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Leolistens
Leolistens

Ron Paul, if you are ever reading this at all, I have a question. I understand your point about entitlements such as Social Security, however I have never heard you state just exactly how you would go about salvaging it except to throw out the baby with the bath water. How would you handle all the seniors that cannot work and need assistance for food, clothing, and shelter???

What about all the disabled?? Where would the money come from ? Should we just throw them out into the streets to beg??? Please!!.... just advise us so, that we can make an intelligent vote.

Citizen
Citizen

SS was "mandatory" Ponzi scheme when FDR created it.

It started out being only 1.5 % wage withholding and now is almost 15%

It was a lie in the beginning and remains one today...

Yet Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) is an account set up in the name of the recipient working for the Government of Union backed positions.

Yet the Private sector workers are dumped on and nothing is set aside or guaranteed...

Social Security is a SCAM...

Good Luck collectiing !

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daniel joe oconnor
daniel joe oconnor

you lose me when you start dissin social security. there are even abuses allowed so dissers can say "look at the abuse". it would not be in financial trouble if it had not been looted. you say social security will be broke in 2037 we gotta "fix" it. i paid almost 1/3 of my paycheck into SS for 30 years and you call it welfare? drop dead.

Northwalker111
Northwalker111

I agree with Max...research what the man is speaking about! Bring back the qualifications to get on SS. They have been very lax!! I know one thing, we need something done. It is part of what is draining US.

We have become the laughing stock of the world, check out the blogs from foreigners. We are - thieves, greed mongers, liars, courthungry people, arrogant...I could go on and on. We have become a disgrace to the world, we are so wrapped up in our selfish intentions it is sickening.

For example, the other countries in the world outlawed a nicontide spray that is causing the bees to die...and yet do you think greedy American would >>>NO, because "Bayer" is the maker of the sprays. Look the plastic bottles, Canada is the one who really brought it to the media...other countries outlawed it, and yet again America continued to use it until it was hammered in the media (3 years later) to start elimiating it - while in the interium it is poisoning our children and men. Soy is another thing, all the evidence is there to promote thyroid and other medical conditions ...yet good ole America continues to promote the sick products. They outlawed raw milk, raw foods...we literally are a growing sick , sick nation. Look at the teens - they look ill.

We need a REAL change, not just politics again. Look at all of GOP, pretty much same old good ole boy politics except a few - Ron Paul is one of the few. What does it take for America to put someone in that will change things. We got change from Obama, we don't like that, lets go the other direction with RON PAUL. He will change for the better. Do we want to be free? Or continue on with gov't control, we do need someone with good judgement and assessment of all things. Vote Ron Paul.

elizabeth duggan
elizabeth duggan

look for pastor lindsey williams on the internet he was a chaplain on the alaskan pipeline and was a part of the elite globalist goverment secret meetings he will tell you what the new world order is planning he is accurate on everything he says you will see things he says come true he had to informants of the elite goverment meetings telling him things too obama will start a war with libya in septrember or october then he will also invade saudi arabia to take them over and turn it all over to the muslim brotherhood look into them to he also plans on taking over europe. alaska has one of the largest oilfields in alaska but they wont pump it out until barrel prices reach $150 to $200 dollars a barrel they have an agreement with china to buy from the federal reserve to help pay off our deficit debt europe will also be turned into the muslim brotherhood 9/11 was an inside job our goverment paid alqeuida to run the planes into the towers thermite explosives were found in the debris of all three buildings the towers and building 7 thats why they imploded into their own footprint bombs were heard going off by rescue workers before the planes hit the buildings the first floor lobby windows were blown out the leaseholder of all three buildings made millions of dollars from the insurance companies. you wont here any of this from the media because they are controlled by the goverment. they said they never found the black boxes one of the fireman at ground zero saw them with the black boxes if you want the real news with diocumented evidence go to infowars.com or prisonplanettv.com with alex jones he is telling the truth don't buy what the media is saying scientist tested the debris and found thermite it is used for controlled demolition archtects and engineers said the plane hitting the towers would have caused them to fall differently as well as building 7

elizabeth duggan
elizabeth duggan

you will find fema camp training and fusion center training on homeland security website it is in www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/privacy-report-803-qtr-1-2011.dpf see pages 8 9 & 10 of the document go to http://www.dhs.gov/assets/hr_5005_enr.pdf and look in document for fema camps and training our goverment is lying to us. wake up ron paul look at bill hr645 it talks about the fema camps when jesse ventura went to a cosponsor of the bill he said there were no fema camps look for fema camps lockdown full length movie and see for yourselfs i am a real patriot if ron paul was he would speak up about it

