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Anyone who supported Ron Paul last year?
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I've been a supporter of Ron Paul since before his 2008 run, even volunteered for a couple fundraisers for his campaign back then. I didn't get as involved this last time because my view of the entire political process and society in general is much too cynical now.
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longfenglim wrote:

Ron Paul was a jack off politician like the rest of 'em.

The only difference is that he has never been in any position of power, and so was unable to break his promises.

Because cretins all over the internet think that just because he has no power, we should let him have a go at the presidency, then we can reinvest hope into someone we know to be a wanker politician.

I think it all comes down to this- people listen to his position on foreign policy, then suddenly think, 'hey, let's vote for him', without looking at his other policies- like his Austrianism, for example, or the fact that he opposes government loans to student, does not believe that education is a right, etc.


yes clearly Keynesian policies have just done wonders for the country /sacarsm. are you aware that US student loan debt is already over $1 trillion and that many people will work the rest of their lives to pay off that debt; its unfortunate that they cant get a better rate some place else because the government has a monopoly on student loans. not to mention this monopoly is one of the leading reasons why tuition costs are so high.

when you set up your anarco-commune you can give all the free education out you want and everyone can be equal and happy and all that jazz
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Posted 1/8/13 , edited 1/8/13

sarrukin wrote:


longfenglim wrote:

Ron Paul was a jack off politician like the rest of 'em.

The only difference is that he has never been in any position of power, and so was unable to break his promises.

Because cretins all over the internet think that just because he has no power, we should let him have a go at the presidency, then we can reinvest hope into someone we know to be a wanker politician.

I think it all comes down to this- people listen to his position on foreign policy, then suddenly think, 'hey, let's vote for him', without looking at his other policies- like his Austrianism, for example, or the fact that he opposes government loans to student, does not believe that education is a right, etc.


yes clearly Keynesian policies have just done wonders for the country /sacarsm.


It has- instead of watching the economy implode upon itself, we are actually making steady recovery thanks to Obama's Keynesianism, rather than Bush's Supply-side cock up, and the years disastrous Monetarist policies. Because, you know, Keynesianism actually does something Austrianism doesn't- it actually looks at data, rather than use some hocus pocus a priori pseudoscience. But, I am not a Keynesian, as you probably already know.


are you aware that US student loan debt is already over $1 trillion and that many people will work the rest of their lives to pay off that debt; its unfortunate that they cant get a better rate some place else because the government has a monopoly on student loans. not to mention this monopoly is one of the leading reasons why tuition costs are so high.


Yes, being a student and all. And, as a student, I also know that your 'government monopoly' is mostly a right wing libertarian myth- there is government loans, and there are private loans. Students tend to go for the government loan because of this reason, it being subsidized, it is usually less expensive than going to the private company and letting the free market gang rape you. The Market doesn't tend toward the best, anybody with a working brain, and whose job does not depend on being an augur of the market knows this, and when you let them to themselves, then the private banks will unaccountably raise and raise the interest on the loan to suck the student dry- at least with the government you can express your dissatisfaction via the ballot.


when you set up your anarco-commune you can give all the free education out you want and everyone can be equal and happy and all that jazz


Better an anarcho-commune than Ron Paul's America.
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Ron Paul was for financial and personal responsibility. Government makes a poor parent.

Obama's plan is supply side to the banks and making easy credit to large corporations with the average Joe having to fund it. The debt is breaking the US. Watch where the money flows. Ignore the spin it is just the sugar coating for the ones stuck with the the bills, you and every one else who works for a living. The only ones getting richer out of his scheme are the wealthy. The current liabilities are over 300 trillion and growing rapidly according to Texas Fed reserve head over 5 years ago. If you just watch where the money flows and the US credit rating you will see it. Ignore the spin doctored news and get some data.

In my lifetime I have seen the dollar drop form a base of 100 cents to 7 cents in intrinsic value. What tax rate is that? Tuition at college for a semester for all the courses you wanted up to 25 hours was $278 total where and when I went to college years ago. What are you paying now? Money with intrinsic value can not be inflated without producing more of the backing value. The dollar is based on taxing authority and you know who pays taxes.

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It's literally been over a half a year, plus 2 months since this was last posted in. Feel free to recreate if you so desire. Closed due to inactivity.
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