Monday, July 27, 2009

"Very, Very Sensitive"


Voter concern that the Fed overstepped its authority prompted a majority of House lawmakers to co-sponsor a measure allowing for audits by the Government Accountability Office of the central bank’s monetary policy and other operations. Bernanke opposes the measure, which was introduced by Representative Ron Paul of Texas, a Republican.

Asked today about the audit bill, Bernanke said it could result in lawmakers issuing subpoenas over potential decisions to raise interest rates. “I don’t think the American people want Congress running monetary policy,” he said.

The central bank chairman said independence from political interference in setting interest rates produces “much better results” for the economy. “We are very, very sensitive to this issue,” Bernanke said at the forum.

These specious and increasingly desperate objections only show how important HR 1207 really is. The following is a list of Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee who haven't yet signed on to the bill -- and by not doing so, they are effectively weakening it. If this issue is important to you, call or email them:

Chairman Barney Frank
Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, PA
Rep. Maxine Waters, CA
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, NY
Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, IL
Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, NY
Rep. Melvin L. Watt, NC
Rep. Gary L. Ackerman, NY
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, NY
Rep. Dennis Moore, KS
Rep. Michael E. Capuano, MA
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, TX
Rep. William Lacy Clay, MO
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, NY
Rep. Joe Baca, CA
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, MA
Rep. Brad Miller, NC
Rep. Al Green, TX
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, MO
Rep. Melissa L. Bean, IL
Rep. Gwen Moore, WI
Rep. Paul W. Hodes, NH
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN
Rep. Ron Klein, FL
Rep. Charles Wilson, OH
Rep. Joe Donnelly, IN
Rep. Bill Foster, IL
Rep. Andre Carson, IN
Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, OH
Rep. Steve Driehaus, OH
Rep. Jim Himes, CT
Rep. Gary Peters, MI


Anonymous Inthon said...

This is must-call importance.

Only time in my life I've ever written my elected representative.

7/27/2009 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t let Bernanke get away with his attempt to destroy Ron Paul’s campaign to audit the Fed.

Join 5,500 plus outraged Americans and sign, comment and promote the Abolish the Federal Reserve Petition to show your displeasure at the real estate and financial meltdown caused to a large degree by easy money policies of Greenspan and the Fed.

7/27/2009 5:40 PM  
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