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Squad Member Ayanna Pressley Discovers Economics and Other Adventures From the Facebook Cryptocurrency Hearing

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File-This Nov. 9, 2017, file photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meeting with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators during a round-table discussion at Cortex Innovation Community technology hub in St. Louis. Facebook is announcing its second major tweak to its algorithm this month, saying it will prioritize news based on users’ votes. The company said in a blog post and Facebook post from Zuckerberg Friday, jan. 19, 2018, that it will survey users about how familiar they are with a news source and if they trust it. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Yesterday’s hearing on Capitol Hill before the House Committee on Financial Services, was supposed to focus on Libra, a cryptocurrency Facebook is trying to develop. The members had a lot of concerns and rightfully so. The monopoly on the use of deadly force and the monopoly on currency are two things which nearly define the existence of a nation. Give up either and you probably deserve what happens next. But, as happens so often in Nancy Pelosi’s House, a substantive hearing was rapidly turned into something farcical by the lackwits in the Democrat caucus.

The Squad member, Ayanna Pressley probably won the internet for the observation that cryptocurrency isn’t of much use to people with no money.

“This is not about authentication,” she told Zuckerberg. “This is not about banking costs. This is about a tsunami of hurt that millions are experiencing because of a $1.6 trillion student debt crisis, because of rising health care costs and people having to use GoFundMe pages to pay medical bills. This is because of the racial and gender wealth gap.”

Pressley, who often says the “people closest to the pain should be closest to the power,” added that Zuckerberg “represent[s] the power, but I don’t think you understand the pain.”

“There’s underbanking because people are broke,” she said.

Pressley then moved on to ask if Libra would be free to users. Zuckerberg said that was the intention of the initiative, though it is still far from being established.

“So there is no fee?” Pressley asked.

“Congresswoman, that’s the goal, is to make it so that —” Zuckerberg said, as Pressley repeated the question.

“Congresswoman, the goal is to make it —” he began.

“Moving on,” Pressley cut him off.

During her questioning of Marcus over the summer, Pressley made the point that even without fees there would be inherent costs to using Libra, such as needing a smart phone and the fact that, unlike savings accounts, the money stored on the platform would not earn interest.

“If it costs money to buy Libra and cost money to use the Libra money, I fail to see how this helps people with virtually no money,” she told Zuckerberg. “You are attempting to use technology to solve what is inherently an issue of wealth.”

Know what else isn’t of any use to you if you don’t have money? Food. Clothing. Shelter.

Maxine Waters was drumming up business for whatever race hustlers are still in the business (truth be told, I keep expecting Jesse Jackson to come out as a trans-sexual lesbian and kick off another professional shakedown organization like Rainbow-PUSH.

And Al Green got into the crazy-pants act demanding to know how many sexual deviants of various stripes Facebook employed. Zuckerberg should have just answered “a sh**load” and let it go, but then we wouldn’t have this comedy classic.

Are there any members of the LGBTQ+ community associated with this association, Mr. Zuckerberg?

Presumably white, male cryptocurrency works differently from other kinds.

There is a silver lining here. The left has convinced itself that Facebook is a conservative platform because a lot of conservative media use Facebook. The hostility Zuckerberg faced was based on this misconception that because Zuckerberg is at least trying to rein in the Social Justice Warriors that he employs that he is some kind of closeted Proud Boy or something.

Expect to see more of this in the future. Facebook is going to get more interest in Congress as the election gets closer and these assclowns are not going to get even a little bit smarter.

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Maxine Waters Just Proved Democrats Want Facebook to Be Their Propaganda Arm

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If you really want to know what the end game is for Democrats, I’ve always found that listening to California Rep. Maxine Waters grill someone during a congressional hearing is a good way to find out. This is the same Waters that told an oil and gas CEO that the end goal was for the government to take over their companies, after all.

In the case of the hearing featuring CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, we learned a few things. For instance, we know that Democrats don’t know what the purpose of a social media network is, but we also know what they want it to be.

Waters was asking Zuckerberg about what kind of fact-checking Facebook does when it comes to political ads. The social media CEO told Waters that they do no fact-checking themselves, and find it important to allow politicians to display their ads because they believe it is important for politicians to be heard plainly.