elizabeth duggan
elizabeth duggan

ron paul i also heard that the goverment is planning to make wage cuts and cuts in their pension plans to pay back the deficit that obama and other presidents have created its time for us to stop sending millions of dollars on the military foreign countries and take care of our usa citizens the super congress of six heads of the house six heads of the state and the goverment are part of the new world order they want people to be chipped with the verichip the mark of the beast in the bible no one will be able to buy or sell anything without it your thumbprint, religous views, polital views and your money will be stored on these chips and the goverment can take money from you at anytime or turn off your money so you can't buy or sell anything. armed guards will make you take it as well as the unsafe vaccines h1n1 swineflu vaccines are not safe they are adding cancer viruses into them and other toxic agents like aluminum and mercury stand up and be the patriot you claim to be what are you afraid of? everyone look into the internet and view what i am saying wake up america.

elizabeth duggan
elizabeth duggan

our goverment is spying on our cellphones and our internet usage and our regular phones homeland security website has all the details on this i investigated it when jesse ventura went to the fusion centers they lied and said it was not run by anyone they lied they are homeland security command centers to lock up citizens in the fema camps view fema camps lockdown full length movie. view enemy of the state full length movie they say they are detention centers for illegal aliens etc there are several camps around the country view jesse ventura fema camps there are stockpiles of disposal coffins they claim are casket liners two people asked permission to inestigate them and they will fit up to four bodys our country is poisoning our water, our vaccines, our food, swat teams can search and seize your homes without a warrant they can arrest you without due process of law there are bills and fbi documents to prove that it is all true prolifers christians supports of ron paul and returning military are all considered domestic terrorist it was on the alex jones show he showed the pamplet put out by homeland security but you won't find it on their website you will find information about the fema camps so called residential centers they are not run by ice as they claim but by homeland security it is on their website so are the fusion centers they are going to declare martial law and round us up like the jews in nazi germany to be exterminated in the camps there are stock piles of these coffins throughout the country they are going to claim a pandemic and are going to force vasccines on us that are not safe go to are vaccines safe vetshelpcenter and view the video everthing i am saying is on the internet with proof to back it up flouride is rat poision.

elizabeth duggan
elizabeth duggan

we all paid into social security and the goverment took our money and spent it on the military and other programs like fema homeland security fema camps we are entitled to social security i am disabled and i cannot live without social security i have no savings my ex-husband stole all my money i firmly disagree with you on social security i live in a depaul residence because i have major depression, anxiety disorder, agrophobia, IBS, problems with my legs arthritis in my knees i need medical care and physical therapy you want to rob us like all the other politicans my mother and father-in law worked for several years and now you want to take away their means of retirement the goverment wants to steal our iras, pension plans, and 401k's i sent several videos to your grassroots committee i challenge you to watch all of them i am against your stance because it will leave me homeless i need my medications so that i can function i want you to email me and respond to what i say otherwise i will have to withdraw my support of you i believed you were for the people talk about the fema camps and the fusion centers being run by homeland security people need to know what is going on if you were a true patriot you would warn the people

Max
Max

My god..amazing how many uneducated and clueless morons comment on this website. If you idiots would listen more carefully and study more Ron Paul's ideas you'd actually think 1o times before opening up your mouths..he doesn't want to take away from you your HARD-EARNED benefits and live intact the rest of the government. . quite the opposite.
He wants to make sure only those ones that really are entitled to get them and above all to cut-off the damn fraudsters and the wastes that surround the SSA. We all know how many lazy-asses come to this country from well known countries from "part of our continent" and live off the good life on uncle sam's expenses. The program needs to be restructured cause in no way young americans are willing to pay 30% of their income to fund this sinking ship of the Social Security in the next decades. It's true that Ron Paul wants to get rid of many Federal and money wasting programs,but over time and these processes takes DECADES for a smooth transition. He's not gonna get rid of SS in 2 years in case he gets elected you idiots...

MaryStewart
MaryStewart

social security-disability- people such as myself need it to live on. My son has a mental challenge, he too should get disability, but he doesn't. He cant hold down a job, I support him! Therefore my son can't take care of me. What should we do--live on the streets and eat garbage? I worked for more than 20 yrs, paying into the system, then I became unable to work. People don't think! Perhaps they've never even been close to a situation where there's no money to support themselves.Are we lazy?

