By Washington’s Blog
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 it … to 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.
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?”
Is he really that smart or is the US government truly this corrupt?
Why the sun will still rise without the Federal Reserve system
By Eric Blair
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.
By Live Free or Die Report
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.
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):
Posted in Economy Economics
Tagged bankster gambling debts, banksters, banksters debts, corpogov, fiat currency, finance collapse, goldman sachs, Ireland, obama, ron paul, the fed
Ron Paul Responds to TSA: Introduces ‘American Traveler Dignity Act’
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.”
I 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.
Posted in Economy Economics, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Slavery
Tagged class war, Healthcare, healthcare for all, industry bailout, insurance industry bailout, Neoliberalism, New World Order, obamacare, ron paul, single payer, universal healthcare