Sources: WSJ, U.S. Senate
quote: Ya, this whole thing stinks... And stinks more with every moth that goes by. WTF is he thinking?
quote: Those nuts are Obama, McCain, Romney, etc. All the ones who think they know better than the rest of us and want to play Risk with our kids.
quote: I just don't understand the push against RP because people think he is a nut.
quote: Also we're just very cynical. Let's be honest, most of what Ron Paul wants to do doesn't have a hope in a hell of actually being done in today's highly partisan culture, and we know it. His Presidency would most likely be very ineffective. 4 years? It would take him 20 years to do everything he wants to do.
quote: (e.g. Cybersecurity Act , More bailouts, stimulus, war, regulation, subsidies, tariffs, bans, QE5...6...7...)
quote: Public servants have become public suckups. RP is sucking up to no one. He just plain represents a bunch of like minded individuals who want smaller gov't.
quote: In fact, Obama is nothing more than a moderate Republican in Democrat guise.
quote: to claim this makes him anywhere close to a Republican is insane. He's FAR left of most Democrats.
quote: Again, as to your final point, I am looking for policies, actions, or speeches that show that Obama is a radical leftist.
quote: It's that you apparently have no idea what is and isn't constitutional
quote: I'm not sure why you give the opinions of business leaders regarding job creation higher than those of economists and bureaucrats.
quote: I can understand why his recent speech highlighting the fact (and I emphasize, fact) that all businesses benefit from government programs
quote: In that sense, it has been a success.
quote: As for the economic impact of changing the current tax structure back to the one that made America great in second half of the 20th century
quote: that those tax rates were considered acceptable by Republicans for generations.
quote: People change.
quote: Arguing that someone who has become successful should be thankful for the help they received along the way isn't denigrating their hard work. Reminding them that they owe society something back for everything they've received isn't denigrating their hard work. Again, this is a case of you trying to assign the worst motives to Obama because you have preconceived notions of who he is.
quote: And by the way, the difference between conservatives and liberals isn't whether the government or individuals are responsible for American success. We both think it's American individuals who are responsible - but which individuals? Conservatives seem to think it's Donald Trump. Liberals think it's the everyman, and promote government policies which give the average American the best chance at being successful.
quote: If the Founding Fathers didn't want PPACA, they shouldn't have given Congress the power to tax.
quote: Is there anything you won't do to disparage a democrat?
quote: The "most centrist and transparent" according to the Left, waged a secret cyber war against Iran. Obama committed acts of war, fact.
quote: I can only assume that you would rather let Iran have nukes given that you're critiquing a bloodless action that put no soldiers lives in jeopardy to achieve an objective championed by the right.
quote: critiquing a bloodless action that put no soldiers lives in jeopardy
quote: You also either can't possibly know for certain that that's not the case, or you DO know, in which case you are bound for jail for blabbing classified intel in a public forum.
quote: and by leaking our involvement
quote: It basically means that all health insurance companies are required to include the basic coverage. Also every American citizen are required to get health insurance or else be penalized/taxed.
quote: Best thing we could have done was to go to a nationalized health care industry and moved on. Other countries have done that.... why shouldn't the United States?
quote: stop lying. The truth is that most European nations have LESS of a waiting time for doctors and specialists than the United States.
quote: Using Canada as an example, an estimated 782,936 Canadians spent time on medical waiting lists in 2005, waiting an average of 9.4 weeks. Canada has set waiting-time benchmarks, e. g. 26 weeks for a hip replacement and 16 weeks for cataract surgery, for non-urgent medical procedures.
quote: but I assume they'll be a series of regulations that mandate cyberprotections for critical infrastructure, and a system of inspections to ensure compliance, performed by the DHS. Hardly a nationalization program, and hardly unreasonable.
quote: The ACA is an attempt to keep private insurance as a viable industry
quote: The second (and related initiative) would be a general migration to free/open source software, since this software allows code review to find security holes.
quote: Not only should the US government switch its own computers and encourage businesses and individuals to switch, but it should regulate the industry, so that hardware can be sold separately from software and consumers can buy PCs and mobile devices with any operating system and software which they like.
quote: when he shares the same opinions as liberals
quote: I maintain that the final decision for laws like this (as well as changes to existing laws) should be put to a referendum vote.
quote: realize that most of the problems in our country today are coming from their overarching 'faith' in capitalism
quote: It was pretty obvious this guy was going to be like this back in 2008, he was still elected. A slim majority might elect him again. California has referendums on tons of things, still bones itself. A more philosophical problem then: is the problem democracy?
quote: For example, instead of spending the weekends getting sh1tfaced, using drugs or whatever it is the average moron does...why not use that time to learn a marketable skill or develop a talent?