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Ron Paul – We Are Over the Fiscal Cliff Already

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Washington Times-

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 http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ron-paul-on-fiscal-cliff-and-vows-to-compromise-MYkAiqYBTaiHwXZL9Tvxkw.html.

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.”

» 10 Comments

  1. Chief

    November 9th, 2012

    And the last Roadrunner has already been digested.

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  2. FreeMan & Sarah Screwed Again

    November 9th, 2012

    It isn’t the cliff that is the problem, we have cleared it easily, it will be the sudden stop at the bottom and day now that will really hurt.

    Sorry for the echo

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  3. Menderman

    November 9th, 2012

    Just wondering, how many write in votes did RP get?

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  4. aleon

    November 9th, 2012

    @ Menderman:”Just wondering, how many write in votes did RP get?”

    Some figures indicate that Romney received approximately 3 million fewer votes than McCain’s 2008 numbers, which could have changed this election. I’ve heard no one ask how many RP supporters sat this election out. Just wondering.

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  5. Billy Fuster

    November 9th, 2012

    The new meme: “It’s Ron Paul’s fault!”

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  6. JannyMae

    November 9th, 2012

    Why is this news? All he is saying is what we’ve all been saying for the last four years. There’s not great “insight” here.

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  7. Aunt Liz

    November 9th, 2012

    @aleon – yeah I know some Ron Paul folk – who if they voted at all – went Gary Johnson. You made your miniscule stand and where did it GET US?? Obamacare DONE. Supreme Court – DONE. What an ASSHAT you ARE. EFFFFFFFFFFFF YOU you supercillious little piece of…

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  8. Aunt Liz

    November 9th, 2012

    @aleon – sorry for the name calling. Blame it on election reaction – I’m a tad bit emotional these days. I don’t know you – so I will just say, Ron Paul is no sage to me. Yes, great on the economy – but way too goofy on other things to take seriously. He’s aligned himself with some shady characters on his quest to be President – and I just don’t trust him.

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  9. not the droid you seek

    November 9th, 2012

    Stop screaming at the people who may or may not have voted, and start screaming about fraud.
    Who said ANY of these reported numbers are correct?

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  10. Fuzzy Pooty

    November 9th, 2012

    RP’rs and libertarians are not the enemy. Obama and his socialist cronies are. Let’s try to fight the battle on one front going into 2016.

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