Skip to comments.Ron Paul Not a Myth
Posted on 04/30/2007 9:14:44 AM PDT by Austin Willard Wright
We published an analysis on Dollar Myths in which we criticized spending habits in Washington:
"Interestingly, nobody seemed to focus on the fact that there is an unconventional solution to foreigners holding too much of our debt: live within your means and do not issue debt. Such an old fashioned concept would indeed strengthen the dollar. Unfortunately, none of the presidential candidates at either side of the aisle seem to have heard of this notion."
We missed that there is indeed a presidential candidate who believes in the old fashioned view to live within your means. Our apologies go to Congressman Ron Paul, who threw his hat in the ring on March 12, 2007, announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Ron Paul is the one member of Congress who is a true fiscal conservative. As a member of the House Committee of Financial Services, he does not hesitate to speak out against inflationary policies. On his campaign website, Ron Paul 2008, he writes:
Real conservatives have always supported low taxes and low spending.
But today, too many politicians and lobbyists are spending America into ruin. We are nine trillion dollars in debt as a nation
If we dont cut spending now, higher taxes and economic disaster will be in their future and yours.
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Ron Paul certainly knows how to play with numbers.
But today, too many politicians and lobbyists are spending America into ruin.
Ron Paul is RIGHT on the money.
Except that his math is wrong, and that he ignores historical reality: spending usually increases drastically in wartime.
Compared to spending increases in past overseas deployments (where public debt typically increased from 50-100%), spending increases have been minimal.
Ron Paul's equation is simple: If we stab our troops in the back by cutting off their funding, then the taxpayer will save a bunch.
Those savings will then presumably come in handy for paying the jizya.
Ron Paul, hmmmmmmmm.............no. I will give him my vote when I do Hillary, Hagel and the other morons that think they are fit to lead this country to defeat. We are in a war in need a warrior, not an accountant whose math is fuzzy.
Paul never proposed stabbing troops in the back. He has great ideas to reduce the tax burden beginning with a simple concept: the United States Constitution.
We are spending under norms, despite the war.
Also, the idea that if we don't do whatever we will be wearing burkhas is very tired. The muzzies are not a conventional military threat, and they will never have a serious impact on American culture. They are like a big crop of lake flies, intensely irritating, but not a threat to our continued existence.
The attempt to pump them up to Nazi level existential threat are also getting very old, and discredit us.
He is not an accountant by training and work experience, but a medical doctor.
He is 100% gung-ho for cutting spending by defunding our fighting forces.
Yet, his website does not even mention Medicare or Medicaid - programs that helped pay his bills, programs with which he is intimately familiar on a professional basis, programs which vacuum up tons of taxpayers money, programs which are sources of almost-unbelievable waste and corruption.
These two government programs do not even exist if we rely on his website as a resource documenting government spending.
Please don't slander him. He wants a official declaration of War by congress as required by the Constitution.
And he is not privy to the Geopolitical situation until he gets elected as potus.
Ron Paul...defeat, defeat, defeat
Political dialogue is so debased that an originalist like Mr. Paul is routinely slandered on a “conservative” discussion site. The Republic is lost.
I think the site is still conservative in many ways, despite the way the liberals attack conservatives here.
It ain’t slander if it’s true.
You should probably learn about how your favorite candidate actually votes in Congress before you make claims like this.
Ah, yes. Another self-styled "true constitutionalist/constitution restorationist."
The Constitution is working just fine, and doesn't really need Ron Paul's assistance.
Oh. Well then, that doesn't count I guess...
Sure, if its function is to provide cover for oligarchs.
Which GOP Candidate is your favorite?
Of course not. He's a mythter.
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