The Federal Reserve, the counterfeiters who inflate our money supply and whose easy-money policies have given us over 80 years of depressions, bubbles, and booms, is starting to sweat. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)’s “Audit the Fed” bill, HR 1207, is gathering steam, as CQ Politics notes:
He may have faded from the national political scene a year ago, after his dark-horse presidential run came to naught, but Rep. Ron Paul ’s influence is still being felt in campaigns and policy debates across the country. Indeed, the latest legislative priority of the libertarian Texas Republican — auditing the Federal Reserve — has gained support in unlikely quarters.
Paul’s legislation, popularly known as the “Audit the Fed” bill, has drawn 244 cosponsors, ranging from Ohio’s John A. Boehner , the conservative Republican floor leader, to Michigan’s John Conyers Jr. , the liberal Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Some Democrats have even picked up on Paul’s rhetoric. “It’s time to yank the shroud off the Fed and shine some light on these events,” New York Democrat Edolphus Towns , chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at a hearing last week about the shotgun marriage between Bank of America and Merrill Lynch last fall to stave off the latter’s collapse.
Paul’s efforts have only gained in political significance since the Obama administration unveiled its proposal to give the Fed new powers over the financial regulatory system.
It is good to see some bipartisanship in Congress that doesn’t involve arguing over which party will give more money to Obama to rain down bombs on Muslims.
Both liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans have signed on to Paul’s bill, which would force the Federal Reserve to show exactly where every penny it printed up was spent. As you can expect, the head of this criminal institution Ben Bernanke has said that this bill would mean a “takeover” by Congress and “threaten the financial system, dollar, an economy.” Let me get this straight. The Fed prints up trillions of dollars out of thin air, artificially lowers interest rates to increase poor and malinvestment of capital, and gives Americans the rope of cheap credit to hang themselves with.
Who exactly is the threat to financial stability?