Bring back the gold standard!
Congressman Alex Mooney at work on issues that West Virginians really care about
From earlier this week:
I am proud to introduce H.R. 9157, the “Gold Standard Restoration Act.”— Rep. Alex Mooney (@RepAlexMooney) October 11, 2022
The gold standard would protect against Washington’s irresponsible spending habits and the creation of money out of thin air. Prices would be shaped by economics rather than the instincts of bureaucrats.
October 11, 2022
(Readers are free to do their own research on why a return to the gold standard has very few adherents.)
Mooney has sponsored little legislation in his congressional career. My impression of him is that he is a lazy congressman who cares little about legislating. Why is he doing this? Who is he trying to impress? Here is his legislation -- note that no other congressman was willing to serve as a cosponsor:
A possible explanation? Louis Gohmert (R - Texas) is usually considered the "dumbest guy in Congress." Gohmert is retiring, however. Perhaps Mooney wants the title.