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    The FED will decide

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/democ...200913549.html

    (Bloomberg) -- Congressional Democrats are pushing to have the Federal Reserve take over the rescue of state and local debt markets -- cutting the Treasury Department out of the decision-making.

    The central bank is expected to announce a new emergency facility to support municipal debt, part of the $2 trillion stimulus approved last week. It had the backing of progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans alike, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mike Crapo. They’re urging the Fed and Treasury to move quickly.

    In the next round of legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some congressional Democrats want to push further. They favor taking decisions about where to use the money out of the political realm and giving them solely to the independent Fed.

    The notion has been circulating for months among progressives in Congress. If the law is changed, it would give the Fed another congressionally mandated goal -- beyond stable prices and maximum employment -- by designating the Federal Open Market Committee to be the buyer of last resort of the debt of troubled states and municipalities.

    Legislation introduced by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez would create a permanent change to the Federal Reserve Act to allow the central bank to purchase municipal debt “under unusual and exigent circumstances” through direct purchases via open market operations.

    Currently, the Fed and Treasury are operating under Section 13.3 of the Federal Reserve Act. It allows the Fed, with Treasury permission, to open a broad-based facility to support troubled areas of the financial markets in an emergency.

    Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, had a sharp exchange with Powell in February over his authority to support municipal debt.

    Fed’s Job

    “Do you not believe that the governments of Detroit and Puerto Rico also play a vital role that should be preserved, even if a financial crisis makes it hard for them to borrow money?” Tlaib asked Powell.

    “That’s not a job for the Fed,” Powell said. “Lending to state and local governments and supporting them when they’re in bankruptcy is not -- that’s not part of our mandate.”

    Tlaib finished by saying: “We are going to strongly disagree.”


    Congress is useless, they simply ask for currency and let the FED decide how to allocate it.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks



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    Chicago gonna get some sweet crack IV drip mainline. Unions rejoice. There is no upper limit to pension obligations any more.
    I compiled a "brief" history of events since October 2008 that are defining the global currency war and the role that gold is playing:

    Tin Foil Hats, Economic Reality and the Total Perspective Vortex

    Also, have you contacted your Congressional Rep and asked them co-sponsor Ron Paul's Rep. Paul Broun Jr.'s HR 1098 77: Free Competition in Currencies Act?

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    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    Hope everyone already got ammo , guns & gold .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bern View Post
    Chicago gonna get some sweet crack IV drip mainline. Unions rejoice. There is no upper limit to pension obligations any more.
    It's almost like...game over, thanks for playing. If they do a 2.2 Trillion Dollar package that's a (1) with (12) zero's. Divide that by the population of the US at approx 336 Million (a million with 6 zero's) and thats a lot of currency for each person. Why not just give everyone a Billion Dollars, wth.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    It's almost like...game over, thanks for playing. If they do a 2.2 Trillion Dollar package that's a (1) with (12) zero's. Divide that by the population of the US at approx 336 Million (a million with 6 zero's) and thats a lot of currency for each person. Why not just give everyone a Billion Dollars, wth.
    its the principle of energy. Why is an engine turning? Because each cylinder has a cycle of have/have not.

    Give to someone so that others work to get a little from those who have.

    Until the whole citizenry plays their game, it will work.

    Bitcoin and Gold are hard money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Hope everyone already got ammo , guns & gold .
    Nope.. but my Fathers storehouses are stocked.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    its the principle of energy. Why is an engine turning? Because each cylinder has a cycle of have/have not.

    Give to someone so that others work to get a little from those who have.

    Until the whole citizenry plays their game, it will work.

    Bitcoin and Gold are hard money.
    Both of which I have.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks



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