Ron Paul: We Must Fiscally Restrain Our Government

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by Ron Paul

The media insists on characterizing statements about dependency on government handouts as controversial, but in truth such statements are absolutely correct.  It’s not that nearly half of Americans are dependent on government; it’s actually more than half.  If one includes not just people on food stamps and welfare, but also seniors on Medicare, Social Security and people employed by the government directly, the number is more like 165 million out of 308 million, which is 53%.

Some argue that Social Security and Medicare benefits are a right because people pay into these programs their whole lives, or that we need a government safety net in place for people who fall on hard times.  However, this all becomes a moot point when the funds people depend on become worthless due to government default or rampant inflation.

This is less an issue of dignity or dependence on government, and more about the deceitfulness of government promises.

The Fed recently announced that it plans to keep interest rates near zero and keep buying near worthless assets from banks indefinitely.  This enables Congress to spend without having to take deficits or the debt seriously and there is every indication they intend to spend with impunity until the system collapses.  There are no brakes on the runaway train.  The federal debt ceiling law does nothing to limit spending. The ceiling will have to be raised yet again perhaps before the year is out.  What is happening in Greece with austerity measures and riots in the street will happen here within a decade according to some realistic estimates if we do not find some way to fiscally restrain our government.

There is little point in a debate about being entitled to healthcare or food or shelter from fellow taxpayers if the whole system has collapsed.  And, with the way our politicians have taken over and mismanaged vast amounts of resources, collapse seems almost unavoidable.  Yet the number of Americans who have significant dependency on government is dangerously high, and I honestly fear for them.

Worse, corporate welfare is also at an all time high with no signs of diminishing.  Though it is hard to quantify, Tad Dehaven at Cato has estimated that the government spends nearly twice as much on corporate welfare than on social welfare.  Both parties are equally guilty.  More and more, the business sector is learning to rely on taxpayer largesse in one form or another.  They used to be solely concerned with providing a better product to the consumer at a better price.  Now, success on Wall Street depends entirely too much on having the best lobbyists on K Street.  If one includes the employees of “private” businesses who depend on government contracts, grants or bailouts, there are even more people dependent on government in some way.

Government does not create resources when it taxes people and prints money; it merely redistributes the wealth, while supporting a massive, wasteful bureaucracy along the way.  Government is a giant, blood-sucking parasite on our otherwise healthy economy.  For too long we have entrusted too much economic power and influence to irresponsible politicians in Washington.  It’s the chaos that ensues after they run the system into the ground that will be so painful for so many people.  But realigning our economy with the free market and away from government mandates and handouts must happen in order for it to thrive again.

The answer is not to keep asking government to do more.  The answer is to extricate our economy and ourselves from the grasp of Washington DC as much as possible now, before our dependency becomes our downfall.


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183 responses to “Ron Paul: We Must Fiscally Restrain Our Government”

  1. RPauliticalPeace

    Doctor Infinite Wisdom… in the form of common sense.

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  2. Surfisher

    Obama is an “abomination” to all republicans. I doubt even 0.01% will vote for him.

    With Ron Paul out of the Republican picture (by what most Republican Voters are UNAWARE was a Fascist-like brow-beating of duly elected Ron Paul delegates, and their subsequent removal by nefarious means at the DIRECTION of Mitt Rmoney) the majority of registered republicans will vote Republican.

    It is our job to educate them that Rmoney is NOT a True Republican, but a puppet of the Banking Cartels!

    Ron Paul was a Libertarian before he became republican — so now the torch has been passed to another Libertarian: GARY JOHNSON!

    All Independents, Democrats and Republicans MUST take a look at what Gary Johnson stands for!

    Vote for Gary Johnson — or submit to Dictatorship (there are no other options)!

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  3. Surfisher

    The VP “debate”
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    My take:

    Two scumbags defending their boss, whose ultimate aim is to be King of USA.

    How sad — we are about to lose our Nation to one of these subhumans!

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  4. French Canadian

    Sorry, I meant: “That Obama put the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of these countries”.

