The Debate Over US Currency The Republicans Are Having With The Voices In Their Heads

April 2, 2009

This keeps getting more and more bizarre. Here’s Republican House member Pete Hoekstra of Michigan. Congressman Hoekstra was, when the Republicans had the majority, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

“‘I’m watching Neil Cavuto [of FOX News],” said Hoesktra, ‘and I see [Treasury Secretary] Tim Geithner is talking about how he might be OK with a world currency. I don’t think Americans are going to be comfortable with that. You’re going to see things that people perceive as eroding American sovereignty—this is something that’s clearly un-American. I mean, here’s the secretary of the Treasury, and instead of defending the United States and defending our currency, he’s saying he might be open to a world currency. What does that mean? It means turning our currency over to the UN.'”

As I’ve explained in an earlier post, this is all make-believe, the feverish imaginings of the right-wing nutbars. On top of that, they already have made Geithner and Bernanke swear on a stack of Bibles that the US will stick with the dollar (dear Lord, I can’t even believe I’m typing this).

They do know we’re in an economic crisis, right?

Why do we have to pay lip service to the fiction that these people aren’t completely unserious?


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