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.



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  1. It's so sad to see this guy get ripped off in the elections and pretty much the whole nation just sits back down and says and does nothing about it.

    They win, You lose, don't complain about it getting worse and worse from now on as you accepted this by saying and doing nothing.

    It's up to the people to throw out the government when the government gets to where it is now, yet no one cares to much about that, instead only caring about their TV beers and porn, the rest swarming around the people who hand out the welfare checks.

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  2. "We're grateful to media whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would've been impossible for us to implement our NWO if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries."

    -David Rockefeller June, 1991

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  3. Declaring peace is FREE!

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  4. Love u ron. You give so much more than hope to the working class. Ur so right about direct democracy. I know because I live in cal. The only problem is those college kids u speak to r the ones takin handouts and voting democrat no matter what. Most people thought obama and romney were differant!

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  5. Equal opportunity... She has a lisp lol

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  6. god damn i fuckin hate news presenters. i don't know why i get so annoyed at american tv clips when i live in australia lol

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  7. Simple question.. If Ron Paul is such a good honest man. Why is he not in the White House?

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  8. Problem is, Ron Paul is an honest man being surrounded by vultures.

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  9. Don't you fools get it. We're all going to be living in a bankrupt welfare state because the neo cons and libertarians can't seem to compromise with eachother.

    Ron Paul does not believe in big government entitlements and with Obama's victory we now have Obamacare done and sealed into law.

    Wait till they pass amnesty, conservatism will be over.

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  10. DrPaul
    "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I shall strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brother, and you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee"

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  11. america committed suicide last tuesday.
    search "43 trillion dollar lawsuit filed-CNBC producers' children murdered"

    2obama cabinet members- eric holder & timothy geithner, along with robert rubin are named as defendants in the lawsuit, filed on 25 october. a CNBC producer who linked the story to thier website had his children murdered the next day-link was removed

    :-(

    BREAKING CNBC Exec's Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster law suit !

    watch?v=5gWB1o1Po1k

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  12. america committed suicide last tuesday.
    search "43 trillion dollar lawsuit filed-CNBC producers' children murdered"

    2obama cabinet members- eric holder & timothy geithner, along with robert rubin are named as defendants in the lawsuit, filed on 25 october. a CNBC producer who linked the story to thier website had his children murdered the next day-link was removed

    :-(

    BREAKING CNBC Exec's Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster law suit !

    watch?v=5gWB1o1Po1k

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  13. Because I'm sure the democrats will take kindly to an extremely fiscally conservative congressman from Texas...

    Granted, Ron Paul is arguably rather liberal on social issues, but fiscal issues are far more important to most Americans, regardless of political affiliation.

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  14. Ron Paul 2012. I still wear his presidential pins proudly. He was the only chance the US had at avoiding a total collapse of our currency and avoiding the a nuclear war over Iran. The global elites want de-population, it seems that we are headed that route.

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  15. Ya they always cut him off... stupid.

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  16. We had a avg president vs a below avg candidate... what can you do? Blame those electors behind the scenes who picked Romney to run against Obama! It was a no win for Romney because he was terrible choice... all those flip flop around speeches.

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  17. We had a avg president vs a below avg candidate... what can you do? Blame those electors behind the scenes who picked Romney to run against Obama! It was a no win for Romney because he was terrible choice... all those flip flop around speeches.

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  18. Calm your eyebrows down lady- gah, it drives me insane that Ron Paul has to answer to journalism majors, who only want to achieve drama, not actual answers. This idiot could be the next Bill O'Reilly.

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  19. The fiscal cliff IS a balanced approach. We tax a little more and spend less. I say bring on the fiscal cliff. Now it's too bad that those willing to work can't find a job. And it's really bad how we financially enslave people by putting people into debt and keeping them there. End exclusionary zoning so you can buy a home of your own choosing and can place it on any residential lot. Do that and you'll be able to buy a home as easily and cheaply as you can buy a car. And we need medical socialism so everyone has some medical care. Recruit people willing to become doctors and who'll work for an hourly wage. Just pay for their medical schooling and give them malpractice immunity. So medicaid, medicare and all others who can't afford medical capitalism get medical socialism. That's reasonable care under the HMO model and medical rationing under the Oregon model. Besides housing and healthcare we need to be very careful about what wars we fight. I would've gone to Viet Nam if my number had come up and I betterly resent that now that I see, in hindsight, what an unjust war that actually was. We really need to network with people all over the world and get to world peace. Reducing the population to a sustainable level with a one child rule has got to be part of the equation. I'm very optomistic. Consider where we've come from. Civil war, WWI and WWII, great depression. Total nuclear war would be a big mistake...that's why world peace is so important and must remain very high on our agenda (higher than climate change...even though that is also important).

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  20. Best soundbyte ever!

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