Waters continuously interrupted, seeming to drive the point home that Facebook does no fact-checking itself. Zuckerberg kept attempting to explain that it does occur thanks to third-party fact-checkers that activate whenever a post is flagged by the Facebook community, or by its technical systems.

Waters didn’t seem to be interested in the answers Zuckerberg was giving and cut him off to say that her time had expired.

What can this tell us?

We know that Democrats view the mainstream media as their territory, and mainstream media tends to agree. Much of what we see from major news networks tend to look more like propaganda than actual news, with an ever-present slant constantly giving the left the high ground.

It’s why ABC News attempted to pass an event at a gun range in Kentucky off as Turkey attacking Kurds in Syria after Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. military out of the region. It’s why they’ll breathlessly report on the heinous racism of a smirking high school student wearing a MAGA hat without looking for any more details.

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are some of the most highly trafficked websites in the world, with a constant stream of news and opinion floating through it thanks to its users. Left alone, this could be really bad news for Democrats, who rely on throwing out talking points in a vacuum for a narrative to thrive.

It would behoove people like Waters to ask questions that create a narrative about the nature of Facebook itself. They need to paint it as unreliable and dangerous to the public. This, in turn, does one of two things. It makes people wary of anything they may see on the platform that runs counter to their narrative, and it also sets up the possibility for government regulation with public support.

The end goal is simple. Make Facebook a publisher and not a platform. If they can do that, they can likely make a social media company another propaganda arm.

Judging by the amount of censorship, blacklisting, shadow banning, and punishing that we know occurs on social media platforms against right-leaning people already, they pretty much are publishers already. But it’s much more lucrative and less dicey for Facebook to claim platform status than admit they’re a publisher already. It results in less government oversite and intervention.

Waters wants that intervention. She and the Democrats want to drag Facebook under the control of the state so that they can then decide what is and isn’t proper conduct when it comes to news dissemination. Like she admitted to the oil companies, Waters’s goal is to have the government run the show.

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Reasoned Moderate Maxine Waters Calls for Republicans to Stop Being ‘Spineless’ so She Can Finally Imprison Donald Trump

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Maxine Waters is disgusted, mister!

When someone’s a reasonable person, and they’re going out in the world making sense and exhibiting a civil, level disposition…and suddenly they become disgusted, you need to sit up and take note — something truly horrid’s occurred.

Just like when Maxine claimed Trump was setting people up to be murdered (here).

And when Maxine insisted the President was calling for violence against her (here).

It’s moderate Maxine. You know — this chick:

That tempered lady is disgusted — by Republican senators who aren’t ready to impeach the pants off Mr. Poopie, Donald Trump.

She made that very clear Sunday on MSNBC.

Here’s what she had to say:

“The President is all about himself. Now, if you want to know something, I am disgusted with those spineless members of the Senate who don’t have the guts to stand up for this country.”

So that’s what’s happening. The weasels aren’t even patriotic:

“Many of them have defined themselves as patriotic. They’re not patriotic.”

Something “needs to be done,” and they’re chicken:

“They are spineless, and they’re not willing to step up and do what needs to be done in recognizing the danger of this president.”


Hey, congressional Republicans: Are you willing to harm the country because you’re cowards?

And they’re all, Yeah:

“They’re willing to harm our country, and so, I want all of the American population to understand who is in that Senate, what they’re doing, whether or not they want them to remain there if, in fact, they don’t come forward.”

Maxine knows what needs to be done, alright. That would be Donald John Trump arrested, convicted, and imprisoned in solitary confinement. For what crimes? There’s plenty of time to figure that out later. For now, this is all you need to know:

Maybe it’ll be via Russian collusion:

That’d be fine with MSNBC:

But for now, let’s just do what needs to be done and go ahead and imprison the President of the United States.

So has explained a wise and reasoned person.

And how do we get there?

Let’s all say it together now:



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Maxine Waters Hits Next-Level Lunacy With Unhinged Comment Against Trump

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has a reputation for unhinged comments.

But she let loose with one today, that even for her, is next-level lunacy.

