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Is Gold in Fort Knox Real? Ron Paul Wants to Know

Posted By admin On June 14, 2011 @ 7:58 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Steve Liesman
CNBC [1]
June 14, 2011

Are the gold bars in Fort Knox really made of the precious metal? Or has the U.S. government secretly sold off the nation’s stockpile and replaced it with metal bars that are only painted gold?

Ron Paul wants to find out.

Giving legitimacy to an Internet conspiracy theory that the gold in Fort Knox is fake, the iconoclast Republican congressman from Texas has asked adminstration officials to audit the purity of the nation’s 700,000 gold bars held in Fort Knox, according to an internal Treasury document obtained by CNBC.

Paul, a presidential candidate [2] who chairs the House’s subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy [3], had previously called for the U.S. gold reserve to be counted and for a return to the gold standard. He now appears to be going a step further in his request that representatives from the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Mint testify at a subcommittee hearing on June 23 about the authenticity of the nation’s gold.

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[1] CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/43391588

[2] Paul, a presidential candidate: http://www.cnbc.com/id/43020349/?Ron_Paul_Announces_Presidential_Bid

[3] subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy: http://www.cnbc.com/id/40013227/?Ron_Paul_Is_About_to_Totally_Revolutionize_the_House_Monetary_Policy_Panel

[4] Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com/

[5] Image: http://purewaterfreedom.com/

[6] Ron Paul: ‘There Might Not Be Any Gold In Fort Knox’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-there-might-not-be-any-gold-in-fort-knox.html

[7] Ron Paul Reality Check: Should America Sell Fort Knox’s Gold?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-reality-check-should-america-sell-fort-knoxs-gold.html

[8] Is there any gold inside Fort Knox, the world’s most secure vault?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-there-any-gold-inside-fort-knox-the-worlds-most-secure-vault.html

[9] Selling Gold at Fort Knox Emerges as Next Big Question in Debate on Federal Debt Limit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/selling-gold-at-fort-knox-emerges-as-next-big-question-in-debate-on-federal-debt-limit.html

[10] Watch congressional hearing by Ron Paul on a return to the gold standard: http://www.prisonplanet.com/watch-congressional-hearing-by-ron-paul-on-a-return-to-the-gold-standard.html

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