[This email alert has been adapted from the blog “No Audit, No Bernanke,” January 21, 2010, posted on the website “Audit the Fed: A transpartisan coalition for greater transparency.” The John Birch Society is a member of this coalition.]
Our country’s economic future is in Ben Bernanke’s hands on a daily basis.
Now his job security is in ours.
Be sure to immediately call your senators with a simple message: “No vote on Bernanke until we get a vote on Audit the Fed.”
Here’s what’s going on and why you need to act immediately:
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has led the charge to place a “hold” on Bernanke’s nomination to a second term as Fed chairman until the Senate votes on Audit the Fed. This means to get a vote on Bernanke, Harry Reid has to have a vote on “cloture,” and that requires a super-majority of 60 votes. Insiders believe that Harry Reid is threatening to ram through a cloture vote as early as next week.
Senator DeMint is joined by David Vitter, Jim Bunning, and Bernie Sanders in his efforts, but these senators cannot succeed alone. A strong message from Audit the Fed activists like you could start a stampede in the Senate that will make Harry Reid back off of Bernanke and give us a vote on Audit the Fed.
Make sure you let them know that:
1.) If they are not cosponsoring Audit the Fed, you expect them to sign on in support of finding out what the Fed has done with trillions of our dollars. Tell them you will make sure their constituents know of their action or inaction on this issue. (Click here to see which senators are cosponsors of S. 604 to Audit the Fed.)
2.) They must vote “no” on cloture until after there is a vote on Audit the Fed. No vote should be taken on Ben Bernanke’s confirmation, or the nomination of anyone else for Fed Chairman, until Audit the Fed has received a public, up or down vote. The real issue here is not the Fed chairman himself. It is the need for complete transparency.
Ben Bernanke’s term as Fed chairman expires on January 31, so Harry Reid is under pressure from President Obama to act quickly.
It’s time to turn up the pressure.
Your friends at The John Birch Society
P.S. Click here, if you’d like to send an email with the above message to your senators.