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The only other Republican left in the race is Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a libertarian who is far behind Romney in polls and has not won a single nominating contest.
Originally posted by AliceBlackman
reply to post by Nick_X
Horrified that he didn't vote for on the CISPA house bill that just past... more violations of internet privacy...anyone know the reason ?
Paul’s communications director Rachel Mills responded to our request for comment: “His schedule was cleared and his flight arrangements made to be here to vote this morning on the bill, when it had been scheduled. Then, with 23 minutes notice they changed the schedule and voted last night. He had a full campaign schedule in Texas last night. He obviously regrets missing this vote.”
Originally posted by lunatux
Paul supporters have argued that he could close the overseas bases and bring the troops home from everywhere with an executive order. That sounds good in theory but even if he didn't die of a "heart attack" (and he is 76) the night before that order was signed, it would leave him terribly vulnerable and subject to immediate impeachment and removal were another 9/11 like event to occur after the military stood down. And who here would want to bet AGAINST such an attack happening?
Paul would seek to eliminate the Depts of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Energy and Labor. Most if not all programs offering support to citizens either directly or indirectly (through states) would disappear. The so called dependency society would disappear over night and while that would work out for people who have their millions to depend on, it wouldn't be so great for the rest of us.
Most environmental and almost all consumer protections would be eliminated under a Paul administration. There would be no stop to mountain top removal coal mining; unsafe deep water oil drilling and attendant Deepwater Horizon like disasters. Resource extraction companies would frack where and when they liked. Labels on food telling you what was in it would disappear. Government spending to support basic scientific research would be a memory. The right of workers to organize and bargain collectively would be revoked. We would not in fact recognize the America a Paul administration bequeathed us. We Americans like to talk large about being independent but the fact is most of us are interdependent. One of the things we have grown used to depending on is that the Federal govt will use its power to provide at least the semblance of an even playing field.in rights competitions and provision of necessary services. All that would go away.
He flip flops on every issue and has no experience in politics at all.