Friday, April 10, 2009

Eagle Forum Adds Voice to Growing Concerns Treasury Sec. Remarks

Eagle Forum Warns U.S. Treasury Secretary: 'The American People Do Not Want a New World Currency That China Would Control'
Mon Mar 30, 5:08 am ET

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eagle Forum, a leading conservative grassroots organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly, applauds Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN-6th) for introducing a resolution which would bar the U.S. dollar from being replaced by any foreign currency. Bachmann's legislation was prompted by a series of contradictory public remarks made by U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner last week.

During a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week, both Secretary Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke clearly stated that they "categorically renounce" the proposal offered by China's top central banker to replace the devalued U.S. dollar with a new global currency. But, just 24 hours later, while speaking at the liberal Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Geithner contradicted his previous statement and declared that the U.S. Treasury Department was "actually quite open" to the idea of a global currency.

"The American people do not want a new world currency that China would control," said Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly. "It is the Obama Administration's and the Federal Reserve's policies that are causing the dollar to take even bigger hits against other currencies."

"Simply replacing the dollar is not the solution," Schlafly said. "It would be yet another Band-Aide to cover up the real source of the problem which is Obama's tidal wave of unlimited bailouts, nationalization of the banks and the auto and mortgage industries, stimulus bills, and his proposed budget that will inevitably cause massive inflation and further strangle our economy."

"Eagle Forum commends Congresswoman Bachmann for aggressively questioning both Geithner and Bernanke during the committee hearing on Wednesday and for ensuring that they remain accountable for their sworn testimony," concluded Schlafly. "Congresswoman Bachmann is an example of the kind of leader that grassroots Americans are demanding from their elected officials, and we encourage even more Members of Congress to take direct action, like Michele, and to go on the offensive against this Administration's economic recklessness."

Rep. Michele Bachmann's resolution, H.J. Res. 41, was officially introduced on March 25, 2009. It currently has 29 cosponsors and has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. Because the U.S. Constitution allows the President to engage foreign governments in treaties, Bachmann's resolution provides for a constitutional amendment which would prohibit the President from entering into a treaty or other international agreement that would provide for the U.S. to adopt a currency issued by an entity other than the United States. /pl_usnw/eagle_forum_warns_u_s__treasury_secretary___the_american_people_do_not_want_a_new_world_currency_that_china_would_control

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