25 responses to “Ron Paul Responds to Ben Bernanke’s “Bizarre” Comments”

  1. longshotlouie

    Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2009

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2009/dec/judicial-watch-announces-list-washington-s-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-2009

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    1. Bottomline

      It's no wonder why they supported the bailout of the banks and they have donated to their campaign! Others for different reasons why they are so corrupt! Thanks Longshot for giving the link for the list of the ten most corrupt politicians of "09"!

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  2. Forest

    "But the Ron Paul Austrians are much more influenced by the conspiracy-minded Murray Rothbard than the sophisticated Friedrich Hayek. Rothbard’s primary contributions to economics are defenses of the thoughts of his and Hayek’s mentor, Ludwig von Mises, and his argument that loose monetary policy during the 1920s caused the Great Depression. But he’s better known for an insistence on ideological purity, a project that led him to convert many of the modern Austrians to “pure” libertarianism: capitalist anarchy.

    This makes Rothbard an opponent of Friedman and — it must be said — of Hayek, too. To an anarchist, an acceptance of even minimal government is shortsighted at best or statist at worst. This outlook allows for easy and simplistic solutions. What to do about the economy? Simple: eliminate all government programs. Education reform? Eliminate all government. Energy? Eliminate all government. Monetary policy? End the Fed! (Eliminate all government.)"

    http://www.frumforum.com/ron-pauls-attack-on-milton-friedman

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    1. Bottomlime

      You must like paying higher taxes, like the government telling you everything you need to do, and us giving more foreign aid when we have problems here at home! I bet you like big brother watching everything you do HUH? You're just contradicting yourself!

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  3. Silent Majority

    @Forest: How ironic. Please conduct more personal research before posting attacks to the thread, you are hurting the country not helping it. All we have are evidence and theory, and for the most of the time until proven, theories are what is bounced off the standing evidence of the past 'theories.' I have the professional and educational background to understand what the Fed really is, and it saddens me to see my fellow Americans so blind and attached to their television and the herd. Please watch less TV and read more, for all of us. I mean not to offend your ego, I just pity you and do not wish your slander to move this productive discussion into a useless battle (don't we know we have enough of those in present day and all of human history).

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    1. Susan Harkins

      Silent, Forest is on a mission. He does not identify with views on this site, yet persists like a plague to attack Ron Paul. Your request to come to terms with him will fall on deaf ears, as his mission to undermind Libertarians/conservatives/Ron Paul far exceeds his desire to 'reason' with you. He is accomplishing exactly what he is setting out to do, as evidenced by your post to him. Personally, I have given the Forest Monkey enough of my attention and will disregard him, going forward. A 'Silent Majority' to his postings, is his worst fear, at this time. ;)

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  4. Sean

    If the Fed really did cover up transactions in the past which were subjected to audits, than what makes you think that the fed couldn't cover up any information today subjected to an audit.. You can't take out a king using a pawn, especially when the opposite side can control both sides of the board.

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    1. Susan Harkins

      Sean, well said -- I completely agree. This is where one must think 'out of the box' when it comes to this sort of chess game. If I were faced with such challenges in the game, I would see more than one move; however, only one that would be the RIGHT move. Since foregoing my move is ALSO a move on my part, but one certain to defeat, I would elect another move. Since my opponent had control of both sides of the board, I was pressed to make a move, I would do so, not by placing my fingers on a chess piece, but by reaching under the table, grabbing its legs, and flipping the entire table on its side. That, my friend, is the move we must now make. Such 'out of the box' thinking comes quite naturally, I believe, for Libertarians.

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      1. Sean

        haha nice

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  5. Garry Fresh

    [couple glasses of wine so please excuse the run on sentences]

    Overall Congressman Paul has been extremely effective in his questioning of Fed practices, but I do agree there was a lapse this time around.

    It seemed that Mr. Bernanke's affirmative response to Congressman Paul's request to receive transcripts of FOMC meetings after 5 years, caught Congressman Paul by surprise. As I watched Mr. Bernanke respond, (body language, facial expression, etc...) it felt to me that Mr Bernanke responded in the affirmative only because he knew that responding in that manner, in that hearing, would not actually commit him or the Fed to providing any material information. It seemed to unsettle Congressman Paul only because he was expecting a "No" and received a "Yes" to his request for transcripts after 5 years. The way I read Mr. Bernanke is that he seemed to know that there is no way that Congressman Paul, or the Congress in general for that matter, could actually get the data which he, Mr. Bernanke, had just agreed to provide - Surely there is a formal process in place through which ANY member of Congress (House or Senate) MUST navigate in order to actually obtain any substantive information from the Fed.

    On the other hand, since Mr. Bernanke did agree publicly that the Fed would make available of ALL Fed deliberations decisions and other pertinent data after 5 years - not sure if Mr. Bernanke was under oath - and because Chairman Frank seconded Congressman Paul's request for Fed data associated with Watergate and Saddam Hussein financing, we should begin gathering that and ALL OTHER information from the Fed as soon as possible (e.g. formal requests for ALL Fed data and internal and external communications going back until its inception in 1913).

