reply to post by Raoul Duke
Ron Paul voted for:
1)Putting Attorney General Gonzales in charge of domestic electronic spying.
# Opposes Patriot Act & Iraq War. (Jan 2007)
# Violating habeas corpus will be used against us.
# Be cautious about warrantless searches & habeas corpus. (May 2007)
# Criticizes use of war on terror to curtail civil liberties. (Jan 2007)
2)Eliminating the Estate Tax, a tax that applies to the 0.27% wealthiest of U.S. citizens.
3)Making Bush's tax cuts for the rich permanent.
# Immediately work to phase out the IRS. (May 2007)
# Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
# Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
# I have never voted for a tax increase; and never will. (Nov 2007)
# Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
# Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
4)Banning gay adoptions in D.C.
Not a federal issue. He votes no on issues like these because he's a congressmen from Texas, and it has nothing to do with him or the federal
government. Most of the issues he votes no or yes on that seem questionable come down to whether or not the federal government should be involved.
5)Eliminating affirmative action in college admissions.
# Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Which is highly more important than race generated acceptance. Affirmative action is a joke and set up to segregate rather than unite. It's also
hardly a federal level. State courts should decide the fate of this issue in the school they preside over. Not the federal government.
6)The bankruptcy bill pushed by the credit card companies.
# Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
As he holds corporations to the same standards as the people. It's called "balance."
7)Drilling in ANWR.
I don't entirely agree with this, as I don't agree on anything that takes the piss out of innocent life, or pristine landscapes.
He voted against:
1)Raising the minimum wage to a level comparable to that of the 1980s.
Catch up to the inflation that our fiat money system has provided for us? If you'd do reading into any of these subjects, you'd see that raising the
minimum wage to any degree is detrimental for small business, while big business is unaffected.
That's just some of your points. There is no BLACK AND WHITE in life, let alone politics. I'm do not agree with him on several topics, as I do not
with Kucinich, but you don't see me running around throwing wrenches in the gears of progression.
Waste your vote on Kucinich. At least the man I'm voting for has a chance in hell, and may even make your guy vice president. As far as going out of
your way to prove a point that could potentially harm both of our causes, I think is a poor decision. Especially when you have no idea, not even a
concept as to why he has voted the way he has. You automatically see it and say "bad." And that's exactly the kind of thinking that has landed us
where we are right now.
Thanks for contributing to that perpetual cycle of ignorance.
[edit on 5-12-2007 by DeadFlagBlues]