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Americans Support Ron Paul Plan to Audit the Federal Reserve
AllGov ^ | August 01, 2009

Posted on 08/01/2009 12:55:07 PM PDT by GoldStandard

A plan to open the Federal Reserve to the same scrutiny that almost all other federal government operations endure is overwhelmingly supported by the American people, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports. The survey found that 75% of Americans favor auditing the Fed and publicizing the results. The same kind of support can be found in Congress, where members on the left and right who rarely come together are supporting the change.

A House bill by libertarian congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX) would give the Government Accountability Office the power to examine the books of the national bank, whose leaders object to the idea, arguing that it would compromise the Fed’s independence. H.R. 1207 has 281 cosponsors who span the political spectrum from leftist Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) to arch-conservative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN).

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fed; federalreserve; ronpaul
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1 posted on 08/01/2009 12:55:07 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: GoldStandard

WHAT?? Demand to find out where our stolen TAX DOLLARS are going? Why, who the hell do we think we are??


2 posted on 08/01/2009 12:58:06 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: GoldStandard

Move along,the fed doesn’t need you reading this now.


3 posted on 08/01/2009 1:05:07 PM PDT by taxtruth (Welcome)
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To: GoldStandard

The fed has done such a wonderful job of protecting America’s wealth and currency since 1913.What would we do without them?


4 posted on 08/01/2009 1:09:25 PM PDT by taxtruth (END THE FED)
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To: GoldStandard
How about more accuracy.

"Americans support plan to Audit the Federal Reserve, despite sponsorship by Ron Paul."

5 posted on 08/01/2009 1:12:09 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: Redleg Duke

Ha, that will only expose what the bureaucrats in Washington don’t want you to know about, I think the fed is unconstitutional and always has been. I doubt with the Chicago thugs now in office and the rats in control of the legislator that congressman. Paul will get any traction on this, not when there is still so much of the tax payers monies to be looted.

Paul,Palin 2012 taking America back


6 posted on 08/01/2009 1:21:15 PM PDT by stevejwn (Mess with the bear you get the claw, PALIN 2012)
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To: GoldStandard

Good news!


7 posted on 08/01/2009 1:29:23 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Redleg Duke

Yeah, you’re right. Why believe the guy who was correct about this whole gigantic mess from the get-go. Just keep your faith in the rest of them who didn’t have the guts to say what he’s been saying for decades now....


8 posted on 08/01/2009 1:29:33 PM PDT by dcgst4
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To: GoldStandard

If the American people ever realized that the Federal Reserve creates our entire monetary base by issuing loans, at interest, to the federal government, there would be a revolt. Especially if they found out that the Federal Reserve is just typing this new debt money into existence on a computer.


9 posted on 08/01/2009 1:29:35 PM PDT by Fingolfin
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To: taxtruth; All

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/goldman-attorney-arrested-for-soliciting-undercover-cop/


10 posted on 08/01/2009 1:31:57 PM PDT by katiekins1 (House Committee Chairmen Rebuke Obama 492-2 Vote)
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To: GoldStandard

The FR will allow this when Obama shows us his birth certificate.


11 posted on 08/01/2009 1:48:06 PM PDT by RoadTest (I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6)
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To: GoldStandard
Mr. Paul, Ted Kennedy called, he wants you to go for an evening drive with him.
12 posted on 08/01/2009 2:03:06 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: GoldStandard

Gold Standard.


13 posted on 08/01/2009 2:04:46 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: RoadTest
The FR will allow this when Obama shows us his birth certificate

Hey, is it possible we could get a twofer out of this?

14 posted on 08/01/2009 2:05:48 PM PDT by Marathoner (The Obama health plan made simple: Abort the young, euthanize the old.)
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To: Fingolfin
If the American people ever realized that the Federal Reserve creates our entire monetary base by issuing loans, at interest, to the federal government, there would be a revolt. Especially if they found out that the Federal Reserve is just typing this new debt money into existence on a computer.

