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Ron Paul: End wars to fund health care

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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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Ron Paul: End wars to fund health care


rawstory.com

House Rep. Ron Paul may be America’s most famous libertarian these days, but he’s making a surprising concession to progressives when it comes to the debate about public health care.

Though the house representative from the 14th District of Texas still insists that government should get out of the health care trade altogether, he told CNN’s Kiran Chetry on Wednesday that “you don’t want to cut under these [economic] conditions medical care from poor people who have been dependent, or the elderly.

“Even though I have my ideal system I would like to see, with the government out
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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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What a concept. DR. Paul never ceases to amaze me with his clear thinking and rationality. The problem is; Dr. Paul
cares about the American citizens and doesn't bow down to the corporate Oligarchy that is the true controlling force in
Washington. I hope that the Libertarians can gain some political clout; perhaps thru the ballot box, we can effect the needed changes in the American political system Dr. Paul talks about.

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[edit on 23-7-2009 by whaaa]



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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The funny thing is that we all know the wars wont end with any authoritarian in control so the people will use the same old method of deflection here where they state the cost of war is relatively small and hence negligible to the expense of healthcare so we should look to cut elsewhere. Of course you and I and anyone with half a brain know this isnt true.

The not so funny part is that even with 100% of GDP going to nothing but healthcare the proposed system will still eventually bottleneck and fail. Just more "let our children's children worry about it" crap.

The authoritarians wont stop any war for any reason. And they wont pass up any opportunity to seize more control over people's daily lives for any reason.

Paul and anyone focused on liberty will keep losing. You cant ask an authoritarian for your freedom. The best you could hope to do is convince the population that freedom is a good thing but after a hundred or so years of authoritarian rule and social engineering in the form of welfare and other awards for servitude and the shackles of income and property taxation convincing the public of anything other than "gov is god gov is right" is nigh impossible.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 09:43 AM
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This is great. He has the right idea, but the health care bill being pushed at the moment is definitely not the way. Its the wrong time to be pushing government-owned health care.

Go Dr. Pizzaul!



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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Great Interview and he is so right

Here's the video



That woman though, lol
How the tides have turned!

She was so anti-ron paul during the election
every interview about Ron Paul she would say "you don't think he's going to win do you?"

Same thing with dr. Paul "You don't think you are going to win do you"

Everyyyyyyyyyy mention of Dr. Paul she would do this

Even on ABC News same thing


But the thing about what Obama is proposing is not even universal healthcare, its closer to painting the picture of universally affordable health insurance.


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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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www.youtube.com...



It might be wise to remember that Dr. Paul is a Medical Doctor and not just some corporate HMO or insurance whore trying to maximize profits.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 08:57 AM
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I may be that Pres. Obama's Health care plan may be DOA anyway.

www.cnn.com...

The US needs a change in the way health care is provided but perhaps this isn't the proper change.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa

It might be wise to remember that Dr. Paul is a Medical Doctor and not just some corporate HMO or insurance whore trying to maximize profits.


I hope that's true. Not all doctors, unfortunately, are dedicated to anything other than the dollar.

I usually don't agree with Ron Paul--I'm not a laissez-faire capitalist--but I agree with him about this one.

If it were not for the Iraq war we might have affordable health care right now.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by Sestias

Originally posted by whaaa

It might be wise to remember that Dr. Paul is a Medical Doctor and not just some corporate HMO or insurance whore trying to maximize profits.


I hope that's true. Not all doctors, unfortunately, are dedicated to anything other than the dollar.

I usually don't agree with Ron Paul--I'm not a laissez-faire capitalist--but I agree with him about this one.

If it were not for the Iraq war we might have affordable health care right now.


If I'm not mistaken Dr. Paul used to offer medical care to some people for free....so I don't think he's about the dollar...except for the dollar's strength of course



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:40 PM
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I used to get harassed for bending slightly to alternative ideas that strike a balance between libertarian, and social needs. I supported Ron Paul, gave him money and time. Although I have an ideal system in my own . there is a balance that can be achieved between far right, and far left. Fiscal responsibility is the key in balance. When we have a surplus as a nation the right thing to do is invest in benefits for all in the nation. What has happened to date is corporations pillaging the congress for research, and contract dollars, backed up with studies paid for by the corporations to justify the need for such spending.

Governments role is to protect the common interests of all Americans, including the general welfare. We have lost our sights on this as corporations have been given more clout in our own government than we the people. Dictating how a company may operate, when it's operation impacts the lives of the citizens, is the purpose of government. I am glad Ron Paul see's this now and is finding a common ground platform in which to work off of. The Republican party is making this whole thing into socialism, when in fact it is not. It is at the very most a restructuring of how corporations are allowed to operate, so that they do not squeeze the citizen for everything they are worth.



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