Ron Paul: Janet Yellen’s Christmas Gift to Wall Street

Last week, we learned that the key to a strong economy is not increased production, lower unemployment or a sound monetary unit. Rather, economic prosperity depends on the type of language used by the central bank in its monetary policy statements. All it took was one word in the Federal Reserve Bank’s press release and stock markets went wild.

All I want for Christmas is a (real) government shutdown

The political class breathed a sigh of relief Saturday when the U.S. Senate averted a government shutdown by passing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. This year’s omnibus resembles omnibuses of Christmas past in that it was drafted in secret, was full of special interest deals and disguised spending increases, and was voted on before most members could read it.