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Solution to the “Shutdown”: The Fed Could Simply Cancel $2 Trillion of Government Debt

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Global Research

Bipartisan Proposal Would Take Pressure Off the Budget Crisis

Congressman Alan Grayson and former congressman Ron Paul are two of the fiercest warriors against an out-of-control Federal Reserve.

Paul has campaigned to dissolve the Fed for 35 years, and wrote an entire book called “End the Fed“. Grayson has  repeatedly slammed the Fed, and absolutely demolished itto its face.    Paul and Grayson also co-sponsored a bill to audit the Federal Reserve. (Their desire to rein in the Fed is supported by numerous top economists.)

So when the two of them support a Fed-related solution to the “government shutdown” crisis,  I listen.

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Giuliani on WTC7 questions: Get a haircut, take a shower

By Rady Ananda

When confronted with questions about World Trade Center 7 at a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, bald Rudy Giuliani told long-haired radio host Bob Tuskin, “You are too rude to be entitled to an answer. May I suggest a haircut and a shower?”

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Ron Paul’s 2002 Predictions set against later headlines

Is he really that smart or is the US government truly this corrupt?

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Vintage Video: 1988 Ron Paul Slams Chubby Drug War Advocate

By Christopher Robbins
The Gothamist

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Ron Paul, besides having legions of fans that will break your kneecaps if you speak ill of him, has been advocating for the end of the War on Drugs for many years. Young people enjoy hearing him talk about this because Knife Hits are in the Constitution. Aside from the “legalize heroin” thing, it makes good sense! Here’s Dr. Paul appearing on the proto-shouty-rightwing program The Morton Downey Jr. Show in 1988, forcefully advocating his position before a chunky young Republican who advocates that we “use the military” to enforce the country’s draconian (and racist) drug laws.

As Paul astutely notes, it’s foolish to think “some monolithic government is gonna make you take care of yourself and be a better person…Why don’t they put you on a diet, you’re a little overweight!”

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5 Alternatives to the Federal Reserve

Why the sun will still rise without the Federal Reserve system

By Eric Blair
Activist Post

Now that Ron Paul is officially testing the 2012 presidential waters, a hot topic will surely be “Ending the Fed.”  What used to be seen as a fringe issue may now result in intelligent discussions about how do we end the Fed.

Monetary reform is so vital that it may be precisely what propels Paul into the White House, assuming he gets in all the debates, on all of the ballots, and has an army of computer forensic experts to appeal shady voting machines — which are inevitable challenges in our so-called democracy.

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Ron Paul: Obama Expanded War in the Middle East and Silenced the Anti-War Left

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Time Magazine online interview with Congressman Ron Paul, who talks about how the war on drugs has failed, the income tax, the federal reserve, and how Obama has been able to neutralize the anti-war left.

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Irish and others speak to Banksters, Goldman Sachs, the Fed

Government Sachs: Formerly at Goldman Sachs and later appointed to the US Treasury: Steve Shafran, Kendrick Wilson, Henry Paulson, Edward Forst; the men who crashed the world's economy.

In Ireland, protesters held up these signs (many more can be found at The Daily Bail):

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Ron Paul Responds to TSA: Enough is enough, introduces Dignity Act

Ron Paul Responds to TSA: Introduces ‘American Traveler Dignity Act’

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Alan Grayson Discloses That Dodd Bill Covertly Eliminates Already Passed Legislation Requiring Full Fed Audit

Zero Hedge 04/23/2010

Once again we get confirmation that Chris Dodd is nothing but a paid manservant for his Federal Reserve masters, in addition to being a lame duck, whose last days in office are meant to do everything to allow the old-school Wall Street ways of endless secrecy and Fed bailouts to continue in perpetuity. As Ryan Grim points out “Alan Grayson and co-author Rep. Ron Paul passed legislation through the House that would allow the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit the Federal Reserve and, after a delay, release the information to Congress. It was a remarkable victory, with a populist coalition beating back the combined lobbying efforts of the Treasury Department, the Fed and Wall Street banks.  The Senate has been more hostile territory for the Fed audit provision. Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) opposes the Grayson-Paul version, but allowed a much more restrictive audit proposal from Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) into his bill.” Why and how Dodd believes he can stand against this critical issue, that over 80% of America supports by demanding Fed transparency, is beyond any rational attempts at explanation. How he hopes to get away with it is even more mindboggling.

From the Huffington Post:

The Wall Street reform bill headed for a test vote on the Senate floor Monday night will allow the Federal Reserve to continue to pump trillions of dollars into major banks largely in secrecy, the co-author of House language that would open the central bank to an audit charged in a memo to the Senate.

“The Senate has a provision in its reform bill that purports to audit the Fed. But, it really doesn’t do anything of the sort. I’m going to run down the details for you, and reprint the legislative language so you can read it yourself,” writes Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.).

Grayson’s summary of the bill’s shortcomings, presented below, indicate that the “Senate bill would allow an audit of the TALF program and slightly expands authority to audit emergency lending conducted under section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, but restricts it to very specific purposes. Meanwhile, it would not allow the GAO to look into the Fed’s massive purchase of toxic assets, its hundreds of billions in foreign currency swaps with other central banks or its open market operations, among other restrictions.”

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Stop Corporate Welfare

medical insurance bailoutI thought this piece by Ron Paul exceedingly good. It makes one think twice about ‘mandates’ in the health insurance reform:

Healthcare Reform Is More Corporate Welfare
by Ron Paul – September 14, 2009

Last Wednesday (September 9, 2009) the nation was riveted to the President’s speech on healthcare reform before Congress. While the President’s concern for the uninsured is no doubt sincere, his plan amounts to a magnanimous gift to the health insurance industry, despite any implications to the contrary.

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