By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings
The hills are alive with the sound of music, or rather silence. Printing presses which have been diluting our money supply with an additional billion dollars in hundred dollar bills had to be shut down and at least a third of the hundred dollar bills printed will have to be destroyed because they printed improperly. That means our government’s agenda to destroy the value of our own money has had a monkey wrench thrown in the gears of progressivism. This article appeared on Fox News’ website on December 6th and credit was given to Reuters as having contributed to the story.
“1.1 billion high-tech hundred-dollar bills have been printed by the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve — and may never see circulation.”
The silence made by printing presses sitting idle is music to my ears. The glitch in production means it will take a bit longer for the Fed to devalue what little money I have left after having redistributed a good percentage of it for programs only a progressive could love.
“When the release of the bills was announced, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stressed that both the current bills and the new ones will both be legal tender.”
What you won’t hear Bernanke say, at least not while any microphone is handy, “These new hundred dollar bills will look great when used as wallpaper in your bathroom or favorite empty closet. They will give contrast to old German Reichsmark or Zimbabwe’s worthless currency.”
We can only hope the printing presses remain silent for an extended period, that our lame duck Congress adjourns early for Christmas and Santa finds the note I sent detailing how I’ve tried very hard to behave most of the time. What’s that song by Meatloaf, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad? I’ll take two out of three in a heartbeat. Right now I’m just enjoying the silence.
This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”