August 17, 2011
If Rick Perry is going to preempt Ron Paul and hijack the liberty vote, it will mandatory for him to copy Paul’s philosophy, including abolishing the Federal Reserve.
He did this on Monday at an event in Cedar Rapid, Iowa. “Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous — or treasonous in my opinion,” Perry said about the Fed . “I know there’s a lot of talk and what have you about if this guy prints more money between now and the election. I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.”
As above video demonstrates, the Bilderberg attendee was not at ease making negative comments about the private Federal Reserve owned by international bankers. However, despite his nervousness, if he is going to effectively woo – or trick – the burgeoning liberty vote next year, he will have to appear to stand with Ron Paul and the non-establishment Tea Party.
Michele Bachmann, the establishment Tea Party diva, followed Perry on Tuesday with rote criticism of the Fed. “The Federal Reserve is not subject to transparency. The Federal Reserve has made terrible, grievous errors,” Bachmann told reporters in South Carolina.
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Establishment hacks were quick to denounce Perry for his comments. He was rebuked by White House spokesman Jay Carney and Tony Fratto, a former aide to President George W. Bush, who appointed Ben Bernanke.
“President Obama and we take the independence of the Federal Reserve very seriously and certainly think threatening the Fed chairman is probably not a good idea,” Carney said.
The establishment likes to pretend the Fed is “independent within the government” and Congress can take control of the money supply at any time.
Perry did not say he was opposed to printing money – expanding the money supply and creating inflation – he said he was opposed to it “at this particular time in American history.”
He can safely talk about the Federal Reserve and the money supply because most Americans are by and large clueless on the matter. Perry did not dare challenge the validity of the Federal Reserve or its money-out-of-thin-air printing machines. He is simply repeating a mindless mantra designed to win an election.
“Most Americans are oblivious to the entire issue of monetary policy. We all deal with the consequences of our fiat money system, however. Every dollar created dilutes the value of existing dollars in circulation. Those individuals who worked hard, paid their taxes, and saved some money for a rainy day are hit the hardest. Their dollars depreciate in value while earning interest that is kept artificially low by the Federal Reserve easy-credit policy. The poor and those dependent on fixed incomes can’t keep up with the rising cost of living.,” said the ignored front-runner, Ron Paul, back in 2003.
If Perry becomes president, his pretend opposition to the Fed will evaporate faster than Obama’s promise to bring the troops home.