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My Email To My Congressman Who Did Not Support H.R. 459

Mr. Kind,

I am extremely disappointed with your decision not to vote in favor of H.R. 459 (Audit the Fed bill). This bill had bi-partisan support; but more importantly, it had the overwhelming support of American taxpayers who are tired of the secrecy and lack of accountability with which the Federal Reserve operates. In fact, according to Rasmussen, a full 80% of the public support an audit.

As taxpayers we have every right to know what the Fed is doing. It's evident that they're doing a poor job! Central planning just doesn't work. It's an economic fallacy that is driving our economy off a financial cliff. Additionally, a little research and one discovers that the Federal Reserve is the greatest ponzi scheme ever created - that our currency is really nothing more than Federal Reserve Notes of DEBT which are then borrowed into existence! Mr. Kind, again I say that I am very disappointed in what appears to be you playing politics rather than doing the right and responsible thing for the American people.

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Senator Schumer got back to me:

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for writing to me regarding legislation designed to enable the Comptroller General to audit the Federal Reserve. I agree with you that transparency and accountability for the Fed is important. Disclosure is something I’ve stood for throughout my career, and I intend to continue to support efforts to expand the kinds of information available to the public.

For this reason, I voted in favor of an amendment that Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) offered to the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Resolution, which was accepted by a vote of 96 to 2. This amendment ordered the Federal Reserve to publish, on its website, reports that give information concerning the use of emergency economic assistance including all lending and financial assistance facilities created by the Board to address the financial crisis, the nature and amounts of the collateral that it is accepting on behalf of taxpayers assistance and the number of borrowers that are participating in each of the programs, along with specific details of the amount and type of credit extended. I believe that this has gone a long way towards making the Federal Reserve more transparent.

Again, thank you for contacting me on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of further assistance on this, or any other matter.

Sincerely,

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator

lol. Don't downvote me

These isn't MY rationale, this is his.
So...
Do I think this is not an adequate response? NO!
IS he sidestepping, and diverting attention away from the issue? YES
Is he a scumbag? YES.

He never even mentions S.202...

Nevermind. I am going to downvote his response too. HAHA!

I would think that these congress creatures

would follow the constitution and defend it as they promised to do...oh, never mind. Most of them have never read the constitution anyway. Oh, well..

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I have one word for you...predator drones. Oh, you think I'm kidding?" Obombya

Try This

Only an ignorant, bought and paid for shill by the banking elite, moronic asshole would not support H.R. 459.

Consider your worthless ass FIRED.

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P.S.

Sincerely,
[your name]

P.S. Naturally, I will remember your lack of support for transparency, a healthy U.S. economy and stable dollar the next time I receive a fundraising letter from you. I will use it as a reminder to send a donation to your opponent, should I be so fortunate as to have a job at that time.

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

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here is my own letter I wrote

Dear Senator Reid:

As I write this, H.R. 459 has just overwhelming passed the House 327 - 98. This bill's counterpart, S.202, currently has 22 co-sponsors, but I was disappointed to learn that not only are you are still not one of them, but you are actively against this bill even to make it to the floor. The following are 3 simple reasons why I feel this bill is so important:

1) The Federal Reserve has been chartered responsibilities, constitutionally only given to Congress and if those responsibilities weren't delegated to the Fed, they would already have the kind of oversight requested in S.202. Current comments made by politicians of siding with big banks make me feel betrayed. It has been made into a political issue when all this would be a non-issue if these powers were never delegated to private banks. NO responsibility of the government, whether retained or delegated, should be denied FULL transparency.

2) As our national debt nears $16 Trillion dollars, ever new dollar borrowed from the Federal Reserve devalues the old dollars in the people's pockets. If the people can not get raises in their salaries to match inflation, then their purchasing power buys less and less food, heat and housing for themselves and their children.

3) In the charter of the Federal Reserve, one of it's listed duties is to maintain “stable prices.” The Webster's definition of “stable” is non-moving, fixed, or firm. However since 1913, under the watch of the federal reserve, our dollar has lost over 95% of it's value, and over 80% of that has been since 1971. I can't speak for the Federal Reserve, but I believe their definition of 'stable' differs greatly from Mr. Webster.

To keep this letter short, I stuck with 3 reasons, and those 3 should be good enough. The Federal Reserve, through their loans and manipulation of the markets, effects every single person in this country if not this planet. It's bad enough that the people, through their representatives, have no control over what the Federal Reserve does, but we are not even allowed to know fully "what" they are doing. I emphatically urge you to push support for S.202 and have it go to vote on the floor. Please stop the biggest banks in the world from doing whatever they want without full transparency.

Thank you for all of your efforts.

Well Stated!

Well Stated!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

awesome, can't upvote this

awesome, can't upvote this enough

politicians better start realizing the average citizen is now becoming fully edjamacated on the workings of politics and the economy.

RP is dangerous, so dangerous

One excellent letter. Let the

One excellent letter. Let the fool know he is watched! Love ya!

The sooner we all

let go of corrupt, outdated political paradigms the better off we will be.

Let the healing begin after a few thousand lynchings.

Next! After you Ben; no no after you Tim...

"The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears." ~Larken Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5FNDRgPOLs&list=FL4wdZ0dK3HG...

Very well written! I just

Very well written! I just wrote my Senator to urge him to vote yes on it once it reaches the Senate.

thanks

Thanks for sharing your wonderful letter!

And thanks for the reminder

Just sent my own.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

No Reply

It applies to both 1) my initial letter urging my Congressman to vote for the bill (and asking, if he did not support it, what HE would propose to ensure more transparency); and also 2) my letter akin to your own expressing my disappointment that his vote was not, after all, in line with the House majority, which - according to the Rasmussen poll - expressed the will of the people. Well, at least this part of the song: NO REPLY. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILdBDOPoEDQ

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir