Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ron Paul finally gets his Way in the House

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, doesn't get his way very often in Congress.

But the House overwhelmingly adopted his longstanding proposal to audit the Federal Reserve Wednesday, in a 327-98 vote.

In fact, Paul had joked with fellow lawmakers about being invited to a leadership meeting earlier in the week to discuss his bill. Paul noted he had never before attended such a conclave in his entire congressional career. That career is just about over, as the 77-year-old lawmaker plans to retire at the end of this year after a quarter-century in Congress and three quixotic presidential bids. And the passage of his Fed bill marks a fitting legislative capstone.
The "audit the Fed" package was a key part of Paul's larger economic vision.

The measure's consideration on the House floor shows how Paul's brand of libertarianism has moved from an often-dismissed fringe to the mainstream.
Read the rest of the article HERE.


Congratulations Dr. Paul.


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2 comments:

Bob said...

This was more symbolic than anything else. It will go nowhere in the Senate.

newark hawk said...

"It will go nowhere in the Senate."

Yup.

But Senators who oppose auditing the Federal Reserve will pay the price at the ballot box.

Only those from the bluest of blue states will survive the voters' wrath.