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It's Official: Ron Paul Is Head Of Monetary Policy Subcommittee
Zero Hedge / Fox News ^ | December 9, 2010 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 12/08/2010 10:48:50 PM PST by Zakeet

Despite rumors that various splinter forces within the Republican party are attempting to block Ron Paul's fateful chairmanship of the Monetary Policy Subcommittee, we now have confirmation that the only sane politician left will now be Ben Bernanke's direct nemesis during any and all future Congressional spectacles starring the printing unchallenged one. And with US debt creeping ever closer to the debt ceiling, coupled with the dollar for dollar monetization of the US deficit, such spectacles will soon be plenty.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bernanke; economy; federalreserve; kook; kucinich; pdcf; ronpaul; tarp; thefed; zerohedge
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Helicopter Ben: An audit of the Federal Reserve will undermine confidence in our entire monetary system.

Dr. Paul: Let's find out.

1 posted on 12/08/2010 10:48:54 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Go get ‘em, Doc!


2 posted on 12/08/2010 10:50:10 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Zakeet
we now have confirmation that the only sane politician

Now that there is just plain funny!
3 posted on 12/08/2010 10:50:21 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Zakeet

This will be good.


4 posted on 12/08/2010 10:53:04 PM PST by BAW (Joy to the World.)
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To: Zakeet

5 posted on 12/08/2010 10:54:05 PM PST by jtal
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To: Zakeet

Well in the very least we will all be entertained while we are standing in soup lines and losing our homes.

I hope Paul is a monumental pain in the ass. Bernake...you belong behind bars.


6 posted on 12/08/2010 10:54:19 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load-Coming to a Neighborhood near you)
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To: SoConPubbie

You and I both laughed at that I see.


7 posted on 12/08/2010 10:57:34 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Zakeet

Dr. Paul is far from sane, but this is the perfect role for him.


8 posted on 12/08/2010 10:57:43 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Zakeet

Outstanding! Love it!


9 posted on 12/08/2010 10:59:15 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: thecabal
Dr. Paul is far from sane, but this is the perfect role for him.

Ditto.
10 posted on 12/08/2010 10:59:26 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: thecabal

Ron Paul is INSANE and plays games ( he rails against pork, yet takes loads of earmarks, which he votes against, when the Bills come up, but which always pass ), and should have NEVER been given this position.

I wonder WHO was behind this.


11 posted on 12/08/2010 11:02:39 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Outlaw Woman
Ron Paul is a monumental pain in the ass. I just hope he doesn't get carried away, which he will, of course. Yet sometimes it takes a loose cannon when the opposition is so thoroughly entrenched.
12 posted on 12/08/2010 11:02:43 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: PA Engineer

It’s really a far more important position than Prez, if you think about it.


13 posted on 12/08/2010 11:03:45 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Zakeet

Awesome thought. I’ll believe it when I see it.


14 posted on 12/08/2010 11:05:14 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Zakeet

Good news.


15 posted on 12/08/2010 11:06:38 PM PST by FTJM
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To: Zakeet

An extreme skeptic vs. the bailout wizard of the world ...

what could go wrong.

Must watch this!


16 posted on 12/08/2010 11:08:37 PM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance)
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To: Zakeet

We need to know if we should have any confidence in the Fed Reserve to act wholely in the interest of the people of the USA and not in the least bit for the interests of international bankers.


17 posted on 12/08/2010 11:08:55 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Zakeet

We need to know if we should have any confidence in the Fed Reserve to act wholely in the interest of the people of the USA and not in the least bit for the interests of international bankers.


18 posted on 12/08/2010 11:09:09 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Zakeet

Dr. Paul, he’s ready to operate on the Federal Reserve. Yes


19 posted on 12/08/2010 11:11:35 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: Zakeet

God help us, one more nutcase in charge of something.


20 posted on 12/08/2010 11:11:39 PM PST by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Zakeet

MSM: Dr, Paul, who allegedly has slapped the asses of thousands of naked babies...


21 posted on 12/08/2010 11:12:43 PM PST by tired1 (Federalize the Fed)
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To: TheThinker

LoL...Yes he is a p.i.a. and no doubt will be more so in this post. You’re right, sometimes it takes a loose cannon, and in this case, the fit is perfect. The man knows what he is talking about on monetary issues.


22 posted on 12/08/2010 11:15:05 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load-Coming to a Neighborhood near you)
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To: Zakeet
Hilarious. I can't wait for Helicopter Ben going up to be grilled. Bravo Paul.


23 posted on 12/08/2010 11:20:33 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Zakeet

Now if I can just get Christine O’Donnell appointed head of the CIA my plan will be complete!


24 posted on 12/08/2010 11:29:01 PM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: Zakeet
There is a way out of this financial crisis and Ron knows it. We need to show the people the real Fed Gov for the bankrupt lying pyramid scheme that it is. Choices will need to be made to keep there asses out of jail. The socialist/feds have locked up vast tracts of land that are filled with gold, silver, copper, oil etc... Unlock opportunity! There are trillions out there and these socialists who are trying to destroy us through bankruptcy will have to show their cards. Give us free enterprise people the opportunity and you will see the biggest financial rush ever. There will be more jobs and opportunity then there are people.

