Originally posted by Hopechest
There would be no reason to assassinate them since they would get absolutely nothing done for anyone to worry about. A Paul presidency would have been
the most unproductive in the history of our country.
Depends on what you call productive. Let's see....
All his plans would not pass Congress and he would veto anything they passed. It would be four years of nothing but a stalemate with each side blaming
the other. At least now we can manage to get just enough done to keep the country running but all that would stop if Paul was President.
This country needs legislation passed, even if its bad, to even function at a basic level. Paul does not understand that.
Ah. You think that political posturing, deal making and passing more laws is productive. See, there is where you are wrong. More laws and
regulations doesn't mean progress or productivity. It means less in most cases. It means more restrictions, more invasions of our privacy, more
spending, more debt, and more people unemployed and in jail.
There is absolutely nothing productive about any of the yahoos in congress or the whitehouse today. No matter what comes of this sequestration
nonsense, no matter what the next fabricated crisis is, in the end they will pass laws or regulations which will make things worse.
What would be great is that a RP in the WH could do a lot by way of getting troops out of Iraq and Afganistan, for real. Those of you that think we
have actually pulled completely out of Iraq are drinking waaaaaay too much kool-aid. He wouldn't then use the reduction in costs for war as excuses
to prop up other wasteful programs and pass it off as a "savings".
He could absolutely cut indiscriminately from the executive branch which is.....everything that isn't congress, the supreme court, or states. This
means he could hack and slash the obligation of funds utilized by the departments (defense, ed, energy, labor, etc...) and cut all their pork barrel
In the meantime he would veto every single nonsensical and unconstitutional thing that came across his desk. This would mean one of two things:
1) no more stupid laws, spending, debt, wars, etc...
2) congress would wise-up and maybe pass a law that was actually constitutional and in favor of personal liberty
Either way, we win.
Sounds like a great presidency to me.