Paul's libertarian voice will be missed
Ron Paul, the Texas congressman, is retiring. He took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Nov.
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#1 Nov 26, 2012
"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism."
Ron Paul was one of the first GOP congressman to support Ronald Reagan as POTUS in 1976.
#2 Nov 30, 2012
Since: Mar 11
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#3 Nov 30, 2012
yes, it is always good entertainment to see so many US citizens fall for a platform that was proven to not work before Ron Paul was born.
Sad, but entertaining in a schadenfreude kind of way...
#4 Dec 5, 2012
Yes we need to continue our present polices that are working so well:
Over 100 million Americans are now on government assistance.
Over 48 million now receive food stamps.
Many Americans pay 45-50% of their income in taxes. Almost 50% now pay zero income taxes.
We have troops all over the world including from wars won over 65 years ago. We can secure South Korea’s border but not our own.
The federal government is involved in healthcare, retirement programs, income redistribution programs, housing programs, food programs, utility programs, takeovers of formerly public corporations such as GM and will even pay farmers not to grow crops. The Federal government today even tells us what kind of toilets we can use and light bulbs are next.
Social Security is paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes, 9 years earlier than expected.
The federal government is spending slightly over $32,000 per household.
Annual Budget deficits exceed one trillion dollars for the last 4 years and will continue to exceed one trillion.
The current federal debt is over 16 trillion dollars. Unfunded liabilities are 120 trillion dollars. It is estimated that in 2019 we will be paying more for interest on the debt than we do on our "military and defense".
For every $1.00 the government spends, 41 cents is money we don't have thus the debt is passed on to future generations.
the federal government is borrowing close to $4 billion a day--$44,000 every second!
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that our rising national debt "poses a national security threat,".
Deficit spending has been supported by republicans and democrats alike. Neither party has made proposals to address our debt, yet our federal debt may be the single greatest danger to future generations.
How long do you think we can keep this nonsense up?
Shouldn't our generation fund our government and not on the backs of future generations?
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