Congressman Alan Grayson wrote the following letter to the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Daryl Issa:
I respectfully request an investigation of the Federal Reserve leak of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes on April 9 and 10, 2013. According to Bloomberg News, the list of individuals who received the information included staff at Barclays PLC, BB&T Corp., BNP Paribas SA, Capital One Financial Corp., [...]
Rep. Alan Grayson asks the Federal Reserve Inspector General about the trillions of dollars lent or spent by the Federal Reserve and where it went, and the trillions of off balance sheet obligations. Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman responds that the IG does not know and is not tracking where this money is.
by George Washington
Preface: Many Americans are waking up to the fact that the Republican and Democratic candidates are incredibly similar. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this.
Many people are starting to realize that Obama and Romney are virtually indistinguishable on war,jobs, freedoms and favoring fatcats instead of the little guy.
Many of us want a third party candidate to win … but are afraid of “wasting our vote”.
Leading conservatives and liberals say that we should vote for a third party candidate.
Judge Napolitano explained today why voting for a third [...]
Obama’s Power to Trick Us Comes from Our Willingness to Be Tricked
Guest post submitted by Matt Stoller. Matt worked for Alan Grayson and Dylan Ratigan, and is now a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and a political analyst on Brand X with Russell Brand on the FX Network. You can follow him on Twitter here.
Jokes reveal truths, which is why the best way to appreciate the real Obama, not the fabled character [...]
The real deficit is $25,000,000,000,000.00 (TRILLION)!
The first ever GAO (Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent
Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house [...]
This show on the House floor from Alan Grayson was one of the most entertaining bailout clips of the past 4 years. All the details are at this link:
New York Fed Website – Maiden Lane Transaction History
Here were the facts at the time:
“A good portion of Red Roof’s remaining $407 million in debt, held on lenders’ balance sheets and intended for later securitization, landed with the Federal Reserve via Bear Stearns. The Fed holds $444 [...]
We May Soon Find Out Who The US Congressional “Bad Guys” Are!
Audit The Fed: HR 459 – 271 Co-sponsors – Up for VOTE July 24, 2012
Everything hinges on Bill HR 459 – the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011.The vote tomorrow will go a long way towards pushing the Bill through the Senate and eventually getting passed into law
The Federal Reserve Transparency Act would give the GAO the authority to [...]
Another One Bites the Dust
June 26, 2012
A recent appearance by top US bureaucrat Michele Leonhart is making a stir throughout the blogosphere because of its incompetence and evasiveness. But perhaps there is a bigger story.
In fact, one might argue Leonhart’s appearance signals a turning point in the “war on drugs” … much the way an appearance in 2009 by the Federal Reserve’s Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman helped puncture Fed [...]
I came across this page We Survived Bush, You’ll survive Obama when a friend shared a post where they asked for donations for Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Alan Grayson, and Denis Kunich, claiming that each of these candidates has a minimum donation of $10. With about 30 seconds I was able to discern that none of these candidates have a $10 minimum, with Obama being the only one with a limit at all ($3). I [...]
In light of the Federal Reserve annoncement today regarding the Credit Suisse/Maiden Lane purchase, I felt this was worth sharing.
It’s a CLASSIC!
The first ever GAO (Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so [...]
Yoko Ono: $500 million
Russell Simmons: $325 million
Rosie O’Donnell: $100 million
Roseanne Barr: $80 million
Deepak Chopra: $80 million
Kanye West: $70 million
Alec Baldwin: $65 million
Susan Sarandon: $50 million
Tim Robbins: $50 million
Michael Moore: $50 million
Danny Glover: $15 million
Talib Kweli: $14 million
Mark Ruffalo: $10 million
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass): $188.37 million
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca): $160.05 million
Rep. Jane Harman (D-Ca): $152.62 million
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va): $81.50 million
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas): $73.75 million
Sen. Mark Warner (D- W.Va): $70.19 [...]
