The gold standard is attractive to the conspiracy crowd because of the perception that it limits government and bank shenanigans. Given the past behavior of private central banks (e.g., Nicholas Biddle) they do have a certain point.
Mr President, hindsight is always 20/20, particularly when using other peoples';s money! Had it been your own money, Solyndra might not have been such a good "bet". Once again, the mis-spending of taxpayer money is too easily dismissed…;!