Waters attacked President Donald Trump’s comments about the Ukraine whistleblower. Trump had criticized the whistleblower and said that in the “old days” spies were treated “a little differently than we do now.”

That didn’t sit well with Waters.

Later in the day, Waters doubled down on the crazy talk.

Trump of course never said that the whistleblower should be killed.

But this tirade might backfire on her, as it’s clear that’s she’s prejudged any issue of impeachment, is unable to render a clear (and sane) decision if there actually was a vote and she would have to recuse herself.

So did Democrats say, “Maxine, be a little more controlled” or pull back so we don’t overplay our hand?

Nope. Have they ever?

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) defended her “passion” when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked if this was the attitude that a lawmaker should have.

As it turns out, Waters has had a past issue with the concept of solitary confinement for prisoners, as the Free Beacon notes. So she wouldn’t be in favor of it for criminals. But she’d make an exception because that’s just how much she hates Trump and wants to get back at him.

It’s also a 180 from her criticism of Trump supporters for calling for Hillary Clinton to be locked up. Waters even claimed in a 2017 interview that the chant was somehow “developed” with the help of the Kremlin and Putin, according to the Free Beacon.

Waters doesn’t just want Trump impeached, she wants to impeach Attorney General William Barr and Vice President Mike Pence as well. It’s not clear what she thinks the justification would be, but who needs justification or facts if the Democrats get the control they want?

Waters infamously encouraged people to harass Trump officials, to get up in their faces wherever you found them and “push back on them.”

Speaking of mob boss language:

The only way that she keeps being returned to Congress is because she’s from California.

But even they have to realize what an embarrassment she is at this point.

Unfortunately, even with all the ethics question in her own past and knowing her issues, California voters are likely to return her to office in the future.

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Maxine Waters: Trump must stop calling for violence against his enemies. Also, he should be locked up in solitary confinement.

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We must end Trump’s assault on norms of political civility by … assaulting the hell out of those same norms?

Don’t worry, I’m sure Waters believes he’s entitled to a criminal trial before he’s thrown in a dungeon.

We’re about 10 days into this Ukraine business and already we have the president demanding that the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee be arrested for treason and Waters insisting that Trump himself be sent to the hole. What are the tweets going to look like after he’s actually impeached?

“The people who talk this way about Trump wouldn’t stop at Trump,” says Tim Carney. Indeed. This isn’t the first time she’s fantasized about locking Trump up either, notes The Hill. I can’t help but suspect that boasting to Republican voters that their favorite politician will lose not just office but his freedom if Democrats have their way isn’t the best pitch to win over righties troubled by the Ukraine business.

Meanwhile:

Hopefully someone’s explained to him by now that misleading the public about a conversation the president had, as Schiff did at last week’s hearing, is douchey and unfair but it isn’t “treason.” Next that person can explain to him why it’s not a crime of any sort. You don’t need to be a lawyer to be a good president but restraining your impulses to arrest your political opponents will at least get you in the ballpark of respecting the Constitution. To borrow Carney’s line, a person who talks this way about Schiff wouldn’t stop at Schiff.

One other wrinkle to Waters’s tweet. It’s basically Democratic boilerplate at this point that Trump deserves prison but claiming that he deserves solitary confinement is a strange flourish. I don’t know why Waters thought of that; all I can guess is that she wanted to suggest that Trump should be tortured, that “mere” prison is too good for him, and settled on solitary confinement as the most politically correct way to make that point. The irony is that that’s not really politically correct anymore among supporters of criminal justice reform. Paul Manafort’s stint in solitary confinement this past summer inspired a brief wave of commentary about how SC is in fact a form of torture, especially when it’s accompanied by draconian conditions like total darkness for most or all of the day. Waters is actually catching some flak from progressives for endorsing it on social media this afternoon. You have to go pretty far in insulting Trump for lefties to say, “Too far.”

Here’s Colbert last night with Hillary Clinton kicking off a “Lock! Him! Up!” chant among the faithful.

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AOC Acts Stupidly, Says It Was “Not Easy” for Reps. Waters and Tlaib to Be First to Call for Impeachment

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Over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) took to the Twitter machine to express much love to her BFFs Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Maxine Waters (CA) for the “not easy” job of being on the early “Impeach!!” bandwagon.

