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Keep Raising the Debt Ceiling and the Whole House Will Collapse
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Keep Raising the Debt Ceiling and the Whole House Will Collapse

I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.—Thomas Jefferson Last week on January 26th Congress voted against a measure to deprive the president of the authority to raise the debt ceiling. In a 44 – 52 vote, the president was granted permission to add another $1.2 trillion to the national debt, deferring for some time any difficult albeit necessary fiscal decisions. For the first time in over half a century, the national debt is roughly equal to the gross domestic product of the United States. This situation is analogous to an individual whose debts are equal to the total value of his income and savings. Mainstream economists will note, however, that this is not as dire of a situation as it first appears to be. After World War II, the national debt was 122 percent of GDP, about 22 percent higher than that of today. This is true, although there are several other factors that are worth consideration in comparing and contrasting the fiscal solvency of the United States in 1946 with that of today.

01/30/2012
More Secrets at the Federal Reserve Revealed
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More Secrets at the Federal Reserve Revealed

The Federal Reserve fought tooth and nail for over two years to keep their actions hidden from the American people. The central bank lost part of their battle for secrecy when they were court ordered through a Freedom of Information Act request to release 29,000 pages of documents earlier this year.

11/30/2011
Wall Street Protesters Should Instead Focus on the Federal Reserve
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Wall Street Protesters Should Instead Focus on the Federal Reserve

I’ve been closely following the loosely organized Occupy Wall Street protests on social media sites over the past few weeks. Now, I’m all for citizen activism and freedom of assembly, but I’m still unconvinced that most of these protesters know what exactly they're protesting. They’re angry about the state of the economy and rightfully so. While I sympathize with their frustration towards our weak economy, their anger is largely misdirected. They would be better off to pick up and move their protests down a few blocks to the New York Federal Reserve building.

10/04/2011
QE3 Will Further Destroy U.S. Dollar
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QE3 Will Further Destroy U.S. Dollar

Speculation has risen that Fed chairman Ben Bernanke may announce yet around round of quantitative easing or QE3 on Friday. As economist Thomas Sowell says, “when people in Washington start creating fancy new phrases, instead of using plain English, you know they are doing something they don't want us to understand.” The term quantitative easing in layman’s terms just means that the Fed will print more money out of thin air. What could possibly go wrong? Well, for starters, the value of the U.S.

08/25/2011
Monetary Policy Failure: Forty Years of Fiat Currency
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Monetary Policy Failure: Forty Years of Fiat Currency

On this day 40 years ago, former President Richard Nixon suspended the convertibility of the U.S. dollar into gold. The decision, which radically changed the global monetary system, still holds enormous ramifications for every single American today. The money in our pockets would be worth more if Nixon hadn’t cut the link between U.S. dollars and gold.

08/15/2011
Repeal it: Dodd-Frank Entrenches Crony Capitalism
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Repeal it: Dodd-Frank Entrenches Crony Capitalism

The Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law—also known as the “Federal Reserve Empowerment Law"—recently marked its first anniversary. Last summer, we fought this unconstitutional power grab tooth and nail. The lead sponsors of the bill Rep. Frank (D-Mass.) and former Sen.

08/02/2011
My Speech on the Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund
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My Speech on the Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund

Here is a video of my Federal Reserve and International Monetary speech from the FreedomWorks grassroots bootcamp over the weekend: 

07/01/2011
The Madness of Ben Bernanke
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The Madness of Ben Bernanke

Albert Einstein once said “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  If one is to use this definition of insanity, he or she must come to the conclusion that Ben Bernanke is insane.  On Tuesday, Bernanke warned that if Congress

06/15/2011
Young Americans Protest the Federal Reserve
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Young Americans Protest the Federal Reserve

Over the past few years, we have seen a renewed interest in the role of the Federal Reserve. Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) presidential runs, along with the financial meltdown have directed much needed attention to the central bank. The American people are finally waking up to the giant elephant in the room—the Fed—which bears significant responsibility for many of the financial crises over the past century. 

06/08/2011
Federal Reserve Documents Reveal Massive Foreign Bank Bailouts
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Federal Reserve Documents Reveal Massive Foreign Bank Bailouts

Last week, the American people were finally informed on what the Federal Reserve has done with some of their money behind closed doors. It was revealed that one of the largest recipients of the Fed’s money was foreign banks during the 2008 economic downturn. We can’t say that we’re surprised. The Fed fought tooth and nail to keep these documents secret for a reason.

04/04/2011

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