Ron Paul: Obama’s Reelection Is a Bad Sign for America

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Interviewer: Congressman, first off, did you like what you were hearing from Boehner and the Republican leadership on the fiscal cliff?

Ron Paul: Well, there were a couple of things in there that I could say sounded good, but the problem is, there’s no credibility. When I’m going around the country, people that I talk to generally don’t believe anything they hear, they just don’t trust them. Somebody said, “Oh yea, we want to work together, that’s fine. Oh yes, we won’t raise taxes”, they don’t believe that. It just goes on and on and they’re just looking for the truth. And they say, “Well, all we need is a little compromise”. Well, nobody expects that, because they don’t admit the truth, and the truth is that we’re broke. And how do we compromise? The only way we can compromise is by coming clean on what you’re going to cut. But instead, they’re trying to find out how they’re going to agree on what they’re going to protect. So I don’t think I’ve heard the answer. They talk about this fiscal cliff, but I actually, in my mind, work with the assumption that we’re already over the cliff, we’re just wondering how we’re going to land.

Interviewer: Really? So you’re working on the assumption that we are not going to get this solved?

Ron Paul: No, it’s unsolvable, because you have to cut spending. And the conservative candidate for president said we should increase the spending by 2 trillion dollars for the military, and have more drones.

Interviewer: And that was one of the reasons I know, Congressman, why you did not go ahead and endorse Governor Romney.

Ron Paul: We don’t need another war, we are broke.

Interviewer: Well, Congressman, the matter is that this is a minority opinion, what you’re espousing is a minority opinion right now, because most believe and hope that the two sides will come together with some sort of deal. Is there any circumstance under which you believe the GOP and the Republicans would accept any type of tax increases?

Ron Paul: Yes, I do, but they’re not in Washington, they’re outside of Washington, and I talk about it all the time. And the few people I could work with, like Dennis Kucinich and others, have coalitions, we agree to come together, say, on the militarism. Why do we need to spend more than everybody else put together? So you bring coalitions together that are progressives and libertarians and conservatives, and say, “Yes, we have to cut across the board”. But right now they talk about this compromise on the preservation of certain programs. But you have to get together and bring people together of different viewpoints, and I don’t call that compromise because I don’t think anybody should sacrifice their principles. But there’s no reason in the world why you can’t get progressives and libertarians to agree on some of these cuts on the spending we don’t need.

Interviewer: Well, Congressman, there’s your view on this, and what you’re saying is that you need some more credibility in order to agree to any type of deal here on the fiscal cliff. And people have talked about how there are these Ron Paul Republicans, and some of them have gained ground in the House, for instance, in Kentucky, in Michigan, and even in Texas with Senator-elect Ted Cruz. What would they need to see, including you, in order to come together and agree and approve on some sort of deal?

Ron Paul: Well, as long as they move in the direction of less government.

Interviewer: What does ‘less government’ mean exactly, tell me about that?

Ron Paul: Well, maybe taking their oath of office seriously, looking at Article 1 Section 8, and swearing to uphold the constitution and only do those things that are authorized by the constitution. Well, that’s long gone, we’re so far gone, we’re over the cliff. We can’t get enough people in Congress over the next 5 to 10 years who will do the wise things, so we have to prepare for – if we already haven’t fallen off it – the fiscal cliff. It’s like what’s going on in Greece, everyday you hear of a solution and things pop up. But they’re in debt, they spend too much money, and then the people go out in the street and they demonstrate. Just think, Romney was hit because he was opposed. The one issue he was correct on was when he opposed the bailouts, and the people in the Mid-West voted against him and said, “Oh, we have to be taken care of”. So that vote was sort of like what we were laughing at. And in Greece there are almost 80,000 people out there and they don’t want anything cut, they won’t compromise. Well, it’s the people that are that way, and that’s why our revolution is significant. We’re trying to change people’s minds, and that’s why changing the minds of the young people is so important. Rather than saying that it’s Washington’s …

Interviewer: But, Congressman, I don’t think people want to see us coming off the fiscal cliff, though?

Ron Paul: Well, yes, I think there are plenty of us, and probably most of your audience would like to see us come to our senses. But, if you look at the numbers, and if you look at the way pure democracy works, pure democracy is dangerous: the majority dictates against the minority. So, right now, the majority are receiving the check. And that’s why people were sort of surprised that in these conditions this President would get re-elected. But that is a bad sign, in that there are more on the receiving end, people don’t want anything cut, they want all the bailouts to come, they want the Fed to keep printing the money, and they believe … see, they don’t believe that we’re gone off the cliff or that we’re close to going off the cliff. They think that we can patch it over, that we can somehow come up with some magical solution. But we can’t have a budgetary solution if you don’t change what the role of government should be. As long as you think we have to police the world and run this welfare state, all we’re going to argue about is who’s going to get the loot, who gets the money.

