“Texas Gov. Rick Perry capped off his first full day of campaigning in Iowa on Monday by suggesting that if the Federal Reserve prints more money between now and November 2012 it would be akin to an act of treason.
“‘If this guy prints more money between now and the election,’ Perry said, ‘I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we — we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous — or treasonous in my opinion.’”
It sure is, devaluing the currency of everyone, just to make socialism look like it works. What every two-bit tin-pot on planet earth does, until their country looks like Zimbabwe.
Hat tip HotAir for the quotes.
Rick Perry’s Attack on Bernanke Highlights Political Risks Facing the Fed
The WSJ Reports:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s remarks about the Federal Reserve on Monday were clearly intended more as a political statement than an exegesis of monetary policy choices facing U.S. central bank. But his attack served as a reminder that any move the Fed makes in coming months to address the weak economy will draw intense political heat.
Looks like OblameO buying the election with federal money has some risks, others are noticing.
Obama Bus Tour: Obamneycare Edition; Updated
By Doug Powers • August 15, 2011 04:22 PM
President Obama’s “absolutely positively not a campaign event” bus tour is under way. Obama’s trip on “Greyhound One” (slogan: “leave the blaming to us”) prompted the Romney campaign to dub it the “Magical Misery Tour.” President Obama wasted no time launching a return salvo by… comparing Romney’s health care plan in Massachusetts to Obamacares.
From the Politico live blog:
President Obama spent a good amount of time at his “town hall” in Minnesota on Monday talking up his health care law, and trying further still to tie it to the plan enacted by the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“You’ve got a governor who’s running for president right now who instituted the exact same thing in Massachusetts,” Obama said. “It’s like they got amnesia. Like, ‘Aww, this is terrible. This is going to take away freedom for Americans all over the world — all over the country.’”
States can do this, healthcare crap, if they want, the Federal Government is prohibited from doing same, which is exactly what the 11th Circuit Court ruled last week. Some Constitutional lawyer you are OblameO.
People expressing unfounded concern for their constitutional liberties are such crybabies, aren’t they?
You might have notices that I added a bold “s” to the end of “Obamacare” in the first paragraph. Remember when Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that the term “Obamacare” was disparaging? Good news: If you add an “s” to the end of it the term is now acceptable:
Obama also reflected on Republicans labeling his signature law “ObamaCare,” saying: “I have no problem with folks saying Obama cares. I do care. If the other side wants to be the folks that don’t care, that’s fine with me.”
For some reason I’m reminded of Monsters, Inc. motto: We scare because we care.
And finally, Jay Leno has more information on the areas the bus tour will cover:
President Obama is off on his three-state bus tour this week. I believe the three states are Confusion, Delusion and Desperation.
Update: By way of Hot Air, President Obama was confronted by a couple of Tea Party members Monday: