Month: January 2016

Rand Paul Beats Jeb, Christie, Kasich And Fiorina In Des Moines Register Poll

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that in the most recent Des Moines Register poll, he leads Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, so he sees no reason why his campaign should be reduced to second tier. “At this late stage, we just can’t accept any sort of false designation,” Paul told host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News daily. When asked about the GOP debate tomorrow night, which is he boycotting, Paul notes: “we beat Bush, we beat Kasich, I think we beat Christie we beat Fiorina,” he said. Paul has a point. From the Des Moines Register, after re-capping the front runners: Everyone else is in single digits: Rand Paul at 5 percent; Jeb Bush, 4 percent; Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, tied with 3 percent; John Kasich and Carly Fiorina, tied at 2 percent; and Rick Santorum with 1 percent. Asked about last night’s State of the Union address, Sen. Paul said, “I’m really not sure I heard any new solutions last night. I heard sort of the same old stuff.” Paul then went on to discuss his five-year push for auditing the Federal Reserve, pointing out he did just secure a majority vote in favor of that in the Senate. Click here to read more:...

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RAND PAUL: Here’s Why We Should Audit The Fed

By Senator Rand Paul It is no secret that the Federal Reserve’s unchecked printing press causes recessions and increases income inequality. Allowing the Fed to inflate our money supply will artificially keep interests rates low, but at what cost? Their acts can no longer go unchecked, which is why I am proud to carry forth my father’s original ‘Audit the Fed’ legislation, which will receive a vote in the Senate in early January. In 2009, Senator Cruz drafted a legal brief praising President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a stimulus bill that increased deficit spending by over $800 billion. In the brief, Senator Cruz argued that the bill’s handouts will “directly impact the economy” and “further the greater purpose of economic recovery for America,” Earlier this month, Cruz then blamed the Great Recession not on the Federal Reserve’s artificial lowering of interest rates, but on its failure to continue pushing them down in a timely manner. Cruz said that the Federal Reserve’s decision to “[shift] to a tighter monetary policy…set the stage for the financial crisis.” On the campaign trail, Senator Cruz has further demonstrated his unwillingness to rein in artificial credit expansion by repeatedly callingfor the Fed to follow “rules-based” monetary policy. This means that he still wants to control the money supply in order to meet the requirements of a mandate or equation. I couldn’t disagree...

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