Assuming you've been dying to know what rogue Republican Ron Paul is thinking in the aftermath of Obama's re-election, here it is.
The Washington Timespasses along Paul's post-election words to Bloomberg Television, and unfortunately for Paul fans, they're a whole lot less glowing than the gold bars he'd like to see backing every US dollar.
"'Oh, we have to be taken care of!'" said the congressman, mimicking the American voter he sees as having rejected Romney for his opposition to the auto bailouts. As for the upcoming "fiscal cliff" that will test any vestige of bipartisan agreement, Paul was no less gloomy. "We're so far gone, we're over the cliff," he said.
Via The Washington Times.
@bsking Good!(I am looking forward to knowing just who these vindictive assholes are so that I can personally avoid buying anything from them) I hope they don't act like that coward in vegas...Who laid off 21 of his workers just to get some personal "revenge" because his loser candidate lost---But that was bad enough---then this coward would not tell the audience the name of his loser company.....Because as far as I'm concerned, I would not give that vindictive jerk one thin dime...I hope they all get boycotted.
@Sonny i don't think it is about revenge as it is trying to save money. the way i see it all who want should alone pay for it. my state of ca quite a few are leaving for this very reason. those who do not put into the pot darn sure want from those who do.
reading you above post i have to ask do you support illegal aliens?
@tomincali Of course its about "revenge". Hell the bulk of the healthcare law has not even gone into effect yet.. And this jerk and others like him are laying off people---? Look we, as a people should NEVER allow our selves to be held hostage and intimidated into voting for any one candidate or another...And frankly people like you should be speaking out against this kind of work-place intimidation and retribution...I have never seen anything like the nastiness that so-called freedom-loving republicans have shown (not only against the pres) but taking their anger out on just regular American Citizens who only want to work and put food on their families tables...This is SHAMEFUL!... And the fact that you and others are not speaking out against it is just another shameful insult to everything you & this country claim to stand for...
Now I have no idea of what "illegal aliens" have to do with this...And I'd rather not change the subject from this shameful moment in our nations history....Employers firing their workers because they don't like who just got re-elected president...Unbelievable!
The RNC shoud have chosen Ron Paul as their candidate and our future would be looking alot brighter... and BTW, I do not appreciate the snide tone of this article. It is time for journalists to keep their own politics out of their stories. We get that kind of cowdung all year long when there is an election looming... we don't need for the press to continue the biased sound-bite rhetoric.
I like Ron Paul on many things but he is wrong on this. It's not the American people saying they have to be taken care of. It's Corporate America that takes all the money out of Washington D.C.. They do whatever they want and if it collapses they don't care. The Govt will take care of them. That's why they spend 6 billion in a national election on President and Congress. The ultra rich don't want to pay one dime more in taxes but they can spend 6 billion to influence an election. On both sides. Today we don't vote for a person. We vote for which ultra rich we wnat to support. The GOP supports the oil companies and the war machine. The Dems support everyone else.
WHAT? What America are you living in? Ron Paul has nailed it. The majority of this nation "demands to be taken care of". While yes people do not want to pay taxes but let me tell you something. You want to know how many income tax forms I fill out every year? FOUR. That's right. FOUR. I pay a total combined rate of 42% split up among the federal govt, the state, and two cities, one of which I don't even live in. According to Team Obama, I am the enemy. I have not had a tax "refund" from any taxing authority in EIGHT YEARS. The underclass pays zero in taxes yet gets refunds of an average $8000 every year via various gimmedat programs.
I agree with you that too many Americans look to DC for their survival. But this isn't unique to one political party... As jesse stated, rich people think congress should pass laws that give them financial benefits when capitalism should, by defnition, take care of itself. If a company fails, then it should shut down. Bad business practice is the best reason for a company to shut its doors and make room for businesspeople who don't screw up. Everyone wants a bailout/handout... not just liberals and not just the poor. And by the way, no one gets away with paying NO taxes... as you stated, even if the federal income tax isn't paid by all, there are many other taxes everyone pays. Even min wage workers pay out 30%+ in combined taxes.
@RobertJHarsh First of all you don't know me. You don't know my tax burden. I pay more in property taxes than 70% of America pays in total taxes. And I am sick to death of people like you whining about poor people when Romney paid 13% at the most. The war going on in this country is the ultra rich warring on everyone else. A full 2/3rd of those on Welfare would be happy to have a job but we have so diluted education that they are not qualified to do anything in the tech generation. Our government is owned by the Ultra rich. The poor damn sure don't own it. Rupert Murdoch not only paid ZERO taxes in the USA he got back more than 800,000.00. You sir are the problem. As long as you GOP sit there and blame the Dems for EVERYTHING nothing will change. I don't vote for either main party because both are corrupt to the core. You on the other hand continue to vote for the party that wants to destroy the middle class. YOU are the problem.
@DogLady_1 That is correct. Business can take less profit if they get in hard times just like we have to adjust our personal budgets. But they don't. They run off to D.C. and get more laws to protect them. They outsource jobs. The rich got the largest tax cut in history under Reagan, again under Bush II and extended by Obama. And we've lost 12 million jobs. This nonsense that letting the rich off the hook for taxes will create jobs has been proven not to work. The problem in this country is people who goose step to party lines. It will not change until a significent amount of people start voting Libertarian or Green or some third party and both the Dems and GOP feel threatened in their Ivory Towers.
@jessejaymes Where do I start here? Nearly every sentence you wrote is wrong. Why would I want to destroy the middle class when its the middle class that supports the underclass? I am in the middle class. I also do not believe your 70% statement.
