Legalized Bank Robbery

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That is, the bank’s robbery of you!

Is this the bill (PDF)? Can’t say for sure.

New debt limit: $11,315,000,000,000.

That’s $38,000 per capita.

Update: Michael Hall writes:Section 128 changes effective date from Oct 1 2011 to Oct 1 2008 for this section of current law:

SEC. 202. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD TO ESTABLISH RESERVE REQUIREMENTS.
Section 19(b)(2)(A) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 461(b)(2)(A)) is amended–
(1) in clause (i), by striking `the ratio of 3 per centum’ and inserting `a ratio of not greater than 3 percent (and which may be zero)’; and

(2) in clause (ii), by striking `and not less than 8 per centum,’ and inserting `(and which may be zero),’.

TITLE 12 > CHAPTER 3 > SUBCHAPTER XIV > § 461
Amendment of Subsections (b) and (c)
Pub. L. 109–351, title II, §§ 201–203, Oct. 13, 2006, §§ 201–203, 120 Stat. 1968, provided that, effective Oct. 1, 2011, this section is amended— (1) in subsection (b)(2)(A), by striking “the ratio of 3 per centum” and inserting “a ratio of not greater than 3 percent (and which may be zero)” in clause (i) and by striking “and not less than 8 per centum,” and inserting “(and which may be zero),” in clause (ii); (2) in subsection (b)

This will allow banks to hold zero reserves if the fed says so.

4:13 pm on September 28, 2008
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