December 16, 2009

Dear C4L Member,

Early tomorrow, the Senate Banking Committee is expected to vote on Ben Bernanke’s nomination to a second term as Federal Reserve Chairman.

Click here to get contact information for Senate Banking Committee members.

Chairman Bernanke has operated without any real accountability while printing trillions of dollars out of thin air and keeping interest rates artificially low, practices that continue the destruction of our dollar and will eventually plunge our economy into an even greater crisis.

But the real issue at stake during this confirmation process is transparency at the Fed.

No one – whether a “Person of the Year” or not – should be able to commit us to deals with foreign central banks or give taxpayer dollars to Wall Street while refusing to tell us who is receiving our money.

When you call the Senate Banking Committee members, urge them to join Senators Jim DeMint, David Vitter, Jim Bunning, and Bernie Sanders by calling for a hold on Bernanke’s confirmation until there is an up or down vote on Audit the Fed (S. 604).

If neither of your senators are on the Banking Committee, click here to contact Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and tell him it is long past time Audit the Fed receive a standalone vote on the Senate floor.

In Liberty,

John Tate

President

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Ron Paul’s Predictions that have come true:

Economic collapse was predicted lightly in the 1983 and spot on in 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCJYxUnCuw – 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRek-0vjMtA – 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjVpr3zIr8E – 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXJWzuIdqIg

Foreign Policy including terrorist attacks on U.S. Soil (9-11)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5lcF-_WEAc – 1998
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf87kpYO1Ls (Iraq)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSaSTvVxuZ0 (Iraq)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya6JfFK_lYQ (Georgia Conflict)

Other predictions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8I_y_Veu1k

Incomplete list of Broken Promises or Lies from Obama:

I will have transparency (generals must sign secrecy Oath, wishes to give secretive Federal Reserve more power)
I will cut the deficit in half by doubling spending – http://www.theobamadebt.com/
I will change the Washington culture of corruption
I will have no earmarks in stimulus, (there are 9000 – http://bit.ly/4p9QFe)
I will demand human rights for China and Tibet
I will put legislation on Internet for all to read before votes – way broken
I will have honest advisers – (Czars, fake rent, tax fraud)
I will have my administration pay their fair share of taxes
I will eliminate rendition of terrorist combatants
I will bring charges against Bush admin (War crimes)
I will have new blood in admin. – way broken
I will apply windfall taxes on big oil companies
I will change US Foreign Policy.
I will change the defense department. (Keeps Gates)
I will close Guantanamo (maybe… and will open new secret torture sites http://bit.ly/lQDJc)
I will sit down with dictators with no pre-conditions. (broken very early on)
I will stop waterboarding and CIA interrogation techniques (Breaking)
I will get US troops out of Iraq in 16 month. (there are more under BHO http://bit.ly/pOtCS)
I will change Washington with new faces
I will not hire lobbyists, hires lobbyist Daschle (he’s out but here are the others)
* Melody Barnes, lobbyist for American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
* William Corr, lobbyist for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,
* Patrick Gaspard, lobbyist for Service Employees International Union.
* David Hayes, lobby San Diego Gas & Electric.
* Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, lobbyist for bankrupt Global Crossing telecommications.
* Ron Klain, lobbyist for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
* William Lynn, lobbyist for Raytheon.
* Cecilia Munoz, lobbyist for National Council of La Raza
* Mark Patterson, lobbyist for Goldman Sachs.
* Mona Sutphen, lobbyist for Angliss International.
* Michael Strautmanis, lobbied for the American Association of Justice.
* Tom Vilsack, lobbyist for NEA.
And these are not all of them. Thanks for pointing out that he has nominated a huge number of lobbyists that he promised not to appoint.
I will eliminate Bush tax cuts
I will dump Patriot Act wire tapping – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qPBMIO4gAU
I will eliminate tax breaks for wealthy
(source: http://newsgnome.blogspot.com/2009/03/official-list-of-obamas-broken-promises.html)

Incomplete list of Broken Promises or Lies from Bush:

Iraq had no WMD – inspectors
No evidence Saddam had illegal stockpiles before war, US report finds.
Bush allies admit war blunders
Bush memos reveal thinking on torture
The panel investigating the Sept. 11 attacks further called into question one of President Bush’s rationales for the war with Iraq. (Panel Finds No Qaeda-Iraq Tie)
No Iraqi link to 9/11 – US report
US commission’s findings bluntly contradict White House claims.
Pentagon tries to ban first photos of coffins returning from Iraq
White House in 9/11 evidence row
Public inquiry demands to question Bush’s national security adviser.
Attack on Taliban planned ‘before 9/11’
Ombudsman forces PM to reveal secret meetings with lobbyists.
Focus: The UN spy scandal
Chief UN weapons inspector believes he was bugged.
Bush ‘wanted war in 2002’ THE GUARDIAN February 24, 2004
British spy op wrecked peace bid
Spying operation at UN scuppered last-ditch initiative to avert Iraq war.
Cheney oil firm accused of overcharging $61m in Iraq
US pays up for fatal Iraq blunders
Over 10,000 claims but families must waive rights.
Fury over MP’s 9/11 claims
President Bush is backing off his pledge to fight AIDS in Africa by saying the promised $3 billion in aid cannot be spent wisely.Engineering experts believe that the most likely use for the two mysterious trailers found in Iraq was to produce hydrogen for weather balloons.
(source – http://www.teach-online.de/dateien/hpp/Peter-Gloede/bush/lies.htm)