Rand Paul Threatens to Block Janet Yellen Nomination to Fed
I hope no one’s surprised that Rand Paul is now making a big push for one of the libertarian right’s cherished hopes: auditing the Federal Reserve.
And by “auditing,” they mean going on a fishing expedition to find something they can use to destroy it.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has threatened to block the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve, CNBC reported Friday.
Citing a source close to Paul, CNBC wrote that the Kentucky Republican “is insisting on a vote on his Fed transparency bill, and has informed Senate leadership of his intentions.”
The bill in question, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011, would eliminate current audit restrictions placed on the Government Accountability Office and require the Fed to undergo a complete audit by a specific deadline. Similar legislation was championed in the House by Paul’s father, former GOP presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
That’s right, it’s the Paul family obsession, back again in the Tea Party era. Libertarianism poisons everything.