Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ron Paul Speaks on the Fiscal Cliff

Insights from Ron Paul, now retired. The more I listen to this, the more I think his supporters stayed on the couch last Tuesday disillusioned & disenfranchised.

Here's a transcript of one important part:

"If you look at the numbers and the way pure democracy works, pure democracy is dangerous. The majority dictates against the minority. Right now the majority are receiving a check. That is why people were sort of surprised with these conditions that the president could get reelected. That is a bad sign in that there are more on the receiving end. People do not want anything cut. They want all the bailouts to come. They want the Fed to keep printing money. They do not believe we of gone off the cliff or are close to going off the cliff. They think we can patch it over, that we can somehow come up with a magic solution. You cannot have a budgetary solution if you do not change what the role of government should be. As long as you think we have to please the world and run this welfare state, all we will argue about is who will get the loot."

What happens when Santa's bag of goodies runs out of the loot?


cimbri said...

Yeah, I think they stayed home Lion. Romney didn't run a very good campaign. He didn't talk hardly at all about cutting spending, a tea party and sometimes libertarian favorite. Romney had too many neocons on his FP team, and that also turned off the libertarians. Romney ran a very bland, conventional wisdom campaign. I understand why - whatever direction you try to go, resistance comes from another wing of the party. These right people are hard to please.

Anonymous said...

cimbri, yes, that's why we need a new team in charge with a unified message that's still inclusive to everyone into the GOP tent.

I think RP should have received some concessions & recognition. Water over the dam now....