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    1. Forest

      Umm, actually transcripts for the FOMC meetings are already released after 5 years:

      http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomc_historical.htm

      However, you can't disprove a conspiracy theorist once they have formed a conspiracy - no amount of evidence will disprove it because all evidence will be summarily rejected as being 'manufactured' in favor of a minimal amount of evidence that tangentially supports it.

      Perhaps Ron Paul looked totally taken aback because his adoring bubble of supporters never actually does him the favor of calling him on his batshit crazy theories and when it did, it actually happened at a congressional meeting on national TV?

      Clearly though, the other congressman and those people in attendance were not taken aback, as evidenced by the laughter - looks like once again it was just him.

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      1. longshotlouie

        yepper,
        Who laughs last?

        http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-03/frank-asks-bernanke-to-probe-fed-on-watergate-iraq-correct-.html

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        1. Forest

          Yep, I am ANXIOUSLY awaiting the 'no findings' result - then I'll watch as everyone explains it away as 'no way was the Fed willing to allow a government probe find the real dirt'...

          AKA 'the conspiracy to cover up the conspiracy' conspiracy, there are no Conspiracy Amateurs here!

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          1. longshotlouie

            yepper, it must be a conspiracy to uncover a conspiracy' conspiracy.

            How are you doing at convincing yourself?

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          2. HQ

            Read the memo
            Use the word -bizarre-

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVCDpL4Ax7I&feature=player_embedded

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    2. longshotlouie

      You'll have to excuse the resident troll. A recent name change still has him confused and unable to focus.
      He believes that the Fed releases 100% of the facts 100% of the time.

      He's practicing for a better gig.

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      1. Forest

        Yeah, I use critical thinking, and because of that I am a 'troll'. Please continue to spearhead the pro-conspiracy, anti-intellectual movement Louie. You should always discount all other information and evidence that proves something is correct in favor of your hand-picked 'evidence' from other 'experts' that support the permanent evidence of evildoers. Keep on keeping on!

        By the way, is that you in the background at about the 2 minute mark chasing your tail?

        http://politicalvindication.com/?p=544

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        1. longshotlouie

          Were you crying when you wrote that? lmao

          Are you keeping the evidence to yourself?

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          1. Susan Harkins

            Hey longshot,

            Does this Forest nutjob really believe that we follow his random links? He gave one earlier to the Huffington Post (on a Libertarian website), can you believe that? LOL. That garbage is a cest pool for progressives and libtards, and there is a common thread of cluelessness amongst its readers/posters. Yea, I bet all the Libertarians here RACED to click on the link, first. He is complete baphoon on a libtard mission to keep conservatives on the Ron Paul site from coming together on issues -- ignore him -- it will really tick him off. Oh, and tell him that you are proud to be a free, white, self-reliant American...that will really send him into cardiac arrest. ;)

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          2. longshotlouie

            Give ol' MattForest a break. He's our only full-time jester.
            I say, let his comedy crusade continue. Laughter is good for the soul.

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  6. F

    I wish I could be an expert in economy theories to spot the lies, but I know the system is fake and fitted to something unreal just by living. I know it does not reward hard or honest work, but the opposite, and the current selection of the fittest for reward is conveniently based in unwritten rules and regulations that when it comes to profit have an invisible road of transmission for the public at large.

    But the same applies to many aspects of life that makes Bernanke just look as an icon of the same greed effect. A green icon.

    The word 'framework' is quite fitting to what the population perceives. And is not democracy for all.

    In the past I have eased the pain of an ill, blind old man by placing fake-play-bills in his hands as reward for his hard honest work, but never really wondered before, as I do now, what do these rich personalities do with all that money. Maybe the choose to do good, and is low value money too.

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    1. Forest

      "but I know the system is fake and fitted to something unreal just by living."

      Riiiight. That is also how people 'knew' the world was flat and 'knew' the sun revolved around the earth.

      Thank god there are people that actually think so as to lead those that are simply following.

      However, if you don't feel like challenging yourself and instead settling into a circular, venomous dogma, RP is the candidate for you. As well, you may want to check this out too:

      http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djublonskopf/Flatearthsociety.htm

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  7. Bottomline

    Bernanke is just another bureaucrat runned by the government and special interests! He must be resigned and sent to jail!

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  8. Sean

    How is Ben Bernanke going to know what transactions the fed made 20 years before he came into office. I guess he was teaching at stanford at the time. I think its funny how he only owns only one car between him and his wife, a ford focus... The most evil man in the world drives a ford focus.

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  9. Umi

    I don't think that Rep. Paul came out on top of the Bernanke questioning. He was NOT effective and Mr. Bernanke answered his questions assuredly and without hesitation. Rep. Paul could NOT nail down any allegation and Mr. Bernanke flatly denied any knowledge of any of the allegations.

    Could it be that Dr, Paul does not have his eye on the game now that a Presidential run is a possibility?

    Ron Paul will NEVER be endorsed by the RNC. No truly HONEST person will ever be "chosen" to run by the party leaders.

    A principled president is their greatest nightmare.

    Dr. Paul must be DRAFTED to run!

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