Kucinich Proposes Landmark Reform of Monetary Policy


by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Dec 17, 2010

As the nation struggles with long-term unemployment at rates not seen in generations, contracted credit and the hoarding of public dollars by the banks, Congressman Kucinich (D-OH) today introduced a dramatic new proposal to establish fiscal integrity, reassert Congressional sovereignty and regain control of monetary policy from private banks. The National Emergency Employment Defense Act of 2010 would allow the federal government to directly fund badly-needed infrastructure repairs and fund education systems nationwide by spending money into circulation without increasing the national debt. The bill would end the current practice of fractional reserve lending, whereby the economy depends upon private financial institutions to lend money into circulation.

Congressman Kucinich stated, “The staggeringly bad employment and economic numbers represent a massive problem which cries out for bold action. Rather than crossing our fingers and hoping that banks will finally lend some of the billions of public dollars they haven’t thus far seen fit to lend, we can take action. My bill would replace the Federal Reserve System’s dependence on private banks to create credit. In its place, a Monetary Authority under the Treasury Department would directly inject liquidity into the economy by purchasing much needed public infrastructure repair. Today, we have idle capital, millions of able-bodied but unemployed workers, unused equipment, and record low interest rates. These conditions are the best possible time to make a long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure. My bill would do exactly that.”

See a copy of the legislation here.


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6 thoughts on “Kucinich Proposes Landmark Reform of Monetary Policy

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  4. This seems to cover everything that is needed. I imagine that Ron Paul and a number of other Congressman will co-sponsor.

  5. Yes. AFTER he voted FOR the Bush/Obama tax cuts (you know, because “his” POTUS wanted him to).

    Kucinich is a opportunist and turncoat to the Constitution in favor of his job. In other words, he is the same as the rest.

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