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Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill passed the House today 327-98! Thank you to all those who contact their representatives to urge them to vote yes on H.R. 459!Click here to see the roll call and find out how your representative voted on this very important bill to increase the transparency of the Federal Reserve. Be sure to thank them if they voted yes.
As my FreedomWorks colleague Julie Borowski reported last week, the House is scheduled to vote on Congressman Ron Paul's "Audit the Fed" bill, H.R. 459, TODAY. Help us put it over the top! We've already placed 1,500 calls to Congress. Help us place at least 500 more calls before the House vote, which we expect to take place around 1:15 PM ET TODAY.
We are deeply concerned that Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) is prepared to exceed the overall spending limit set out in the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA). In the absence of the Senate adopting a budget for fiscal year (FY) 2013, the BCA requires the Senate Budget Committee Chairman to establish spending limit in line with the March 2012 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) baseline.
Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our million-plus members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote YES on H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011. Introduced by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), the bill would eliminate the current audit restrictions placed on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and require a full and thorough audit of the Federal Reserve.
Let us remember that this was the plan all along. And it's working.Patriot Coal Company filed for bankruptcy on July 9, 2012 as coal prices have plummeted from reduced demand resulting from low natural gas prices and new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (emphasis mine)This is probably just the beginning.
President Obama has made statements recently that the government is essentially the force behind business success, not the entrepreneurs investing their own money and risking potential failure. If he’s right, and the government is so fantastic at making businesses successful, why are the ‘green’ energy companies they showered with millions of loans and grants sputtering, or closing their doors?
Audit the Fed May (Hopefully!) Be Included in the GOP Platform
The movement to audit the Federal Reserve has come a long way over the past couple of years. According to Business Insider, there is a good chance that audit the Fed will be part of the official party platform in August:
Under Barack Obama: Deep poverty is at record a high level, homeless families are on the rise, and the media is silent.Barack Obama is not just the food stamp president. A record one in seven Americans in on food stamps today thanks to Barack Obama.