6 responses to “Ron Paul: Republicans Would Be Foolish to Fall for Obama’s Debt Ceiling Scheme”

  1. John Detmar

    Please, Rep. Paul, cut the BS! The Republicans in congress have not been repeatedly “fooled” by those wiley Democrats into making bogus budget-cut agreements that only produce increase taxes, increased regulation, more socialism, more debt, and a larger federal government. They have been absolutely complicit in this good cop/bad cop charade. Even now, you all are negotiating a “deal” with the Democrats to raise the debt ceiling so you can continue your deficit spending and debt accumulation, even though you know it is unsustainable and will ultimately result in a national crisis. You will promise to shave off a few trillion from the budget deficits over the next ten years, and of course it won’t happen. Even if it did, you are still allowing huge deficit spending to continue for ten more years that will pile on more trillions to the national debt. Now you Republicans are pretending to talk tough with you “Cut, Cap, and Balance” sloganeering, but your cynical good cop/bad cop routine with the Democrats is getting quite transparent.

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  2. Jeffydiver

    Yeah, this makes a lot of good sense. Raise the taxes and then cut the debt, this will only allow more spending. What part of no do they not understand ?

    Pay down the debt and cut the taxes !

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  3. Todd


    To follow your analogy…

    Either asking for a raise or reducing spending…
    The Republicans are suggesting that you reduced spending by not feeding your children, not sending them to the doctor and/or dentist, and cutting their education budget. All while giving your boss the raise.


    Cutting government spending does not create jobs. It does the opposite.
    Republican plan to reduce the number of children on food stamps by eliminating food stamps. Good thinking.

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  4. Mark McVey

    Mr. Paul,

    I have what I think is an effective analogy that you may use in your public statements on this subject.

    If I were coming up to a due date for a payment on my personal debt, and I did not have the money to pay the minimum payment, I would have two choices. I would either decrease my other spending, or ask my employer for a raise in order to make the payment. Clearly this is moving into the realm of the absurd. But this is what the Demcrats are effectively asking for by suggesting raising taxes as part of the “debt deal”. They are truly our employees – We, as in The Taxpayers – but the Democrats can’t seem to get this idea through their heads.

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  5. Craig Purcell

    Government work is an overhead expense and paid for by taxing productive work. This includes the military obviously and we need to reinvest in our cities and country at large and cut the government.

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  6. Jeff

    If we can stand Obama another year, we’ll be lucky; but I have a feeling we will all be unemployed by then. One out of Four children are already on food stamps.

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