Originally posted by gorgi
Ron Paul has been constantly wrong on most stuff relating to the economy. His ideas of what he wants to do to the country will destroy it.
Ron Paul says he wants a smaller government. I suppose he doesnt realize what his actions will do to the country. He says he wants to get rid of many
government agencies including the DOE, DHS, IRS, FEMA, DHHS, and the federal reserve.. What is he thinking? These are horrible ideas....
I do not necessarily endorse any particular candidate, nor am I inclined to share my voting preferences to others. But in the sense of things, I need
to respond to some of your comments because I find them puzzling. This is no challenge to your position, but I do disagree with some of what you are
saying, or how you are saying it....
... The DOE oversees the US energy, inspections, research ect. ...
This is what we pay the DOE to do; however, aside from that, the DOE is also responsible for allowing a near total infiltration of it's policy-making
staff by the industries it needs to regulate and monitor. It's oversight of the industry seems mostly to serve and act as a damage control system
for Big Energy's public relations issues. It also appears to protect the commercial interests of those same industrialists who exploit our national
resources for their own profit - much of which - alarmingly goes to other countries.
Further the DOE has been incapable of 'improving' or engendering 'improvement' of the management of energy distribution and consumption in this
country (need I remind anyone of the ENRON scam?)
In effect, this agency has become cancerous and detrimental to the population at large and seems completely dedicated to resisting any change that
would threaten the positions and posterity of her politically appointed masters.
The DHS keeps us safe.
Exactly WHEN did that happen? The DHS is a 'blanket' organization, a layer of additional bureaucracy which was sold to America as a way to
"improve" our dysfunctional internal security. What they have achieved is more cost, less security, and they have provided a "defense contractor
haven" to incur more debt to the people while encroaching on their liberty.
FEMA responds to disasters.
Katrina, BP Oil Spill, Texas Wildfires.... FEMA does not respond... they offer contracts to companies that SAY they will take care of it.... and they
contract to have "prisons" built.... that's about all they have done in decades.
The federal reserve is a very important body of the government. Doesnt he realize that by abolishing this he will destroy the
The Federal Reserve is a private bank. I think we should abolish THEIR country and return it to "us." They have participated in, and protected
other banks from, the consequences of rampant profiteering by international bankers. They are staunchly unaccountable and manipulative of political
parties. Most here KNOW what they do, as opposed to what political celebrities and talking heads tell us they do.
The federal reserve is what keeps the US government going.
The reserve is a loan shark with an iron clad ponzi scheme. They have a legislated monopoly on monetary policy and interest rates, they endorse the
most illogical 'faith-based' fractional reserve lending model precisely because it enables them to totally control the fiscal condition of a
country. There are no heroes in the Fed. The only thing "they keep going" is debt growth.
We need a strong independent federal reserve.
No. We need a bank. We need legislation that disallows political influence in monetary policy. We need consequences and auditing capabilities. 100
years of this sham is enough. The top 3% of the top 3% couldn't spend all their money in 1,000 lifetimes... enough with the perpetual greed
Studies have shown that the more independent that are the lower the inflation rate is. He keeps calling the Fed wrong or that Bernanke doesnt
know what hes doing but thats just plain wrong.
THEIR studies have also shown that "trickle-down economics" work. I am among those to whom NOTHING mentionable has trickled down. Market
manipulation and Keynesian models based upon supply side theology are the failure here. They have proven over and over (and over) that they cannot be
trusted to be "Americans" first. Instead they are "Corporatist bankers" first... hence their wealth and power.
He also wants to bring back the gold standard but thats another failure too.
I wouldn't know about the gold standard failure.... rampant poverty only struck AFTER they had control and the gold standard was eliminated.
He voted against the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Does he want another Enron scandal ?
Did you happen to review WHY he voted against it?
He wants to get rid of the income tax and fun[d] the government through tariffs. Thats insane. Tariffs reduce trade and there will not be
enough money to fun the government. His idea of a small government does not work in the twenty-first century, maybe in in the 1800's.
He wants to have a national sales tax. There wont be enough money raised to support the government.
You are correct... there won't be enough money to support a government whose function is to perpetuate the gravy train for wealthy industrialists and
transnational corporate profiteering. That's the whole point. The idea is to make government move away from - instead of careening towards - a super
elite rich (economic royalty) class ruling over anyone not in 'the big club.'
I too was against the bailout.
I still am.
No one is bailing me out.
Even if they were, I would be called a leech or a drain on society for my sense of 'entitlement to a safety net'.... But the financial cartel seems
most definitely ENTITLED to a safety net... too big to fail eh?
In the end, you may have complete faith in the Federal Reserve, the banking construct, and the political system which serves it. I am not so
As I stated earlier, do not construe this as a "vote" for Mr. Paul. Only I know who I will vote for, and it will remain so until I vote, and
perhaps beyond. I serve no Political Party. I never will.