House easily approves Paul's 'audit the Fed' bill in 327-98 vote

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) won a rare legislative victory on Wednesday when the House passed his legislation allowing for a full audit of the Federal Reserve, including an audit of the Fed’s monetary policy decisions.

The House approved Paul’s Federal Reserve Transparency Act, H.R. 459, in a bipartisan 327-98 vote. The vote split Democrats almost evenly — 89 for and 97 against — while only one Republican voted against it.

The bill won an easy majority, given its 270 cosponsors, and easily cleared the two-thirds majority needed for passage, which was required because it was considered under a suspension of the rules.

It had 274 cosponsors!

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Not a bad trick for the “crazy old uncle” Dr. Paul…who hasn’t done anything significant in his legislative career.

Good. Now the public will know that Ben Bernanke doesn’t actually drop money from helicopters as they thought.


Nope, - he uses trucks - they can haul more for a lower freight cost.

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

Now on to step two…dismantle the Fed completely and put the control back into the hands of the people!

(Wishful thinking I know, but one can dream.)

Even a blind sow gets an acorn every once in a while. :wink:

As Washington goes, I would have been more impressed if it received less votes in favor :smiley:

Very slow trucks. But lots of them. :slight_smile:

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