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Old 12-22-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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As you point out, he may include them, but he's never voted for one earmark. The money would be spent, so he may as well direct some to his district. He would vote for it not to be spent in the first place. If you want a bridge or an airport, put forth a clean bill explaining the need for it. The problem is the system he is working within. You can count on him to makes changes when he is President.
How exactly do you think a hypothetical President Paul is going to ever get anything done?

All he and his supporters do is trash and belittle anyone who disagrees with the sainted Dr. Paul, and he's going to need the support of those people if he wants anything passed in Congress.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Except he doesn't walk the walk. He's one of the biggest earmarkers in Congress and boasts about all the pork he brings home to his consituents.
sigh Earmarks do not raise the budget one cent. He is getting money back for his district. I'd love my congressman to do that.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Perhaps people need to learn what the Republican Party USED to stand for. Educate yourself on that and while you are at it, do some reading on Robert A. Taft.

Sometimes educating yourself before running your mouth keeps you from looking like a fool...
Who in God's name cares about the what the Republican party used to stand for? For 11 years running now the collosal stench they represent is epic. They wrecked the country under Bush, then obstructed progress ever since. Your party stinks, no question.

Paul is running as a Republican, yet he represents the most repulsive segment of it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Except he doesn't walk the walk. He's one of the biggest earmarkers in Congress and boasts about all the pork he brings home to his consituents.
If you understood earmarks you would understand that by doing so he brings back to his district the money they already paid to the federal government. This in turn limits the Executive Branch's reach in determining where taxpayer money should be spent.


Ron Paul on Earmarks (House floor 3/10/09) - YouTube


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How exactly do you think a hypothetical President Paul is going to ever get anything done?

All he and his supporters do is trash and belittle anyone who disagrees with the sainted Dr. Paul, and he's going to need the support of those people if he wants anything passed in Congress.
Well no, Paul's supporters attempt to straighten out the misconceptions on his policies and cast light upon those who intentionally lie in order to undermine his candidacy.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Link: Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For | RedState

Great article.

How any conservative or any Republican could support Ron Paul is a mystery to me.
Article? This is an entry in Leon Wolf's blog. Are blog entries considedred on par with published articles? I don't know, I'm asking. First paragraph he says Paul endorsed Bob Barr. When did that happen? Do you have a link (other than an opinion blog) to back this. I know Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin with McKinney and Nader recieving favorable mentions for signing Paul's Four Key Principles agreement:

Paul, Baldwin, McKinney, Nader: We Agree
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:27 AM
 
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True Republicans don't champion pork and earmarks like Ron Paul does.
You have to understand what earmarks does.

Simply put. If you earmark it, the money go back to your district. If you don't, it will go to the president who decided where he will "spends" it (ex: Solyndra)
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Perhaps people need to learn what the Republican Party USED to stand for. Educate yourself on that and while you are at it, do some reading on Robert A. Taft.

Sometimes educating yourself before running your mouth keeps you from looking like a fool...
Federal Rights over State rights and an ending of slavery?
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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Paul is running as a Republican, yet he represents the most repulsive segment of it.
Wow, you find republicans that don't want to wage endless wars repulsive?


So I take it you are against personal liberty, and for sending our troops into battle to die in vain?
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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Paul supports earmarks?

LOL!!! Stop making me laugh. That's the funniest thing I've heard on city data ever.

What are you going to say next? That Paul doesn't know the constitution? LOL!
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Name one earmark Ron Paul voted for....
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