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  • Government Statistics and Lies [Ron Paul says Feds stealing from seniors, young Americans]

    11/02/2009 11:39:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,041+ views
    There has been a lot of talk in Washington recently about senior citizens, mostly about how various healthcare reform models would help or hurt them. But there is another critical issue that has quietly devastated seniors financially over the last few decades. It concerns how the cost of living is calculated. How does the administration justify not giving a cost of living increase to Social Security recipients this year? According to the official Consumer Price Index calculation, life has gotten cheaper for the first time in decades. If the government can show statistically that the cost of living has gone...
  • Ron Paul vs. Michael Moore on Larry King CNN 10/29/2009

    10/29/2009 9:31:01 PM PDT · by 4rcane · 40 replies · 2,055+ views
    Why can't other Republicans argue like this without being ashamed.. Here is someone who understand capitalism and will defend it as a system thats good for society and the well being of other human beings
  • How Republicans Can Build a Big-Tent Party [Jim DeMint]

    10/27/2009 10:26:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 909+ views
    It's the Democrats who won't tolerate a diversity of views. BY JIM DEMINT Sen. Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party this week is no reason for Republicans to cheer. But his reason for leaving -- he faced an unwinnable primary election next year -- is no cause for soul searching. There is a question Republicans do need to ask: What is it that binds our party together? In the wake of two successive electoral defeats and the likelihood of a 60-vote Democrat majority in the Senate, what does it even mean to be a Republican today? Moderate Republicans are...
  • Anything Less Than Full Disclosure is Unacceptable [Ron Paul]

    10/26/2009 8:09:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 642+ views
    Last week a new bill was introduced in the Senate to audit the Federal Reserve. Some backers of my bill HR1207 and the existing Senate companion bill S.604 were a little miffed at this, but depending on how you think about it, this new legislation poses no great threat to our efforts. With the economy in shambles, people are looking for answers - not just because of lost savings on Wall Street, but because of lost houses on Main Street. Because of the many problems we face, the Federal Reserve and its powers over the economy have come under scrutiny....
  • Is Ron Paul Good For The GOP?

    10/22/2009 9:30:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 92 replies · 3,679+ views
    The Economist has a thoughtful interview with Reihan. His thoughts on Paul: My suspicion is that non-interventionism is going to enjoy a rebirth among conservatives. As memories of 9/11 fade and casualties continue to mount, a desire for an independent foreign policy with an inward focus—I won't call it isolationism—will reassert itself. Though I'm a firm believer in a more forward-leaning foreign policy (my instincts are more McCain than Paul), this is a good and healthy debate to have. So in that sense, Mr Paul is good for the party. I worry, however, that the Paul movement represents a turn...
  • Health Care Hypocrisy [GOP created SCHIP, Medicare Part D]

    10/22/2009 4:01:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 1,303+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-10-22 | Laurence M. Vance
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says health care is a right; President Obama says health care is a right; the 2008 Democratic National Platform says health care is a right. Republicans say that health care is not a right. Right? Former Republican Senate majority leaders Bill "bought and paid for by the AMA" Frist and Bob "bought and paid for by Big Pharma" Dole support health care reform, but the Republicans in Congress, who have to answer to the voters, are balking. As much as I deplore with every fiber of my being every facet of the federal government’s intrusion into...
  • The Very Busy Politicians in Washington DC [Ron Paul]

    10/19/2009 2:54:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 895+ views
    With a faltering economy, multiple wars, and the approaching demise of the dollar’s reserve status, there are more than enough problems to keep politicians in Washington working day and night. In between handing out cash for clunkers and nationalizing healthcare, the administration is busy sending more troops overseas, escalating existing wars, and seeking out excuses to start new wars. Congress is working on “urgent” legislation to address crises like healthcare reform and climate change. The reforms are so very urgent that legislation must pass swiftly with no time to read the bills even though the new laws wouldn’t take effect...
  • KY 2010: [Rand] Paul rakes in $1 million for US Senate [surges ahead of all other candidates]

    10/15/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,562+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-15
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican Rand Paul has raised more than $1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign, largely from Internet fundraisers that have proven especially lucrative for him. The son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul eclipsed all other major candidates in the third quarter.
  • Ron Paul will respond to Lindsey Graham on CNN 18:00 ET and MSNBC 18:30 ET tonight

    10/14/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 2,249+ views
    Via Facebook ^ | 2009-10-14
    I am going to be on TV twice tonight to respond to Lindsey Graham's attack Monday that I am trying to "hijack" the Republican Party, and that our movement is a bunch of "angry white men." Please tune in to CNN at 6:00 pm ET and MSNBC at 6:30 pm ET and help me defend our Constitutional principles from the Neo-Conservatives!
  • Who Are the Real RINOs?

    10/14/2009 9:48:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,143+ views
    It sometimes seems like many members of the Republican party have forgotten the history of the party and lost track of the principles on which the party was founded. The party was founded in opposition to involuntary servitude and in support of the rights of workers to keep the fruits of their labors. It was founded as a party based on liberty of the individual and liberty from oppressive government and no other beliefs of personal agendas should be more valued by Republicans than liberty. The popular right-wing website RedState, which has a long history of condemning political figures for...
  • Bombs and Bribes [Ron Paul]

    10/14/2009 8:56:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 2,764+ views
    What if tomorrow morning you woke up to headlines that yet another Chinese drone bombing on US soil killed several dozen ranchers in a rural community while they were sleeping? That a drone aircraft had come across the Canadian border in the middle of the night and carried out the latest of many attacks? What if it was claimed that many of the victims harbored anti-Chinese sentiments, but most of the dead were innocent women and children? And what if the Chinese administration, in an effort to improve its public image in the US, had approved an aid package to...
  • Saving Face in Afghanistan [Ron Paul]

    10/14/2009 8:54:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 928+ views
    This past week there has been a lot of discussion and debate on the continuing war in Afghanistan. Lasting twice as long as World War II and with no end in sight, the war in Afghanistan has been one of the longest conflicts in which our country has ever been involved. The situation has only gotten worse with recent escalations. The current debate is focused entirely on the question of troop levels. How many more troops should be sent over in order to pursue the war? The administration has already approved an additional 21,000 American service men and women to...
  • VA 2009: [Ron] Paul Endorses Cuccinelli [for Atty. Gen.]

