Tuesday, July 14, 2009

'Send a Letter to Franken' Day

Today everyone at the Daily Paul decided today's target was Senator Al Franken for a fax/email/call bomb regarding S604 (which is the Senate version of HR1207). This bill would allow a full audit of the Federal Reserve, which currently enjoys the ability to keep information about their dealings from the public. Now, since I truly do believe the Federal Reserve was largely to blame for the economic crisis we are now in (read Tom Woods The Meltdown), I am very excited about the possibility of an audit. HR1207 has 260 co-sponsors from both parties, and now if we can get support going in the Senate this could be huge.

Below is my letter to my Senator Al Franken. If you are pissed off about the economic situation our nation is now in, and especially if you live in Minnesota, I would highly recommend sending Al Franken a letter similar to mine. Even if you don't know anything about the Federal Reserve or have never heard someone blame the Fed for the economic crisis we now find ourselves in, can more transparency really hurt?



Senator Franken,

Congratulations on FINALLY getting sworn into office! I'm sure you will do a fine job on Capitol Hill representing all of us Minnesotans.

My name is David Carlson and I live in Woodbury, Minnesota and go to school at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. What I wanted to bring to your attention is S604, the partner bill of HR1207. This bill would allow for a full audit of the Federal Reserve by the GAO. All Americans would then be able to see this audit.

This is important to me because the Federal Reserve has so much power currently over our country. They control the dollar, which is the lifeblood of our economy. Regardless of whether you believe they are making the "correct" moves or not, I as well as many other Minnesotans would appreciate this important power check on the Fed.

HR1207 has enjoyed wide bi-partisan support with 260 co-sponsors. S604 currently has eight, and nothing could make me more proud than to have our new Senator signing onto the bill. It would be a sign of bi-partisanship on your part and proof that when you talk about transparancy, you truly mean it.

Thank you for your time, and make Minnesota proud.

-David Carlson


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