Here’s what she wrote:

Because, ya know, it’s super-difficult to call for the impeachment of a Republican president when almost every Democrat you work with and most of the hardline Democrats in your solidly blue district want it, too.

She continued on:

Death threats are, of course, always unacceptable but as to the “criticism”? It mostly came from people who the AOCs, Tlaibs, and Mad Maxines of America view as accomplices to the corruption and who have “blood on their hands” because they support gun rights and don’t view everything from the unhinged prism of Orange Man Bad.

Just for the record, let’s take a look at what Ocasio-Cortez is really praising here:

As I wrote last week, Maxine Waters was calling for Trump’s impeachment barely two weeks after he was inaugurated. And she wasn’t doing it over any allegations of impeachable offenses, because there weren’t any. She did it over political disagreements. Waters is the same Democrat who raged in 1998 that Republicans were using impeachment as a political tool due to the “hatred” they felt for President Bill Clinton.

Waters even went so far as to call Republican impeachment efforts against a president who had lied under oath a “coup-d’etat”:

Two years before she was elected to Congress, security staff dragged former Michigan state legislator Rashida Tlaib out of an August 2016 speech being given by then-nominee Donald Trump in Detroit.

Watch:

She later wrote an opinion piece comparing her actions to those of Rosa Parks:

I have heard critics calling it unbecoming of a former state legislator. Well, I believe it is unbecoming of any American to not stand up to Trump’s hate-filled rhetoric and tactics. Growing up the daughter of Palestinian immigrants in Detroit, I was taught about how Walter Reuther, Coleman Young, Rosa Parks, Viola Liuzzo and other great Detroiters risked their lives for justice. I still remember at the age of 12, learning that segregation had been permitted only a couple of decades before I was born and that a woman’s right to vote was not even a century old. But it was great Americans who stood up, some dying for the cause, to make our country better.

As I wrote in tweet response to AOC, this has been about Orange Man Bad from the start, not any alleged corruption. Trump had not even been elected in 2016 when Tlaib was having rage fits about him and and in 2017 after barely two weeks in office, Waters was floating impeachment based on political disagreement:

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Watch: Mad Maxine Waters Accidentally Admits Impeachment Has Been About Orange Man Bad From Day One

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Her answer accidentally confirmed something Republicans have been saying all along about what impeachment really has been all about for Democrats.

Hayes started off by noting that Waters had long been a staunch critic of Trump’s and a proponent for his impeachment well before the latest wave of allegations were reported. “What is different [this time]?” he asked her.

Here’s how she responded (transcribed):

“Well, obviously the difference is the speaker of the House of Representatives is now on board for a formalized impeachment inquiry and she has her caucus support in doing so. That’s extremely different.”

It’s what she stated next that gave the game away (bolded emphasis added):

“You’re absolutely right. I started a long time ago, right after the president was inaugurated, talking about impeachment and saying that he was dishonorable, he was a conman, we could not trust him. And of course I was way ahead of all this and nobody really took me seriously, but I also knew that this president was so brazen and so disrespectful of the Constitution that he was going to continue to abuse the presidential power.”

Watch:

What’s Waters really saying there in the midst of her narcissistic back-patting? She admitted without saying the actual words that before there were any allegations of wrongdoing she was already calling for his impeachment because (drumroll) she didn’t like him (this is better known as TDS).

Her suggesting she “also knew that this president was so brazen and so disrespectful of the Constitution that he was going to continue to abuse the presidential power” is nonsense, because at the time she started talking about impeachment (Feb. 6, 2017) Trump had barely been in the White House for two weeks.

Her disagreements with him at the time were about policy, not any alleged impeachable offenses.

She wanted him impeached because of political disagreements. He’s a Republican. She’s a Democrat. He defeated Hillary Clinton. Waters wanted revenge. So did a lot of other Democrats in DC.

So she got the impeachment ball rolling based on those two non-issues.

The reason Democrats “didn’t take her seriously” at the time was not because they disagreed with her, but because she was giving up the game way too soon.

And guess what? Their reasons haven’t changed. The impeachment rationale for Democrats now is the same as it was back when Waters and Rep. Al Green (D-TX) were among the few calling for it at the time: Orange Man Bad.