So by printing Federal Reserve notes to purchase bond...Oooo, a new American Idol is on soon. Will Paula return as a judge? < /massive cynicism about the American populous>

In 96 years the only thing the Fed has done is wipe out over 95% of the value of the dollar. Just a little more than 4 to go. Can they hit it by their 100th birthday?

15 posted on 08/01/2009 2:09:22 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama's medical nationalization bill reads like Atlas Shrugged with doctors instead of railroads.)
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To: GoldStandard

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
I heard that Hitler liked dogs.


16 posted on 08/01/2009 2:11:29 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Marathoner

I realize you’re joking but you don’t get good twofers in a Socialist Society. You get two minusers. See Iran trials.


17 posted on 08/01/2009 2:25:21 PM PDT by RoadTest (I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6)
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To: taxtruth
Many of you have probably seen G. Edward Griffin's video, ‘Creature from Jekyll Island’ or read his book on the same subject. My take is that our government and the Fed are the two most corrupt and criminal groups in America and maybe the world. For 96 years these two groups have been fleecing Americans, through the evils of inflation, of their earnings and savings. At the same time reaping huge profits, some of which are probably illegal. If this systematic process of monetary deceit and destruction does not end soon, we will all be living in a serfdom controlled by money robber barons. In my opinion, we are close to that scenario now. It is important that the Fed be audited and reveals how our government and the Fed, working in collusion have created a potentially disastrous situation
18 posted on 08/01/2009 2:29:02 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: Artemis Webb
I heard that Hitler liked dogs.

How in the heck did this thread get Godwined?

19 posted on 08/01/2009 2:33:34 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: Oldpuppymax

While you are at it, Mr Paul, could we look at where all the Medicare fraud is happening??


20 posted on 08/01/2009 2:40:07 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: GoldStandard
I didn't compare Ron Paul to Hitler or the NAZIs. I'm just saying that with any POS, be it Hitler or Ron Paul you can find something positive to say. I could have used Mao or Stalin or Jimmy Carter for that matter.

This is actually the nicest thing I've ever said about Paul. If I were you I would revel in it.

21 posted on 08/01/2009 2:40:56 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: KarlInOhio

Sadly, you are absolutely correct, now that I think about it.


22 posted on 08/01/2009 2:43:31 PM PDT by Fingolfin
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To: Artemis Webb
I'm just saying that with any POS, be it Hitler or Ron Paul you can find something positive to say.

Well you're certainly a pleasant guy....

23 posted on 08/01/2009 2:47:24 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: GoldStandard

You see, Ron Paul actually wants the USA to follow the Constitution as it was written, so he’s a POS. ??????


24 posted on 08/01/2009 3:02:00 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: GoldStandard
I saw a clip of Bernanke being questioned about both where the money was being allocated and upon what authorities had the Fed exploded its balance Sheet.

Bernanke’s answers were not anything that would inspire any confidence. He literally could not answer either of these questions.

This is an out of control entity, period.

25 posted on 08/01/2009 3:10:50 PM PDT by TCats
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL - Great commentary on the attention span of too many in America today. The Pols depend upon it and they are never disappointed.


26 posted on 08/01/2009 3:16:14 PM PDT by TCats
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To: GoldStandard

bookmark


27 posted on 08/01/2009 3:19:59 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: TCats

“I saw a clip of Bernanke being questioned “

That’s a GREAT clip! Everybody should see it! A Florida dem, laughing at Bernanke. It’s GREAT! And now I can’t find the durn thing,,,,,


28 posted on 08/01/2009 3:49:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Please find it. It was both hilarious and terrifying to see how little this man knew about what he was doing and what he was allowed, under the law, to do without ANY prior review or approval.

The Rep who was questioning him was excellent - He was a Dem?


29 posted on 08/01/2009 3:57:06 PM PDT by TCats
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To: GoldStandard
"whose leaders object to the idea, arguing that it would compromise the Fed's independence."

Yes, we see how badly it compromises the independence of all publicly traded companies. /sarc

30 posted on 08/01/2009 4:00:51 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: rabscuttle385; djsherin; bamahead; murphE; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Captain Kirk; Gondring; ...