This private bank run by the “Bank of England” has been stripping the US of its assets since the days of Andrew Jackson. If the $16,000,000,000,000.00 given away secretly, since 2007, to the member banks isn’t reason enough to overhaul our entire government financial system then our country is doomed to financial failure. You won’t read this in the mainstream media….but it may emerge in [...]
Now that Alan Grayson is no longer in Congress, Fed hearings have certainly lost that certain dose of panache which only a man, wearing a dollar sign tie, and cross examining the Fed’s General Counsel which grinning like a diabolical Tasmanian Devil, would bring to the table. We managed to catch up with Grayson during today’s session of Radio Free Dylan, in which the traditionally [...]
Grayson is seemingly the only one in Congress trying to pierce this puss-filled criminal ponzi blister on all our houses.
We wholeheartedly agree with Grayson.
Full Grayson letter to Geithner and the Financial Stability Oversight counsel (pdf):
Dear Secretary Geithner and members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council,
I’m writing concerning the foreclosure fraud crisis and the resulting potential need for a special capital buffer for large systemically significant institutions.Â [...]
by John McCloy
President: Ron Paul
Vice President : Michelle Bachman
Treasury Secretary: Bill Black
Federal Reserve Transitionary to abolishment Chairman: Peter Schiff and Alan Grayson
Attorney General: Neil Barofsky
Economic Advisor Team: Zero Hedge, Hugh Hendry and Jim Rogers
Secretary of State: Jesse Ventura
Press Secretary: Dylan Ratigan
And for anyone who has not read what Andrew Jackson encountered when ridding out nation of the Central banking monopolstic cartel please pick up the boom this weekend.
“The bank has [...]
Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman responds that the IG does not know and is not tracking where this money is.
Federal Reserve Office of the Inspector General: http://www.federalreserve.gov/oig/
U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailout Programs (Update1)
By Mark Pittman and Bob Ivry
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) — The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the governmentâ€™s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 [...]
This is Rep. Alan Grayson explaining the crisis of foreclosure fraud and how it links to the entire securitization chain of Wall Street.
Check this video out.
Mortgage-Title Fraud: A National Catastrophe
It is impossible to overstate the severity of the real estate crisis in the United States which has been caused entirely by the reckless fraud of the nationâ€™s largest banks â€“ the Wall Street Oligarchs. We now have mortgage-fraud being [...]
Exclusive Bombshell of Foreclosure Fraud â€“ Full Deposition of TAMMIE LOU KAPUSTA Law Office of David J Stern – 4ClosureFraud.
DC Waking Up to Escalating Foreclosure Train Wreck: Grayson Calls for FSOC to Examine Foreclosure Fraud as Systemic Risk – Yves Smith – Wow, someone in DC has connected the dots: that the banksâ€™ failure to adhere to contractual and legal requirements in the residential mortgage backed securities [...]
Two local news stories tell the tale here in NE FL… 1st, our property taxes are going up 8% next year (think about that number – one year!!!) and that comes after two years of lesser though still significant increases… 2nd, our monopoly utility company was just granted a 6% rate increase across the board (elec, water, sewer)…
Oh, the joy!!! My gov’t tells me the CPI is essentially flat… [...]
Alan Grayson: “Which Foreign Banks Got The Fed’s $500 Billion?” Bernanke: “I Don’t Know.” (Video 7-21-09) Â»
Grayson: “What’s that (the $553 billion)?”
B-52: “Those are swaps that were done with foreign central banks…”
Grayson: “So who got the money?”
B-52: “Financial institutions in Europe and other countries…”
Grayson: “Which ones?”
B-52: “I don’t know.”
Grayson: “Half a trillion dollars and you don’t know who got the money?”
B-52: “Um, um, the loans go to the central banks [...]
Dylan Ratigan, joined by the inimitable Alan Grayson and Bill Fleckenstein, does one of the best comprehensive summations of the where we are, how we got here, and why those responsible for the upcoming US default are still doing exactly what they were doing, through the enabling of the Federal Reserve. The logical question arises: when will someone finally do something about the situation the US is in right now? [...]