24 responses to “Ron Paul: We’ve Spent Way Beyond Our Means”

  1. surgicalradiologytech.t15.org

    Wear as little jewelry as possible on the day of the test because you will have to remove that jewelry before you go
    under the MRI machine. I was then immediately referred to a cancer specialist to see if the tumor was
    benign or malignant. Even at the bottom of the totem pole, it still allows someone to make a decent living.

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  2. rose macaskie

    Ron Paul you are talking about Neoliberal policies and Keynes when what drove the fall of the big banks had not the government payed them out, was the creation of CDOs Colateralized Debt Obligation in 1987. That such a way of handling debt backed assets should have beeen designed was something that was fortuitouse and had nothing to do with academic theories Liberal or of Keynes on how to run economies so your talking as if it were Keynes theories that created the over lending is misleading. the public is meant to be full of delusional people who imagine they will go further than they really are likely to go, it is the over lending that broke the economy not the over spending, it is the lendrs who are meant to know when to say no.

    The existents of CDO’s snowballed into a totally new type of banking and started such a greed for debt among financiers, debt that is called debt for the person who takes out a loan but called an asset for the creditiors who recieve the interest the debtor pays and who will in the end get their money back.

    The creation of CDOs started such a greed for more debt the that creditors could sell to others as an asset, at a profit or receiving a good comission for their services, that they lost all prudence and morality and started to loan to people, governments, businesses, and even other banks, anyone they could persuade to take out a loan, persuade or trick, into taking out a loan without being in the least worried about whether these loans could be honored by those who took them out, so ruining the people they persuaded to take out more money than they could in all probablity pay back and ruining those that they sold debt backed assets too, as debt is called when it is sold on to other people.

    The arguements of neo libralism about reducing the rules that held financiers in cheque made the moral break down, the total loss of job responsability of bankers and financers and those who worked on the markets easier, it made it easier for them to ask for ever more freedoms from government control, made it easier for them to think that it was alright to take decisions that filled their pockets as it was the market that should right all ills not the restraint of men, so they filled their pockets while they put at risk those they lent money to and those they sold bonds to and there own businesses, which no longer mattered to them much because their bonuses had allowed them to feather their own nests so well that the collapse of their work places would hardly effect many of them.

    I begin to wonder whether the honesty some of your actions seem to attest as being part of your character is real or is just assumed when it seems not to get in the way of your other goals.rose macaskie madrid

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  3. holocaust

    Ok things are much more fucked up then most people can handle. The entie world economy is baaed on CFR stupid crap.

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  4. holocaust

    The Constitutional process of issuing new currency into circulation is the subject that we need to understand. This is the process that we must take back over through our Constitutional Representatives. This process will naturally allowed the economy to expand without inflation or deflation because their will always bee the constitutional presents of representation. Please see now this is the time to see now and you must because all the ludicrous examples are before you now and you must see them now.

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    1. Libertarian777

      will you Ellen Brown supporters / Mathematically Perfect money / real bill / whatever else you call yourself please EDUCATE yourself.

      Your proposed solution for a Federal Reserve, centrally controlled fiat currency replacement, is to have a US Treasury issued centrally controlled fiat currency.

      What you need is COMPETING currencies. Gold and silver are BUT TWO of the options allowed. Competing currencies will allow you to have your ‘real bills’ and whatever else you want to call your fiat.

      THE FREE MARKET gets to decide which of the currencies in circulation they wish to use. NO CENTRAL PLANNER GETS TO DECIDE.

      GET IT YET?

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  5. holocaust

    The cycle of banking systems has overlapped and we are riding on speculation. The only way we can stop the collapse of the economy is by a unilateral bill that allows the US Congress to issue new currency to US citizens that are in a position to create new jobs and expand the economy in a way that will not inflate it.

    Why is this so hard for everyone to understand? Simple, because the peoples who control it do not want you to understand it. If you did understand the system it would be impossible for them to control and manipulate you. See now! Do you want to vote for me now!! Yea, Ron Paul is on the right track just be patient and all things will get back to normal. But if the controlled media keeps shutting him out them what?