Interviewer: I know you decided not to run [for Congress] again because you were focused on your presidential campaign, but is that why you quit Congress?

Ron Paul: No, I just think people had enough of me. I don’t have much confidence in the political system, and never did. My goal has always been to change people’s minds. As long as people demand more government, they’re going to get it. So government reflects the people, and that’s why I am excited about going to the college campuses and I’ll continue to do that, that’s where I am able to get a lot of support. and they say, “I agree with you, we don’t need more government, we want more freedom, we want to be able to keep our own money, we want sound money. And if we had sound money, we wouldn’t have deficits, because you can’t print money.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JackHughes Jack Hughes

    You can’t get passed he would let the poor die rather than give them help!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=VersionBest VersionBest

    What a dumb bitch.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Megg45368ismynameandmakingYoutubeVideosismyGamesocheckoutmychannelthanksyourule Megg45368 is my name and making Youtube Videos is my Game so check out my channel thanks you rule

    3 more years of Obama…. Considering how many mistakes he made in his first two, then how many in the two years after… now NSA breaches all privacy rights… oh boy, we’re all going to be fucked in the ass for quite sometime America.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Megg45368 Megg45368

    3 more years of Obama…. Considering how many mistakes he made in his first two, then how many in the two years after… now NSA breaches all privacy rights… oh boy, we’re all going to be fucked in the ass for quite sometime America.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=reihana09 reihana09

    Iamhoiam go fuck yourself

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=GreyMatter Grey Matter

    My apology’s for the late response, but I just now read yours. So, a black man is racist for voting for the first black presidential candidate in US history? I can’t qualify that as pure racism. Romney? Sure, I’ll say racist is one motive. Another could be the thought that a black president would change the country somehow in a way that made some people nervous. That’s fear. The whole Allen West/Harlem etc is speculation and stereotypical. I don’t disagree, but that doesn’t make it truth.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=AhrCee Ahr Cee

    The Chigro bitch tries to damper and spin what Paul is saying.
    She works for the Zionist billionaire midget nanny…so no surprise there.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Concept0000 Concept0000

    100% correct, I was just pointing out that it DOES go both ways to this other guy I was replying to.

    I dont think its bad to be a teacher/social worker, i also dont think its good. No teachers or social workers ever helped me, in fact id say they wasted my time when I was young.

    I dont got politically correct OPINIONS, I say what I think makes sense from my experiences.

    Im not gonna insult you, i wish you success

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Concept0000 Concept0000

    100% correct, I was just pointing out that it DOES go both ways to this other guy I was replying to.

    I dont think its bad to be a teacher/social worker, i also dont think its good. No teachers or social workers ever helped me, in fact id say they wasted my time when I was young.

    I dont got politically correct OPINIONS, I say what I think makes sense from my experiences.

    Im not gonna insult you, i wish you success

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=2468allan. 2468allan .

    There are some blacks who voted for Obama based on color as well as some whites who voted for Romney based on color. This works both ways. You think that it is bad to be a social worker or teacher? You think that they deserve the low pay that they get? Boy, you are an idiot!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=2468allan 2468allan

    There are some blacks who voted for Obama based on color as well as some whites who voted for Romney based on color. This works both ways. You think that it is bad to be a social worker or teacher? You think that they deserve the low pay that they get? Boy, you are an idiot!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=2468allan. 2468allan .

    I see. You cannot answer “How is abolishing the minimum is a good thing?” But you can bring up guns like they are the answer here. You are a real fool!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=2468allan 2468allan

    I see. You cannot answer “How is abolishing the minimum is a good thing?” But you can bring up guns like they are the answer here. You are a real fool!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IAMHEWHOAM IAMHEWHOAM

    wRONg PAUL IS A BARREL OF FILTHY STINKIN’ VOMIT, AND YOU FUCKIN’ PAULTARDS ARE THE DISGUSTING MANGEY DOGS WHO LAP IT UP!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=SmeesLightning SmeesLightning

    It’s better that people get to be heard, rather than letting a few poeple “rule” without anyone elses input, letting a few make all the decisions is very very close to a Monarchy is it not. You would have to be a like a god to be able to make all the decisions for everyone and get it right, even then it’s not assured. Also so much power has a tendency to corrupt.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JohnGoodwin John Goodwin

    tekubus is right. Democracy is mob rule. That is why the Constitution and founding fathers created a Republic.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=SmeesLightning SmeesLightning

    I believe Democracy could be great if we had a well informed intelligent population, but we have let it slide away. It’s not a real democracy the way things are, things like fractional reserve banking and teaching our kids crap among many other things, all adds to the problem as well as letting financially powerful greedy people from behind the scenes socially engineer society.

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