This is a MUST LISTEN!! 13 different states are proposing a silver/gold currency due to the FED and government’s reckless monetary policy, and intervention. Worried that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. dollar are on the brink of collapse, lawmakers from 13 states, including Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa, South Carolina and Georgia, are seeking approval from their state governments to either issue their own alternative currency or explore it as an option. Just three years ago, only three states had similar proposals in place. From CNN Money
The bill proposes that banks offer gold and silver coins and accept them as deposits in segregated accounts, state debt payments be made only in gold and silver coin, and state payments will be made in gold and silver. Paper money can be used in state transactions but only upon the consent of both parties. In addition, all obligations to and from the state would be converted from US Dollars to equivalent gold and silver based upon prevailing market prices. And the bill lastly proposes that checks drawn from gold and silver denominated accounts be honored as payment in gold and silver.
Mr. Gross is a founder, managing director and co-CIO of PIMCO based in the Newport Beach office. He has been with PIMCO since he co-founded the firm in 1971 and oversees the management of more than $1 trillion of securities. He is the author of numerous articles on the bond market, as well as the book, “Everything You’ve Heard About Investing is Wrong,” published in 1997. Among the awards he has received, Morningstar named Mr. Gross and his investment team Fixed Income Manager of the Decade for 2000-2009 and Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 1998, 2000, and 2007 (the first three-time recipient). He received the Bond Market Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and became the first portfolio manager inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s hall of fame in 1996. Mr. Gross is a seven-time Barron’s Roundtable panelist (2005-2011), appearing in the annual issue featuring the industry’s top investment experts, and he received the Money Management Lifetime Achievement Award from Institutional Investor magazine in 2011. In a survey conducted by Pensions and Investments magazine in 1993, he was recognized by his peers as the most influential authority on the bond market in the U.S. He has 42 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.