Ron Paul and Rand Paul on Military Spending, Politics and 2012

Ron Paul and Rand Paul discuss military spending, the Afghanistan quagmire, politics, and 2012.

Date: 01/03/2011

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  • Let’s take a serious look at our military spending; The United States spends $711 billion per annum, which is $148.5 billion more than all the countries below combined, yet our population is 314,970,000 or 8.5% of their combined population totals.
    China, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Brazil, Italy, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Trukey, Pakistan have combined annual military spending of $562.5 billion with combined populations of 3,686,144,388.

  • YoungSilverTongue

    I am a Ron Paul Supporter but how do we pay for schools and a military with no taxes and how do we make sure our foods and drugs dont kill us with out the fda?

    • Answering a question

      @YoungSilverTongue

      Schools are paid for primarily at the local and state level. Military spending will be reduced significantly if we bring home all of the troops.

      Also, Ron Paul does not want to have no taxes, he just wants to have no Income Tax.

      On November 20, 2008 Ron Paul said in a New York Times / Freakonomics interview:

      “I want to abolish the income tax, but I don’t want to replace it with anything. About 45 percent of all federal revenue comes from the personal income tax. That means that about 55 percent — over half of all revenue — comes from other sources, like excise taxes, fees, and corporate taxes.

      We could eliminate the income tax, replace it with nothing, and still fund the same level of big government we had in the late 1990s. We don’t need to “replace” the income tax at all. I see a consumption tax as being a little better than the personal income tax, and I would vote for the Fair-Tax if it came up in the House of Representatives, but it is not my goal. We can do better.”

  • Is Rand Paul wearing pants?! Ahaha

    The dynamic duo!!!

    Paul/Paul ticket in 2012?!

  • typical tea party ignorance of history. those “15 million” troops in WW2 were no all combat troops in fact about 2/3 the troops were support personal not combat troops they were the “middle management” rand pual would have eliminated it seems.. but then these ass clowns would have let hitler and tojo conquer the world anyways

  • Ron Paul 2012 and 2016.

    Rand Paul 2020 and 2024.

    Keep the US free.

  • Dan474834

    Ron Paul 2012 and 2016.

    Rand Paul 2020 and 2024.

    Keep the US free.

  • melbyRick

    I’m sick of hearing the words “Department of Defense” and “Defense spending”… Hey, everybody, when you invade 20+ countries in the span of less than a century, it’s not called defense, it’s imperialism and warmongering. We need to rename it the “Department of War”, or maybe the “Department of the Empire”. That would make a lot more sense.

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  • brownspottedbanana

    hopefully ron paul gets the presidency and one day his son.
    Ron Paul 2012.

  • liberty81414

    Ron Paul,Rand Paul what true Patriots.”We The People” need more politicians just like these two!!

  • dav8d777

    Small number of men to be stating such simple truths…

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  • Im not even American man, I’m Irish but I love Ron Paul. True American hero and one of the last at that. I hope to god that their is more people like you who want Paul in the presidents seat. I hope he gets there for the sake of the whole world. Peace and good luck : )

  • Arguelles1456

    I would DEF vote for Ron Paul for President.

  • tmac20031

    I agree with a lot that you say and I would like to see you become a senator, but I would vote for you as president tomorrow if you did 3 things: 1.) Reduce all the Big government you want 2.) spend on defense, technology, school, and transpiration 3.) don’t punish oversees farmers, but do punish oversees manufacturing companies…they don’t need cheap land.