reply to post by Open2Truth
I'm not a Ron Paul supporter, far from it, but I'll post my view of the outcome to his presidency.
I agree with members here, that obviously if he assumes the presidency, in that highly hypothetical scenario, he won't achieve all the goals he sort
after in all his years as congressman. He won't keep all his promises, and I guess that's to be expected as any president. There has never been a
president to my knowledge that has fully kept up with their promises. As for how far Ron Paul will get? Not very far in my opinion.
He'll move to quickly withdraw troops from Iraq, Afghanistan and pull american involvenment out of Libya... although by that time most troops would
have been withdrawn under this current administration, so that will be a moot.
He'll probably move to end all the foreign bases from overseas, and to some extent he'll be successful. He'll get the irrelevant bases out of
Canada, Spain, Australia, Bulgaria... but the major bases in Germany, South korea and the Britain, they'll stay. He won't touch the bloated military
budget in my opinion, he is very strong behind defense, even if it's over sized and overpriced.
He'll make no hesitation to remove the patriot act, that will be something I'd give him credit for.
He won't touch medicare because he'll know the end result, and no, this isn't public backlash necessarily, more on the lines of how he'll look
once he fails to get any private insurers to come to the table to get it privatized. He'll leave it as is. Medicaid he'll verywell remove, but the
end result won't be positive as millions will be left out again.
Ron Paul will move to repeal Roe V wade, he won't get very far. He will get the million women march at his doorstep.
He'll propose the idea of eliminating minimum wage, and he'll try and do this by compromising in other ways, maybe he'll cut eliminate taxes for
those who earn less than a certain amount, or something of that nature... but he won't get far. By the end of his administration minimum wage will
probably still be in place.
All in all, I think most of his ideas will not come to fruitition, and towards the end of his administration, he'll leave the country in a similar
state it is now... more or less. His administration will mirror that of Reagans, no substance, just image. I think by that time Paulers would have
blamed corrupted washington for keeping the saviour down from achieving his presidency.