Ignorant Rick Perry Threatens Federal Reserves' Bernanke

United States
August 17, 2011 4:48pm CST
As if barbarism were not enough in his portfolio, Rick Perry also adds ignorance. While no political ideology is flawless, republicans, a sect of political conservatives, are characters that just leave one dumb-founded. While it is no secret I am not fond of Rick Perry, hearing Perry threaten federal reserves chairman Ben Bernanke opened another chapter about Rick Perry. Rick Perry while attacking the Fed earlier said: "Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous — or treasonous in my opinion." Then hours ago, Perry informed Ben Bernanke that he, Bernanke, would receive an "ugly" treatment if Bernanke came to Texas. I do not think that either Rick Perry or his republican cronies have seen the picture of ignorance painted here by Rick Perry. It appears Rick Perry does not know that the federal reserves, though enacted by Congress, is not a part of the US treasury. The federal reserves is a company, just like the World Bank or the IMF. A governor of 10+ years dreaming of the White House and yet not aware of the various departments of the US government? Just more of something to think about.
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@Kojigirl (188)
18 Aug 11
As an American living abroad for sixteen years now, it's interesting to follow what is going on back 'home' in the political arena. I've caught snippets here and there about who is running and what's been going on, and to be honest I don't think any of them have the sense to come in out of the rain.
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• United States
19 Aug 11
(Laughs) How are you, Kojigirl, over there? And how is your host nation treating you?
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
18 Aug 11
That's a pretty aloof statement to be labeled a threat. Saying that "we'd treat him pretty ugly in Texas" doesn't come across as threatening to me. If he would have said "we'd kick his a$$ in Texas," then I'm with ya. But "treat him pretty ugly" is about as up in the air as you can get. Accusing him of treason is another issue. And it's a line that I find to be as sick and silly as schmucks who call the few TPers in Congress "terrorists." It's just morons trying to rile their bases up.
• United States
19 Aug 11
Matersfish, that's not the point in this case: The point here is that Rick Perry, known to seek and receive money from the Fed, did not know that there exists a difference between the US Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserves - Rick Perry was holding Bernanke responsible for careless paper money printing, a duty not belonging to the federal reserves.
• United States
19 Aug 11
Not the point? Alright. Fine by me. I was only addressing the point you led with. Now it's not the point.
• United States
31 Aug 11
Matersfish, you simply attempted to stir away from point made here. I also had this discussion on other sites and die-hard republicans all attempted to cover for Perry. I ahve no problem with you guys covering Perry's behind. I leave in Texas and know about Rick Perry and what he has or has not done during 10+ tenure as governor. Thus I repeat: Any governor known to seek and receive financial aid from the Fed and knows not function of Fed department he/she frequents, is obviously not qualified to manage nation.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
17 Aug 11
It is not cool for Texas Governor to threaten Federal Reverse chairman for making his own decision on going ahead of printing more money in time of economy recession. It is one thing for him not agreeing with the chairman decision dealing with the recession, it is another to say he committed treason by printing more money for the treasury in this time of skyrocketing debt level U.S accumulated. It is so silly American politician will stop at nothing to get attention and create shock effect in gaining votes. How is that possible for him to expect Ben Bernanke to live in fear because of his threat, he is a high level federal official working for U.S government, he is not just another ordinary American from the main street where he can be easily bullied into submission by Rick Perry gangster talk.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
18 Aug 11
"How is that possible for him to expect Ben Bernanke to live in fear because of his threat, he is a high level federal official working for U.S government" Actually, the Federal Reserve is not a federal agency, it is a private entity and not a constitutional part of the United States government. In fact, it does not even have the constitutional authority to arbitrarily print money. Is it treason? no, not in itself. But the surrendering of our monetary policy to an unelected private entity, when it is clearly outlined in our constitution as the responsibility of congress, is. That being said, Perry is just another poser, an establishment republican shill and I hope he keeps saying things like that and talks himself right out of the primaries early on.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
18 Aug 11
Exactly, Federal Reserve is a private corporation belong to you, ben bernanke is just an executive working for all the shareholders. Genius!!
• United States
19 Aug 11
Xfahctor, thank you, for further explaining my point: The federal reserves is not a part of the US government. Like the IMF or the World Bank, the Federal Reserves is simply a corporation; and Rick Perry was holding Ben Bernanke responsible for careless paper money printing, a duty not belonging to the Federal Reserves.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
18 Aug 11
Well Ben Bernanke is ignorant to how the economy or market works. Which is far scarier than Rick Perry ever will be. You are correct the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve are separate but what the Federal Reserve is doing is very much poisonous to our economy. As for Rick Perry not knowing the Job of the Treasury was little more than being the Accountans or Bill Payers for the United States well that I guess is an issue. But then again Palin didn't know the job of Vice President. Not that Rick is really even that much of a threat I mean he isn't getting the Nomination from the Republican Party. He has been seen on national television as being spineless. Also not all Republicans are this dumb. But maybe Rick Perry is threatening Ben's job and is talking of ending the Fed. Which would be a good thing I think maybe Congress should be in charge of our money you know how the constitution wanted it.
• United States
19 Aug 11
Ben Bernanke is not a government employee and thus cannot be fired by the government. Bernanke is a part of a very ambitious corporation which, like the IMF and World Bank, assumes it holds key to the survival of the nation. However, suggestions by the Federal Reserves or IMF or World bank that are implemented by a government becomes responsibility of victim government. You cannot crucify Ben Bernanke for acts of government, even if incited by advice from Bernanke as chairman of Federal Reserves. Your government is supposed to be working for you, not some power-crazed corporation. Oh! By the way, the abbreviated word "Fed" often appropriately refers to the Federal government.