join but will not be required to do so. The claim is that, for everyday people, FedNow could make managing money much easier and faster. It would allow you to pay your mortgage bill on Christmas Day without worrying about it being delayed or late because of the holiday.

Aww, how nice, how generous, how selfless and Concerned™ of them. How did we ever manage to get along without their help, I wonder?

This also means that transferring money between, say, your checking and savings accounts at different banks could be done instantly. Even gig workers like Uber drivers could get paid immediately after each completed ride. It also means a record of every transaction that occurs will be put on “record.” In short “big-brother” will know everything you do, your preferences, and how you live your life. To many of us, this amounts to an invasion of privacy.

So what? Big fuckin’ deal, sez I. If you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear, amIright?

We give the last word back to Bruce Wilds, who argues that FedNow is another step towards more control over the individual.

Well, I mean, DUH. Absolutely everything they do is. That’s the proper and necessary function of our central government, exactly as the Constitution says. You can look it up if you don’t believe me.

It points out that while not everyone will choose to “opt-in” and adopt such a system, it will appear benign to most people and rapidly be accepted. Even those that resist will find the government will most likely force them to use it when dealing with official agencies.

Oh, pipe down, you treasonous, bigoted, ultra-über-mega-MAGA H8RRR, you. Know you role and shut your hole. When We Duh Peepul want any more shit from you, we’ll just squeeze your head.

< END SARC >

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  1. Yep, inch by inch, and half or more of the country doesn’t recognize even a tenth of an inch.

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