Skip to comments.Rand Paul Reintroduces Audit The Fed Bill, DeMint And Vitter Co-Sponsors
Posted on 01/26/2011 3:04:40 PM PST by FromLori
If there is one thing that the one-time GAO audit of the Fed disclosed, is how woefully insufficient the extremely superficial data discovery was. Another thing uncovered was just how needed this disclosure was: it provided extended material into how the Fed subsidizes banks (both domestic and international) on an ongoing basis, not to mention substantial number crunching for the blogosphere. Either way, if Bernanke was hoping that the Frank-Dodd bill would take care of the Fed opacity, pardon, transparency issue in perpetuity, he may be disappointed: Ron's son, Rand, has just announced he is introducing legislation to, well, Audit The Fed, precisely along the lines of what his father did previously and generated massive support from everyone in Congress. Once again Ben Bernanke is about to become a major thorn on the side of the political puppetry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Senator Rand Paul introduced legislation allowing for a full audit of the Federal Reserve. This legislation is a Senate version of similar legislation long-championed by and introduced this session in the House of Representatives by his father, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Co-sponsoring the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011 (S. 202), are Senators Jim DeMint of South Carolina and David Vitter of Louisiana.
We must take a critical look at the Feds monetary policy decisions, discount window operations, and a host of other things, with a real audit and not just pay lip-service to the idea of an audit, Sen. Paul said today. At a time when we're seeing great volatility in small Euro-zone economies like Greece, Portugal, and Ireland, it is more crucial than ever that we have real transparency at our own central bank.
The bill will eliminate the current audit restrictions placed on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and mandate a complete audit of the Federal Reserve to be completed by a firm deadline, finally delivering answers to the American people about how their money is being spent by Washington.
Bring it! Lets go!
Its a step towards getting control of the beast
Thank you I’ll bookmark that.
Baracks Wall Street Problem is Now Americas
Alright, now that’s what I’m talkin about.
Thank you. It took hours to run through the translator, which is now giving off sparks and smoking.
Good story. People need to be reminded of BO’s ties.
This is what I like to hear.
Attach it to raising the debt limit.
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