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  6. SovereignGlobalist

    I still see on blogs every day about people who support socialized health care. The percentage of Americans who believe a bureaucracy based in some faraway place called Washington D.C. can do the decision making better than themselves. At the same time I see support for Ron Paul growing. Something does not compute. You cannot have both a trust of socialism and a disdain for socialism. I have seen occasional posts in blogs here on RonPaul.com from people who very much say similar things: They gush support for Ron Paul but they also have their favorite socialist program they support. The battle for bringing back the American philosophy of self reliance has years to go. We must continue to agitate for ending this insane idea of sending our money off to Washington and expecting it to come back to our states with well-thought-out spending programs. It cannot ever happen. Impossible since you have to pay for the bureaucrats in Washington and pay the kickbacks politicians get from corporations profiting from those programs.

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    1. Citizen

      Sov.Glo.

      Socialism is a slow “progressive” process where every program is another cut of thousands that eventually kill the host country.

      The US has now spent “other peoples (borrowed) money” and no one has anymore money to lend us. So now our government has no other recourse but to Print More.

      We’ve run out of money and Paul is correct, we’ve far exceeded our means. The debt will sink US

      As for the “kickbacks”, I would wager that the Solyndra documents are being scrubbed by the Whitehouse staff as we blog to cover the kickback trail.

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      1. SovereignGlobalist

        @Citizen Exactly right my friend. We freedom lovers will continue to agitate. In our own personal lives we are prepared to adapt to the society of personal responsibility which will have to come to the US. Politically, it will look pre-1913, but with the high tech of modern times. I am positive this must happen because only a fool will deny that we can afford to have this big government forever.

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        1. Citizen

          @SovereignGlobalist

          Mr T… “I pity the fool” and

          America now has 42% of our population who are wholly dependent on Government subsidies.

          “The Fool” Obama want’s to make that 60%…

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      2. rose macaskie

        Socialism is a term that in the hands of many people covers a lot of things, from communism to capitalism with a well fare state, so you need to define what you mean by such a word to have a proper conversation about it..

        Socialism as it is practisted in Europe or was practiced in North America meant the safe guarding of the poor from a too total explotation. The rich tend to earn money for themselves or their projects and give wages to the poor that are just big enough to nearly get by on. Often, in the past before socialism, for half their children to starve to death on. I think that the rich just dont give much time and energy to workers wellfare unless they are being pressed to do so. The money they earn and their creativity tends to go in other directions, conquering the world for example, speculating on the asian markets rather than into looking after workers.

        Our modern world is so full of cars for everyone, with houses for the poor with sofas and enough beds and televisions in them. In the old days people had a hard chair or two, a bed or two and little else, one peice of china maybe, our modern society in which the poor are a bit less miserabley poor came about because the poor asked and pushed for more and the countries that looked after their poor did well and now they have turned back to old ideas that defended extreme differences they are doing worse. Historically things like the well fare state brought in their wake greater riches for thier countries and no one seems to remember that, they should go to Dolly Partons recreation of the village she lived in as a child to remember what things were like before the government educated people and such.

        When the rich can do whatever they want they cant be bothered to educate the poor so they create an under race of brutally undereducated people, to over worked to better themselves or think, who no one listens to, which is cruel, exclusion is cruel, so economies in which the rich get it all their own way tend to be cruel and also are impractical now that a lot of jobs require computer archiving and other technical skills that you only get after years of ecducation. The rich have power, they hold the purse strings the poor need some counter weights or they will get stepped on. rose macaskie madrid.

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  7. dawid
    1. SovereignGlobalist

      @dawid I am a long time libertarian. I went to that link. It’s based in Illinois and it’s only for people who LIVE IN Illinois. I hope people living outside Illinois stay honest and do not vote in that poll. Don’t artificially inflate the numbers.

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      1. dawid

        This is just a regular online poll for ANYONE. The one you are talking about is Illinois Republican Pre-Presidential Straw Poll and they obviously check for address and ip (online) if you vote there. BTW Ron Paul won that straw poll with 51%.

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  8. Liberty

    Well as of today our debt is at 100% of GDP. If we don’t reduce our deficit, we are following in the steps of Greece. There are mass protests in the streets because, they don’t like the osterity measures placed upon them. But, without the EU, IMF, or World Bank Bailouts their monetary system will collapse. America has the Fed for our bailouts.

    No other candidate other than Ron Paul has pointed out what the U.S.debt can do to it’s sovereignty. His message has been consistent for years. The other candidates just talk about their tax plans. Taxes are only part of solutions for recovery.

    RON PAUL FOR A PROSEROUS COUNTRY AGAIN!!!