Show me where he said he wouldn't have voted for equal rights because I have a feeling you're taking it out of context. Ron Paul is spot on for what this country needs. That's getting government back down to a reasonable level and the hell out of peoples lives. You want the government to wipe your ass for you there are many socialist nations to choose from. America was founded upon principles of freedom and limited government, that's what we.need to get back to.
Just like I thought, taken out of context to paint him as a racist. Just sticking to his guns that the government needs to stay the hell out of social issues and peoples personal lives. If anyone thinks you can legislate hate and racism away they're retarded.
@CanisCanemEdit The real thinking man? I think not. The real thinking man does not believe in 'market correction' as Ron Paul does because it simply does not exist. When all that matters is money and profit, those with the most money and profit make the rules, something libertarians can't seem to admit. There needs to be checks and balances, it is the corporations job to make as much profit as possible, it isgovts responsibility is to protect its citizens through laws and make sure corporations aren't taking advantage of citizens to make that profit, it is the people's job to make sure govt doesn't go overboard through the voting process. Take any of those away, like taking away one of the branches of the federal govt, and the whole system becomes corrupt.
@AceLuby Business cannot have profit without customers. Businesses HAVE to compete or the next company with a better product, process, or pitch will eat them alive. These same consumers are the voters for the government and hold them equally accountable. Our whole economy and way of life is based off of market correction.
@Hireman Ideally that would be true, however, we don't live in an ideal world. Large businesses have the ability to take losses for extended periods of time to drive out competition. Large businesses can sue small businesses w/ trivial lawsuits to manipulate competition. Businesses can pollute our air and water, but due to an inelastic demand of their product (like electricity) there is no market correction. We are also in a global world where there are only a handful of major corporations that own most of the large businesses across the globe, and therefore have little or no competition to begin with. Then there's the ability for large businesses to control the wages of their employees, so when people are forced to vote with their dollar those businesses know that they will have little to vote with. Also, for the last 75 years we've used the Keynesian theory of economics, which is not based off of market correction, but off of balance of govt intervention and market forces and it has led to the largest growth in human history. If you don't think there needs to be a balance I highly urge you to take a local economics course.
Ron Paul, if you feel you can't do the job.. please step aside for the good of this COUNTRY. It is time to put every effort in the job or get out, America is only as good as those putting 100% in it. NO EXCUSES, GET TO WORK OR WALK AWAY and LET AMERICA PUT IN PLACE THOSE THAT WILL DO THE JOB FOR AMERICA.
"A study released Monday by the Cato Institute suggests that the roots of the tea party movement are more libertarian than people think.
Pundits on the left have often pigeon-holed the tea party as a new incarnation of the “religious right” movement.
“The tea party is upending the conventional wisdom that Republican candidates must placate socially conservative voters to win primaries. Increasingly, Republican candidates must win over tea party voters on libertarian economic issues,” the study says in its executive summary."
This part from the CATO study caught my attention...
"Libertarians led the way for the tea party. Starting in early 2008 through early 2009, we find that libertarians were more than twice as "angry" with the Republican Party, more pessimistic about the economy and deficit since 2001, and more frustrated that people like them cannot affect government than were conservatives. Libertarians, including young people who supported Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign, provided much of the early energy for the tea party and spread the word through social media." http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analy...
All I ask is that my libertarian friends and anyone else who can open their minds enough to the idea that the Tea Party isn't what they think it is... Isn't what the media portrays it as... All I ask is that you read the executive summary.
@Bobolinsky I voted Libertarian because I don't like Obama but there is no way on God's green earth that I was going to vote for that sock Puppet Romney. Everyone behind Romney was GW Bush people. No thanks.
"But in terms of values, tea party attendees“split right down the middle”: 51 percent of tea party attendees said government shouldfavor no particular values, versus 46 percentwho said government should promote tra-ditional values."
Dr. Paul hit it out of the park with this one. The ever increasing entitlement mentality is one of the reasons it will be hard for ANYONE to every beat the demmies. When you create a large and ever increasing segment of society that relies on government, you're guaranteed their vote. It's a smart strategy, tragic and sad, but smart.
Yes, I share any sane person's view that the America we once knew is over. Can you imagine the most irresponsible of our citizens will now be picking our politicians? They are self serving dependents on the back of tax payers and will elect only those who will keep the free stuff coming. If you live on this planet and have watched the riots in Europe whenever Governments try to cut spending so as not to go bankrupt, you are watching our future. Those who vote for free stuff will be rioting in the streets when all the free money is gone and our nation is on the brink of collapse. Democrats, you are beyond stupid.
Why does anyone care what Ron Paul has to say? They laughed him off the stage at all of the GOP Presidential debates so the GOP has no respect for him. The democrats just try to avoid him as if he is a crazy person. Maybe he is thinking about reviving his racist newsletter.
The simple truth is that more than one half the people do need to be taken care of to some extent. They are followers, not leaders. The mean IQ is 100. That means that one half the population is no smarter than average and many much less so.
More people believe in ghosts than believe in biological evolution or global warming. That's the essence of the problem right there.
I only hope some of you can experience the "need" for Gov. services.....& find it not there because of hate, ignorance & prejudice. The GOP wants to intrude on MORE of our lives....but some don't see it. Too bad......
well this is not hard math. Ron Paul hates American voters. American voters are the american people. E.g. Ron Paul hates the American people. The American people are America. E.G. Ron Paul hates America.