213 responses to “Ron Paul’s Opt-Out Offer: Pay 10213 to Get the Government Off Your Back?”

  1. jasdv357

    …what category they fall into.

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  2. jasdv357

    I like the idea of opting out. If you don’t like it don’t opt out.. Why would anyone have a problem with this? You get the choice, or are some afraid there may not be enough money for them to receive their government handout if I don’t pay 35%+ in taxes..? If I can keep 90% of my income I can provide well enough for myself. Bottom line is there are those who crave personal responsibility and those who shrink from it, like cowardly dogs. Peoples comments on here make it easy to see what catego

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  3. klausd11

    Ron, are you getting soft ? The most important is to have to file no tax return anymore ! – no matter what the taxes.
    Having to file a listing of your yearly activities with the government is much more destructive to Liberty than paying any tax !

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  4. marniespeaks

    lot of people died needlessly

    anti-christian to not help people

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  5. USBankruptcy

    What about the people that cannot work? The really disabled. What should they do to survive? The Blind, crippled, elderly?

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  6. mrwigiteeman

    compensation for labor* instead of “compensation for income”– income is a trick word.

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  7. mrwigiteeman

    how about the fact that the federal government has no authority to tax your compensation for income at any percentage? He saved himself at the end, but its clear he is supportive of the continued exaction of our earned monies just because people continually accept the requirement that one be a “US Citizen” with their precious SSN, which gives this government the Right to tax you whatever they dang wish! How about an end to the SSA?

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  8. commando7144

    21 yr olds are`nt responsible enough? well lets see they sure do a great job with multi million dollar tanks and equipment

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  9. skyer1201

    i will vote for you PAUL if you run for president!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. blueshoals

    At the exact moment you start driving on roads you didn’t build, or recieving law enforcement assistance you don’t implement yourself, you’re already recieving enough. Honestly, I expect government only to enforce the law. After that, I don’t need them.

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  11. watertonrivers

    Imagine if you could “Opt-out”…The Freedom implications are stagering!!

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  12. Tanarus20

    4:52 Paul schooled him big time!

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  13. quidnick

    There’s something about the intelligence, rationalism and (on a personal level) friendliness of Ron Paul. Take a look at his facial expression compared to some other politicians. He doesn’t trick the camera and viewers. He always looks thoughtful when asked a question. We are living in a society where people don’t act real anymore.

    »crosslinked«

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  14. ILiveInMyParadise

    Ron Paul rocks!

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  15. 2skullscrushing

    I just cant believe how stupid people have become. You live in america, the best country, founded on the best ideas, and principles. Now that youre unemployed, get up off your butt, and read the constitution. Study the founding of the country, and for Gods sake, make use of the mind and ability God gave you for once!!!!!!

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  16. Ayess2008

    The whole point of opting out is to get away from programs that are not covered specifically by your constitution, especially education and health care. I think Dr Paul was quite clear in pointing out that basic civil defense would be covered. When you take the time to study this proposal – very similar to Forbes’ flat tax a few years ago – then you can really start to see the benefits. If you kept 90% of your income, then you could certainly afford a very good health insurance.

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  17. Ayess2008

    I really wish the western world would start to use their brains for rational thinking because it would be inevitable to come to the same conclusions that Dr. Ron Paul comes to so easily. Unfortunately we live in a brain washed society where free thinking people are few and far between and the brainwashed masses think sitcoms are more important than their personal freedoms.

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  18. tikijane

    Brilliant! I’d sign up in a heartbeat!

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  19. chriscr123

    Whenever Ron Paul is attacked by the media or just an everyday run of the mill republican or democrat, I feel like he is my grandfather and I want to defend his honor…

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  20. 6Churches

    Does that mean you must opt-out of voting?

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  21. LTGOneill

    Sorry Paul, this is stupid, if you pay 0% then you can say I wont take any benefits, but if I pay any money, I expect benefits. I’d counter by suggesting two alternatives: 1) a flat rate 25% and get 100% free education and 100% free medical care across the board or 2) what may work best is opting into individual benefits by contributing the portion corresponding to each, this lets citizens control what they support and what they use.

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    1. Libertarian777

      since you’re suggesting free education and free healthcare
      how about free cars
      or free houses
      or free food
      or free clothing

      who decides what’s free? who decides who gets what’s free? everyone gets free everything? for only 25% flat tax.

      yes you have good intentions. yes you ‘only’ have 2 things you want free. But those 2 will become 5 and those 5 will become 10, and eventually you’re in the same situation we’re in now where we’re funding farm subsidies for corn ethanol that’s not ‘green’ by any means. Corn ethanol uses oil based fertilizers, along with an inefficient crop (cane sugar is more efficient for ethanol) to produce a non-competitive fuel that damages car engines.

      your point 2. is exactly a free market. no ‘opt-in’ necessary. to ‘opt-in’ into something you PAY for it with the money you’ve earned. Free market competition keeps the price low.
      Yes you couldn’t afford the kindle or the iPad, yes Amazon and Apple have made billions of revenue off of them. But what’s happened? a plethora of ereaders and tablet computers are now available at cheaper prices. The free market for services will work the same, if only it was given a chance.

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  22. Carmine2881

    2. ohchr.org/english/law/ c es cr. ht m

    check out article 13 whooo rawwwww

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  23. uturniaphobic

    it’s a good idea 10%, people keeping more money will change social dynamics to the better, meaning more self reliance and less government oversight. stronger local communities would probably come from this

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  24. avariceichiban

    See your insurance agent. Get higher limits of liability on your auto, get Aflac supplemental health, get long term care insurance. That will take care of your critical illness or major accidents. You do not need Uncle Sam to protect you from the possibility of future bankruptcy. Uncle Sam encourgages bankruptcy by providing lots of cheap credit so that people are opening themselves a big hole by living paycheck to paycheck with no money left for proper insurance protection.

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  25. nordahl154

    I love Ron, but this idea is just stupid.

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  26. yourtube20061

    i dont think that many ppl would be so responsible. They want to be taken care of.

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  27. mmsayre

    the user fee system works wonderfully in Singapore

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  28. Maplesyrup41

    kind of a very stupid plan no offense :\

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  29. borisbmx

    Ron Paul is sensational

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  30. ExposedPost

    how about we pay 0% of our income and be able to Opt-Out of all government intrusion of our lives?

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  31. PistolPackingPatriot

    No. Hell no. 10% is still 10% too much. “Those would exchange a little liberty for a little security deserve neither.” I will not compromise. A compromise is a loss. But I still love ya’, Ron.

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  32. werbelloff

    hah, to call all these niggers who believe they cant get anywhere in life unless govt helps them sad, is putting it lightly ;)

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  33. captkirkconnell

    We can not do this Ron, because the economy would improve so much that the Government would collect the same amount of revenue because corporations would be making so much more money – because the corporations would still be paying taxes. So this idea just makes too much CENTS- Chaos is Profit for the drug pushers and Bomb makers and FOX CNN PR machine..

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  34. Pledius

    omg I can’t find a full show for this one. If anyone knows link to this particular stossel show for fullshow, please reply or pm to me thanks

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  35. piecharthosen

    I invest 10% of my income just to invest it. I would trade twice that just to get rid of the government

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