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  5. French Canadian

    A new bumper sticker will soon be in the Infowars store. It is a caller on the show who gave Alex this idea. Alex thought that this was pure genuis. The bumper sticker will say: “The Economic Collapse is an Inside Job”…. lol… I”ll buy one.

    We also learned today that Obama is wearing a Muslim ring since high school. That ring means: There is no other God than Allah. Jerome Corsi came on the show to confirm that. He also said that the people of the Trinity Church are starting to talk and that the Sinclair affair is true. That Obama was the lover of the guy he had killed . The elites are mad at Obama for having put AlQaeda in charge of Arab countries. They want thing to be bad in these arab countries but they don’t want complete chaos where they will lose control.

    Anyway, it was a fantastic show. Alex talked with his heart thru out the whole 3 hours. Thanks God we have Alex Jones. I don’t know what the world would do without his information. God always give us a leader.

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  6. masoaussiepride

    Australia needs ron paul

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  7. Nathan Mason

    Australia needs ron paul

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  8. HereWeCome

    Without Ron Paul..We are fucked up…

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  9. WW3ization

    Without Ron Paul..We are fucked up…

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  10. Citizen

    Just finished watching the VP Debate…

    OMG… Biden for President!

    Don’t believe your lying eyes and ears!

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    1. French Canadian

      Citizen,

      I do’,t have the time and the courage to watch this reality freak show…lol.

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  11. Nick Guitron

    Why vote Obama when you can Vote Gary Johnson?

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  12. ShadoDeath

    Why vote Obama when you can Vote Gary Johnson?

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  13. robin

    French Canadian and Surfisher,
    Thank you Surfisher for fixing the problem on this site to make it more secure. French Canadian, I’ve been very busy, so I don’t get on here very often and when it become too difficult, I just gave up. Surfisher, I’m afraid I’ve talked to some Ron Paul supporters who will be voting for Romney. Again, it’s not clear yet which puppet they want. As my husband said, some of the power elites want Obama, some of them want Romney. Preparing in case there is a food crisis, which is looming. Thanks for the info. on Canada. I will pass it on to my older son who has 2 more years of college. Someone just posted about the reporter from 60 minutes who of course is another journalist who is not giving all the facts, but is manipulating the American people and their fear of the radical Muslim fundamentalists to justify our presence in the Middle East and taking away our rights in this country. These stories are always a red flag to us, but to most people, they fall for the honey trap immediately. Also, you probably already saw the story about one of the Iranian presidents guys who followed him around when he spoke. He has defected and claims to have documentation of the nuclear bomb they have. We are being set up once again. Peace

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    1. French Canadian

      Robin,

      Indeed, this Iran/Syrian conflict is just another scam. I mean the CIA is working hand in hands with Al Qaeda for crying out loud. And people buy their lies, it blows your mind to realize how so many people can be so ignorant.

      A recent guest on Alex’s Show said that the elites wanted to get rid of Obama because apparently he doublecrossed them a few times… don’t remember who it was who said this… there are so many différent guests on the show.

      Off Topic:

      What a scumbag!

      Bill Maher: “We Need To Promote Death”
      http://www.infowars.com/bill-maher-we-need-to-promote-death/

      Make sure you listen to the 10 minutes video below the article, title: Overpopulation is a Myth.

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    2. Surfisher

      robin —

      Obama is an “abomination” to all republicans. I doubt even 0.01% will vote for him.

      With Ron Paul out of the Republican picture (by what most Republican Voters are UNAWARE was a Fascist-like brow-beating of duly elected Ron Paul delegates, and their subsequent removal by nefarious means at the DIRECTION of Mitt Rmoney) the majority of registered republicans will vote Republican.

      It is our job to educate them that Rmoney is NOT a True Republican, but a puppet of the Banking Cartels!

      Ron Paul was a Libertarian before he became republican — so now the torch has been passed to another Libertarian: GARY JOHNSON!

      All Independents, Democrats and Republicans MUST take a look at what Gary Johnson stands for!

      Vote for Gary Johnson — or submit to Dictatorship (there are no other options)!

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  14. French Canadian

    Surfisher,

    Thanks for your answer.

