Where has all the money gone?
That’s the question Senator Jim DeMint has been asking while many liberal Washington politicians are calling for a second bailout. Senator DeMint has called for an audit of the U.S. Federal Reserve, saying “the Federal Reserve will create and disburse trillions of dollars in response to our current financial crisis. Americans across the nation, regardless of their opinion on the bailout, want to know where the money has gone. Allowing the Fed to operate our nation’s monetary system in almost complete secrecy leads to abuse, inflation and a lower quality of life.”
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Statements like these make me proud to have someone like Jim DeMint fighting for us in Washington. And statements like these fuel my desire to run for Congress. Quite frankly folks, Senator DeMint needs some help. He can’t do it alone because the Democrats will just keep blocking his conservative moves with the help of many not-so-conservative “Republicans,” just as they did yesterday.
In both the House and the Senate, we are seeing way too many lifelong politicians being controlled by special interests who want nothing more than to see government grow beyond our ability to fund it. Why? Because as government grows, special interest groups and lobbyists are lining their pockets.
You and I both know that’s wrong. We can’t keep bailing out banks and taking over giant manufacturers. We can’t keep increasing our debts to China, and we certainly can’t afford ObamaCare.
As a State Senator I’ve fought for common sense fiscal policies that helped reduce waste and bring transparency to state spending. I pushed a plan out of the State Senate that makes legislators put their name on any secretive pork barrel earmark they insert into the state budget. I also helped lead the charge for a rules change that brings more “on the record voting” to the Senate. Now all spending bills are voted on in full public view so that no Senator can vote for a spending project behind a cloak of secrecy.
I’m going to keep pushing these kind of conservative policies if you send me to Congress, and I’ll stand beside Senator DeMint in his fight to fix Washington. Auditing the Federal Reserve just makes common sense…but common sense is something we seem to be missing in Washington.
I hope you’ll stand with me in my fight to shake up Washington with some small town common sense.