Contrary to conventional wisdom, there seems to be something on which all U.S. senators can agree: Fuck the Federal Reserve!
Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Audit the Fed amendment to Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill just passed the Senate in a bipartisan landslide, 96-0 — with every Senator present on board with the populist amendment. The Sanders amendment requires the Government Accountability Office to audit most of the Federal Reserve’s books since Sept. 2008 by Dec. 2010.
Speaking just before the vote, Sanders said that people now "recognize the immense power of the Fed, and people are demanding transparency of the Fed."… He also promised: "This is not the end. This is the beginning. We are beginning to lift the veil of secrecy on what is perhaps the most important agency in the United States government."
Unfortunately, I've seen the last reel of this movie before. After devouring Sanders whole, the monstrous, gelatinous banking system smashes its way across the country while an embittered, frizzy-haired Ron Paul laments that the government should have listened to him all along. When will senators learn to stop seeking to understand the un-understandable?
On the plus side, though, we do get to see Chris Dodd's boobs.
Tags: Bernie Sanders, Chris Dodd, Federal Reserve, Money, Senate