    I hope you are right and that Romney will never win without the liberty movement. By the way, did you see this incredible video? Alex Jones played it about 40 times on his show… he even got that video for his ring tone on his cellphone…lol.

    Watch it. If there is a lot of other people like her, Obama will win for sure. Enjoy!

    Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone (45 seconds)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio

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    1. Surfisher

      French Canadian —

      Great video — has been posted on other sites.
      Keep up the good work!

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  15. Citizen

    I love Ron Paul….
    He speaks his mind “Blood sucking parasite”

    At this juncture in time, Voting won’t make a hill of beans difference.
    Gary Johnson has no chance!

    Romney is the likely winner this time around
    Another 4 years of a robust Warfare Economy.

    So if you work for the Military Security Complex… your set for another 4 years of prosperity.
    If your a Union Zombie, sorry you lose!

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  16. Jack Mehofft

    OMG PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! Screw the GOP they are clueless, im voting for Obama if you don’t run….

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  17. aabbccddeeff11223344

    OMG PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! Screw the GOP they are clueless, im voting for Obama if you don’t run….

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  18. Surfisher

    Gary Johnson is THE ONLY ONE TO GET YOUR VOTE — if you are a Real American and want to save our Nation!

    Voting for the lesser of two evils, still gets you evil.

    Has anyone noticed the Barack creature looks more and more like a chimpanzee, and the Mitt creature like a statue in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum…and that both are liars and cheats that hate Free Americans!

    So, are you going to vote for Plastic Man or Monkey Boy…hoping whichever one of these evils “wins” will destroy our Free Nation at a slower pace…?
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    Or, are you going to take a stand against these two anti-American subhumans, and vote your conscience instead!

    Gary Johnson is THE ONLY ONE TO GET YOUR VOTE!

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  19. Falsk

    The Ron Paul campaign has never been so much for presidency as it has been for enlightening the all the people that listen to him. He doesn’t want politics, but has used the system to reach out. Politics is merely the extension of war into words.

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  20. POSTMODERN MUSIC

    4 dislikes… Joe & Ryan?

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  21. MusicLoverRecords

    4 dislikes… Joe & Ryan?

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  22. POSTMODERN

    4 dislikes… Joe & Ryan?

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  23. French Canadian

    GERALD CELENTE talks about QE3 / QE Endless – New Banker
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmmVtPvN3DM&feature=related

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    1. robin

      Welcome Back French Canadian…I wanted to tell you that we decided to vote for Gary Johnson only because if he gets a percentage of the vote, the libertarian party gets 95 mil in campaign funds, can participate in the debates and get media coverage in 2016. Of course, we know that it is very probable that in many places around the country the vote will be altered for either Obama or Romney, but not in our county where we have honest and transparent elections. My son has been researching for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Contest. He is learning a lot and is a critical thinker for someone so young. Both our children want to go to Canada to live. What should I tell them? They think it will be better there than in the US. Someone I know who is a Ron Paul supporter said she will be voting for Romney because he will be better than Obama. I said do you want a slow, painful death where people will go back to sleep, or a swift one that will wake up America. She prefers the slow death. Bought into the lesser of two evils although she said she didn’t believe it it. Again, here is another voter who reacts emotionally. She knows the elections are rigged, so I said vote your conscience and don’t fall for the “lesser of the two evils”. That’s all the control we have right now. Peace………

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      1. French Canadian

        Hi Robin,

        I thought this site was closed for good. Today I decided to take a look in case it would be back, and it was. But I didn’t see you around… I saw one or 2 posts of Surfisher and that’s all. Glad to be able to communicate with you again.

        So your sons want to go to Canada? Not a bad idea. Sunday, I caller from Toronto called on the Alex Jones Show and ask him what would happen to Canada when the collapse will come… will it be like in the US or EU? To my great surprise, Alex said Canada and Switzerland will be the last 2 countries to fall. For Switzerland we know why. But for Canada, I was surprised. He said you are the second largest country in the world, but you only have 33 millions people living in it. You are known as a peaceful country, your military is very small and you do not have the nuclear arsenal. Everybody likes Canadians, you repution is very good around the world. Plus, the Queen still runs it and is very found of your country, so they wont bother or mess up with you for now, that’s for sure.

