Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What do a socialist and a libertarian have in common?

They both want to audit the Federal Reserve:
After decades of pushing long-shot causes like abolishing the income tax and reinstating the gold standard, Republican Representative Ron Paul finds himself in an unaccustomed spot: on the cusp of legislative victory.

A majority of the libertarian-leaning Texan's colleagues in the House of Representatives support his proposal to increase congressional scrutiny of the Federal Reserve, and the measure could be included in a broader banking overhaul this fall.


It faces a rockier road in the Senate, where a companion bill offered by his ideological opposite, self-described socialist Bernie Sanders, has drawn 23 co-sponsors.

From Reuters, via Canadian Silver Bug.

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