Ron Paul The “Rebel”

So, Ron Paul was on MTP (WTF?) yesterday. Duncan Hunter doesn’t get any bigtime talk-show exposure before the Iowa caucus, but the man with the blimp gets some MTP time.

Of course, the Ronulans go nuts. But why? “Well, Paul doesn’t vote for earmarks! He’s a libertarian!”

But how does Paul explain all of those earmarks he secured for his district? Because he knows the bill will get passed, and he makes sure he gets his pork just like everyone else. It’s a clever tactic– make sure you’re looking like you’re tough on spending by voting no, but he injects all of his pork into the budget “just in case”. If he was serious about controlling spending, he wouldn’t include the earmarks at all. But he knows how the system works, and he knows that regardless if he votes no, everyone else is going to vote yes, and he gets his funding as well.

So I’m calling him out on it just to prove he’s not the atypical Washington politician everyone thinks he is. He’s a porker like the rest of them. He gets his special interest funding for his district. So don’t think that Ron Paul is the solution to fiscal responsibility. He’s been playing the system all this time to make you think he’s fiscally responsible, when he’s just gaming the system to make himself look good.


6 Responses to “Ron Paul The “Rebel””

  1. 1 Bert
    December 24, 2007 at 9:57 pm


    If only he didn’t have a 20 year record to prove you otherwise.

  2. 2 LPM
    December 25, 2007 at 4:14 am

    Sorry, an ‘earmark’ is NOT ‘pork’ – an earmark spends money that has already been appropriated. This means: FIRST, the government collects the money (taxes), then the government budgets the money to different areas (this is where pork comes in), then once money has been determined to be spent, earmarks siphon it off in various directions. Thus, adding an ‘earmark’ is spending money already taken, it is NOT increasing taxation NOR is it increasing deficit spending. Earmarks are NOT the source of the problem and focusing on Paul’s principled stance on this issue shows both your bias and deceitfulness… unless you just simply don’t understand how money flows through government in which case you have no business commenting on the subject – I suppose you have some advice to give to physists or doctors in regard to their specialty as well? Go back to school please…

  3. December 26, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    This post makes zero sense…..why do you talk about things you know nothing about?


  4. 4 Matt R.
    December 26, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    JP the rebel? Rebel indeed, but not just the tax rebel. How about Johnny Reb?

    On MTP he suggested that congress should have earmarked funds the enslaved human beings to free them rather than fight the Civil War. THAT’S the kind of spending we are talking about here.

    You tube link at.

    This is REALLY throwing money at a problem. Furthermore. it misses the issue completely. Aside from the position that one should NOT have to pay RANSOM to enjoy for what is central to the Declaration of Independence, a fundamental human right, equality.

    The South seceded. South Carolina fired the first shots. The state that had the most to lose, economically, started the war, not Lincoln. Anybody with a decent history teacher or even Ken Burns’ tapes knows Lincoln did everything possible (perhaps too much) to appease the South.

    What does this say abut his future foreign policy? Didn’t we try that, throwing foreign aid at regimes (bad as well as good) if they just kept the relative peace? Correct me if I am wrong, I think Saddam, the Shah and even Pol Pot were some of the original beneficiaries of that policy.

    There are more slaves today than at an other time in history (source: UN & US state department). What will JP suggest we do for them?
    Maybe we should lease the refugees from Darfur? Ship the child slave labor cocoa growers from the Ivory Coast to work in our fields after we compensate their bosses? Our tax dollars paying off the pimps who forced to be prostitutes?

  5. December 28, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Ron Paul would be a viable candidate if he weren’t an anti-abortion rights lunatic. He’s also made racist statements in his past and some have reported he’s an evolution science denier. Too bad for these fatal flaws.

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