Elect Ron Paul to fix nation's economy

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As a 30-something, single professional, the most important issue for me in the 2012 presidential election is the economy.

I have watched all the debates, and I have researched the records of all the GOP presidential candidates. I’ve also watched video from the 2007 debates to see what candidates Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were saying back then about the economy and health care. With that said, I fully support U.S. Rep. Ron Paul for president in 2012.

Rep. Paul was the only candidate in 2007 to predict the financial crisis. Today he is warning us about inflation and a potential currency crisis. I think we should listen to him. It is easy for candidates such as Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry to blame Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for bad policy, but it is another thing altogether to understand and explain why Bernanke’s policy actions are bad for Americans and good for the megabanks.

I want a president who understands our economic problems and offers long-term solutions instead of temporary fixes and sound bytes. It is immoral and unfair to continue to kick the can down the road and place our financial problems on future generations.

Ron Paul agrees with this, and he has my vote.


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wtinney
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wtinney 09/21/11 - 12:04 am
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I completely agree with this

I completely agree with this author concerning some of the points expressed about Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Rep. Ron Paul has always railed against the bad economic practices and policies of our government - no matter if a democrat or republican was in office.

With that said, it must be understood by this author as well as everybody else that the President is Commander and Chief of our armed forces as well as a world leader "representing" the United States of America. The President is not solely the Commander and Chief of the Economy. Having one strong area does not negate the weak areas of Ron Paul, which are numerous.

Ron Paul is a libertarian. Libertarians are supporters of marijuana use (decriminalized), the normalization of homosexual relations - same-sex marriage, decrimalization of polygamy. If a you think that is just morals and values stuff that Americans chiefly do not agree, certainly you do not understand the mechanics of the societal fabric of this country.

All economic deals, especially loans of any kind, are based on honor. Honor is a moral aspect. It drove our economy to be one of the largest in the world with business decisions based on a handshake - not a legal contract with a lawyer standing over your shoulder. To not understand how morals and values play a significant part of life (including the economy) is to not understand life or the economy.

Ron Paul does understand economics and the disasterous circumstances that the United States currently faces. Still, the economy and its participants don't live on an island and nothing is detached to where one can be fixed without the other being fixed as well. As long as the United States continues within this cultural malaise - a cultural malaise that makes every aspect of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America a misrepresentation of America, there will be no fixing this economy.

We need a president that is strong in all categories. A good stewart of our economy as well as a promoter of positive messages, solid faith, strengthening our moral fabric. I do not know if truly a candidate out there that is balanced. All I know is that Ron Paul is not that kind of candidate. Still, any one of Perry, Bachmann, Romney and, yes, Ron Paul would be an improvement over who currently sits in the White House (or Camp David, etc.).

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desertcat6 09/21/11 - 02:15 am
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Like many candidates, Ron

Like many candidates, Ron Paul lacks executive management and senior leadership experience.

wtinney
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wtinney 09/21/11 - 02:42 am
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I usually agree with

I usually agree with desertcat6 but this time I will have to interject a little bit of criticism. Seeing what "executive" experience has given us in the past, I certainly am not willing to hinge the election of a good American to be president on the basis of a lack of it. Executive experience usually leads to something being done, that did not need to be done, which usually has a significant pricetag, never works and a number of negative effects for us all. I am "almost" willing to say NO THANKS to executive experience given my past experience with it.

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Haki 09/21/11 - 02:44 am
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Wtinney, didn't you say

Wtinney, didn't you say social security is a ponzi scheme? You all should look to 2016, because the President will be reelected.

wtinney
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wtinney 09/21/11 - 02:48 am
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It is possible that the

It is possible that the President will be re-elected. True. Which of course would be to great detriment of this country. Then again, it was to great detriment of this country he was elected in the first place. Thus is America - for good or bad. Yes, I did say Social Security is a Ponzi scheme and I still say it as it still is.

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southernguy08 09/21/11 - 05:37 am
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I agree with Desert. We
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I agree with Desert. We elected a man president with no experience in management in 2008 and look where that's gotten us. Rick Perry HAS experience, but the libs sure won't like that. And Wtinney, Obammy re-elected? Seen the polls lately? Not likely. You're sure right about SS being a Ponzi scheme.

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shrimp for breakfast 09/21/11 - 05:52 am
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I like Ron Paul myself. I

I like Ron Paul myself. I don't think he has the slightest chance to get the nomination but he is smart and does have some good ideas. You never know though. Stranger things have happened.