MaryStewart
MaryStewart

ron paul, you suck! my mom needs ss! how can we live without it?

WE THE PEOPLE
WE THE PEOPLE

Social Security for me is NOT AN ENTITLEMENT!
Let me repeat....Social Security is NOT AN ENTITLEMENT. I have payed in since I started working over 30 years ago. Hands off! And don't even think about privatizing it!
If somebody is dumb enough to think that I'll give up the Social Security that I have payed in they are simply too stupid for my vote!
De-fund the American empire, eliminate all foreign aid(global welfare), and bring American jobs back home!
And if anyone wants to seriously look at entitlements they should grow a pair and look in Washington D.C. That city is ripe with entitlements that can and should be cut first!!!

keithdra
keithdra

Quit pretending like you lazy selfish dumb ass americans care about your children, grandchildren or elderly, or anything else you don't have a clue or country. one good thing you bastards can't take nothing with you when you die. so bow down to your real god money.

univibe23
univibe23

Social Security was exactly as you said--for the elderly. Unfortunately it has grown into a program in which 20 yr old's who have Bipolar disorder or who are depressed are collecting 4 life!! Medicare originally intended to help senior Citizens with Hospitalization expenses--now provides everything from diapers to free Hover-rounds. "Call today" the huckster says in the ad.."we guarantee it won't cost you a dime or well pay for it ourselves." No, we'll just keep raising the debt ceiling.

Michael A Galvez
Michael A Galvez

I think the entitlement that needs to be looked at is medicaid and welfare programs. I've seen on so many numerous occasions healthy, able bodied people who should be contributing to society, helping rebuild this country, doing nothing but draining it. I see many of these people continue to have more and more children just to continue and increase their government assistance. This isn't just about medicaid and welfare services either. So many times I've seen these very same people create fake physical and mental disabilities so they can collect on social security not just for themselves but on their children as well. Social Security that is collected on many of these children from birth and throughout their lives. I have two nephews who would be much better off with my brother but their mother won't let them go. She knows they would be better off with my brother but will not allow this because she would then lose all the benefits that cause her to be a drain on society. She doesn't work or contribute to society in any way. She just has kids to pay her way through life just as so many out there do. Social Security should only be for those who have contributed to it. Not for people like my nephew's mother who have never contributed to it but yet take advantage of it to pay their bills and cost of living just because they're too lazy to do it themselves!!! Social security should not be paying people over complete lifetimes! It is for the retired and disabled, not the lazy!

MrAppleseed88
MrAppleseed88

Social Security is far too big to fail. That money is one, their own money they put into it over their lie time, they get 3 times more back, because of the time value of money. It is worth 3-4 times less then what they put in 40 years ago, so fuck off.

Also that money goes to pay bills, rent, food, doctors, medicine. The ripple effect on the economy would kill the western world you fuckign dip shits.

Think, and never listen to evil kosher people.

I love Ron P, he is wrong here.

yknot10
yknot10

Social programs breed laziness and incompetence, even worse they lead individuals into thinking that the only way to fix any problem is to have someone else do it for you. Its not my fault some people have 5 kids and no income, why should I help them out? its not my fault that person x never saved enough to retire on or pay for medical care, or never had an original thought in their heads and turned that idea into a profit stream.

greenbeenie60
greenbeenie60

GOP wants to insure those that have earned there own money keep there own money.. Those that have been on entitlements all there life should they get the same or more than i do in SSI? well?

greenbeenie60
greenbeenie60

Not everyone wants to pay into SSI as he said that social security stared off taking care of little old ladies who had a couple years of life left before they died. Bottom line our life expectancy is around 78 years old and you draw out every dime you put into SSI way before then. Are we going to strap our children and our grandchildren with the responsibility to take care of us? And no SSI was never meant to take care of crippled kids or old people that never lived in the country before...

mike
mike

No RonPaul,

He is not for The american values or THE CONSITUTION which he said he is for.
Gun control, against the consitution
Open the boarders
Being all US troops home from countries which are our allieds, leves us open to terror attacks
Defund the Military
New Monatary system
End SS, Medicare and assistance to those who really need it
Make all illegals citizens of the USA

Please read up on Paul's platform
It's NOT for the consitution or the American people. This man is dangerous

InspiredMuse74
InspiredMuse74

Honestly; we should just get rid of all taxes. Now back to reality, I would rather pay a tax that helps my fellow human than to pay for some $1,000 toilet in the white house or some other ridiculous thing. How you can just pick and choose; we have taxes so what? I am poor and I realize. Are we overtaxed? Yes but we need some form of taxiation to keep our current lifestyle in tact!

