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originally posted by: pexx421
a reply to: GodEmperor you are wrong all around. First off, socialism is WORKERS own the means of production, that's the classic origin, and without that there is NO socialism.
originally posted by: pexx421
and it wasn't Paul who decided to audit.....it was Elizabeth warren who had been pushing it for some time. I'm hoping Sanders takes her for his running mate. I would also vote for her if she ever ran. Your ideas are 1)hyperbole, and 2)ludicrous.
About Audit the Fed Legislation
Legislation to Audit the Federal Reserve is supported by nearly 75 percent of the American people.
In the 114th Congress, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced “Audit the Fed” (H.R.24) on January 6th, 2015 with 63 original cosponsors. On January 27, Senator Rand Paul introduced the senate companion, S. 264, with 30 bipartisan cosponsors. The legislation calls for a “full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States.”
In the past, Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” bill, H.R. 1207, gained 320 cosponsors and passed the House as an amendment to the Dodd/Frank "Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act," before being stripped out in the Senate and replaced by a limited, one-time audit of the Fed's emergency lending operations during the financial crisis. Later, Audit the Fed was reintroduced in 2011 as H.R. 459, gained 274 cosponsors, and passed the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress on July 25, 2012, by an overwhelming three-fourths majority of 327-98 after a nationwide grassroots mobilization effort led by Campaign for Liberty.
After Ron Paul's retirement from Congress, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) reintroduced Dr. Paul’s Audit the Fed bill as H.R 24, “The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013,” in the 113th Congress. The bill, which was cosponsored by 224 Representatives, passed the House of Representatives on September 17, 2014, by a vote of 333-92, with a majority of Democrats voting in favor of the bill.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced companion legislation in both the 112th and 113th Congresses, which gained 37 and 32 cosponsors, respectively. Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to allow Audit the Fed to be brought to the floor, in either Congress, for a vote, despite repeatedly calling for an audit of the Federal Reserve throughout his career.
By Tom Blumer | June 22, 2010 | 12:15 PM EDT
Critics accuse him of steering the country toward a communist dictatorship and say he is destroying the private sector.
They point to 80,000 tons of rotting food found in warehouses belonging to the government as evidence the state is a poor and corrupt administrator.
Jose Guzman, an assistant manager at a store raided in Catia, watched with resignation as government agents pored over the company's accounts and computers after the food ministry official and the television cameras left.
"The government is pushing this type of establishment toward bankruptcy," said Guzman, who linked the raid to the rotten food scandal. "Somehow they have to replace all the food that was lost, and this is the most expeditious way."
originally posted by: GodEmperor
We cannot talk about socialism, without talking about communism, because socialism is the vehicle in which communism is created. It is disingenuous to claim that you want socialism, but not communism, because the end goal is to transform a capitalist society into a communist one, the important stage towards that goal is socialism.