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seenitB4 09/21/11 - 07:36 am
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Nooo... He wasn't the first

Nooo... He wasn't the first to predict the economy dipping......remember Ross Perot...he said we would hear a HUGE SUCKING sound of jobs going bye-bye....He had it right.....& Perot lacks the qualities of a good President too.....R Paul has great ideas in some things but President....nah I don't think so.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/21/11 - 07:40 am
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Hey shrimp.....I'm glad you

Hey shrimp.....I'm glad you got yourself out of that trouble you talked yourself into.....we-uns rednecks & goodoleboys don't like sassy jabs at southermers---since you are one too......we realize you just had a bad day.. yeehaw

MikeBonto
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MikeBonto 09/21/11 - 07:50 am
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wtinney, Paul explains his

wtinney,

Paul explains his foreign policy in detail in this statement:

http://youtu.be/PoYGAxF-zWE

US foreign policy has been hijacked by special interests for at least the last 20 years and has been used to advance their own agenda instead of US national security.

Paul has received 71% of all donations given by military personnel to candidates in the 2012 presidential race:

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/310783

Going by this, he is heavily favored by those in the military.

In this interview he explains his views on military intervention in more detail:

http://youtu.be/mUXakd0ed4U#t=9m14s

This video is highly promotional but gives you an idea of how much consistency and foresight he's had:

http://youtu.be/sLtdFtSAmLw

If he's good enough for the troops, then maybe his foreign policy isn't so bad.

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Techfan 09/21/11 - 07:46 am
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. "We quadrupled the TSA, you

. "We quadrupled the TSA, you know, and hired more people who look more suspicious to me than most Americans who are getting checked," he says. "Most of them are, well, you know, they just don't look very American to me. If I'd have been looking, they look suspicious ... I mean, a lot of them can't even speak English, hardly. Not that I'm accusing them of anything, but it's sort of ironic."
"I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."
"If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."
Ron Paul quotes.

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Riverman1 09/21/11 - 07:47 am
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SeenIt, great post about

SeenIt, great post about Shrimp. He was nice about all that, wasn't he. I should have said something, too. Way to go, smart lady.

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harley_52 09/21/11 - 07:49 am
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Ron Paul says a lot of good

Ron Paul says a lot of good things, but he has a fatal flaw.

Foreign policy.

He's an isolationist.

MikeBonto
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MikeBonto 09/21/11 - 07:51 am
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"Foreign policy. He's an

"Foreign policy.

He's an isolationist."

He's not isolationist, he's non-interventionist, meaning he wants trade and peace with all nations that will give it.

Watch this video to understand his view:

http://youtu.be/PoYGAxF-zWE

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burninater 09/21/11 - 08:07 am
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wtinny, it is NOT the

wtinny, it is NOT the President's job to be a faith ambassador and a morality salesperson. In fact, it's not the GOVERNMENT'S job to be those things.

America had a perfect ambassador of faith and morality in President Carter. Nice guy, not so strong of a President.

Vote for real world competence, and leave the moral teaching at home where it belongs.

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Techfan 09/21/11 - 08:12 am
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Mike: I checked out the 71%

Mike: I checked out the 71% claim. It appears to have 2 "sources". One is from the Huntington News (West Virginia). Their source is from a "provided press release edited by The Huntington News" although they don't say who provided it. The other source is "Russia Today" (a state funded "news" source from Russia that wants to give an "unbiased portrait of Russia". That's 2 great sources (sarcasm).

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burninater 09/21/11 - 08:23 am
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Oof Tech, your 8:46 quotes

Oof Tech, your 8:46 quotes ...

I really wish some of these intelligent people like Paul would leave their safe little bubbles from time to time and try to get to know other communities that are equally hard working and equally prosperous, even though they don't look like an Aryan Nation meet and greet.

There is so much unmerited paranoid delusion in so many that could be otherwise good for this nation's future.

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shrimp for breakfast 09/21/11 - 08:23 am
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Yea yesterday was a bad day.

Yea yesterday was a bad day. you know one of those days when you're mad at the world. Thank God for tomorrows! I was even mad at myself. hehe Be we rednecks always bounce back. i still feel like an idiot but then I feel that way alot. YEEE HAW!

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IO_Storm 09/21/11 - 08:28 am
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Not to shame anyone out

Not to shame anyone out there, but I think most Americans are fooling themselves. We have these discussions about the candidates running and speak of commitment, experience, knowledge....ETC.... I truly believe there is a bigger more important factor which out weighs all of these concerns. That factor is who owns them once they get elected. All of the candidates accepting money from big business and special interest groups are bought, owned, and paid for by those same groups once the hit the Oval office. They are indebted to them, and therefore work to serve them in order to re-assure that those funds will be available for the next election cycle. Thus you are fooling yourselves to think that you are electing that candidate. You are in effect electing the groups which financed their campaigns. This is the critical factor which makes Ron Paul different. He is funded by American Taxpayers, not big business. Who do you think he will work to serve once he is elected? Those other candidates are politicians. Dr. Paul is a patriot, and there is a distinct difference to be noted there. It's time America wakes up and considers what they are voting for, when choosing who to vote for.

