Posts tagged Rep. Ron Paul
This is too funny.
For readers who aren’t geeks of economics, “Keynesian” economics (say CANE ZEE AN) is a school of thought that worships white guys and believes they have scientifically larger brains, scoffs at foolish consumers, and seeks to cage and master an infinitely complex system (read: the economy) that can be tweaked, twisted and turned at the whims of their brilliant, all-knowing, godlike will–and without negative consequences or unexpected side-effects.
Yes I exaggerate (and believe in the unequivocal and complete equality of all mankind) but if you asked a room full of Austrian economists–who in my experience are funny guys–and true free-market pioneers that believe in your freedom to determine your life’s trajectory without the government telling you when, how or why to live your life, they’d probably agree with the above hyperbole.
If this is foreign or domestic to your own knowledge of the world, check out the short film/music video: The Fight of the Century Round Two. Pure genius; funny, true and masterfully produced.
The below video is brilliant–get wise folks or a smart ass with a blog is going to make you look retarded sooner or later!
He is a constant in a changing world, an emissary from an older America. A self-styled constitutional purist, he has for forty years been a voice in the wilderness. But now he has sparked a movement that has put him at the center of the struggle over what kind of country we want to be. But is America ready for his radical vision?
Now it’s time to go backstage. Down the narrow space between the back wall and the high blue curtain, washed by the white noise of eleven thousand overcaffeinated believers waiting in a huge ballroom filled to standing room, plus two overflow ballrooms where the man’s message will be received on giant screens. Here’s the door to the small drab room where assorted politicians wait to audition to be the future of America. And here’s Ron Paul, smiling and holding out his hand. “Nice to see ya,” he says.
“You seem a little busy.”
“Yeah, we’re just about to get ready here.”
On the other side of the cinder-block wall and high blue curtain, voices cry out one and two and then a sudden chorus, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, End the Fed, Ron Paul! Ron Paul! End the Fed! RON PAUL! RON PAUL! In another twenty minutes, he’ll walk out into the wall of lights and the crowd at this Woodstock for conservatives will explode in cheers and applause and shouts of Ron Paul! and End the Fed!, another step in his amazing journey from eccentric regional oddball to the red-hot center of the American debate — after a lifetime of ridicule and obscurity, sweet vindication indeed.
Now he sits back down, pulling a padded office chair up to a round linoleum table. He’s small and trim as a ten-year-old, with an unshakable air of small-town decency, and his expression seems to have just two settings: In repose, at seventy-five years old, with white hair and dark emphatic eyebrows and those deep bags slashed across his cheekbones, he’s every inch the stern patriarch. But when he smiles, his features soften and suddenly he’s Tom Sawyer cruising the neighborhood on his beloved Schwinn.
Preframe: Paul Ryan’s budget is still a fat, bloated embarrassment to the republic of America. If I had another few decades of wisdom, character and an unassailably proven track record of Constitutional integrity, here’s what my response to Ryan’s budget might look like: Ron Paul Bashes Paul Ryan’s Budget, Calls Big Government ‘King’
Article: Did someone move the 2012 election to June 1? We ask because President Obama’s extraordinary response to Paul Ryan’s budget yesterday—with its blistering partisanship and multiple distortions—was the kind Presidents usually outsource to some junior lieutenant. Mr. Obama’s fundamentally political document would have been unusual even for a Vice President in the fervor of a campaign.
The immediate political goal was to inoculate the White House from criticism that it is not serious about the fiscal crisis, after ignoring its own deficit commission last year and tossing off a $3.73 trillion budget in February that increased spending amid a record deficit of $1.65 trillion. Mr. Obama was chased to George Washington University yesterday because Mr. Ryan and the Republicans outflanked him on fiscal discipline and are now setting the national political agenda.
Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan’s plan, even as he categorically rejected all its reform ideas, repeatedly vilifying them as essentially un-American. “Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America,” he said, supposedly pitting “children with autism or Down’s syndrome” against “every millionaire and billionaire in our society.” The President was not attempting to join the debate Mr. Ryan has started, but to close it off just as it begins and banish House GOP ideas to political Siberia.
Mr. Obama then packaged his poison in the rhetoric of bipartisanship—which “starts,” he said, “by being honest about what’s causing our deficit.” The speech he chose to deliver was dishonest even by modern political standards.