Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dissing Ron Paul???

I'm not a republican but I am fond of Ron Paul.   He follows the philosophy of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand.  Yes, I know I am pretty much of a nut but I truly believe that less government and more laissez faire  would do the world a lot of good.

What bothers me is that even though there is only a 9 vote lead for Romney, Bachmann is out, Newt is on the low side of the world now (thank god the guy is another Bush terrorist in the making) and for me Santorum just doesn't count.   So what about Ron Paul?  He is getting no press, major cable and television networks refuse to accept his position in the race and won't allow him air time.  

He is being dissed by all media and pretty much an ignored republican candidate who in my eyes is running neck to neck with Romney.  Please don't get me wrong, and it may be a crass to say so, but apart from finding Romney a bit empty-minded, I find it hard to trust someone who wears a special underwear that is supposed to protect him from "the evils of the world".  And believe me, I respect all religions except for those that won't allow me entrance into their temple if I am not a baptized member.

Let's get real here, Paul is a viable candidate but will not win.  Why?  Too much common sense and a true answer to not only the U.S.  problem but also the world.  He isn't for making big government big business.  If there is no money to be made, there is no longer good government.  Sad we have come to this level.


  1. Very sad...Ron Paul is the only one of the bunch who has ever made any economic sense.

  2. Sorry guys, the US is the only industrialized country that doesn't have universal health care. Mexico has that. There are more important things than economic regulatory minimalism once countries reach a developed stage. While we should try and minimize controls and interference with personal activities, the "people" who are large corporations need some serious regulation, as well as regulation (or prohibition) of activities that add no real value to the world such as the stock and commodity market traders and speculators who don't use or produce the commodities.

    Without a means for wealth redistribution, ultimately capitalism results in growing the disparity between the rich and the poor, without regard to how hard or industrious the poor are. (and fwiw my background is at the senior management level of a large international company)

  3. I don't have a clue about US politics, but my "step" mom is American and she said that there were some things that he said that she really liked.

  4. In a recent study, poverty levels have dropped considerably more in Venezuela than any other American country.

    Sure, subsidies, free education, free food, extra incentives to pensioners, etc. all help but at a cost to the rest of society as a whole.

    Venezuela has the luxury of doing this because of their oil reserves. But what happens when their oil situation changes? Those living on handouts will create a crash similar to that in Russia after the fall of communism.

    BTW, another new study shows Venezuela as the most corrupt country in the Americas and ranks 172 out of 185 countries in the world in terms of most corrupt.

    Price fixing, subsidies, free milk programs, etc. only labor the system and create dependence. A look at the welfare program in the U.S. is a good example. After Clinton made severe cuts in welfare programs, miraculously, most if not all of the men were back at work and being productive.

    When people have nothing to do, they become criminals. "Idle hands are the devil's workshop".

  5. Wow--we can go back to the Gold Standard! Sorry, but the guy is a racist, pure and simple. I do agree that we need less military, but then Obama co-opted that atguement this week.

    What we really need will never happen: a top to bottom total reform of gov't. first get $$ out of politics (need a constitutional admendment), see what we need to be competitive in the world market (not bridges to nowhere), redo the tax code, term limits, universal health care, match priorities to income (like most of us have to do). Then on the second day . . .

  6. I thought no one else knew about Any Rand....

    Safe travels!

  7. Check out Paul's position on many of the issues I and others find important. You may like him but he is not on your side.