Rep. Pete Hoekstra Bashes Global Currency

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I was just talking to Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), who’s leaving Congress to run for governor of Michigan, about his proposed Parental Rights Amendment—a constitutional change that would, among other things, prevent “any source of international law” to override parents’ rights. He gave me an example of how open some Democrats were to handing over American rights.

“I’m watching Neil Cavuto,” said Hoesktra, “and I see [Treasury Secretary] Tim Geithner is talking about how he might be OK with a world currency. I don’t think Americans are going to be comfortable with that. You’re going to see things that people perceive as eroding American sovereignty—this is something that’s clearly un-American. I mean, here’s the secretary of the Treasury, and instead of defending the United States and defending our currency, he’s saying he might be open to a world currency. What does that mean? It means turning our currency over to the UN.”

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has introduced legislation to prevent America from ditching the dollar for a world currency, but Hoekstra is not yet among the 31 co-sponsors.

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mommadona
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

I'm gonna send him a tinfoil hat, ASAP.

What in the WORLD is he spouting about?

There is a theory that Bachmann was dropped on her noggin as a child.

Makes sense. She's as nutty a fruitcake as I've ever seen.


JB
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

Jeez, these people are morons. Proposing legislation for non-existent issues and events that will never happen…

How about you focus on the here and now, not some imaginary issues you've managed to become a dupe for.


Isabelle Fleuraud
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

He must have been listening to Glenn Beck…


robbie b
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

I am a left teft teft liberal; however, I don't want to lose the dollar!


LauraNo
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

How can people so uneducated or unable to think get elected to office? Jeesh.


dengre
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

Crazy attracts crazy


DR
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

The striking thing here is that Bachmann has found 30 other morons, not including this clown, to sign on to her “bill”.

What neither of them seems to understand is that:

1. The international currency proposed by China would be for government to government and bank to bank settlement of accounts.
2. If China wants an international reserve currency, China gets an international exchange currency. China holds the largest currency reserves in the world. The U.S. needs that cash. Hence, whatever Ms Bachmann wants is completely irrelevant.


DR
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

You would NOT LOSE THE DOLLAR, DIMWIT.
Read before you speak…


dg
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

Idiots. I never cease to be amazed at how little politicians know about a topic before they start expounding on it. The concept of a global currency has nothing to do with replacing the dollar in America. It is a benchmark for global trade and investing that is not inherently tied to the dollar, as is the case today.


James
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

Very entertaining. Almost as amusing as the Tea Party people talking about teabagging.


Jakealope
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

Republicans these days are true Menckinites: they think they will never go broke finding some stupid paranoid thing to rile the Palin and Plumber admirers with.


Bill
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

What rock to these screwballs live under?


Redhead
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

What planet do these 31 co-sponsors of the Bachmann paranoic bill live on? I'm scratching my head trying to make some sense of it. Bachmann is clearly off her rocker, now there are 31 more and they are all in Congress representing constituents living on the same planet? Is this the future of the Republican party?


Anonymous
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

The talk was not about a world currency, it was about the RESERVE currency. Look it up. Which would not change our (or any other) nation’s currency.


oldmanofthesea
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

the liberal disease spreads…


PacificGatePost
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

China is simply flexing its economic muscle.

http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2009/03/chi…

The U.S. Dollar is not about to be replaced, regardless what China's wishes might be.


pb
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

Hoekstra's right. The US$ is the World's Currency. Something that other countries control could only come from the minds of the 2nd rate powers… outside the US. Consider where these silly ideas came from – China and Russia? Such bastions of economic success and wisdom. NOT.

The world has chosen.


Gordon Johnston
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

Why should we worry about this. It says right on all of our currency “In God We Trust”. I'm sure that Petey and Michele must have faith in that. Look how well he/she's done for our economy.


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Bushfatigue
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

These Republicans are so stupid, they qualify to host Fox News programs.


BOB
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

PATHETIC…

PEOPLE ARE STARVING AND BEING KILLED IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES… AND YOU WORRY ABOUT FEAR BAITING.

GET A LIFE AND STOP WASTING MY TIME.


Karl
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

So, yet another Republican is drinking the Bachmann Kool Aid.


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clunker
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 7:32 am

HEy Bachmann is probably clinically insane.

However, there is no reason why her bill to abolish the possibility of adopting a different currency should be frowned upon. It migh be baseless but its certainly is sensible at its face.


James VanCise
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 7:54 am

I must have missed something. What does a “world currency” have to do with parental rights?

And why does Pete think folks would vote for him for governor? I have a hard time believing Michiganders voted him senator, they just can't be dumb enough to do that, they read in Michigan.


Jeff
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 8:18 am

I'm glad to see Republican Pete Hoekstra acknowledges that Elian Gonzalez should have been returned to his father in Cuba, just as the Clinton Administration and AG Janet Reno had said he should. Just wondering, what was Hoeskstra's position on the matter 10 years ago?


kent
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 8:35 am

This would be funny if these people weren't running the country. How do people this dumb get elected to office? They don't even know what “reserve currency” means but want to pass laws “regulating” it? And somehow this is related to parental rights????

So, what will emerge to replace the GOP? Clearly what exists under that banner now has become less than pointless.


roald
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 8:51 am

It's fascinating (1) how many people cannot distinguish between the United States and the rest of the world. What is under discussion is whether an international currency should exist, not whether the US should adopt an international currency for domestic use and (2) how the republicans are using this to create fear and division.


RWalsh
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 9:53 am

Stop Geithner.

Stop Sharia Law!


AB
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 11:00 am

As Gump might say in this case: stupid is as stupid is. And that's all I have to say about that.


parrish
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 11:27 am

can a woman be a douchebag?


Webster
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 11:43 am

idiots abound


CarlVA
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 11:54 am

It's OK…there's enough tin foil for all of them!!!!


Marcus
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

Thank you for saying that. You saved me a much longer post.


clunker
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

HEy Bachmann is probably clinically insane.

However, there is no reason why her bill to abolish the possibility of adopting a different currency should be frowned upon. It migh be baseless but its certainly is sensible at its face.


James VanCise
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

I must have missed something. What does a “world currency” have to do with parental rights?

And why does Pete think folks would vote for him for governor? I have a hard time believing Michiganders voted him senator, they just can't be dumb enough to do that, they read in Michigan.


Jeff
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

I'm glad to see Republican Pete Hoekstra acknowledges that Elian Gonzalez should have been returned to his father in Cuba, just as the Clinton Administration and AG Janet Reno had said he should. Just wondering, what was Hoeskstra's position on the matter 10 years ago?


kent
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

This would be funny if these people weren't running the country. How do people this dumb get elected to office? They don't even know what “reserve currency” means but want to pass laws “regulating” it? And somehow this is related to parental rights????

So, what will emerge to replace the GOP? Clearly what exists under that banner now has become less than pointless.


roald
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

It's fascinating (1) how many people cannot distinguish between the United States and the rest of the world. What is under discussion is whether an international currency should exist, not whether the US should adopt an international currency for domestic use and (2) how the republicans are using this to create fear and division.


RWalsh
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

Stop Geithner.

Stop Sharia Law!


AB
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

As Gump might say in this case: stupid is as stupid is. And that's all I have to say about that.


parrish
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 6:27 pm

can a woman be a douchebag?


Webster
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

idiots abound


CarlVA
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

It's OK…there's enough tin foil for all of them!!!!


Marcus
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

Thank you for saying that. You saved me a much longer post.


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