It will also be eco friendly as we now have tremendous knowledge in how to do it right.

25 posted on 12/08/2010 11:29:10 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: jtal

Michael, would you please chew with your mouth closed??


26 posted on 12/08/2010 11:38:12 PM PST by Purrcival (Proud to share my birthday with President Reagan)
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To: Zakeet

This promises to be an immensely entertaining match up.


27 posted on 12/08/2010 11:43:49 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: Zakeet

Huzzah. Let’s find out where the trillions went!


28 posted on 12/08/2010 11:48:51 PM PST by servantoftheservant
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To: Zakeet
This is the one thing EVERYBODY should support Ron Paul on.

I don't agree with him on foreign policy but he is completely correct of the Fed and the money supply.
29 posted on 12/08/2010 11:52:32 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Zakeet

Good to see Ron Paul in charge of this committee.

I think DC just had a massive underpants soiling when this announcement was made....on both the DNC and GOP side.


30 posted on 12/08/2010 11:52:47 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (DREAM Act giving America nightmares)
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To: Zakeet

He may be a nut job, but for this he is PERFECT!

Now I feel bad about all the jokes I made about him during the Paulbot Invasion of 2008 (OK, not really).

But IMHO no one can question his fiscal Conservative bonafides.


31 posted on 12/08/2010 11:57:49 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Lt. Drebin: Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.)
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To: txhurl
It’s really a far more important position than Prez, if you think about it.

agreed.
32 posted on 12/09/2010 12:18:37 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: Zakeet
Cut and run must feel this will help him get more earmarks, because securing earmarks is the ONLY thing he has ever accomplished in his entire time in Washington.
33 posted on 12/09/2010 12:25:07 AM PST by John D
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To: Zakeet
the only sane politician

Cut and run has been called many things, but sane is not one of them.
34 posted on 12/09/2010 12:28:51 AM PST by John D
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To: freedumb2003
But IMHO no one can question his fiscal Conservative bonafides.

I do. Nobody who secures as many earmarks as he does is a fiscal Conservative.
35 posted on 12/09/2010 12:35:23 AM PST by John D
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To: Zakeet

I’m guessing this is going to be a classic popcorn moment.

I think Knox is empty, and has been for years, the entire pile is at the New York reserves basement, and isn’t worth counting.

I’ll be happy if they stop printing. And get fired!


36 posted on 12/09/2010 12:42:49 AM PST by docjohn52 (It's high time the Jihadis met a new Crusade.)
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, baby!
(* In my best Austin Powers voice *)

An absolutely perfect fit, IMHO. I hope he takes Bernanke to the wood shed once a month until we get an audit.


37 posted on 12/09/2010 12:42:53 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Zakeet

At ... last.


38 posted on 12/09/2010 12:59:54 AM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we finally revolt.)
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To: John D
Cut and run

Hey now, I don't remember him cutting and running from Alaska.
39 posted on 12/09/2010 1:06:02 AM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Minus_The_Bear; Zakeet
This is the one thing EVERYBODY should support Ron Paul on. I don't agree with him on foreign policy but he is completely correct of the Fed and the money supply.

ROTFLMAO!!! You are absolutely correct. I have never supported Paul because he cannot embrace all three factions of Conservatism, But there is NO ONE ELSE that I would prefer for this particular job. Hoo-fricken-ray!

40 posted on 12/09/2010 1:15:19 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Zakeet

A loose cannon in the vicinity of Helicopter Ben, what’s not to like.


41 posted on 12/09/2010 1:15:34 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: Steelers6

Clamp!


42 posted on 12/09/2010 1:57:51 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: The Cajun
A loose cannon in the vicinity of Helicopter Ben, what’s not to like.

Let's hope he doesn't over reach. I'd hate to see a "McCarthy" senario develop before we get to see the books.

43 posted on 12/09/2010 1:57:51 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

McCarthy was 100% Correct. It should be obvious to you.


44 posted on 12/09/2010 1:59:49 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: Islander7

Didn’t think about that and unfortunately it could happen. More unfortunately, that may be the plan.


45 posted on 12/09/2010 2:02:00 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: screaminsunshine
McCarthy was 100% Correct.

I agree totally, but look how it was and still is portrayed to the gullible.
It could happen again, the MSM being what it is.

46 posted on 12/09/2010 2:07:08 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: Zakeet
I guess he'll be Dr. Demento's replacement.
47 posted on 12/09/2010 2:16:14 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Charlie Rangel doesn't deal in average Americans. That's OK: I don't deal in crooked pols.)
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To: noinfringers2
We need to know if we should have any confidence in the Fed Reserve to act wholely in the interest of the people of the USA and not in the least bit for the interests of international bankers.

Does Santa Claus still come down your chumney?

48 posted on 12/09/2010 2:28:48 AM PST by ninonitti
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To: Zakeet

Now this is a role that will play to Paul`s strengths. Looks to me like spending bills are going to require some rather staunch, Constitutionally based defending. Congresscritters .. you`d better do your homework!!


49 posted on 12/09/2010 2:35:12 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

Sorry... had a brain fart. Fed policy...got it. Still a great role for him.


50 posted on 12/09/2010 2:40:33 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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