Sources: WSJ, U.S. Senate
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.