The Atlantic: What Does Ron Paul Have Against Baseball?Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:51
You tell me. Snip from this article at The Atlantic.
In the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, a different kind of financial monetary intervention is afoot: financing the Hall of Fame by selling the coins with surcharges attached. The bill amounts to a Cooperstown funding drive; that's why Rep. Amash voted against it.
The bill would direct Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to mint half-dollar, $1, and $5 coins -- and to sell them with $5, $10, and $35 surcharges, all of which would be paid exclusively to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
"It's far beyond the proper scope of the federal government to act as a sales agent for a private group," Amash wrote on his Facebook page. "I voted no."
Read the whole thing at The Atlantic.