In a savvy political move that promotes a good, old-fashioned commonsense idea — something very rare in the halls of Congress — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck has called on incumbent appointee Michael Bennet to join the bipartisan Congressional co-sponsorship of a very important transparency bill:
In an e-mail to Bennet, Buck, a Republican candidate for the Senate seat Bennet currently holds, wrote that “auditing Federal Reserve operations isn’t a political question. It’s a simple matter of good government and financial responsibility.”…
The Federal Reserve Sunshine Act would force the Fed to open its books to the Government Accountability Office. The bill has 30 Senate co-sponsors, and 309 representatives are co-sponsoring the House version of the bill. Six of Colorado’s seven representatives are co-sponsors, the release stated….
Considering Michael Bennet’s months of legendary indecision on union card-check legislation, it may be awhile before he takes a stance.
Sure, Federal Reserve transparency isn’t as controversial or as heavily lobbied as the Big Labor bill, so it shouldn’t take Michael Bennet THAT long to make up hid mind. What’s the over/under on the number of weeks for Colorado’s junior senator to take a stand on this issue? Since the bill was introduced in the Senate on March 16, by my reckoning Bennet has had more than 33 weeks already….