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My Senator's reply to a letter I wrote to him (Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois)

In regards to the upcoming fed house vote on RP's audit the fed bill, I wrote Sen. Kirk urging him to vote for any kind of federal reserve audit that comes into the senate. Here is his reply:


Thank you for contacting me regarding the government's economic policies and oversight of the Federal Reserve. I appreciate the opportunity to respond.

Sound monetary policy is crucial for a strong economy, as is accountability and transparency of the government's accounting practices. The Federal Reserve has a dual mandate to maintain low unemployment and stable prices. It is imperative that the Fed's actions are made independent of political influence and are done in a transparent and accountable manner.

In the previous Congress, I was a cosponsor of H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. This bill called for a complete Government Accountability Office audit of the Federal Reserve banks by the end of 2010. Such an audit would shine light on Federal Reserve policy and, in the longterm, ensure it is accountable for its actions. As your Senator, I continue to support these efforts and other legislative initiatives that will provide greater transparency of the actions taken by the Board of Governors. Should this legislation come to a full vote of the U.S. Senate, I will support it.

Thank you for taking the time to contact me on this issue. Please feel free to contact me at (312) 886-3506 or online at http://kirk.senate.gov if you have any questions or concerns before Congress or the federal government. It is an honor to serve you in the Senate.

Very truly yours,

Mark Kirk
U.S. Senate

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They Want Transparency to Eliminate Political Influence

I think that it is great the Senator Kirk will support the Fed audit. One down and fifty to go.

We need to get some Democrats on board.

The anti-audit people say that an audit will make the Fed prone to political influence.

WE must tell these "leaders" that you will accept that argument only if they will also keep the IRS away from private business audits. We cannot have political influence over business. For that matter, we should ban all political donations from groups of people - individuals are the voters, not politically influenced groups. And how about the audits of Federal agencies each year? They have to go also.

If they will not buy that line, then you must force feed them the fact that the Fed is useless and dangerous if the only way that they can operate is subversively. In that case, you no longer want an audit, instead, you want an elimination of the Fed.

Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to get the attention of any Senator long enough to convince him of anything valuable.

Gene Louis
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Since he supports it

let's get him to cosponsor the bill.

Anyone in Illinois, please email or call Senator Kirk and urge him to cosponsor S. 202, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011.

You can send him an email here:

His DC office number is 202-224-2854.

Better response then I got from my Senator

Mike Bennett of Colorado says he will vote NO. He lost my vote about 4 issues ago but it still ticked me off.

Bennett is important

He is one of 22 members of the Senate Banking Committee. It will have to pass the committee first before it gets to the Senate floor.

In August, many Senators will hold town halls due to the August recess. Find out when he will hold them and attend. If you get a chance to ask a question, you can first ask the audience how many want a complete audit of the Federal Reserve and after everyone raises their hand, you can ask him why he won't support the bill.

Great Idea!


Gene Louis
Supporting a Needed Tool for Government Feedback:
A Citizen-Operated Legal System.

I just don't get it. What is

I just don't get it. What is their motive?


but their standard line for opposing it is that a transparent Fed will open it up to political influence.