Dylan Ratigan Discusses The "Audit The Fed" Support Letter
The pressure on both Geithner and Bernanke is finally reaching a crescendo. Fixing the US economy would start with the departure of Geithner (forced or otherwise) and the full audit of the Fed. Everything else is smoke and overleveraged, uncollateralized mirrors (perfectly acceptable in the Fed's discount window). An interview by Dylan Ratigan of Ryan Grim and Naomi Klein makes this point loud and clear. The castration of Ron Paul's bill must not occur if America does not want to end up in the same financial collapse gutter it found itself in 2008. Mel Watt and others have to look beyond their immediate financial gain and consider what is critical for the American people.
DYLAN RATIGAN: How is the Federal Reserve trying to basically game this Ron Paul amendment which looks like it will pass, and then chop its head off just as soon as it makes it into the room?
RYAN GRIM: This is an immensely consequential debate that’s going on in the House right now, and it also tells you a little bit about how Congress works.
The Ron Paul/Alan Grayson bill has enough support to pass. So instead of trying to kill it, which they can’t do any more they come in with what they call a “compromise.” A serious with a capital “s” amendment, but if you look at the fine print of it, it actually just extends the secrecy of the federal reserve, and as you said it’s backed by prominent economists at the fed and formerly at the Fed. They didn’t say that they that they were wit the Fed when they sent a letter around backing it, but a Google search checking their resumes show that these are Fed bankers behind it.There is really unprecedented and very meaningful opposition to the Federal Reserve that has come together from the left and the right kind of opposing the center that is trying to hold.