Boston Globe Blog on Ron Paul and HR 1207Submitted by bobbyw24 on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 09:32
Ron Paul may be flying below the radar a little, but he's still pushing his brand of populism that is very suspicious of the federal government.
These days, it's a bill he's sponsoring in Congress to require the comptroller general to audit of the Federal Reserve, which is printing billions and billions of dollars to try to prop up Wall Street, get flowing again, and boost the economy.
Paul, however, says it is a very dangerous strategy. "It is going to be a dollar crisis," he says in a new video released by his political group.
According to Paul's spokesman, the bill now has 41 cosponsors.
Paul, of course, was something of a sensation during the Republican presidential primaries last year, winning 1.3 million votes, raising a remarkable $35 million, mostly online, and attracting noticeable enthusiasm among young people.
Once John McCain wrapped up the nomination, Paul ran for reelection to his Texas congressional seat -- successfully, it turned out, held a counter-convention while Republicans gathered in St. Paul, Minn., and created an activist group to build on his grassroots support.
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