Federal Reserve Bank charges unnecessary fees to Americans.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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Americans keep paying unnecessary fees to private bankers through Federal Reserve Bank.
Every year billion dollars of undeserved fees (or interests) have been paid to private bankers through the Federal Reserve Bank. This Federal Reserve Bank is actually a private bank, not a wholly owned branch of the US Government. There is no ground for using a private FRB and pay it billions of dollars every year.

1. USA need no one to back their newly printed dollars.


Figure: Fiat money relies only on the taxation power of its issuing government for its backing.

The said payment cannot be said for supporting (underwriting) the issuing of new US dollar notes. Indeed, the government of USA is a money sovereign. It can print as much fiat money as it likes (and bear the consequences). Its fiat money has value to Americans because Americans have to use it to pay taxes to their federal and states governments.

(See references [1] and [2] for simple explanation.)

2. It is wrong for the Federal Reserve Banks to give interests on the fractional deposits of constituent banks.

There are 2 objections to paying such interests. They are:

2a. The deposits by the contributing constituent, private banks of the Federal Reserve Bank are part of their own effort to make themselves appear more liquid. They cannot demand any interest from the government on their deposits, just like airlines cannot demand government compensation on the costs of carrying their statutory reserve fuel on each flight.

2b. If everyone has to bear a near zero or negative interest, why are those constituent private banks exceptional ? They received 12 billion dollars in interest for the year 2016.

3. The government can sell and could have easily sold bonds to ordinary citizens.

With the advent of telecommunication based, low cost stockbroking, the government can sell and could have easily sold bonds to ordinary citizens just like companies selling IPO. Why has not the government done that rather than dealing only with the fat bankers ?

4. The private Federal Reserve Bank has no right to charge that much.

How much had the FRB constituent banks deposited to earn that 12 billions in interest for the year 2016? Is such interest of the same rate offered to most Americans when they buy into government bonds?

5. Past presidents have tried to undo the burden but two got assassinated.

Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and John F.Kennedy had seen the unfairness of private bankers charging interests to the country and had tried to unshackle the burden on the country. Lincoln and Kennedy had been assassinated while Jefferson survived the assassination attempt. It is currently costing $40 per year per person for the US to keep using the private Federal Reserve Bank.

President Trump may do something about it if Americans protest loudly about it.

6. Americans should demand United States Notes.

Rather than accepting the FRB Notes lying down, Americans should demand United States Notes (each with a red seal) issued directly by the Treasury just like those issued under Kennedy’s administration. Those notes had nothing to do with the FRB and America can save on the so called “interest” charged by FRB on any new money issued by US government and backed by its own taxation system.

Using the dollar notes with red seals (such as Five dollar with Red Seal Notes in series 1953 A through C, see picture in reference [6]) will save Americans $40 per head each year.


[1]. Your fiat money, https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/your-fiat-money/

[2]. Your fiat money (Part 2), https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/your-fiat-money-part-2/

[3]. The-thirty-families-made-plans-for-a-future-without-you, theMicky.org, http://mikeyy.org/2017/01/30/the-thirty-families-made-plans-for-a-future-without-you/, originally by horse237, https://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/the-thirty-families-made-plans-for-a-future-without-you/

[4]. Stack Jones, The Banking Swindle-The History of Banking Fraud,  criminalbankingmonopoly.wordpress.com, https://criminalbankingmonopoly.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/history-of-banking/#comments, accessed Jan 2nd, 2017.

[5]. Federal Reserve System, wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_System, accessed Jan 2nd, 2017.

[6]. Five Dollar Bill Red Seal Series 1953 US Currency, Natural Web Solutions Inc.(US), https://www.collectons.com/shop/item/58107/Five-Dollar-Bill-Red-Seal-Series-1953-US-Currency#imgs58107

[7]. Us issues, Central banks alchemists of finance part iii-reblogging, http://us-issues.com/2017/04/05/central-banks-alchemists-of-finance-part-iii/, 03 April 2017

[8]. Dale B. Halling,  History of Central Banks in the United States, thesavvystreet.com, http://www.thesavvystreet.com, accessed 03 April 2017. 


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