(1 min vid) Sen. Rand Paul Discusses Audit The Fed – March 6, 2018 — How artificially manipulates interest rates destroys the dollar

The “Federal Reserve, which isn’t federal, artificially manipulates interest rates, which destroys the dollar.

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Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders… Look to End Yemen War With First-Ever War Powers Challenge – US involvement in Saudi invasion never authorized by Congress

Senators Look to End Yemen War With First-Ever War Powers Challenge

US involvement in Saudi invasion never authorized by Congress

A bipartisan effort by four senators is looking to end the US military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, with the introduction of the first ever War Powers Act vote to come out of the Senate.

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are forwarding the bill, which notes that Congress has never authorized the use of military force in Yemen. This should allow Congress to oblige the administration to end US involvement in the war. Sens. Sanders and Lee had a formal press conference Wednesday.

The US has participated in the Saudi invasion of Yemen since it began in 2015, with US planes performing mid-air refueling missions for Saudi bombers, and US warships at times participating in the Saudi-led naval blockade which is causing mass starvation in Yemen.

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Skousen: REPUBLICANS CAVE ON BUDGET DEAL — Accelerates the road to national insolvency, when all US revenues will be needed just to pay the interest on the national debt

World Affairs Brief, February 9, 2018 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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REPUBLICANS CAVE ON BUDGET DEAL

The Republican leadership finally gave up any pretense of fiscal responsibility Thursday after RINO Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell forged a budget deal with Democrat Chuck Schumer that abandons all of the previous spending caps that have partially limited government spending for the past two years. President Trump thinks it is “wonderful” and House Speaker Paul Ryan pushed through this new spending bill in the House that will raise the deficit by almost a trillion dollars over the next two years. This follows in the footsteps of back-to-back Obama Administration trillion dollar deficits that Republicans loudly condemned. A fully predictable consequence of this unwise compromise is that it will help Democrats blame the growing deficit on the Trump tax cut rather than their own participation in this increased spending bill. In the House, among Republicans, only the Freedom Caucus block of 30 conservatives opposed the bill and pointed out the obvious—that this only accelerates the road to national insolvency, when in the future, all US revenues will be needed just to pay the interest on the national debt.

Here’s what’s in the Senate deal….

The Senate was expected to pass this vote on Thursday, but Sen. Rand Paul, who is vehemently opposed to this removal of the current spending caps refused to allow a vote. Under Senate rules, all 100 senators must agree to hold a vote, if it violates mandatory time limits for consideration of a bill. Without unanimous consent, the vote could only occur on Friday at 1 a.m. Senators excoriated Paul for standing on principle, saying he was just wasting their time in forcing them to wait until after the midnight deadline. Paul responded that he was elected to stop this kind of spending and that he wouldn’t add his name to the yes list under any circumstances. Bravo!