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=7orThree 7orThree

    That’s a false atheist argument. Just because a Christian believes in the bible does not mean they refuse some type of evolutionary process. Show me where Ron Paul explicitly says he refuses the theory of evolution.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=7orThree 7orThree

    Ron Paul is one of the few leaders worth following.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=VanB13 VanB13

    on the other hand.. don’t u think being a military super power is good thing? im just saying

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

    except the fact he doesnt believe in evolution. im pretty sure he said he doesnt believe in public education as well.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=KaptainKanada Kaptain Kanada

    I’m Canadian so let me tell you that we have most of the same problems that you do: government bailing out our banksters, taking part in the imperial wars, and increasing police statism.
    You can run, but you can’t hide, so quit running, stand and FIGHT BACK is my advice.

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

    Oath tempered governance is long gone, which opens the door to anything, including a repeat revolution!

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

    Banana Republic USA!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JimBronaugh Jim Bronaugh

    You just gotta love the ‘new’ news anchors. They turn every interview into a debate and are far more interested in hearing their own opinions that those of the interviewee. Every time Ron Paul would be about to make a statement of importance, she would burst in and talk over him. She is a well trained monkey, just as all the rest in the media.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=PetemacGyver Pete macGyver

    kokesh has a lot of topics to talk about

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Vlum88 Vlum88

    Did she say Ron Paul is concentrating on Presidential campaign???????????

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=generalmaximus53 generalmaximus53

    I want to see a debate on national television…Obama, Romeny, and RON PAUL. Very interesting.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Freddan50 Freddan50

    I hope he runs in 2016!

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

    too cold..

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=U91H3D U91H3D

    America is fucked

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=KillRothschilds2012 KillRothschilds2012

    Its all bush fault Obama needs 2terms, you heard what the TV said now stop being a conspiracy theorist, get yourself 2 minimum wage part time jobs, eat your GMO, drink your fluoride everything will be all right.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=runelord37 runelord37

    Hope in one hand, shit in another stupid bitch. Just ask the Romans how they feel about hope. World full of stupid fucks too busy chewing their food to look around and wonder how the world really works. It hurts their tiny brains too much.

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

    I love you ron paul!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=9thebear 9thebear

    If America has had enough of you, come to Germany Ron Paul!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=actiontec2o4 actiontec2o4

    Move to Canada…Nuff Said.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=aaronburn aaron burn

    Shut up you asian cunt.

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