August 28, 2009
“Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value — zero.”
“The Federal Reserve in collaboration with the giant banks has created the greatest financial crisis the world has ever seen. The foolish notion that unlimited amounts of money and credit created out of thin air can provide sustainable economic growth has delivered this crisis to us. Instead of economic growth and stable prices, (The Fed) has given us a system of government and finance that now threatens the world financial and political institutions. Pursuing the same policy of excessive spending, debt expansion and monetary inflation can only compound the problems that prevent the required corrections. Doubling the money supply didn’t work, quadrupling it won’t work either. Buying up the bad debt of privileged institutions and dumping worthless assets on the American people is morally wrong and economically futile.”
–Representative from Texas Ron Paul questioning Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
Ron Paul’s scathing assessment of the Federal Reserve’s primary role in creating the financial crisis and his raking of Chairman Bernanke over the coals is so accurate, truthful, and sane that it should blow your mind. Mr. Bernanke must have felt like his head was spinning like a top while Ron Paul gave him a tutorial in basic economics.
[efoods]Mr. Paul’s noble efforts to Audit the Fed (HR 1207) and eventually to rid the country of its insidious control over our lives will bring the pillars of the Federal Reserve building crashing down upon Mr. Bernanke in his mahogany-paneled gold-plated boardroom with ornate chandeliers.
The worldwide financial system experienced a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in September 2008. The very foundations of our economy were shaken to their core. The fear exhibited by government officials, politicians, and the public was palpable and real.
For a few weeks, there was the distinct possibility that the system would come crashing down. A massive printing of dollars and the clandestine buying-up of toxic assets by the Federal Reserve, behind-the-scenes deals with the biggest banks, covert currency-swap deals with foreign Central Banks, and the forcing of the FASB to change accounting rules to allow banks to fraudulently value bad loans temporarily staved off the final chapter in the 96 year old diabolical experiment in currency manipulation.