Ron Paul Slams Obama’s “Monstrous Creature”, the Super Congress





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Lou Dobbs: Joining us now for more on job creation and the debt ceiling agreement, Congressman Ron Paul, who voted against raising the debt ceiling. He says the new special committee created by Congress is “disturbing and will be used instead to raise taxes”. Congressman Ron Paul, seeking the Republican Presidential nomination, joins us tonight from Clute, Texas. Good to have you with us, Congressman.

Ron Paul: Thank you, Lou, good to be with you.

Lou Dobbs: You voted again against the debt ceiling. Tell us why.

Ron Paul: Maybe because I’ve never voted for any of the spending essentially over the many years I’ve been in Congress. And I believed that debt was going to be a problem many years ago, and debt is a problem. So you don’t get out of the problem of having too much debt by allowing the Congress to spend a lot more and granting them another 2.4 trillion dollars worth of debt. So it never made any sense to me to do it that way. It just digs the hole much deeper, and then it gets harder for us to get out. So it was a very easy vote for me, but it became much easier when I saw the vehicle they were using to create this “Super Congress.” I mean, where in the world did that come from and what is that going to lead to. That is monstrous. I kept looking and looking, and I can’t find any place in the Constitution where we have the authority to create such a creature as the Super Congress.

Lou Dobbs: Let’s return to you, Congressman Paul. You told me about this super committee. You know, I could never find anything in the Constitution that would satisfy, it seems to me, a reasonable man, namely myself, that there is any constitutional authority for fast track authority for trade agreements. This super committee seems that be in that vein; how will you perceive it?

Ron Paul: That is exactly right. It’s creating committees to do the job and assume the responsibility that Congress should do it. And you’re absolutely right on the trade agreements. I happen to think that these trade agreements and giving this responsibility to the executive branch is absolutely wrong. But it’s not the only area, I think writing regulations is actually writing laws, so I’m way back on what the executive branch should do. But now for the OMB [Office of Management and Budget], it looks to me like with this Super Congress and committee, that if we don’t vote for what they recommend, OMB gets a lot of power, and that’s part of the executive branch and who knows, that’s the area that I think where they may be raising revenues, closing loopholes. Who knows what they might be doing? But it is not a good sign for a constitutional government.

Lou Dobbs: And the Supreme Court has slapped down a lawsuit brought by states and environmental groups that sought to push powers over greenhouse emissions. And the opinion written by Justice Ginsburg made it very clear that the EPA is the source and force in establishing those regulations and enforcing them; a remarkable decision by the Supreme Court. What is your reaction?

Ron Paul: Well, I think it’s rather clear in Article 1 that the Congress is supposed to write the law. This whole idea that any bureaucracy, any agency of government can write all these regulations and they’re the law of the land. One of the most annoying statements I ever heard said was not only do they write the regulations, but what about the statement that Paul Begala said once, “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kind of cool.” You know, that tells you what the attitude is about what they think about the Congress and what they think about the American people and what they think about the Constitution.

Lou Dobbs: I think we should point out that was a very young and ebullient Paul Begala at that time.

Ron Paul: He’s settled down now.

Lou Dobbs: And you still recognize him as a fellow Texan, do you?

Ron Paul: Yeah, but I don’t know if he would recognize me, that’s the only thing.

Lou Dobbs: Well, even reluctantly, I’m sure there’s a reciprocity among Texans. Congressman, it’s great to have you with us, always good to talk with you, I appreciate it.

Ron Paul: Thank you, Lou.

Lou Dobbs: Congressman Ron Paul.



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294 Comments:

  1. Why call it a ceiling or a limit, it's a debt elevator.

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  2. raising debt limits to create more debt, while trying to reduce debt is just incredibly bad.

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  3. There's a petition demanding that Congress permanently disband this monstrosity; it can be found at http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-congress-to-permanently-disband-the-dangerous-undemocratic-super-congress-now Please sign and share. Your country needs you!

