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Old 11-01-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Rasmussen poll on a return to a gold standard

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Superpollster Scott Rasmussen has pulled the pin and rolled one of his patented hand grenades under the chair of the Political Class. Rasmussen’s “October Surprise” is contained in a recent poll showing 44% of likely voters favor returning to the gold standard, 28% opposed.

That intensifies. If the public knew that it would “dramatically reduce the powers of bankers and the political class to steer the economy” support goes up to 57%. Opposition drops to 19%.

Reducing the power of bankers and the political class — along with gold’s empirical record of turbo-charging job-creation and economic growth — is core for gold’s proponents. Thus, that inevitably will become public knowledge and make gold a potentially huge electoral asset.

And there’s more. Rasmussen’s results show that 79% of Tea Party voters (and 69% of simply self-described Republicans) would favor such an elitism-constraining gold standard. The only solid majority opposition comes, unsurprisingly, from self-described members of the political class. If anybody picks up on this dynamic it could prove decisive in what remains a remarkably fluid field with early contests fast approaching.
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More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Octobe...327442108.html

The original source for this article is behind a pay wall:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publ..._gold_standard

I hope this bodes well for Ron Paul's H.R. 1098: Free Competition in Currency Act of 2011.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:

I hope this bodes well for Ron Paul's H.R. 1098: Free Competition in Currency Act of 2011.
I would also like to see Ron Paul's H.R. 220: Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2011 get passed.

However, the powers that be will probably never let either happen.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:18 AM   #3
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No one ever thought there would be an audit of the Fed either. If enough people put pressure on their Congrescritters, it can happen.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:33 PM   #4
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While I like the idea, I see it as an AUTOMATIC confiscation, or mandatory turn in act.
And, with the UST, having Gold piced at under $43.00 per oz.
I do not see myself going along with another FDR THEFT.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:39 PM   #5
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While I like the idea, I see it as an AUTOMATIC confiscation, ...
Which idea and how does it equate to confiscation?
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