        Well I don’t like the Queen… but if she protects Canada, that’s a plus for now…lol.
        Here, life is not so bad, we still feel free. Quebec and Ontario are quite socialits, but the rest of the country is very conservative. Some peole say the climate is hard, but I don’t agree, I like four seasons. Most of our police forces are nice and our debts is not that bad. We are quite please so far with our Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

        I think your decision to vote for Gary Jonhson is a smart decision. You have to work with what you have.

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        1. Surfisher

          French Canadian —

          This site was under attack by Rmonkey’s cyber thugs (just like at all GOP conventions the delegates were in person)! But I kept posting to make sure the message was never lost — and kept in contact to make sure the site owners redid it in a more secure fashion…which we have now!

          Rmonkey is correct to be fearful of this site’s effect — because of this, and several other sites (where his GOP goons were exposed in criminally negating the duly elected Ron Paul delegates), he’ll have ZERO chance winning! No Ron Paul supporter will EVER vote for this vile creature, and now the independent vote is OUR TARGET here!

          Make sure all independent voters are aware of Gary Johnson, and do your best to have them vote for him!

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      2. Surfisher

        robin — exactly!

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  24. Kraizer666

    Paul works for himself. He trusts only himself. He has his own ideas he wants to put in place.

    There is nothing wrong with that.

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  25. alice wonders

    Mr. Paul, who would you rather have as our next President, Obama that is much closer to your ideas, or Romney who is much apart from your ideas??

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  26. MichuChannel

    Go Ron ! You must be a President ! FUCK ILLUMINATI

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  27. Damstraight68

    Dont forget Santorum and Gringrige, their still bitter.

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  28. gangelone999

    Ron Paul, the best president we never had

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  29. KillBaddBugz

    Diebold for president 2012!!!

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  30. Thomas Fugleman

    It’s America, so far we can vote for whom we think offers the most return for our support. Voting for the libertarian is a return that you can say you would not bend on any even if it means Obama for another four years. But someone else who might want to change their vote to see Obama, above all, be sent back to Chicago with his puppetmaster, Valerie Jarrett, has a great point, too!

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  31. TheFugleman

    It’s America, so far we can vote for whom we think offers the most return for our support. Voting for the libertarian is a return that you can say you would not bend on any even if it means Obama for another four years. But someone else who might want to change their vote to see Obama, above all, be sent back to Chicago with his puppetmaster, Valerie Jarrett, has a great point, too!

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  32. hill160881

    I agree with the principles Paul stands for. But him not endorsing Johnson is TOTAL BS. Who is Paul working for? If liberty was his goal he would have put the “Paul movement for liberty” behind the libertarian candidate. Instead he said, he is not sure who he will endorse.

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  33. hill160881

    I am no troll! I am someone who saw Paul for what he was from the beginning. A wolf in sheeps clothing. I tried to believe and donated several times, but knew he was playing the game. He was used by the GOP to undermine the liberty movement, and he let them do it. How much money did his campaign manager get paid? How much money was paid out to family or friends in this campaign? Ya, fight for liberty my ass, more like last push for retirement and political positioning for his son.

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  34. Ethercruiser1

    I wish the average American would listen to him… but I think he’s been ignored too long & the USA is set to collapse financially soon anyways no matter what we do now. The collapse should have been avoided, but too many people & businesses thought the USA would never run out of money or go broke. Well, they were wrong! We still need to stop the spending asap or the pain with the collapse will just get worse.

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  35. Surfisher

    Voting for the lesser of two evils, still gets you evil.

    Has anyone noticed the Barack creature looks more and more like a chimpanzee, and the Mitt creature like a statue in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum…and that both are liars and cheats that hate Free Americans!

    So, are you going to vote for Plastic Man or Monkey Boy…hoping whichever one of these evils “wins” will destroy our Free Nation at a slower pace…?
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    Or, are you going to take a stand against these two anti-American subhumans, and vote your conscience instead!

    Gary Johnson is THE ONLY ONE TO GET YOUR VOTE — if you are a Real American and want to save our Nation!

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