Gary
Gary

So by cutting SS benefits for those of us who paid into the system for 25 years or more should just piss all of that away and never get a return? You're an idiot...there are people who can barely make it on SS benefits as it is and you want to cut them? It's politicians like you that make me ill and esp. you rotten ones who started raiding the benefits back when Carter allowed the fund to be borrowed against and used as collaterol...and everybody was pissed for what Enron did? What's the difference....both raid and rob a fun that was meant for those who paid into it not to use as a safety valve to fund Gov't spending. Congress is still using it to fund their BS programs but who is going to cut their benefits...certainly not them cuz they have retirement for life after serving one term...ONE TERM! Who gets that and then have it guaranteed for life?

ss
ss

You shouldn't cut the social programs, it's not the people who receive the benefits that take the lion's share, it's those who administer them that does.
We do need better transition programs for people who are poor, disabled, & retired to transition into the work force in but not limited to full time.
We need jobs,not cuts, not to be docked if you're in one of these social programs trying to rejoin the workforce, bring back the training & education programs to wean people from these programs without starving.

ss
ss

You shouldn't cut the social programs, it's not the people who receive the benefits that take the lion's share it's those who administer them that does.
We do need better transition programs for people who are poor, disabled, & retired to transition into the work force in but not limited to full time.
We need jobs,not cuts, not to be docked if you're in one of these social programs trying to rejoin the workforce, bring back the training & education programs to wean people from these programs without starving.

Hypatia Alexandria
Hypatia Alexandria

Which members of Congress have the integrity to tell those of us who have been subjected to payroll taxes all our lives that the money is gone, that it was not securely invested so that it would be available for us to collect as pensions or medical insurance benefits in our retirement years, that it was stolen by the US Congress to pay for government programs.

Which members of Congress have the integrity to us tell that, had the money not been collected by the government as payroll taxes, had we invested it instead in private funds, expecting to collect it in our retirement years, and had the private fund managers fraudulently squandered our money elsewhere and had no honest means of ever recovering the money they lost, then neither they nor we would have have any moral right whatsoever to steal from our grandchildren in order to cover our living and medical expenses. To survive, we would simply have to come out of retirement and get jobs -- the best jobs we could handle given our physical condition, or rely on charity -- private, voluntary charity.

Which members of Congress have the integrity to us tell that being victims of Uncle Sam's ponzi scheme doesn't entitle us to steal from our grandchildren?

Michael Minnis
Michael Minnis

Social Security should be terminated because the federal government has no authority to tax citizens for a "retirement" program. However, immediate termination is not politically possible. Grandfathering present and near-present recipients and tax credits for other participants might be politically possible although presently expensive. For example:

1. Terminate SSA
2. Continue to pay present recipients as provided by current law
3. Give those 55 (or so other arbitrary age) or older the option to continue to pay taxes and get benefits or receive tax credits for what they have paid in
4. Those 54 or younger receive tax credits for money they paid into the SSA

repubtodem
repubtodem

it really will be on grand kids if they have to take care of parents with no SSI or Medicare paying for housing food and healthcare for them it really will cost our kids when other countries take over this one because our kids haven't had proper education to keep up with teq, space, air, weapons, money, medical and so on. our grand kids will suffer for sure but not with money in the way republicans like to think.

ever4lasting
ever4lasting

This coming from a man who does not need social security benefits.This program is paid for this is a retirement program for all even the rich. Bush and Reagan each removed $350 million out of social security for their debt. So the answer is through every body under the bus. We are moving to a dictator ship and a third world country.

I agree with a lot but...
I agree with a lot but...

Hi Ron Paul, I agree with you on so many issues...end the warfare state, end the free prescriptions, let people buy their meds from Canada and other low-cost providers...But please do not end Social Security for the elderly.

First, you cannot get elected if you try to end social security. Secondly, my parents live on it.

GuruOnDuty
GuruOnDuty

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RImusclebear
RImusclebear

Just cut out all welfare and food stamps, section 8 housing and free lunches for black children!