Ron Paul 2012 -Every vote for Ron Paul is a small win for America.-

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hounddog 09/21/11 - 08:35 am
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Shrimp, ‘Stranger things have
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Shrimp, ‘Stranger things have happened.’
You are right, the moron in the white house got elected.

Techfan
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Techfan 09/21/11 - 08:53 am
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Every vote for Paul is a vote

Every vote for Paul is a vote thrown away.

MikeBonto
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MikeBonto 09/21/11 - 08:56 am
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@Techfan, PolitiFact did a

@Techfan,

PolitiFact did a story on this and found the claim to be true:

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2011/jul/23/ron-paul/ron-paul...

Next, we turned to the presidential candidates’ latest campaign finance filings compiled by the Federal Election Commission, which breaks out donations by donors’ employers. In an interview, commission spokeswoman Mary Brandenberger told us the agency makes sure that each report complies with a federal law requiring candidates to list the occupation of each donor of $200 or more.

A caveat: We did not achieve accounting-quality math in this look; there’s no quick way to do so. It’s also possible we missed a donation or two. Consider the numbers that follow in the ballpark.

That said, from April through June, Paul fielded more than $25,000 from individuals who listed their employer as a branch of the military.

Combined, six other Republican presidential candidates listed donations from members of the military totaling about $9,000. Our most-to-least breakdown: Herman Cain, $2,850; Mitt Romney, $2,750; Michele Bachmann, $2,250; Newt Gingrich, $500; and Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum, $250 each.

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seenitB4 09/21/11 - 08:56 am
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Sorry....R Paul has as much

Sorry....R Paul has as much chance of becoming President as I do..

River....you have such good taste in fellow posters...:)

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Little Lamb 09/21/11 - 08:58 am
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Techfan posted: Every vote

Techfan posted:

Every vote for Paul is a vote thrown away.

I guess one could say the same for every candidate that loses any election (or primary for that matter). Every vote for John McCain in 2008 certainly was thrown away.

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harley_52 09/21/11 - 08:58 am
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***Ron Paul 2012 -Every vote

***Ron Paul 2012 -Every vote for Ron Paul is a small win for America.-***

Every vote for Ron Paul is a Conservative vote squandered on someone who can't possibly win and, therefore, a vote for Barak Hussein Obama.

Use your votes wisely.

MikeBonto
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MikeBonto 09/21/11 - 09:05 am
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@harley, Do you understand

@harley,

Do you understand that you can vote for Paul in the primary and against Obama in the presidential election?

harley_52
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harley_52 09/21/11 - 09:13 am
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What would be the point?

What would be the point?

MikeBonto
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MikeBonto 09/21/11 - 09:15 am
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He'll have a higher

He'll have a higher likelihood of winning the Republican primary. He polls well against Obama and if he becomes the Republican nominee, he could win.

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Open Eyes 09/21/11 - 09:20 am
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To wtinney and others ~ Being

To wtinney and others ~ Being a libertarian does not make one a 'supporter' of marijuana use, same-sex marriage or polygamy etc. What it does mean, however, is that you allow different communities (States) to make that decision, based on their population leaning, instead of forcing our opinion, moral codes or laws down others' throats. This, in fact, is a wise step because imagine if a democratic govt. in the future decided to make same-sex marriage a binding Law in all States? That would not be fair. And neither should the opposite, forced action be considered fair. Limiting decisions to state, in fact, causes certain controversial issues to remain at State level. There is a wisdom there, even if it is difficult to see at first.

Isolationist is a wrong word to use for Dr. Ron Paul. Dr. Paul believes (and rightly so) that Americans have not been put on this Earth to create bloodshed or destroy peace or humanity. He also believes in spending American money and resources on American people and on American soil rather than billions in wars, overseas, that only win us more enemies, deplete our resources and make us poor. One in every 6 Americans today is poor i.e. lives below the poverty line (according to the U.S. Census Bureau report released a few days back) - this is the highest poverty has been in this country in 50 years! And we still need to turn over the keys of the treasury to people who consistently rob this nation?! We do not need charming smooth-talkers with great suits and hairstyles or camera appeal or big money and phony media cheerleaders, this time. This time round, we need a person who is - above all - Sincere. And Dr. Ron Paul is the only standing candidate who IS.

Link for above Census Bureau statistic --> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2036961/US-poverty-rate-climbs-2...

harley_52
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harley_52 09/21/11 - 09:19 am
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How are candidates elected in

How are candidates elected in the General election?

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