Monday, September 24, 2012

Senate skips town to avoid Audit The Fed

From Campaign For Liberty:

Harry Reid thinks the fate of Audit the Fed is in his hands.

It wouldn't be the first time he’s been wrong.

This week, C4L members FLOODED Senator Reid's office and the rest of the U.S. Senate with thousands upon thousands – upon thousands – of messages demanding a vote on Audit the Fed. But late Friday night, the Senate decided to drop everything and skip town until after the November election. No, we didn’t get our vote before the Senate went into recess. But we put our senators on notice - continue to block Audit the Fed, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. They really don’t think we’ll keep their offices tied up on the phone and checking their emails day and night until Audit the Fed advances. It's sad that after this many years, they just don't know the liberty movement very well.

The truth is, the fate of Audit the Fed is in OUR hands. Outside of allies like Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Jim DeMint, and a handful of others, we can’t count on many in the Senate to hold the Fed accountable. They’re too busy covering for their buddy Ben and his secretive printing press operation. That means unless you, me, and millions of other Americans put so much pressure on the U.S. Senate that it has NO choice but to vote on and PASS Audit the Fed when it reconvenes, the issue will indeed die this year. While I guarantee you C4L will be on the frontlines of the fight to turn this bill into law in the next Congress should it fall short now, I don’t want to let this historic opportunity slip out of our fingers.

After all, how many people said Audit the Fed would never pass the U.S. House?

Been there. Won that. Overwhelmingly.

So what can you do now?

With your senators back in town – and on the election trail – from now until November, I hope you’ll visit their local offices to show them you’re more determined than ever to turn a spotlight on the Fed.

Find out if there will be any meetings in your area – and make sure you get your senators on the record for or against common-sense transparency and accountability.

Also, let your fellow constituents know whether or not your senators have cosponsored Audit the Fed (you can find the list of cosponsors here) and urge them to add their voices to our ranks.

If your senators are already cosponsors, then ask your family, friends, and neighbors to call their offices demanding they do everything in their power to force a roll call vote when the Senate returns.

A key lesson that many Americans forget is that the power is in OUR hands.

Politicians can only get away with what we allow them to do.

No senator will want to be on the opposite side of Audit the Fed if we can increase our grassroots tidal wave of support for this bill.

We can prove the naysayers wrong and show we will not be discouraged, and we will not be silenced.

Help us turn up the pressure so high the Senate will have no choice to but to vote on and PASS Audit the Fed when it returns to Washington!

In Liberty,

John Tate President

Since the Senate wanted to avoid the issue they did the only thing they could do and that is skip town. Voting against Audit The Fed would be political suicide so they pulled this stunt. We can hold their feet to the fire. This is a postponement not a defeat we didn't lose anything. We didn't get the vote but we didn't lose either. Like I said it is a postponement so let's stay alert and see what happens.

Stay tuned.

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