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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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KEYWORDS: clowns4romney; constitution; donothingpaul; interventionism; mittromney; paul; pauldistration; rino; ronpaul; wasteeffort
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1 posted on 10/23/2011 12:12:57 PM PDT by Kurt Evans
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Say what’cha want bout Ron Paul, my opinion is that he has a better grasp on constitutional, fiscal, domestic matters than any of the GOP candidates.
2 posted on 10/23/2011 12:16:59 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Paultard. /s


3 posted on 10/23/2011 12:18:20 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

Not sure what that means, but hey, thanx.


4 posted on 10/23/2011 12:19:51 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Kurt Evans

Paul wants open borders! No thanks!!


5 posted on 10/23/2011 12:21:45 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: servantboy777

The “/s” was meant to indicate ironic humor. I just thought I’d give you a fake insult before the real ones start. :)


6 posted on 10/23/2011 12:22:29 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: federal__reserve

That isn’t true:

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/


7 posted on 10/23/2011 12:24:31 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

Paul doesn’t need to Meet the Depressed, he needs to meet a psychiatrist....fast!


8 posted on 10/23/2011 12:32:31 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: mardi59

Did you watch the video?


9 posted on 10/23/2011 12:34:26 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: servantboy777

I agree with your statement. One of the major problems is that most Americans don’t know or understand the Constitution. If only we could become a people who know and appreciate the gift given this nation by our founders. They gave us the blueprint for a better and freer life and we’re letting power hungry evil-doers destroy it.


10 posted on 10/23/2011 12:38:40 PM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary)
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To: Kurt Evans

Yes I did, and I’ve also seen him in the debates which was more than enough for me.


11 posted on 10/23/2011 12:39:30 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Kurt Evans
That's good. I'm feeling warmed up already.

I don't care, flame away. I've been sizing up the candidates, not yet decided who to vote for.

The last debate really spoke loudly. The childish exchanges between Santorum/Romney, Perry/Romney, and the all out attack on Cain just nauseates me when I think one of these guys could end up being the president.

Bachman’s toothpaste commercial persona....”You can find out what I stand for on Bachman.com” stuff along with that crazy loony last date look on her face {{{{shiver}}}}

I like Cain, but he gives off that black southern preacher thing that in the end won't fly. May make a good vice or cabinet member, but not sure he can go the distance.

Newt, clearly the most intelligent guy on the stage...one word that describes his coming downfall.....baggage!

Paul scares me sometimes particularly on the foreign aid to Israel thing. I am glad he explained his position however.

It is NOT constitutional to take our tax dollars and give them to foreign entities. I think “constitutionally speaking” he’z correct.

I find myself agreeing with more of what he say’z than disagree. I still feel his chances to beat Obozo are slim.

Ho-hum, wheres Perot when ya need’m.

12 posted on 10/23/2011 12:40:33 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: mardi59

When you say Ron needs to meet a psychiatrist, are you suggesting he has a serious mental illness?


13 posted on 10/23/2011 12:42:45 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: mardi59

The fact that he’s OK with Iran having nukes proves that he’s either stupid or insane and quite possibly both.

All you have to do is pay a little attention to Iran to know that Iran with nukes is different than China with Nukes. Most countries like having them to use as a threat but the Iranian leadership wants them to bring the Mahdi.

Iran has every intent of using nukes and have made it abundantly clear. I have a little trouble deciding what’s worse, a psychotic death cult with nukes or some moron who says its none of our business.


14 posted on 10/23/2011 12:48:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Kurt Evans

I am going by what I watched with my own eyes during the republican debate. He said something like “we do not need a wall, if we follow his ideas”...paraphrasing.


15 posted on 10/23/2011 12:51:04 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: Kurt Evans

It was a sarcastic remark but I do believe he has issues. If you want to pin your hopes on someone who says Israel needs to fend for itself without any further support from the US, then be my guest. He said it in the last debate and sounded very much the antisemite. I have no further use for someone who has said what he did.


16 posted on 10/23/2011 12:51:14 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: cripplecreek

Bring back the Mahdi? You’ve been listening too much to crying Nervous Nellie Glenn Beck. Iran, unlike most countries, has not started a war in centuries. The secular Saddam attack it, not the reverse. BTW, one could make a much stronger case that China under that mass murderer Mao and Russia under the even greater mass murderer Stalin were far more likely to have ideological reasons to use nukes, yet neither did.


17 posted on 10/23/2011 12:54:42 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

You’re a freaking moron.


18 posted on 10/23/2011 12:56:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: federal__reserve

Would you say every border that doesn’t have a physical wall on it is an “open border”?


19 posted on 10/23/2011 12:59:48 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: mardi59

There was a typo in your previous post: Israel AND Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Libya and Pakistan (all of whom ALSO feed off the public teat of broke American taxpayers) would have to fend for themselves under a Paul foreign policy. When you add this correction, of course. it kind of takes the winds out of your sails.


20 posted on 10/23/2011 1:07:06 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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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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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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To: ontap
Like it or not politicians are judged by their supporters all the time...mostly with good reason!!!Just saying

After Paul loses this time they can go back to voting for Ralph Nader.
41 posted on 10/23/2011 2:04:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Kurt Evans
...I hate RuPaul and all the Paul tards!
...Why?
...I don't know, I just do.

...“/s” ironic humor...Come on, everyone on FR is reasonable! /sarc(this is real)

42 posted on 10/23/2011 2:40:00 PM PDT by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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To: Kurt Evans
In a wide-ranging interview on Meet the Press today, Ron Paul talked about his plan to cut $1 trillion in spending,

Again, Cut and Run >TALKED. Talk, that is all he has ever done. In all the time he has been in Washington (About 100 years) can anybody name ONE thing he has ever done, except acquire tons of earmarks, the ones he SAYS he is against?
43 posted on 10/23/2011 4:26:16 PM PDT by John D
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Apparently someone can:

“Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country.”

—Ronald Reagan


44 posted on 10/23/2011 4:32:55 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans
When you say Ron needs to meet a psychiatrist, are you suggesting he has a serious mental illness?

Do you even have to ask? There is no question about it.
45 posted on 10/23/2011 4:35:09 PM PDT by John D
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To: John D

Actually “mardi59”—the person I was asking—said it was a sarcastic remark.


46 posted on 10/23/2011 4:40:25 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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I do not know if that is an accurate quote or not, but was that before or after the surrender monkey condemned Reagan for deficits?
47 posted on 10/23/2011 4:41:56 PM PDT by John D
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To: Kurt Evans

Again, Cut and Run never accomplished anything. Even if the quote is accurate, it does not show anything the surrender monkey ever accomplished.


48 posted on 10/23/2011 4:46:24 PM PDT by John D
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To: John D

I believe Reagan praised Paul’s accomplishments fighting for a stronger national defense in 1978, and Paul criticized Reagan for deficits in 1987.


49 posted on 10/23/2011 6:18:55 PM PDT by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: cripplecreek

Beutiful car...but I prefer mid sixties and earlier!


50 posted on 10/23/2011 6:23:38 PM PDT by ontap
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