HR 1207 bill
The people have the right to know where the money went! Contact your congress and demand transparency on what the banks have done with our money.
I sent an email to my horrible congressman, and Ill send more, lol.
This is why we need to know where the banks are taking our money.
Ron Paul’s "Federal Reserve Transparency Act" to audit the Federal Reserve is now up to 39 co-sponsors in the House, and an identical companion bill, S604, has been introduced in the Senate. Here are the House co-sponsors:
Young (R-AK), McClintock (R-CA), Woolsey (D-CA), Rohrabacher (R-CA), Castle (R-DE), Stearns (R-FL), Grayson (D-FL), Buchanan (R-FL), Posey (R-FL), Kingston (R-GA), Price (R-GA), Broun (R-GA), Abercrombie (D-HI), Burton (R-IN), Fleming (R-LA), Alexander (R-LA), Bartlett (R-MD), McCotter (R-MI), Bachmann (R-MN), Peterson (D-MN), Akin (R-MO), Taylor (D-MS), Rehberg (R-MT), Jones (R-NC), Foxx (R-NC), Garrett (R-NJ), Heller (R-NV), DeFazio (D-OR), Platts (R-PA), Duncan (R-TN), Wamp (R-TN), Blackburn (R-TN), Poe (R-TX), Paul (R-TX), Marchant (R-TX), Burgess (R-TX), Chaffetz (R-UT), Petri (R-WI), Kagen (D-WI), Lummis (R-WY)
It’s great to see you here posting more, so please don’t take this the wrong way!
What strikes me more than anything else is that a man in Germany is far better-informed about the most important issues affecting American politics and the future of America’s economy than the vast majority of Americans I know. More to the point, when I try to chat up the Americans I encounter, they are generally unwilling to listen or exhibit any bona fide interest in educating themselves about the historic current events that could very realistically lead to a soviet-style economic collapse of our entire nation!
If some guy in Germany "gets it" and cares enough about our economy to educate himself on what’s going on and what the important issues are, why the hell don’t Americans care about this? I mean, can you believe this??? Some guy in Germany knows exactly which congressional representatives are supporting Ron Paul’s attempts to save our nation, but nobody here in the USA seems to give a rat’s ass. Go out and ask 100 people you encounter on the street what they think of Ron Paul’s transparency bill. If you can find more than 1 or 2 people out of 100 who’ve even heard of it, you’re hanging out in the company of more politically aware people than I encounter!
I think the guy in the video in today’s daily digest comments (the guy dressed up like a revolutionary war patriot) hit the nail on the head: We the people have become complacent cowards, unwilling to stand up and demand that our Congress be accountable to us, the people. Sure, we all bitch about the economy, but virtually nobody is doing anything about it. Unless this bubble of complacency pops, I’m convinced that our nation is doomed.
Hi Erik,Here is my opinion on why. Well a simple answer is the dumbing down of Americans via mainstream media Television for the last 50 years. It is the systematic and clever programming that N. Americans have been exposed to in both the Education system as well as TV/Movies. It’s more than just dumbing down, it is a form of brainwashing (control) where people actually believe mainstream media sources and they allow and trust the government to do all their thinking for them. Even when the truth is staring them in the face, they just can’t see it as they don’t recognize it. Their reality has been forged by the Networks and it is pretty hard to bend steel. Most Americans don’t even know who Ron Paul is, but they know who won American Idol and the runner up and what Paula thought of the performance. Sad but true. People talk about individual accountability and that people should stand up and do something. It’s not that people are too lazy or cowards, it is because they don’t see it. They are operating under a form of mind control.
All the best,
You are totally correct and sadly enough the situation is in no way different in Germany. There is the same BS on TV, the same filtered news and the same documentaries showing history in the way it should be seen. Just as you said, the people don’t see the problem. And in fact, when looking out of the window everything seems quite normal. Sure, some people have lost their jobs and GDP decline is now forecasted at 6 or 7% this year, but it seems that people have to be personally involved in major trouble to understand the situation.
Brainwashing is an ongoing process in our countries and there are numerous people arguing that something is true because "they have seen it on TV". There is no questioning, no individual opinion, no research. People think that they cannot change anything and that government will do its best to help us. I do not agree on this, but MSM exactly proclaims these messages, and it seems that TSHTF has to start in order to change it.
Nevertheless I’m trying to make a change today and promote the liberty movement as good as I can.
I’m not getting it wrong. Being a guy in Germany is actually correct and I understand what you are saying. It’s important to know that Germany and many other states do depend on the U.S., whether we like it or not. So it is necessary to educate ourselves about what happens in your country, because it severely affects us. Not too much people understand it or are willing to even think about it. They just look at the stock market and say "hey, what a great rally. The crisis is over, let’s go investing.".
Just look at the gold and silver prices of the last days. You could argue that the price is manipulated, but it just seems that major amounts previously invested in gold and silver are now sold and put into stocks. While you can benefit if you have a good strategy, the majority of private investors will suffer again, making the following downturn even worse.
Even if they don’t invest, they will likely see it as a sign that the worst part of the crisis is over. Only few know that it hasn’t even started here.
I really hate the stock market, especially calls, puts, shorts, longs and any other kind of derivatives. This is gambling and an entire industry is working on making money with money. If we would simply allow the buying and selling of stocks, but discontinue everything else, then we would get rid of many jobs in the financial sector. Instead of telling how bad that is, it should be seen as a required move to a sound market (well, at least better than today). You need a license for most kind of gambling when money is involved. Wall Street is the biggest gambling facility ever seen in history and it often seems that they are cheating. Yet there is almost no control and the looting continues.
It’s outrageous and it will take years if not decades to change peoples’ minds. We may have to once more rewrite history and starting to tell the truth. Until that happens publically, we can only share our thoughts and make ourselves morons in the eyes of most others. I don’t have a major problem with the latter though.
Gotta love Dr. Paul….ever the optimist. He is truly a courageous man. And Michael, thanks for this post.
It will be very interesting to see what happens if this bill makes the floor, who votes for it… and mostly, who doesn’t and their justifications for their "nay."
A ‘fax bomb" is set for this Friday – hope everyone participates.
Michael Nystrom is organizing this event at the Daily Paul