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Paul Touts Spending Cuts ... (Meet the Press, legal video at link)
National Review ^ | October 23, 2011 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 10/23/2011 12:12:45 PM PDT by Kurt Evans

In a wide-ranging interview on Meet the Press today, Ron Paul talked about his plan to cut $1 trillion in spending, his hope that the government will eventually get out of the housing market, and his frustration at the U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

Paul also lamented the “uselessness” of some of the arguments in the GOP primary debates.

“I mean, arguing over who mows Mitt Romney’s lawn,” Paul said. “In the midst of a crisis, a sovereign debt worldwide crisis, the biggest in the history of the world, and the financial system of the world is about to collapse. We’re about to have another devaluation of … our credit rating. This is serious, and no control in the spending.”

“We’re going to have to get a hand on this,” Paul added. “We have to quit worrying over who’s mowing Mitt Romney’s yard.”


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To: servantboy777; MSSC6644
Can Dr Paul, or his supporters, point out to us where his support for Earmarks is Constitutionally based?

Dr Paul is really good at mentioning the Constitution in every other sentence. Actually following the Constitution in his political dealings....not so much.

21 posted on 10/23/2011 1:07:34 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: cripplecreek

Moron? Well....I love you too. Could you be more specific on how I am mistaken? All the Best, CK


22 posted on 10/23/2011 1:08:09 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Kurt Evans

In practical terms, the several hundred miles long southern border without a physical barrier is tantamount to an open border. Have you seen the video’s of unauthorized people crossing the border, many carrying illegal drugs and arms?


23 posted on 10/23/2011 1:08:14 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Perry is a good man but his one on one debates with Obama keeps me awake at nights.)
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To: MNJohnnie

A simple answer to your question about earmarks. The Constituiton is quite clear that all budgets have to be approved by Congress. Elimination of earmarks, under most proposals, would centralize that power unconstitutionally in the executive branch.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 1:10:02 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: mardi59

Ron’s general policy regarding Israel is the same as his general policy toward every other nation in the world. How does that sound like discrimination against Jews?


25 posted on 10/23/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Captain Kirk

You could do the research yourself but I doubt you have the stones to do so.


26 posted on 10/23/2011 1:12:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: MNJohnnie

I’ve not seen this. Could you be more specific to help me research it.


27 posted on 10/23/2011 1:13:34 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Captain Kirk

Let it go, CK. You won. :)


28 posted on 10/23/2011 1:14:36 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: servantboy777; Captain Kirk
And just where, or when, has Dr Paul acting to enforce the 10th Amendment?

Words are wind, actions matter. Dr Paul talks a good game but that is all it is, talk.

29 posted on 10/23/2011 1:17:04 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: federal__reserve

Yes, I’ve seen those videos, but I think most people understand the phrase “open borders” to mean unrestricted immigration, which Ron doesn’t support.


30 posted on 10/23/2011 1:22:04 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: servantboy777

He is the only Republican candidate with campaign posters being carried by the OWS crowd. That’s kind of a turn off for me....just saying.


31 posted on 10/23/2011 1:22:33 PM PDT by ontap
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To: MNJohnnie

Ok, uh how bout specifics. I’m not even sure what your talking about.

10th amendment - States rights.


32 posted on 10/23/2011 1:23:27 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: MNJohnnie

Actually I wouldn’t even say he talks a good game anymore. He’s become careless because his followers aren’t the most questioning bunch.

I used to think he would make a fine treasury secretary but these days I’m not sure he can be trusted with that.


33 posted on 10/23/2011 1:23:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: ontap
Lots of folks are upset over what has happened with the bailouts of mega banks and our tax dollars bailing out foreign banks.

Very few, if anyone has been held to account for this monumental fiscal mismanagement.

There are some that channel their anger at the wrong entities...uninformed if you will.

I don't support the occupy thing, but I'm damn upset about the mismanagement of our tax dollars...by republicans,democrats, treasury, federal reserve, bankers and so forth.

How’z this Paul's fault. I mean, really.

34 posted on 10/23/2011 1:28:05 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: ontap

I think it’s a mistake to base your political opinions on the actions of the OWS crowd. Just saying.


35 posted on 10/23/2011 1:32:02 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Can you point to a single vote Ron has cast in the last 35 years that you believe is inconsistent with the Tenth Amendment?


36 posted on 10/23/2011 1:37:48 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

I think it’s a mistake to put your faith in a politician. Like it or not politicians are judged by their supporters all the time...mostly with good reason!!!Just saying.


37 posted on 10/23/2011 1:41:24 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Kurt Evans

Every other nation is not surrounded by muslim nations wanting to wipe them off the face of the earth! Israel is a sovereign nation that needs the support of its allies, just as it has supported and been a trustworthy ally of the US.

So you believe we should stop supporting Israel when Iran wants to go nuclear? When Iran wants Israel gone?

This nation must not turn its back on Israel now, or ever.


38 posted on 10/23/2011 1:47:22 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow, you’re a real sweet guy aren’t you.


39 posted on 10/23/2011 1:59:27 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: mardi59

When did not giving someone our federal tax dollars become the same as turning the nation’s back on them? Why are so many conservatives unable to see the fallacy here?


40 posted on 10/23/2011 2:01:19 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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