Bernanke lobbying Democrats

Jan 2008
Vertiform City
Look what this scumbag lyin' little weasel is doing - he's LOBBYING Democratic representatives, thanking them for their speeches and votes against Audit-the-Fed.

In a Freedom of Information Act request obtained by Politico, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke sent out "thank you notes" to Democratic members of Congress who gave speeches on the House floor urging their fellow colleagues to reject Congressman Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill.

The day after it passed 327-98 in the House, Bernanke thanked Reps. Barney Frank, Elijah Cummings, Melvin Watt, Carolyn Maloney, and Steny Hoyer for their outspoken devotion to Fed secrecy and corruption. Well, Bernanke may have put it in different terms, but that is essentially what these Congressmen were doing.

"While the outcome of the vote was not in doubt, your willingness to stand up for the independence of the Federal Reserve is greatly appreciated," Bernanke wrote. "Independence in monetary policy operations is now the normal for central banks around the world -- and it would be a grave mistake were Congress to reverse the protection it provided to the Federal Reserve more than 30 years ago."
Mel Watt is the guy who almost saw to it that the bill never left committee. He represents B of A's home district.

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