Americans Support Ron Paul Plan to Audit the Federal Reserve

Saturday, August 01, 2009

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).
A similar proposal introduced in the Senate (S. 604) was introduced by Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT), a self-described “democratic socialist,” yet it is cosponsored by such hard-core conservatives as Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Tom Coburn (R-OK).
-Noel Brinkerhoff
75% Favor Auditing The Fed (Rasmussen Reports)


Alex 14 years ago
It's about time, I'm glad to see people are finally looking at the institution who controls and creates our money as a source for our economic problems instead of whatever political axe the mainstream media wants to grind. This bill is so obvious and would have existed a long time ago if the american people fully understood what the federal reserve does and how they create money out of thin air and inflate our economy. We're so lucky to have true patriots like Ron Paul who won't let us forget the constitution, bravo. The Fed won't last, this is the beginning of the end for the banking trusts, America will return to a period of prosperity again, the wheels are in motion now, people are waking up.
Max 14 years ago
Shut it down. Get us out of the globalists game. Sovereign America. End the Fed and get out of debt. Return real wealth to the American people.
Joe S. 14 years ago
The audit results will be presented to Congress after the fact on a delayed basis. The people want to know why the Fed is swapping bank's toxic junk for T-bills. It's time to open up the secretive Fed to a full audit.

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