posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 09:16 PM
reply to post by buni11687
Big fan of Ron Paul myself, but Americans must not delude themselves into thinking there is a way to avoid raising taxes at this juncture.
I agree with where Paul wants to go, but breaking social contracts like social security and medicare without touching the other side is asking for
trouble, not raising the debt ceiling at this point is more than just potentially disastrous.
Frankly I don't see any way for the U.S. out of the mess it got itself into, but you can at least walk it down sensibly.
The net effect of Paul's plan would be to entrench the military industrial complex, destroy the social fabric, enrich the wealthiest and corporations
(because no one is proposing raising taxes for the poor, but the benefits for them is what is being cut) and deepen the problem.
Again: I think Ron Paul is great, but blind adherence to ideas past their sell by date is what got America into this mess in the first place. Real men