Billy jackson
Billy jackson

This is theone thing i disagree with him over.Look ive payed into this system for 30yrs,If we could get politicians to leave the cookie jar alone,and pay back those IOUs instead of bailing out the banks,and pocketing half the money they apropreate for pet projects,their wouldnt be a shortfall,So we suposed to just take 30yrs of payments,and ruffly 20 more years and just say here ya go i expect nothing back.I dont think so.infact i see the whitehouse burning in my eyes,we need to expand medicade to the young so not only the sick participate,and trash the insurance compaNYS,BUT ENDING THE FED,REPEALING THE PATRIOT ACT,AND STRICKT CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS,AND EQUALITY FOR FATHES,I AM FOR.SO WE SUPOSED TO JUST KEEP LETTING THEM OFF THE HOOK OR WHAT?And lets get ridd of the illegals.

InspiredMuse74
InspiredMuse74

why does every party went to cut social security? There are people who are disabled and can't work. Social Security needs to continue.

k9kmc
k9kmc

GOP WANT TO TAKE AMERICA BACK TO THE CAVE !!!!

Glossika
Glossika

NONE OF YOU ARE GETTING ANY SOCIAL SECURITY WHEN YOU RETIRE. BUT IT'S CUT FROM EVERY PAYCHECK. WHADDAYA GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? THE MONEY'S GONE! YOU NEED YOUR OWN SAVINGS. AND THE USD IS GOING DOWN THE TUBES, SO DON'T SAVE IN USD...

marieshinesweet
marieshinesweet

Oh by the way... lets just picture the day social security is out... lol ... civil war this is my prediction ... or better find bunkers to hide your precious jewels and yourself .. that means millions of people on the street starving ... nonesense all is nonesense ..

marieshinesweet
marieshinesweet

Social security and medicare??!!! Story goes back again and again of course ... poors pay for the shit left by the superrrichhh.. those who of course pays genius lawyers to find great fiscal shelters and false corps to hide what it is seen from all right at our faces. Sorry to be pessimist but human kind have long lost the way to get back home .. and this is all over the world.. ps : do you think sincerly that one day the system will be transparent .. dream within a dream... good luck to us all.

Greg
Greg

It's important that we replace Social Security and Medicare with personal accounts or else those Americans that unfortunately do not start saving for retirement until they are much too old will end up in poverty and voting for more government welfare checks.

BUT if we replace Social Security and Medicare with around a 5%/year personal retirement account, almost no one will end up poor enough in retirement to need any government benefits at all!

The average annual Social Security benefit right now is only $14,000 and you and your employer have to pay a combined 14.9% a year in payroll taxes. With a mere 5%/year account, employer payroll taxes will be eliminated (reducing employment costs by 7.45%, allowing companies to hire millions more workers) and you will save 2.45% a year. Not only that, but you'll be left with around $21,000 a year in retirement instead of $14,000! Get 50% higher benefits at 1/3rd the cost. It's 6 times more efficient than the current system.

For example, if you earn $25k a year at 22 and get a 2% raise every year until you retire at 67 with an income of $61k ($46k lifetime average income), and you put 5% a year into a savings account that earned 5% a year you'll be left with $293,000 in savings, which will allow you to buy an annuity for about $23,000 a year for the rest of your life.

It's a no-brainer.

Greg
Greg

The point of Social Security and Medicare is to ensure that senior citizens don't go without basic necessities or health care. I and almost everyone else agree with that goal. The problem is - our current system isn't built to do that! The current entitlement system is largely redistribution of wealth to middle class and wealthy people who have plenty of resources to take care of themselves.

This should be a very gradual change because people have planned their retirement based on the current system, but Social Security and Medicare should be available for all senior citizens that are in need and not available to senior citizens that have plenty of wealth. If you own a $400,000 house free and clear, you don't need government checks every month - you have a $400,000 asset. If you have a $30,000/year annuity you don't need government checks every month - you have plenty of money.

If you rent and only have a few thousand dollars in the bank or are in debt, absolutely our society can afford to help you out financially. And there should be no requirement that senior citizens look for work because many cannot. It's basically just "welfare for senior citizens", but this system would cost maybe 10-20% of what the current entitlement behemoth costs us.

David
David

Some replies here baffle me. They think by cutting this stuff means people will starve. The point of cutting is to free up money so this money can allow people to take care of themseves. Most legitimate people would much rather take care of themselves than have Governement do it for them. It's just today's society and spending does not allow for them to. The only way to allow them to is to cut spending and let the money go back into the free market. I'm not saying completely get rid of it, and I don't see that Ron Paul is either, or not at least right away. We all know the fact that many people have poored hundreds of thousands of dollars a piece into the system. To get rid of it would be stealing there money. There must be a transitition process to allow for this. THis is one of the problems with entitilement programs to begin with. They end up unsustainable but too many lives are affected by it. It would have been better if it never existed, but since it did, it has be taken down very carefully.