    09/23/2009 2:16:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 871+ views
    I’ve mentioned in the past the importance of electing officials who share our principles of liberty, limited government, and personal responsibility. That’s why I’ve ardently supported Senator Ken Cuccinelli as our next Attorney General. Both Virginia and our nation as a whole could benefit from more leaders like him. I’m pleased to announce that my former employer, Congressman Ron Paul, has taken note of this race as well. From an email earlier today: Dear Friend in Liberty, The 2009 elections in Virginia promise to be very important for the direction of our Country. America has taken a dangerous turn away...
  • Government Solutions Lack Understanding [Ron Paul]

    09/08/2009 3:39:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,239+ views
    Things seem to be unraveling quickly for the new administration. The latest unemployment numbers are worse than the last reports. For all the billions of dollars spent and committed to fixing our economic problems, the situation is only getting worse. This was to be expected by those who understand the root causes of the problems. Throwing money around and creating more government programs is both simplistic and damaging to the economy. Of course, the administration claims that we would have been much worse off without these efforts. You can’t improve this situation by adding to our mountain of public debt...
  • Industrial Policy or Economic Democracy?

    08/31/2009 5:49:42 PM PDT · by Delacon · 1 replies · 665+ views
    The Independent Institute ^ | Aug 31, 2009 | Randall Holcombe
    Japan’s historic election Sunday gave the Democratic Party an overwhelming victory over the Liberal Democrats that have dominated Japan’s government for 55 years.  The Liberal Democrats oversaw Japan’s industrial policy that supported Japan’s dominant firms during Japan’s rise as a major economic power during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.  Indeed, many American economists argued the U.S. should do more to emulate Japanese industrial policy and have the government actively involved in supporting dominant corporations to enhance their international competitiveness.American support for industrial policy, where the government actively picks the winners in economic competition, died off in the 1990s when the...
  • Peter Schiff: Get Rid of the Politicians [says U.S. needs to purge career politicians]

    08/20/2009 8:27:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,745+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2009-08-20 | Julie Crawshaw
    Potential U.S. Senate candidate Peter Schiff has a very simple plan for Washington D.C. Get rid of the politicians. “We need citizens, people who are in the private sector, to come to Washington, to really get a job done, and then to leave,” Schiff told Newsmax TV’s Dan Mangru. Individuals who become career politicians, such as his potential opponent Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn), are what’s wrong with Congress in Schiff’s opinion because eventually they get assimilated into Washington D.C. culture. Schiff points out that Dodd has never actually worked in the private sector, never ran a business, and has never...
  • CT 2010: Schiff Will Use Donors to Gauge Support for Senate Run

    07/15/2009 2:04:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 1 replies · 569+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-07-15 | Emily Cadei
    Connecticut Republican Peter Schiff is using donation levels over the next few weeks to gauge support for a potential Senate run in 2010. But he might want to make a note of the experience of political mentor, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whose 2008 presidential campaign experience demonstrated that a huge number of donations do not necessarily denote electoral viability. Schiff alerted supporters Tuesday that his campaign Web site is now accepting donations. "My decision to run is largely dependent on the level of early support and contributions I receive from people like you," he wrote in the e-mail. Recent polling,...
  • Leaders for Liberty: Sharron Angle, Terri McCormick, and Sarah Steelman

    07/01/2009 7:45:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 1,301+ views
    As the focus turns from rebuilding the Republican Party in 2009 to winning elections in 2010, look to three savvy women to lead the way for liberty next year. Sharron Angle is a former member of the Nevada Assembly who was narrowly defeated in a Congressional primary two years ago. At her website, she sharply criticizes the national debt, the continued growth of government, and mounting Congressional spending. In 2010, Angle is likely to run against the vulnerable U.S. Senate Speaker Harry Reid (D-NV). Terri McCormick is a former State Representative from Wisconsin. Elected in 2000, she self-imposed a term...
  • Speech on Federal Loan Guarantee for California [McClintock says Calif. loan guarantee a bad idea]

    06/15/2009 8:26:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 1,297+ views
    Tough Love for California.House Chamber, Washington, D.C.June 11, 2009 M. Speaker: Gov. Schwarzenegger of my home state of California has called for the federal government to underwrite as much as $15 billion of Revenue Anticipation Notes that the state has to issue to avoid insolvency. I think that would be a colossal mistake, and that such an act would not only dig the nation deeper into the hole it is in, but would actually make California’s fiscal condition worse. Today, California faces a paradox: despite record levels of spending and borrowing, it can no longer produce a decent road system,...
  • Statement on Global Warming Petition Signed by 31,478 Scientists [Ron Paul says no to Kyoto]

    06/14/2009 9:47:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,980+ views
    Statement of Congressman Ron Paul United States House of Representatives Statement on Global Warming Petition Signed by 31,478 Scientists June 4, 2009 Mr. PAUL. Madam Speaker, before voting on the "cap-and-trade" legislation, my colleagues should consider the views expressed in the following petition that has been signed by 31,478 American scientists: "We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare...