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A letter from my Senator (Wyden)

I messaged Mr. Ron Wyden on not co-sponsoring Audit the Fed... Two weeks later, this was his response....WHAT SHOULD I SAY BACK?

Dear Mr. #$%^&$%^&*

Thank you for contacting me about the Federal Reserve. I appreciate hearing from you about this important issue.

As you know, the Federal Reserve (Fed) is the central banking system of the United States and acts as a "lender of last resort" to the nation's financial system. The latest financial crisis and sluggish economy have heightened the importance of this role.

Like you, I believe shedding light on the actions of the Federal Reserve is necessary for creating greater transparency and accountability. I also believe American taxpayers deserve to understand what actions were taken by the Federal Reserve during and after the 2008 financial crisis. Because of this I supported an amendment offered by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont that directed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a top to bottom audit of the Federal Reserve. This amendment was included in the final passage the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that President Obama signed into law in July of 2010. This audit included all of the emergency actions taken by the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis with a particular focus on all of the potential conflicts of interest surrounding previously secret deals. An audit of the Fed's emergency activities during the financial crisis was released in July 2011, and an audit of Fed governance was released in October 2011.

Like many Americans, I was troubled by the findings of the audit and believe Congress and the Federal Reserve should work together to address the findings. However, when doing so it is important to understand the unique challenges that Congress faces when addressing our central bank. Congress must strike the right balance between the Fed being responsive to Congress and at the same time allow for the Fed's decisions to be free from political influence in its decision making. I am committed to finding a bipartisan, common-sense solution that is in the best interest of the American people and helps to stabilize the financial system, but does not undermines the Fed’s political independence or risk the financial stability of our central bank.

Please know that I will continue to look for common-sense ways to bring transparency and accountability to the Federal Reserve. Please also know that as I do so I will keep your views in mind. Again, thank you for keeping me apprised of your views. If I can be of any further assistance to you on this or other issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ron Wyden
United States Senator

To write to me, go to http://wyden.senate.gov/ and choose the "Contact" link. Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

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how about something simple like

Dear Senator Wyden,

I too was troubled by the results of the last audit of the Federal Reserve. That is precisely why we need to continue to audit them. How else will we know that they are continuing in an ethical manner?

I believe this issue is key to our national security and our prosperity. I urge you to support another audit so that I can continue to support you in the future!

(you could also insert a particular example from the last findings)

I got almost the verbatim reply from 2 reps here in FL

The 2 email responses I got were from Marco Rubio and Jeff Miller. Their offices emailed me EXACTLY to the letter the same responses but it was not word for word what the OP posted above...but essentially said the same thing.


A GOP blanket response...All turds

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
Rosa Koire for for President!

Your follow up should go something like this...

Dear Senator Ahole or whatever your name is. The Federal Reserve is NOT Federal and their are NO reserves.

The Federal Reserve is a private cartel that has established a debt based monetary system that has proven through history to be a disaster regardless of what government or century for which you want to refer.
The Federal Reserve prints money and loans it, with interest, to private citizens, companies and corporations, and government. There is also an additional transaction fee for "their service" of printing the money.
By having complete control over the money supply, the private bankers have complete control over the citizens...and more inmortantly, YOU Senator Ahole!
Furthermore, the FED has destroyed the value of our currency and has been the cause of recessions, depressions, bubbles and bust. The bankers always win and the citizens always lose.
The jig is up. The FED will be ended. The only things in question are when and how. Get on the right side of history Senator.

That's a really good job, well put ..

.. without the "YOU Senator Ahole", it's just about perfect.

If I were you...

A response stating that if he doesn't vote for the audit of the Fed then you will not be voting for him ever again...And you will be taking all your family member's votes (insert # here) and anyone else you can bring with you against him...

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
Rosa Koire for for President!

You should say this

You cosponsored S. 604 in the 111th Congress on January 28, 2010. Senator Paul's S. 202, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011, does the exact same thing as S. 604, the bill you cosponsored in 2010.

Not only did you cosponsor the same bill in 2010, you voted for an amendment on May 11, 2010 that would fully audit the Federal Reserve as S. 202 would do.

Here is the roll call vote for the amendment:

Given your past support for a full audit of the Federal Reserve, I expect nothing less than your continued support as a cosponsor of S. 202.