Teaparty: Just Let Uninsured People Die (CNN GOP debate, Ron Paul) (by NoMoreBlatherDotCom)
Ron Paul Revolution, or let’s go back to the good old days before the Progressive Era and the New Deal: Twain’s Gilded Era of child labor, near zero federal regulation of environmental pollution or food production, and the economic and fiscal conditions that led to the great depression. What fun (for the chosen few who have wealth from inheritance or speculation/stocks/finance)!
In 1994, Murray Rothbard explained the Old Right:
The original right of which I speak, and of which I am one of the few survivors, stretched from 1933 to its approximate death, or fading away, upon the advent of National Review in 1955. The Old Right began in 1933 in response to the coming of the New Deal. It was “reactionary” in the best and most generous sense: it was a horrified reaction against the Roosevelt Revolution, against the Great Leap Forward toward collectivism that enraptured socialist intellectuals and enraged those who were devoted to the institutions and the strict limitations on centralized government power that marked the Old Republic…
The Old, original, Right realized the horrors of the New Deal and predicted the collectivist road on which it was setting the nation. The Old Right was a coalition of ideologies and forces that did not have one single, common, positive program, but “negatively” it was solidly united: all opposed the New Deal and were committed to its total repeal and abolition – lock, stock, and barrel. The fact that its unity was “negative” did not make it any less strong or cohesive: for there was total agreement on rolling back this collective excrescence and on restoring the Old Republic, the true America…
“We should be like 1900; we should be like 1940, 1950, 1960. I live on the Gulf Coast; we deal with hurricanes all the time. Galveston is in my district.” -Ron Paul, New Hampshire, August 2011, explaining why FEMA should not respond to Hurricane Irene.
The 1900 Galveston hurricane cost the 2005 equivalent of $99.4 billion dollars. It remains the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history.
The average level of discourse of any given Ron Paul supporter.
STILL TOTALLY NOT RACIST BRO
Just to remind folks that Ron Paul is one of the worst things ever.
I’m hella done.
To everyone who thinks Ron Paul is a viable option.
Unlike the other candidates, Ron Paul is consistent. Consistently idiotic.
Dear Ron Paul,
Free market bullshit, etc etc
‘Paul first drew the attention of progressives with his vocal opposition to the invasion of Iraq. Coupled with the Texan’s famous call to end the Federal Reserve, that somehow rendered him, in the eyes of the single-minded, the GOP’s very own Dennis Kucinich. Throw in Paul’s opposition to the drug war and his belief that marriage rights should be determined by the states, and Paul seemed suitable enough to an emotionally immature segment of the progressive movement, a wing populated by people with privilege adequate enough to insulate them from the nasty bits of the Paul agenda. (Tough on you blacks! And you, women! And you, queers! And you, old people without money.)’
Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ron Paul (R-TX) are enlisting members of Congress to press President Obama’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to propose “significant cuts to the military budget.”
Frank and Paul are seeking signatories to a letter to the fiscal commission, highlighting one trillion dollars in savings they can be achieved, through cuts and efficiencies, in the next 10 years.
“[W]e write to urge in the strongest terms that any final Commission report include among its recommendations substantial reductions in projected levels of future spending by the Department of Defense,” the letter reads.
The main avenue for those savings, they say, include scaling back Cold War era policies and programs, and eradicating waste in research and contracting
A recent TPM report noted efforts on behalf of some members of the commission to achieve savings by, among other things, slashing benefits to service members and veterans. In a statement today, Frank made clear he opposes such cuts.
“I do want to make clear that the one point in which I and my colleagues differ with the Task Force — the proposal for reducing healthcare benefits for veterans, especially with the consequences of the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. I am very proud that the Congress in the last few years has increased veterans health benefits.”
A spokesman for Frank says the letter currently has fewer than 10 cosigners, but that the incipient effort will begin in earnest with “aggressive member to member” outreach when Congress returns from August recess.
You can read both the Dear Colleague, and the letter to the commission here.
Good for them and for all of us taxpayers and citizens of the world! This makes me like both Frank and Paul more. And Frank was already one of my favorite congresspeople, just behind Nancy Pelosi.