The Myth of Constitutional Money

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (left) Wants Constitutional Money … Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Sept. 21 introduced the National Emergency Employment Defense Act (NEED), H.R. 2990, which would remove the power of creating money from the privately owned and controlled Federal Reserve System and restore to Congress to constitutionally create money interest-free. The bill closely reflects the American Monetary Act (AMA), model legislation developed by the American Monetary Institute, which is headed by noted money historian Steve Zarlenga. – American Free Press

Dominant Social Theme: If states could print money everything would be OK and the economy would work again for everyone.

Free-Market Analysis: So Rep. Dennis Kucinich wants “interest-free government money spent into circulation – as the Constitution mandates – instead of being borrowed into existence from the private banking system at ruinous interest.” He is not alone. Ellen Brown has been banging the drum for this (in these pages sometimes) and so has Steven Zarlenga. They’ve both written books on the subject, though Kucinich hasn’t, not yet anyway.

According to Kucinich, H.R. 2990 “would . . . reassert congressional sovereignty and regain control of monetary policy from private banks.” [The bill would] “address our structural economic problems directly by creating over 7 million jobs,” when “the nation struggles with long-term unemployment at rates not seen in generations, and as infrastructure crumbles across the nation.”

And the article tells us, “Fractional-reserve lending – money lent beyond what banks have in their reserves, using a multiplier effect – would be eliminated, and the nation’s endangered infrastructure would undergo an unprecedented overhaul to account for much of the proposed job and money creation.” Here’s some more:

A fact sheet from Kucinich adds: “The conflict of interest between private ownership of the 12 Fed banks and management of our nation’s monetary policy is ended by incorporating the Fed into the Treasury. The Fed is put on a budget and made accountable to the American people; A separate Monetary Authority (part of Treasury) made up of experts is made responsible for managing monetary policy. Its governing principle is to ensure that the money supply is sufficient to meet the demand in the economy, and is not inflationary or deflationary. The Fed executes monetary policy actions.”

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via The Daily Bell – The Myth of Constitutional Money.

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