Ron Paul to Congress: Stop Stealing from the American People




by Ron Paul

Imagine you had a pesky neighbor who somehow took out a mortgage on his house in your name and by some legal trickery you were obligated to pay for it. Imagine watching this neighbor throw drunken parties, buy expensive cars, add more rooms to the house, and hire dozens of people to wait on him hand and foot. Imagine that he also managed to take out several credit cards in your name. One by one, he would max them out and then use your good name and credit to obtain another credit card, then another and then another. Each time, this neighbor would claim that he needed the new credit card to pay interest on the other maxed out credit cards. If he defaulted on those cards, your credit score would be hurt and when you wanted to buy something for yourself, it would be more difficult to get a loan and the interest you paid would be higher. Imagine that you mulled this over, and time after time, said nothing as he filled out more credit applications so he would not have to default on the other debt taken out in your name. Meanwhile, another shiny new Mercedes appears in his driveway. At what point do you think you might get tired of this game? And, even though you are left with no really good options, do you think you might eventually tell him to go ahead and default, just stop spending your money!

This analogy demonstrates the position we are in with our government and the debt ceiling. The government has run up a huge debt in the name of the American people, who are sick and tired of being on the hook for it. There are no really good options left. Defaulting on a portion of the debt may not be without costs, but it is better than handing the government yet another credit card.

The government is using the usual scare tactics to strong-arm the people into going along with more spending. Remember the rhetoric surrounding the big bailout of October 2008? We were told, not that this would be calamitous for the banks, but for the people, who would continue to experience massive job losses and foreclosures. We were told that the economy would sink into a deep recession if this money was not handed out to too-big-to-fail corporate cronies. So, after much hand-wringing, leaders from both parties, against unprecedented public outcry, agreed to shower money on the banks and increase the debt. The banks learned nothing, except that Washington will come to their rescue, no matter what. The people, however, continued to lose their jobs and houses anyway, and here we are, still in a deep recession.

When you read the above example, your first reaction might have been to dismiss the neighbor’s debt as illegitimate and in no way your responsibility or your problem. You would be right. No fair-minded legal system would hold you responsible for such a debt, and would instead cart your thieving neighbor off to jail. Yet Congress can impose liabilities on you, your children, and grandchildren without your consent, and even without your knowledge. This is another example of government holding itself above the law. Much like the TSA claims the right to molest us, yet arrested a woman who turned the tables last week, stealing somehow becomes legitimate when the government does it.

We supposedly live in a nation of laws. For once, government needs to heed the law regarding the debt ceiling.

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    Ron Paul Registration Bomb on Nov. 16th, 2011....REGISTER REPUBLICAN SO YOU CAN VOTE FOR PAUL IN YOUR STATE'S GOP PRIMARY!!!! Spread the word!

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  4. Im beginning to like Ron Paul :)

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  5. the house and senate is full of squatters with their stinky, evil little fingers everywhere they should not be. but I like your "lard ass" reference too! I say we boycott them into extinction

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  6. the house and senate is full of squatters with their stinky, evil little fingers everywhere they should not be. but I like your "lard ass" reference too! I say we boycott them into extinction

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  7. Ron Paul 2012 "REAL TALK"

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  8. Ben Bernanke has inspired me taking one look at him, I can say just this statement
    "it sucks to be you" lol.

    Go Ron Paul :-)

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  9. Remember when it was a disgrace to owe money! Only loans that folks took out was for House and maybe a car!! You saved Money!! They wrecked that America!!
    Banksters need to be hog tied and our so called politicians!!! Both side are one in the same! Last HOPE Ron Paul 2012.

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  10. Remember when it was a disgrace to owe money! Only loans that folks took out was for House and maybe a car!! You saved Money!! They wrecked that America!!
    Banksters need to be hog tied and our so called politicians!!! Both side are one in the same! Last HOPE Ron Paul 2012.

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  11. Remember when it was a disgrace to owe money! Only loans that folks took out was for House and maybe a car!! You saved Money!! They wrecked that America!!
    Banksters need to be hog tied and our so called politicians!!! Both side are one in the same! Last HOPE Ron Paul 2012.

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  12. Remember when it was a disgrace to owe money! Only loans that folks took out was for House and maybe a car!! You saved Money!! They wrecked that America!!
    Banksters need to be hog tied and our so called politicians!!! Both side are one in the same! Last HOPE Ron Paul 2012.

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  13. Steve0theAtheist

    The government is ALREADY bankrupt, it simply attempts to disguise this fact by printing money. Of course, it doesn't take a genius to work out where that leads and who it hits. What we have today is down to bureaucrats and career politicians seeing our taxes as an open cheque to mismanagement. As a business owner who pays substantial taxes, it really makes me angry to see these morons misuse it. Ron Paul 2012!

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  14. I think another GREAT idea to support Ron Paul,would be for all of us supporters to start putting comments about Ron Paul and sources of information on him(like this website as well as RonPaul2012.com)on every political news story on major news outlets.Such as yahoo news.It sounds kinda dumb,but as we all know,people tend to be followers..The more people hear his name and what he stands for.The better chance he will have.I have started doing it already.I hope to see ALL of you doing it as well.We are in dire need of a man like Dr Paul.

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  15. yeah we missed some fine print somewhere.

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  16. yeah we missed some fine print somewhere.

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  17. I love this website!!Ron Paul is the man!!But I think the Founding Fathers,as well as Ron Paul would agree.We the People need to get into the fight,not just comment and watch from the side lines.Just recently I have been putting up homemade signs above the freeway over passes in my local area.It would be nice to start seeing that all over the America!!!Come on all you limited government supporters.We can do this,with or without Ron Paul.Even if he doesnt win,he has given this fight a new breath of hope!!!!I would love to start seeing some fresh new ideas,and people looking to meet new people,from this website..My name is Anthony,I live in Santa clarita CA.If any of you live near me,I would love to get together.

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  18. I too like a lot of what Ron Paul say's. But why isn't he more a part of this debt crisis? And crisis it absolutely is. Why isn't he involved in it? This is a perfect opportunity for Ron Paul to prove he can be president Paul to Mr. and Mrs. America. Its not eough to just have great ideas. They have to be workable

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    • Sheera,

      Dr. Ron Paul has a plan to balance the budget IMMEDIATELY...that is why he voted against CUT CAP AND BALANCE...you see, things really are that simple...there is no need to raise the debt ceiling if cuts are made immediately ...and not spread out over 10 years like most plans do...

      Others have wondered what a libertarian president like Ron Paul would actually do in practice...he has outlined this and it is on the www.ronpaul2012.com website...please take a look...thank you

      Ron Paul 2012...you are either for FREEDOM or you are not

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    • Sheera,

      The GOP don't want Ron Paul or Michele Backmann or other Tea Party types...
      They are the ones that John Boehner is battling in his party because he wants to CAVE to the Libs and give them the Debt Increase.

      The GOP has lost there spins and their way in the Defense of America...
      They are hell bent on turning American into another Failed Socialist State driven over the edge like Greece by unsustainable spending policies...

      Bottom Line.... The GOP will not let RP speak for them!

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  19. Yes Ron ,I've made a similar analogy myself.It is like letting your neighbour steal from you, and then he says,"Guess what,I'll do you a favour.I'll loan your money back to you and you can repay it with interest." This is why our Western Govts are consumed with debt from which they cannot escape.

    Either we rise up and right the wrongs, or enter a new dark age of oppression and abject poverty.

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  20. Down with NWO tyranny!
    news LibertyPoet(dot)com

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