Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone'

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    Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government.

    "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things." The video can be seen at Ron Paul: We're Broke and Already Over Fiscal Cliff: Video - Bloomberg.

    Mr. Paul, who is retiring after 12 terms in the House, said voters on Tuesday rejected Mitt Romney because he had opposed the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.

    "The people in the Midwest voted against him: 'Oh, we have to be taken care of!' So that vote was sort of like what we are laughing at in Greece," Mr. Paul said.

    "People do not want anything cut," he said. "They want all the bailouts to come. They want the Fed to keep printing the money. And they don't believe that we've gone off the cliff or are close to going off the cliff. They think we can patch it over, that we can somehow come up with some magic solution. But you 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 are going to argue about is who will get the loot."



    Read more: Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone' - Washington Times Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone' - Washington Times
     
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    That crazy old man is so crazy! Budgetary solutions and the role of government! Ha!

    We have money printers, keynesian voodoo economists, narcissists and moonbats running shit. We dont need no stinking budgetary solutions or a redefining of the role of govt. We need MORE govt. Lots more. I'm talkin about 100 of trillion in debt. We need more M1 and M2. We need to police the damned world until we find the last boogeyman.

    That dude is crazy!
     
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    We're now no better than Greece,

    We will soon find out as even Obama will have to choose between cuts and the same old shit by 2016.
     
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    Its make or break for fiscal cliff - but watch `em kick the can down the road again...
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    With 'fiscal cliff' looming, Congress facing compromise or confrontation
    Thu November 8, 2012 - Congress faces an end-of-the-year deadline or "fiscal cliff"; Massive spending cuts are scheduled to kick in and tax breaks begin to expire; Both parties agree Tuesday's vote was a mandate to compromise, avoid the fiscal cliff; But party leaders continue to sharply disagree over the key issue of top tax rates
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    Stocks Tumble on Eurozone, Fiscal Cliff Worries
    11/08/12 --- The major U.S. equity averages reversed early gains Thursday as fresh worries about the eurozone and fiscal cliff overshadowed upbeat domestic labor market and trade data.
     
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    Ron Paul being right as always. But nobody listens. Shame.




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    He has in part his rabid supporters to thank for that.
     
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    He was defeated fairly and squarely and his supporters voted obama to punish the Republican party. So he has the likes of you to thank for the outcome of this election.
     
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    On domestic and fiscal policy.. oh hell yeah, he is right a lot... Now would I take a lot of his advice on foreign policy? Oh hell no.. and that is why he was really not embraced... but I think our persons in leadership would be very wise to take his advice on the reduction of government and government spending

    Won't happen though
     
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    Ah, poor willow. Just teeth nashing at everyone because her favorite GOP/RNC cheated, changed rules adn in turn, even after Romney clearly won, they had to kick our candidate in the back along with his supporters out the door. Then has the nerve to say that supporters that wrote Paul in or voted Johnson ws punishing the corrupt and cheating GOP.

    Blame yourself and your party for your failures. It's the mature thing to do.
     
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    We will be worse than Greece.
     

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