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4 Graphs Bernanke Doesn’t Want You to See
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4 Graphs Bernanke Doesn’t Want You to See

We wrote up a “QE3 Fact Sheet” after Ben Bernanke’s announcement on monetary policy Thursday. Left-wing apologists for the central bank came out in full swing, advocating for the money injection as a beacon of hope.

09/20/2012
UPDATE: Audit the Fed Up to 34 Cosponsors
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UPDATE: Audit the Fed Up to 34 Cosponsors

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (S.202)—commonly called the Audit the Fed bill—in the Senate. As of today (9/20), the bill has 34 cosponsors.UPDATE: 37 COSPONSORS AS OF 11/14.Find out if your senators are cosponsors here.

09/20/2012
Bernanke Announces QE3: Here’s Your Fact Sheet!
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Bernanke Announces QE3: Here’s Your Fact Sheet!

Chairman Ben Bernanke made two announcements Thursday about monetary policy: (1) the Federal Reserve will begin its third round of quantitative easing, and (2) it will maintain extremely low interest rates of 0 to 1/4 percent until at least mid-2015. These banking actions may sound like gobbledygook, but their effects on our country’s currency are drastically serious. Let’s translate a few things into layman’s terms. “QE3” — what’s this mean?

09/14/2012
September Surprise: Fed Hints At More Monopoly Money
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September Surprise: Fed Hints At More Monopoly Money

If at first you don't succeed...Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a robust defense of the effectiveness of the central bank's easy-money policies in his speech Friday at the Fed conference here, and left little doubt that he is looking toward doing more to give the economy a lift at the Fed's next policy meeting in September.

08/31/2012
Senate Republicans Who Have NOT Cosponsored Audit the Fed Bill
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Senate Republicans Who Have NOT Cosponsored Audit the Fed Bill

With Ron Paul’s Federal Reserve Transparency Act overwhelmingly passing the House last week, the fight moves on to the Senate. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced an identical bill, S. 202, in the Senate. According to the Library of Congress’ THOMAS website, the legislation currently has 23 (edit: now 27) cosponsors.

07/30/2012
Demand Harry Reid Bring Audit the Fed Bill to a Vote in the Senate
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Demand Harry Reid Bring Audit the Fed Bill to a Vote in the Senate

Great news: Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill passed the House!  But this is where the hard work really begins. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced a bill identical to H.R. 459 in the Senate. It's S. 202, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) vows not to put Audit the Fed to a vote in the Senate. 

07/25/2012
Key Vote YES on Audit the Fed Bill
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Key Vote YES on Audit the Fed Bill

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.

07/23/2012
Audit the Fed May (Hopefully!) Be Included in the GOP Platform
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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:

07/20/2012
List of House Republicans Who Have NOT Cosponsored Audit the Fed Bill
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List of House Republicans Who Have NOT Cosponsored Audit the Fed Bill

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently announced his intention to bring Rep. Ron Paul's audit the Fed bill to a floor vote in July. According to the Library of Congress' THOMAS website, H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011, currently has 245 cosponsors. (edit: now 274!) FreedomWorks has identified 30 (edit: now 12!) Republican House members who have not cosponsored the audit the Fed bill.

06/20/2012
Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011
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Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor 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.

06/19/2012

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