Kucinich Proposes Landmark Reform of Monetary Policy

December 18, 2010

Begins Discussion to Make Monetary Policy Work to Rebuild Economy

Read the Act here!

Washington D.C. (December 17, 2010) –As the nation struggles with long-term unemployment at rates not seen in generations, contracted credit and the hoarding of public dollars by the banks, Congressman Kucinich (D-OH) today introduced a dramatic new proposal to establish fiscal integrity, reassert Congressional sovereignty and regain control of monetary policy from private banks.  The National Emergency Employment Defense Act of 2010 would allow the federal government to directly fund badly-needed infrastructure repairs and fund education systems nationwide by spending money into circulation without increasing the national debt.  The bill would end the current practice of fractional reserve lending, whereby the economy depends upon private financial institutions to lend money into circulation.

Congressman Kucinich stated, “The staggeringly bad employment and economic numbers represent a massive problem which cries out for bold action.  Rather than crossing our fingers and hoping that banks will finally lend some of the billions of public dollars they haven’t thus far seen fit to lend, we can take action. My bill would replace the Federal Reserve System’s dependence on private banks to create credit.  In its place, a Monetary Authority under the Treasury Department would directly inject liquidity into the economy by purchasing much needed public infrastructure repair. Today, we have idle capital, millions of able-bodied but unemployed workers, unused equipment, and record low interest rates. These conditions are the best possible time to make a long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure. My bill would do exactly that.”

See a copy of the legislation here.

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Here’s the Blueprint for Prosperity for All

July 5, 2010

by Dick Distelhorst, AMI Researcher and Chapter Leader

Burlington, Iowa.  June 16, 2010.

Warren Buffet recently said, “There is a class war going on and my class is winning.”   He is certainly correct.  In September of 2008 when the greed and recklessness of the “too-big-to-fail” banks caused millions of U. S. citizens to lose their jobs, their homes, much of their savings, even their pensions, who did our government bail out, the big banks or the American people?

We know the answer.  The Bush and the Obama administrations made trillions of dollars available to the big banks, now those same big banks are reporting all-time record profits and paying themselves huge bonuses.

There is a way to bail out the American people instead of the very wealthy and return our nation to prosperity.   All we have to do is look at past history.  The answers we need are there.

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