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    1. SovereignGlobalist

      @Liberty Whether or not Dr. Ron Paul wins in 2012, he is doing a valuable service to our country by communicating. For instance, many of us already know (thanks to Youtube) that Dr. Paul predicted the outcome of the war boondoggle back in 2002 and the outcome of the Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac boondoggle in 2003. He now predicts the US government presence won’t vacate Iraq.

      The positive news is that someone (Ron Paul or not) will be elected President in 5 or 9 years to implement what Ron Paul has long suggested. Like I say, Hopefully Dr. Paul wins in 2012!

      Truth will out. That is a saying which means reality always wins. Reality is basically sound money and free enterprise and individual liberty.

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  9. silentv113

    I’m not going to say Americans are dumb, but a lot of people will not vote for him because they rather live in a dream than wake up and face the truth.

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    1. Citizen

      @silentv113

      Americans have been “dumbed down” so that they don’t know what’s going on. Few understand the Constitution and have been raised on the Socialist Kool Aid… they don’t know any better

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      1. Libertarian777

        @silentv113

        don’t worry, if we maintain the status quo we’ll have a currency crises in 3-5 years time and EVERYONE will be awake then.

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  10. SovereignGlobalist

    Great video except that it is obvious he has a cold. He should have waited for the camera to be away from his face so that he could use a handkerchief when he’s not on video.

    But this is not what I wanted to comment on. I want to say that Dr. Paul never comes across as nutty to me. I understand what he says. I have to sometimes play back the video to hear it again because I’m thinking of the great thing he said in a couple of sentences but miss the other things he says later. The people who say he’s nutty and does not make sense are the people who are too dumb to understand he does make sense. He knows economics backward and forward. He knows the psychology of modern American social democracy. So he can talk fast. Also many people want to appear stylish, so they chant the slogans they hear from their socialist friends. Slogan being “Ron Paul is nutty.”

    It was also stylish to be for big government in the 1970s.

    Ron Paul should keep on talking, keep on pressing, keep on raising funds and airing commercials. Because whether or not he wins, his predictions come true. More of the people are aware that Ron has predicted the real estate crash and the banking crisis and exploding debt back in 2002 and 2003. He’s predicting we will have a presence in Iraq for years.

    As for Bob Woodward, I agree, we are going to have to have austerity eventually. Dr. Paul does say that in the past when spending was cut 60% and taxes 40%, economic booms occurred, so he would not call it “austerity.” OK. instead of “austerity” I will say we will have to have significant spending cuts in the military, foreign aid, and entitlements and also significant cuts in taxes to get the economy back on track., There is no other cure.

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  11. Toetothemas

    Seriously, Ron Paul makes SO MUCH SENSE. Why do people think he’s so nutty?

    I like the looks of the anchor at 17:13…. The guy KNOWS Ron’s right. He just HATES it.

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    1. rose macaskie

      He is nutty because sometimes he makes sense and sometimes he does not, it is not as if he did not understand anything and you could say he was stupid, so all that is left is to call him nutty for those things on which he suddenly seems to have got totally stupid.

      Unless things are well organised and not even the religiouse have ever organised things as well as modern governments have the poor always end up badly. the poor at the monment dream they will gt rich and they are to mean to defend the people who will be poor in the future so they are votign for the right.

      Those who pretend they are going to give jobs but whose first priority is there business and themselves, give the themes of poverty and how to reduce it only a lick and a promise, things dont trickle down. That has been the case for so many thousands of years that to deny it is nutty. The religions give the unfortunate a sandwhich when the rich stop paying the poor a minimum because it is a bad year or bad season to employ people but the poor to do well for themselves need an education and rules that stop people from employing them for too many hours and for too little pay or they get exploited. Those that dont know that, are living in nutty land were everyone is very nice and looks after the unfortunate even though there are not laws that oblige them too.

      The way to have willing workers is to undereducate a great quantity of the population and starve them and over work them so they will be to exhausted hungry and ignorant to complain and then nit pick their faults to reduce their credit. Who can be good parents if they are working all day? The poor are full of nits for the rich to pick and so pretend it is the fault of the abused that they are abused. Ron Paul is corrupt, he seems clever enough to know better but he is defending the interests of the strong who are strong so they dont really need defenders. rose macaskie madrid.

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  12. McKGraKucPauNad

    Damn good interview.

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    1. Libertarian777

      @McKGraKucPauNad

      fkn amazing we have the left wing media listening to RON PAUL!

      At least the right wing (Fox) have finally stopped trying to make fun of him.

      He’s on the cusp of going MAINSTREAM!

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