Ping


31 posted on 08/01/2009 4:15:20 PM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: TCats

Found it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ECLxK2YTs


32 posted on 08/01/2009 4:28:01 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: FightThePower!; GoldStandard
"You see, Ron Paul actually wants the USA to follow the Constitution as it was written, so he’s a POS. ??????"

My my you do like those question marks don't you?
First of all I was the one who called "Doctor Paul" a POS, not GoldStandard. So if you're going to refer to my statement you need to give me a courtesy ping.

Secondly it's easy to claim I and the FReepers who don't like "Doctor Paul" do so because he "only wants to follow the Constitution". I guess it's a lot easier to claim that than to deal with his past history of anti-Israeli sentiment, of being glad that the Democrats were the controlling majority and of being a 9/11 truther. All things that of course have something to do with "following the Constitution".

33 posted on 08/01/2009 4:58:32 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb
I guess it's a lot easier to claim that than to deal with his past history of anti-Israeli sentiment, of being glad that the Democrats were the controlling majority and of being a 9/11 truther. All things that of course have something to do with "following the Constitution".

You have some valid arguments but take them way too far. Ron Paul could be more aggressive in criticizing Democrats instead of just criticizing general ideas, but I doubt he is happy about the Democrats being in charge and their socialism.

His foreign policy, for right or for wrong, is consistent and doesn't have anything to do with him being anti-Israel. It would be a valid argument to say his foreign policy is dangerous because it treats both Israel and Iran the same, for example. But to say he hates Israel has no basis in fact.
34 posted on 08/01/2009 5:45:30 PM PDT by Fingolfin
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To: Artemis Webb

If you care so much about Israel, then go over there and join their Army and fight for them.


35 posted on 08/01/2009 5:57:07 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: TCats

Perfect. Thanks much. This should be a separate thread. It is truly frightening!


36 posted on 08/01/2009 6:13:18 PM PDT by TCats
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Ooops. Posted a reply to myself! :-)

I said “Perfect. Thanks much. This should be a separate thread. It is truly frightening!”

37 posted on 08/01/2009 6:14:44 PM PDT by TCats
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To: dcgst4
I figured it would be too easy to smoke out a Paulbot.

Hang on to your hatred...it is all you have.

38 posted on 08/01/2009 6:31:38 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: FightThePower!
"If you care so much about Israel, then go over there and join their Army and fight for them."

The Israelis do a pretty good job of fighting for themselves thank you. However I am fighting for them. I'm doing it by pointing out that Ron Paul has a long history of anti-Israeli sentiment. I'm doing it that pointing out that you are a dirtbag.

39 posted on 08/01/2009 7:10:51 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Israel wouldn’t last 2 years with out our money and support.


40 posted on 08/01/2009 8:22:58 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: FightThePower!
When the USA runs out of money because after generations of spending more than we earn, Israel is finished. I don't want it to be that way, but that is what is going to happen. Ron Paul is just the messenger.
41 posted on 08/01/2009 8:25:52 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: Artemis Webb
I'm doing it by pointing out that Ron Paul has a long history of anti-Israeli sentiment. I'm doing it that pointing out that you are a dirtbag.

You are a liar and a coward.

It is obvious that your education in social skills was sorely lacking. You are a most unpleasant cad, drooling rage behind your keyboard. You are an example of what civilized people hold up to ridicule the right with. You should get out of your trailer once in a while and interact with other people in the real world. But. You are safer running off at the mouth in cyber space. Don't have to worry about a virtual wired jaw eh. So continue...to spew your ignorance and rage. It's like watching a three year old hold his breath and stomp his feet.

Your type harms anything they advocate for just because of how well you utilize the "jerk" factor.

