AYFKM?: Romney Not Focused On The Federal Reserve
If there was ever any doubt in your mind as to whether Mitt Romney is the aristocracy’s pick to replace Obama, try this on for size.
Mitt Romney: “I’m Not Going To Focus On The Fed”
“I think Ben Bernanke is a student of monetary policy; he’s doing as good a job as he thinks he can do,” Romney said when Kudlow asked what kind of job Bernanke is doing. “I’m not going to spend my time going after Ben Bernanke. I’m not going to spend my time focusing on the Federal Reserve.”
We already know why auditing and abolishing the Fed is so important; but what does this say about Romney? Too power-hungry or too dangerously stupid to serve? Has he not been paying attention?
From Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone:
The Real Housewives of Wall Street
Now, following an act of Congress that has forced the Fed to open its books from the bailout era, this unofficial budget is for the first time becoming at least partially a matter of public record. Staffers in the Senate and the House, whose queries about Fed spending have been rebuffed for nearly a century, are now poring over 21,000 transactions and discovering a host of outrages and lunacies in the “other” budget. It is as though someone sat down and made a list of every individual on earth who actually did not need emergency financial assistance from the United States government, and then handed them the keys to the public treasure. The Fed sent billions in bailout aid to banks in places like Mexico, Bahrain and Bavaria, billions more to a spate of Japanese car companies, more than $2 trillion in loans each to Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, and billions more to a string of lesser millionaires and billionaires with Cayman Islands addresses. “Our jaws are literally dropping as we’re reading this,” says Warren Gunnels, an aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. “Every one of these transactions is outrageous.”
(H/T The Economic Collapse)
Here is what you can do.
The first nationally televised Republican presidential debate in the 2012 election cycle will be held on May 5, 2011 on Fox News. Because of this, it is imperative to showcase Ron Paul as the leading frontrunner in the race. On May 5, 2011, we will hold an online money bomb in support of Ron Paul for President 2012. A money bomb is a 24-hour fundraising event aimed at dramatically increasing funds for a specific candidate. In November 2007, Ron Paul raised more than $4.2 million in a single day. In December 2007, Ron Paul raised the most money in the history of American politics in a single day, raising more than $6 million; a record that still holds strong to this very day.
Please invite your friends, and tell them that it is essential that we all donate to Ron Paul on May 5, 2011, in preparation for the first nationally televised Republican presidential debate for 2012.
Ron Paul’s run in 2008:
Moderator: If you were president, would you work to phase out the IRS?
Ron Paul: Immediately. And you can only do that if you change our ideas about what the role of government ought to be. If you think that government has to take care of us from cradle to grave, and if you think our government should police the world, and spend hundreds of billions of dollars on a foreign policy that we cannot manage; you can’t get rid of the IRS, but if you want to lower taxes and if you want the government to quit printing the money to come up with the shortfall causing all the inflation, you have to change policy.