NaturalGroundation
NaturalGroundation

YES! To voluntary Social Security!!!! Let me take my retirement ELSEWHERE!!!!

RON PAUL 2012 FOR THE ELIMINATION OF ILLEGAL UNCONSTITUTIONAL INCOME TAXES AND THE ILLEGAL UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL RESERVE

macpduff
macpduff

Wow. I can't disagree more.
I thought I liked Ron Paul.
No to replacing Fed SS with State funded Welfare. Same for Medicare. The States have even less money than the Feds. The SS fund is well funded. This is just a ruse to raid the fund.
Look, why don't we just go out and shoot our Disabled and Seniors. Wall St stole their retirement. How much $ have we squandered on wars since 2001? And whose fault is it that our jobs were sent overseas?

Boomer1949
Boomer1949

They are all lying to you. It's not SS that is going broke, it's the part of our SS tax (OSDI) that covers Disability that will be broke in 2018. Watch my latest vid, and read the SS Trustee Report 2010.

MoreFunky420
MoreFunky420

I appreciate all the answers to my question on this post. While we should ALL be responsible for ourselves we do indeed need a plan for the elderly when they can't work anymore as well as the disabled physically and mentally. Otherwise we will truly be like a socialist country letting the "burdens" on society wither away and die before their time. Im lucky that I am capable of working and saving money. As long as there IS work. But sometimes thats not always the case. Thanks for the input guys.

nbonasoro
nbonasoro

of course its welfare because social security recipients are getting 4 times as much as they put into it. Also you should be appalled as a social security recipient that the government artificially lowers its calculated inflation rate for the country to short change the recipients who should have increase of 8.5 percent per year but instead are getting increases of 3 percent each year.

destroyallidiots
destroyallidiots

And your God .....oh yes by your tone and words you bow to the religion of empirical stupidity.And it what part of the universe do you live where those in power or want to be do not bow to the dollar.You don't like Americans from your words,but you have access to the net...hmmm.Either you pay or supplied by some social funding. Lazy selfish well I agree we are too lazy to police and ratify our own govt in a lot of cases...the myth social and welfare programs grew directly from the depression...caused yes by the greedy in finance and government...same as our recent history but....selfish...no.Guilty of too many fingers in pies,but definitely we are the pigs that weak minded idiots that hate us so much turn their whiny little voices when they are in need...usually proving there stupidity while denouncing us at every turn..oh your rant Great Example!

Bassil
Bassil

Read and understand the whole article. Understand what he's trying to do to not only make sure that the people the TRULY need help get it and the ones that don't are not wasting our tax dollars. These programs need a complete overhaul and reorganization. Fixing the messes our government has made and that we allowed to happen is gonna take time, hard work and sacrifice. If you're not ready for TRUE reform now, you will be when our economy collapses and we become a 2nd or 3rd world country. This is history repeating itself people. We are heading down the same path the U.S.S.R. did and Ron Paul is the only man with the principles and determination to prevent it.

Hypatia Alexandria
Hypatia Alexandria

SS:

The best way to improve social programs is to get government out of the business of administering and funding them — to abolish the government programs altogether — thereby allowing private social programs to flourish.

Government programs, by virtue of their use of the naked force of coercion to perpetuate their morally corrupt and economically unsound practices, are immune form the natural regulatory forces of the free market.

Government’s role should be limited to preventing private programs from using coercion. Without the use of coercion, they will be unable to escape the powerful regulatory forces of the marketplace .

Only the free market can be trusted to regulate social programs, keeping them efficient and honest. The government cannot be trusted to regulate them
(other than to prevent them from using coercion) because the government cannot be trusted to regulate itself.

Hypatia Alexandria
Hypatia Alexandria

SS:

The best way to improve social programs is to get government out of the business of administering and funding them -- to abolish the government programs altogether -- thereby allowing private social programs to flourish.

Government programs, by virtue of their use of the naked force of coercion to perpetuate their morally corrupt and economically unsound practices, are immune form the natural regulatory forces of the free market.

Government's role should be limited to preventing private programs from using coercion. without the use of coercion, they will be unable to escape the powerful regulatory forces of the marketplace .

Only the free market can be trusted to regulate social programs, keeping them efficient and honest. The government cannot be trusted to regulate them
(other than to prevent them from using coercion) because the government cannot be trusted to regulate itself.