42 posted on 08/01/2009 9:01:44 PM PDT by KDD ( it's not what people don't know that make them ignorant it's what they know that ain't so.)
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To: Redleg Duke

I figured you’d say something like that. You hate Ron Paul it seems, otherwise you wouldn’t insult someone who’s pushing something you agree with. And you can say what you want to me or about him, you’re just hurting yourself by not listening to what he says. He didn’t invent his message, the Founding Fathers did. And all we’ve done since then is move towards the founding fathers of the Soviet Union. I never despised Ron Paul the way so many (like you) do on here, just out of reflex. I just didn’t understand him so I went with what sounded better than the left. Then I started to realize that there was barely any difference between those on the so-called right and the left, so I started to pay attention to him. And since he just echoes the Founders, I agreed. I only hate collectivism and big government, friend. And when you can show me how Rudy/McCain/Romney or even Bush took us any farther from that then we used to be, I’ll believe you have an argument instead of an irrational grudge.


43 posted on 08/01/2009 10:22:41 PM PDT by dcgst4
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To: KarlInOhio; Fingolfin
So by printing Federal Reserve notes to purchase bond...Oooo, a new American Idol is on soon. Will Paula return as a judge? < /massive cynicism about the American populous>

In 96 years the only thing the Fed has done is wipe out over 95% of the value of the dollar. Just a little more than 4 to go. Can they hit it by their 100th birthday?

The American public is at fault for allowing itself to be victimized by the elite. Every country with a Fed/IRS (Bank of England-style) system ends up in the same predicament as us. In 1764, the Bank of England tried to impose its system on the Thirteen Colonies by having Parliament outlaw Colonial Script. The result was depression and the American Revolution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_scrip

Banksters never fully succeeded in imposing a Bank of England-style system on the US until 1913. Previously, the low-tax, low-debt American economy overtook the high-tax, high-debt British economy in the 1880's. Under the Fed/IRS system, the US has become high-tax and debt-shackled like Britain and the rest of Europe.

History shows that Fed/IRS and Bank of England-style systems are inherently prone to increasing, never repaid debt and spiraling taxes for interest. The only solution is a return to the highly successful Colonial Script system.

44 posted on 08/01/2009 11:48:06 PM PDT by Kells
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To: screaminsunshine
Gold Standard.

Unfortunately, there is not enough gold. A contraction in the money supply would cause deep depression and prevent future growth. We are stuck with a Fiat currency but Colonial Script provides a means to escape the debt-onerous fractional reserve system.

45 posted on 08/01/2009 11:52:39 PM PDT by Kells
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To: Artemis Webb
However I am fighting for them. I'm doing it by pointing out that Ron Paul has a long history of anti-Israeli sentiment.

It doesn't help anyone to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. The Fed must be audited to save the US economy.

46 posted on 08/02/2009 12:01:44 AM PDT by Kells
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To: Kells
"It doesn't help anyone to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. The Fed must be audited to save the US economy."

Which is why I said that even a broken clock is right twice a day. Paul has a lot of support for this bill because it's a good idea. My problem with this thread though is that there are those who are trying to claim that wide support for Ron Paul's bill is wide support for Ron Paul. It's not the same thing.

Let me more clear still:

Audit the Fed? Hell yes!!
Marginalize Ron Paul for being the arrogant and traitorous nut he is? Hell yes!!

47 posted on 08/02/2009 12:08:58 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb
Which is why I said that even a broken clock is right twice a day. Paul has a lot of support for this bill because it's a good idea. My problem with this thread though is that there are those who are trying to claim that wide support for Ron Paul's bill is wide support for Ron Paul. It's not the same thing.

Let me more clear still:

Audit the Fed? Hell yes!! Marginalize Ron Paul for being the arrogant and traitorous nut he is? Hell yes!!

Well, discussion, pro or con, of libertarian foreign policy on financial threads is a distraction. Fed apologists are already calling Paul a nut for the audit but he was the lone voice predicting this mess.

48 posted on 08/02/2009 1:43:21 AM PDT by Kells
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To: GoldStandard
"The regional Federal Reserve banks are not government agencies. ...but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations."

— Lewis vs. United States, 680 F. 2d 1239 9th Circuit 1982

49 posted on 08/02/2009 3:58:14 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Kells
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."

— Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.

50 posted on 08/02/2009 4:00:14 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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