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Rush: Ron Paul is Right
The Right Perspective ^ | 2011-10-17

Posted on 10/17/2011 6:39:36 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh stunned his audience on Monday when he said that US presidential candidate Ron Paul has the right perspective in wanting to cut US$1 trillion in government spending – although the conservative talker claims he came up with the idea first.

“You’re not going to believe my answer,” Rush told a caller who asked how the Republicans can govern once they defeat President Obama next year. “Ron Paul has a good idea.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; biggovernment; economy; fedzilla; ronpaul; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; taxes
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’d vote for Doc Paul before Mitts.

21 posted on 10/17/2011 7:11:59 PM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: Jim Robinson


22 posted on 10/17/2011 7:14:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Limbaugh then went on to take credit for coming up with the idea first, and accused Paul of “stealing” it from him."

With all due respect to Rush, this is pure B.S. Ron Paul has been pushing the idea of cutting back spending to levels that would allow us to eliminate the income tax his entire career. This is a mild first step to the kind of ideas that he has been pushing since he got into politics. The only difference is that he has put together SOME of his proposed cuts into a single plan. A review of his proposals over the years would reveal that this is just the beginning. I do not agree with him on everything, but to suggest that he "stole" this idea from anyone is absolutely ludicrous.
23 posted on 10/17/2011 7:15:30 PM PDT by rob777
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To: mcshot
"I’d vote for Doc Paul before Mitts."

I honestly will vote for anyone except Mitt Romney. I will not vote for a liberal and that is what he is.

24 posted on 10/17/2011 7:29:47 PM PDT by lwoodham (There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: Jim Robinson
We should chain up the pols in DC and force them to perform slave labor for us... just as they have forced us to labor like slaves to finance their agendas... I figure 100 years hard labor will be just about right.


25 posted on 10/17/2011 7:30:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why would it stun people that Rush agrees with Ron Paul on cutting the Federal Budget?

26 posted on 10/17/2011 7:44:09 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s a Naz...., err, scratch that,
doesn’t seem to really work anymore...
He’s a, uhhhhhhhh, anti....uhhhhh,
anti ah Christian.
Yeah... Anti Christian
Yeah! That’s the ticket!!!!!!!

27 posted on 10/17/2011 7:50:03 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: PGalt
Bears repeating:

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.

How about 14 Trillion?

28 posted on 10/17/2011 7:58:43 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Ron Paul is right about a lot of things, and is the only constitutionalist in the running. If it weren’t for his goofy foreign policy ideas, he would be a frontrunner. He is right when he says that most of the things our government does has no constitutional basis, period! So, we should either quit pretending we follow it and abandon it, or be honest.

29 posted on 10/17/2011 8:09:53 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: rabscuttle385

Only Ron Paul has got a plan to cut the debt. All the others talk about jobs and growth. They can’t guarantee jobs and growth. The only thing a President can guarantee is that he’ll veto a budget.

30 posted on 10/17/2011 8:15:32 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: lwoodham

Okay, let’s say you are right and Mitt is a liberal. Would you rather have a full fledged Communist instead? Just askin’.
Look folks, I don’t think anyone is happy with the GOP field, but if you want to keep the country that you know, (what little of it is left), you’d better get out and vote for any of the GOP candidates if you care about our future. I don’t think we can sustain another 4 years of Skippy. No one could be worse than him.

31 posted on 10/17/2011 8:16:35 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: GlockThe Vote

You’re right of course, but when he is wrong it is way off the beam. But the man has plenty of good ideas.

32 posted on 10/17/2011 8:27:21 PM PDT by ImpBill (196th Light Infantry Brigade - DaNang PhuBai/Hue - Little "r" republican!)
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To: bankwalker
Good answer. But, let me re-state my challenge: what does the Federal government do that couldn't be done as well or better in another way (i.e. privately, by individual States, or by several separate agreements/organizations between States)?

Actually, it was more of a rhetorical question .... and I'm not wearing a hat, anyway.

33 posted on 10/17/2011 8:35:07 PM PDT by PENANCE
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To: NotTallTex; lwoodham
Would you rather have a full fledged Communist instead?

The enemy within is far more dangerous than the enemy outside.

That said, it's quite possible that Romney is himself a full-fledged Communist, or at the very minimum, one of their agents, masquerading as a conservative.

34 posted on 10/17/2011 8:37:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

And you say being president is not “within”? That doesn’t make sense. You couldn’t design a worse president than we have now. Any of the GOP folks would be an improvement, so, if Romney turns out to be the nominee, go ahead and stay home, but don’t blame anyone else. That is exactly what the liberals want. Now is not the time to have a temper tamtrum because you don’t approve of the nominee ( I don’t particularly care for Romney either), but I would vote for Charlie Manson over what we have now.

35 posted on 10/17/2011 8:58:47 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: NotTallTex


36 posted on 10/17/2011 9:20:51 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Kick base line back to 2004, problem solved.
37 posted on 10/17/2011 9:42:37 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I have an even better idea. Instead of having the same bureaucracy with fewer offices and paperclips or a smaller ponzi scheme instead of a big one, how about we really change how things are done by the federal govt?

38 posted on 10/17/2011 9:53:28 PM PDT by ari-freedom ("Perry: good governor. Romney: Good hair."-Herman Cain)
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To: NotTallTex; Jim Robinson; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Avoiding_Sulla; BufordP; ...
Now is not the time to have a temper tamtrum because you don’t approve of the nominee...

You do realize that the Republican Party has not yet selected a nominee, don't you?

Also, clearly you haven't read this.

Like the founder of this site, there is no way in hell this young'un will ever vote for that treacherous back-stabbing progressive liberal fascist POS Romney! EVER!

39 posted on 10/17/2011 9:54:35 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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“If anyone can honestly tell me — aside from National Defense — what useful purpose the Federal Government serves, ... I’ll eat my hat.”

Well, let’s see. Hmmmmm, according to the constitution the feds are responsible for the following functions:

1) To lay and collect constitutionally authorized taxes, duties, imposts and excises and pay the national debts.

2) To borrow Money on the credit of the United States.

3) To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.

4) To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.

5) To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.

6) To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States.

7) To establish Post Offices and post Roads.

8) To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

9) To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court.

10) To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations.

11) To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.

12) To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years.

13) To provide and maintain a Navy.

14) To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces.

15) To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.

16) To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.

17) To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings.


18) To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

And that’s about it. All else is left to the states and the people (including air traffic control — for whoever mentioned it).

If anything else needs to be done by the federal government and they can get the constitutionally required number of states to ratify it, then they need to amend the constitution to authorize it before taking it on.

All of the above means the federal government needs a treasury department, a state department, an immigration/naturalization department, a bankruptcy court, a mint, an office of standards and measures, a patents and copyrights office, a marshals office and federal pen and gallows to handle counterfeiters and pirates, a post office, court buildings, offices and personnel, a war department, and a few federal buildings and personnel to manage the federal district and capital buildings. And that’s about it. The war department and maintaining an army and navy would be the major expense. The rest should be able to be managed for a few billion (100 billion bucks tops) i.e, peanuts.

Everything else needs to be closed down and the functions if really needed should be handled by the states and the people as intended and authorized by the founders and ratifiers.

40 posted on 10/17/2011 10:18:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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