The Washington Post is shit. Let's face it. It's heyday is long gone. It is predictable and often insufferable in its narrow Beltway elitist perspective.
Its articles are so much filtered pseudo-factual manipulation, at best.
So I guess I shouldn't find it almost mind-boggling that this paper would publish an article titled :
...without so much as a single solitary mention of the first, longest-standing, and most persistent voice of all in this "chorus" : Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX).
For God's sake, this man made the power and unaccountability of the Federal Reserve Bank one of the top, if not THE top, issues of his campaign for president.
Paul raised the issue of the Fed and its deleterious manipulation of our monetary policy dozens of times in numerous nationally-televised presidential debates over at least a full year.
Currently, Paul is the sponsor of HR 1207 - The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, which has gained dozens more bi-partisan House sponsors over the last several weeks, (44 as of today) including Delaware's Congressman Mike Castle!!
(Great great move, Congressman Castle. Thank you!)
This bill would simply allow for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank, something the public has never had in our de facto central bank's near century of control over the monetary system of the United States.
HR 1207 is the same type of legislation Paul has introduced year after after year, going back to the 1990's. Paul has also separately proposed to abolish the FED as we know it today. I have no doubt such a bold move as this, designed to take our currency and our monetary policy back from a private bank run exclusively by Wall Street finance scions, is becoming more and more timely almost by the day.
Many people are waking up to the reality famously laid out by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) who said :
"The Federal Reserve is about as federal as Federal Express."
The Washington Post's total omission of Ron Paul in an article about growing doubts about the FED shows just how far out-of-touch the traditional Beltway establishment outlets have become...a portend to how soon we will see the ultimate demise not only of their influence but of their very existence.
Perhaps the same could be said of the Federal Reserve Bank itself.
Ron Paul's update on HR 1207 :