Does Ron Paul take Barney Frank’s place?
From Lew Rockwell’s blog, THE LRC BLOG
If the Republicans weren’t dishonest, and entirely in the pocket of the big banks, Ron Paul would be taking Barney Frank’s place as chairman of the finance committee. Not satisfied with blocking him there, they have even kept him out of the chairmanship of the monetary policy subcommittee, as Barney has frequently remarked. The first time the Republicans erased Ron’s seniority; the second time, they imported a congressman from another committee to take the job; the third time, they temporarily abolished the subcommittee. This time, I think they would fear the backlash, so Ron will probably be chairman. If so, I can’t wait for his hearings on the QE2, the gold, the business cycle, and much else.
But what’s in the interest of the people, and the Tea Parties in this matter? The Tea Party, may I remind everyone is: T.E.A.: Taxed Enough Already.
And it’s the Financial Services Committee of the House where the problems of the money supply and the endless printing of money must be addressed. Ron Paul has long fought this issue, often with little or no support from his constituents. Now a great many in the American public have came around to many of his views.
We have Michelle Bachman initiating a Constitutional Caucus, that to be the largest caucus in the House. It will serveto educate and remind House members of the US Constitution as it may and should affect their work.
The question is: Can and should the Tea Parties support Ron Paul being the head of this important committee?