"BS.. don't believe it politcians lie " No, say it ain't so! IMO Politicians are like that a__hole neighbor that goes & buys a high powered leaf blower in the fall so he can blow his leaves into your yard. Hey, he solved the problem of the leaves in HIS yard. So what if he created a problem twice as big for someone else to clean up?
The story brings to mind the campaign promises of then candidate Ronald Reagan.
He was going to empanel a group to look at putting America back on constitutional money. He carried through, but there was only one individual on the panel that was in favor of returning to gold as money--Ron Paul. The idea never had a ghost of a chance.
The other one that he fulfilled was his offer to find out where American taxpayer money goes. Ultimately it was named the Grace Commission. Their report said that American taxpayer money doesn't go to run the government like everyone is led to believe. Instead, it goes to pay the interest on the national debt, which, of course, includes all the finance charges due to the FED for creating money out of thin air with nothing at risk.
If there's anything left >COUGH< it is used for transfer payments, which is pleasant company speak for taking what's yours under the threat of violence to give it to others thought to be more worthy of it than the people that earned it.
There's more to this tale, but I don't want to tax the kiddies.
Ive set up my own gold standard..Rather silver standard with physical plus SLW and CDE.. Close as I can come. Also have a food standard with my food bank and .22 long rifle hollow point cartridges which are as good as gold should we come to that. Screw Washington.