While Waters’ and the left’s rationale for impeaching Trump hasn’t changed over the last 2 and a half years, what has changed is how Maxine Waters herself views impeachment. Here’s what she said about it in 1998 when President Bill Clinton was being impeached for, you know, things that were actually impeachable offenses:

Keep being you, Mad Maxine. Keep being you.

Related:

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    Maxine Waters’ shocking response to retiring GOP congressman

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    Thursday during a meeting of the House Financial Services Committee on border security, Rep. Sean Duffy took a few moments at the end of his remarks to address the chairwoman, Maxine Waters. He very graciously thanked her for what he described as showing him respect, though usually off-camera.

    How did Rep. Waters respond to Duffy? She responded mostly by swatting him with the back of her hand. Apparently it is impossible for the hyper-partisan Democrat to see Republican colleagues as decent human beings even when one delivers thanks to her for the time he worked with her on the committee. Sean Duffy is resigning from office due to personal family matters. He was first elected to represent Wisconsin’s 7th District in 2011.

    Duffy and his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy are the parents of eight children, with a ninth baby on the way. Pre-natal testing shows that the baby will be born with a heart condition. Duffy made the decision to return home to be with his family rather than continue commuting to Washington, D.C. for work.

    As you see, Waters delivers a weird kind of passive-aggressive riff to Duffy. She starts off by saying she is “shocked” by his kind remarks about her. My first reaction is that this is why Republicans shouldn’t go out of their way to be gracious to Democrats, at least in the current atmosphere. The old days when at least basic civility and compassion was shown to other members of Congress in times of personal crisis – even to those on the opposite side of the aisle – are long gone. While Waters began in a quasi-decent way, she quickly tamped down any niceties with snark. Maybe it was playing to the camera and wanting to signal to other Democrats that she isn’t going soft but it came off very unflattering and just icky. A good example is this: “I want to thank you for the times you have tried to interfere with me doing my work over here when you rush across the aisle with another comment that is unwelcome.” Oh, when Duffy was simply doing his job?

    Waters did finally settle down a bit and wish him and his family well in good humor. Was that so hard? Apparently so. Rep. Ann Wagner tearfully bid Duffy goodbye. She is a fierce advocate for the unborn and frequently gets choked up about the vulnerable.

    Duffy and his wife announced their family’s decision for him to return home in August.

    “With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now,” he said. “It is not an easy decision — because I truly love being your Congressman — but it is the right decision for my family, which is my first love and responsibility.”

    We can all wish the Duffy family well.

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    Larry Elder: Democrats Demand “Civility”, but They Have a Looong History of Not Practicing What They Preach

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    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Image via Flickr Creative Commons by majunznk.

    When it comes to excoriating Democrats over their double standards and hypocrisy, few people can do it as well as author, columnist, and radio talk show host Larry Elder. He has been called every name in the book by Democrats, especially black Democrats who view him as a sell-out to his race because he refuses to toe the liberal line:

    In a recent column, Elder talks about the left’s latest outrage, which centers around Trump’s controversial tweets from a few weeks ago on the so-called Squad of Democratic freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA).

    In the piece, Elder talks about how Democratic demands for civility ring hollow, especially considering their long history of incivility and mean-spiritedness towards those on the other side of the aisle who happen to disagree with them. He includes a lengthy list of quotes, some of which you can read below:

    “I believe (George H.W. Bush) is a racist for many, many reasons. … (He’s) a mean-spirited man who has no care or concern about what happens to the African American community. … I truly believe that.” — Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., 1992.

    “It’s not ‘spic’ or ‘n—–‘ anymore. (Republicans) say, ‘Let’s cut taxes.’” — Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., 1994.

    The new Republican-controlled House is like “the Duma and the Reichstag,” (referring to the legislature set up by Czar Nicholas II of Russia and the parliament of the German Weimar Republic that brought Hitler to power). — Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., 1995.

    […]

    The GOP has a “white boy attitude, (which means) ‘I must exclude, denigrate and leave behind.’ They don’t see it or think about it. It’s a culture.” — Donna Brazile, Al Gore’s presidential campaign manager, 1999.

