Obama Stimulates the Deficit: President Obama's much-ballyhooed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – the economic stimulus plan - isn't stimulating much of anything except federal employment, despite having been rammed through Congress as emergency legislation in February. That's the only conclusion to be drawn from the most recent Labor Department unemployment figures. Since the $787 billion spending measure was approved, 1.2 million Americans have lost their jobs and unemployment has ratcheted up to 8.9 percent – the highest it's been since 1983.
Audit the Fed: I have been very pleased with the progress of my legislation, HR 1207, which calls for a complete audit of the Federal Reserve and removes many significant barriers towards transparency of our monetary system. This bill now has nearly 170 cosponsors, with support from both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a companion bill in the Senate S 604, which will hopefully begin to gain momentum as well. I am very encouraged to see so many of my colleagues in Congress stand with me for greater transparency in government.
Video - Rep. John Carter: In this video, Rep. John Carter discusses the "culture of corruption."
Obama Chooses Radical Koh: President Obama's nomination of left-wing academic Harold Koh to be the top lawyer at the State Department represents a choice based on ideology instead of national interest. Koh is a terrible pick for this important position. Koh is a radical transnationalist who, based on his writings and statements, aims to use international and foreign law to deprive Americans of our rights as American citizens.
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