Ron Paul: We Must Fiscally Restrain Our Government





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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  1. Doctor Infinite Wisdom... in the form of common sense.

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

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  5. 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. Australia needs ron paul

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  7. Australia needs ron paul

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  8. Without Ron Paul..We are fucked up...

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  9. Without Ron Paul..We are fucked up...

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  10. Just finished watching the VP Debate...

    OMG... Biden for President!

    Don't believe your lying eyes and ears!

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  11. Why vote Obama when you can Vote Gary Johnson?

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  12. Why vote Obama when you can Vote Gary Johnson?

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  13. 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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    • 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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    • 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. 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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  15. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 4 dislikes... Joe & Ryan?

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