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  4. PostPetroleumPrepper

    Ron PAUL 2012

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  5. The problem isn't so much the politicians themselves, it's the American people that are the problem.The American people voted for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The American people supported the bloated American empire that spans the world. The American people supported the stalemate that helped bring about the downgrade in America's credit rating, and the American people have decided not to take Ron Paul seriously. The American people are the detriment to this country-THEY ARE THE PROBLEM.

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    • Joseph J. Menkevich

      "The problem isn’t so much the politicians themselves, it’s the American people that are the problem.The American people voted for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The American people supported the bloated American empire that spans the world. .." - DarkReapersGrim

      And what Country is it that you live in?

      I never seen a voter referendum empowering George Bush to start a War.

      The American people never had a vote in any of this. Follow the money trail and see which elite groups profits from War.

      It isn't Joe-Sixpack or his kid that just went down in a chopper over in Afghanistan who voted for war.

      It isn't the people on Social Security collecting the money which they put into that system in the first place. - who voted for war

      It is not the elderly who have to choose whether to pay a heating bill or buy food, that voted for war.

      Who voted for WAR?

      It was not the American People!

      J.M.

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  6. for once in my life im glad to be in the south because we are a red state..he automatically gets our votes

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  7. Ron Paul looks much older than he did during the last elections. If you guys are going to elect a decent president for the first time in about 50 years, Ron Paul is the only one, and you'd better hurry, he'll be dead soon.

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  8. i promise you. a man this intelligent will never get nominated by the gop.

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  9. hectorsalinasisback

    Ron Paul's seeds of change are part of what we need to restore liberty and prosperity In America, but it's up to we the people, to take action.

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  10. Neverjustforever

    greaterpolitics.blogspot()com/ check it out for what ron paul stands for! Learn about him he's the only man that can give hope to the united states , learn what he stands for , dont be left in ignorance any more. RON PAUL 2012!

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  11. RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT 2012!

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  12. TerminallyPsychotic

    Pls vote Ron Paul and embrace our beloved leader Kim Jung Il, nuclear armed '12th Imam' Iran, Pakistan, AQ/Taliban/wahabists, President Putin and his KGB buddies, the Peoples' Republic of China and Castro/Chavez. Resistance is futile. Allahu Akbar. Ron Paul.

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  13. Bigbootyredbone1

    im turning 18 next year voting for ron paul!!

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  14. Just thinking out loud...
    This article has the two members of a dream ticket participating.
    Ron Paul for President and Lou Dobbs for Vice President. I'm no Republican but I'd vote for that ticket!!!!

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  15. Just bought my Ron Paul bumper sticker and volunteered to help! Ron Paul 2012!

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  16. einLesenderArbeiter

    "To err is human; to really screw up takes a committee."

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  17. ➊ The prophetic words of President Harding

    Excerpt of Warren Harding's inaugural address, 4 March 1921: The recorded progress of our Republic, materially and spiritually, in itself proves the wisdom of the inherited policy of non-involvement in Old World affairs. Confident of our ability to work out our own destiny, and jealously guarding our right to do so, we seek no part in directing the

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  18. ➋ destinies of the Old World. We do not mean to be entangled. We will accept no responsibility except as our own conscience and judgment, in each instance, may determine.
    Our eyes never will be blind to a developing menace, our ears never deaf to the call of civilization. We recognize the new order in the world, with the closer contacts which progress has wrought. We sense the call of the human heart for fellowship, fraternity, and cooperation.

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  19. ➌ We crave friendship and harbor no hate. But America, our America, the America built on the foundation laid by the inspired fathers, can be a party to no permanent military alliance. It can enter into no political commitments, nor assume any economic obligations which will subject our decisions to any other than our own authority.

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  20. I don't understand how people in government, from the president and on down, can brake the law and not one person, lawyer, cop, FBI, or military personal does anything about it. They all took an oath to up hold and defend the laws. And We the People just keep taking it?????? We are going to stand up one day. I just hope its not to late.

    Love your country
    I do!

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