    “The Republicans bring out Colin Powell and J.C. Watts because they have no program, no policy. … They’d rather take pictures with black children than feed them.” — Brazile, 2000.

    […]

    “George (W.) Bush is our Bull Connor.” — Rep. Rangel, referring to the Birmingham, Alabama, Democrat segregationist superintendent of public safety who sicced dogs and turned firehouses on civil rights workers, 2005.

    “Every day, (those in George W. Bush’s administration) unleash squadrons of digital brownshirts to harass and hector any journalist who is critical of the President.” — Al Gore, 2005.

    […]

    George W. Bush “let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black.” — Senate candidate Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., 2006.

    There are many recent examples of them not practicing what they preach on civility, but Elder’s point was that it dates back a long time. He knows like most of us know that when Democrats demand civility (and “bipartisanship”), what they’re really asking for is for conservatives to shut up while liberals walk all over them and shove their agenda through.

    It’s red meat, but still worth reading. Click here to view more of the quotes Elder referenced.

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    Fed chairman Jerome Powell: If Trump fires me, I’ll ignore him

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    Somehow I missed this yesterday. You’d think it’d be bigger news when the chairman of the Federal Reserve tells Congress that he’ll stay on the job whether the executive likes it or not.

    Especially when he’s doing it on TV, in response to a question from Trump nemesis Maxine Waters.

    I mean, is this guy *trying* to get fired? He’s waving a red cape before the big orange bull here.

    “I have the right to demote him. I have the right to fire him,” Trump said of Powell a few weeks ago, still annoyed that the Fed won’t slash interest rates to further goose the economy. Demotion seems to be the first option on his menu at the moment; Bloomberg reported last month that Trump was exploring stripping Powell of his chairmanship and leaving him as a plain ol’ Fed governor. But let’s say he did want to pull the trap door. Could he fire Powell under the law?

    Answer: Depends. The Federal Reserve Act says that each Fed governor gets to serve 14 years “unless sooner removed for cause by the President.” What does “for cause” mean? The courts have never had to address the question but it probably doesn’t mean “because the Fed won’t do what the president wants it to do on monetary policy.” The point of the Act is to give the Fed a modicum of independence from politics. Letting the president fire the chairman “for cause” because, essentially, it’s behaving independently would wreck the whole scheme.

    But back up. Is the Federal Reserve Act constitutional — or at least this part of it, purporting to limit the president’s authority to fire its officers? My gut reaction is no. Aside from the special case of federal judges, who operate under Article III and are assured life tenure so that they feel free to rule fairly in all cases, it’s difficult to imagine a rationale for letting an *unelected* policy-making federal officer serve with no accountability to anyone. Of course Powell can be removed summarily — or so it seems to me instinctively. The New-Deal-era Supreme Court decided differently, though, ruling in 1935 that laws limiting the president’s power to remove top personnel at independent agencies like the FTC are constitutional. That’s because independent agencies are quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial, the Court said, whatever the hell that means. But this is what Powell is banking on if Trump drops the axe. He’ll ignore him, go to court, and point to the Humphrey’s Executor case from 1935 as a slam-dunk winner for him. Unless Trump can show “cause,” he loses. Simple as that.

    We’ll see, though. Conservative legal thinkers have developed a powerful allergy to the idea of “independent” agencies and agents over the last few decades. There may no single judicial opinion in the past 40 years that’s influenced conservative constitutional thinking as much as Scalia’s dissent in Morrison v. Olson, the “independent counsel” case that featured frequently in constitutional commentary about the Mueller probe. Scalia’s point there was that the president is supreme in his constitutional sphere; as a matter of basic accountability, one can’t have an executive officer who’s so “independent” from the president that he can’t be removed. On top of that, the Roberts Court has been eyeing the sprawl of the administrative state over the last few years and making unhappy noises, with Roberts’s own recent opinion in the census citizenship question case delivering a new blow to agency independence. The conservative majority won’t like the idea of an agency head like the Fed chairman being able to tell the president to piss off if Trump wants to remove him. If Trump and Powell forced them to decide whether Humphrey’s Executor is still good law, which way would they go?

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