Democrats Warn: Beware Ron Paul!

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oaI26gY-eQ&feature=feedu]YouTube - ‪Democrats Warn: Beware Ron Paul!‬‏[/ame]

    Here is the article from Democrats.org that my video is referring to. In item number one, it claims as follows:

    “Ron Paul admitted that a low flat tax would be ‘punishing to the poor and middle class’—but supports it anyway. In 2007, when a reporter told Rep. Paul that a flat tax would harm the middle class, he replied, ‘Well, I know. That’s why I don’t want it.’ (NBC, Meet The Press, 12/23/2007) But by 2011, the Congressman had flip-flopped, saying he’d like to offer taxpayers the chance to pay a flat rate of 10 percent if they agree to receive no government services in return.”
    You Should Know: Five Facts About Ron Paul | Democrats.org

    Here’s the truth. See the third item down. As you can see, Dr. Paul was talking in 2007 about a 30% flat tax, not a “low flat tax.”
    Ron Paul on Tax Reform

    On the auto bailouts, the relevant question is: compared to what? Compared to letting a competent company take over its assets, the option that the politically driven bailout foreclosed? See also Dan Ikenson’s article.
    Opposing view: Bailouts beget more bailouts - USATODAY.com

    On gold, recessions, and the economy, see this article and this article, as well as the relevant portion of this resource page.
    Life with the Fed: Sunshine and Lollipops? - Thomas E. Woods, Jr. - Mises Daily
    Smashed Yglesias by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    In Defense of Ron Paul | Tom Woods

    On Social Security, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court, see John Attarian, “The Roots of the Social Security Myth.”
    http://mises.org/pdf/asc/essays/attarian.pdf

    Finally, on the distinction between default and not raising the debt ceiling, see the work of economist Robert P. Murphy, as well as his recent article “The Case Against Raising the Debt Ceiling.”
    Auction Off the State - Robert P. Murphy - Mises Daily
    The Case against Raising the Debt Ceiling - Robert P. Murphy - Mises Daily


    http://www.tomwoods.com/democrats/
     
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    BEWARE ron PauL?

    Yeah I can get behind that.

    Of course it might help the DNC's credibility is they'd stop HELPING the bastards destroy the nation, too.
     
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    Beware Barack H. Obama.
     
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    Lars:

    The "Mises Institute" lives in the world of "sunshine and lollypops". Ron Paul has to wear a REPUB smock just so he can fix problem in the REAL world.

    Fair tax/Flat tax -- no one cares until the financial bleeding is under control. And Paul has always been 10 years ahead of BOTH parties on the Iraq/Afghan wars, bases abroad, the FED, subsidies, ect.

    His constituents seem happy with his whacky "libertarian" nihilistic views..
     
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    Stupid libertarians

    Why can't the stupid fucks understand that communism is the wave of the future.

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    How so? Seems they are consistently pessimistic given how they reiterate the American economic system is unsustainable. They have the right to be pessimists as well, as they have called every major financial event in the past half century.
     
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    Neither the Mises Institute or Ron Paul has called for a Fair tax or a Flat income tax. Though Paul has suggested a low flat income tax would be vastly superior. Did you even bother to read the OP and the provided links?
     
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    Ron Paul - nice guy.
    Winner of the nomination = no.
    Sorry...
     
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    nooooooooooo

    we prefer to prejudge.

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