(Angle for Senate campaign) – Sharron Angle (R-NV), a conservative former state legislator who leads over Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in major independent polling, said Reid is going overboard with his incessant deal making.
“Congress is not a game show, and Harry Reid is not Bob Barker,” Angle said. “It’s wrong to allow a Senator to force a Fed Chairman to choose a curtain that decides his fate, because doing so robs the independence of the Chair of the Federal Reserve.”
Angle said that November can’t come soon enough for taxpayers to retire Reid.
“Harry Reid lacks the ability to be a valid leader. This idea that you cannot move legislation forward unless you offer a ‘Cornhusker Kickback’ or a ‘Louisiana Purchase’ speaks volumes about the kind of leader that Harry Reid really is.
“Allowing the Senate Majority Leader to tell the Chair of the Fed what his role must be is disreputable because this particular public servant must be able to act independently and not under intimidation, otherwise the Fed Chair is simply passing the reigns of economic policy over to the pack mules.”
Angle said that recent reports indicate that Fed Chief Bernanke is unable to remain independent.
“Harry Reid the Obama Whisperer has broadened his role to being the Bernanke Whisperer, and it’s wrong. The role of the Fed Chair is not to become subservient. If we consent to a system that permits the Fed Chair to act under coercion, we allow for a system where the Fed Chair is told to ‘continue the printing press nonstop to fund our out-of-control spending or you can’t keep your job.’
“When I served as a Nevada State Legislator, my vote was never for sale, and as your United States Senator I will continue to be the first to question anybody who thinks their vote is for sale.”
Angle questioned why the proposal of a Federal Reserve audit is dragging on.
“If transparency is such a priority with this current administration, then why haven’t the taxpayers been allowed to see what the Feds are doing with trillions of our dollars? After nearly 100 years of existence, you would think that the taxpayers would have the satisfaction of knowing how the Fed operates, and I call on Harry Reid to stop fleecing the taxpayers of that knowledge and fully support the passage of a broad audit of the Federal Reserve now.”