Ron Paul Criticizes Son Rand Paul And The GOP For Wanting To Cut Food Stamps

rdmatheny 2012/06/22 22:14:37
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Ron Paul says GOP is wrong for trying to cut food stamps one week after Rand tried to cut food stamps

Libertarion icon criticizes Republicans for precisely what Rand spearheaded

During a new interview confirming that he will not endorse Mitt Romney,
Congressman Ron Paul has criticized Republicans for precisely what his
son Rand spearheaded earlier this month. After telling CNN "no way" he'd endorse Romney, Paul went on MSNBC repeating his rejection of Romney and discussed food stamps.

When Rand Paul went on Glenn Beck TV defending his Romney endorsement last week, he also discussed 4th Amendment-violating drones, noting "I'm
afraid Mayor Bloomberg's gonna be going over my backyard barbeque
seeing if anyone's got a big gulp, or whether or not I'm separating my
recyclables correctly".
[minute 7 at this clip:]

The "big gulp" reference was a dig at New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on the sale of sugary soft drinks over 16 ounces in the city.

Bloomberg's absurd nanny-state soda ban has the support of
left-wing statists such as Bill Clinton. However, Rand himself has also
ironically obsessed on citizen's eating habits, endorsing the very same
mindset that Bloomberg promotes.
Some states allow
those in poverty to redeem food stamps at fast
food restaurants because certain recipients, such as the elderly and
homeless, don't have access to cooking and refrigeration facilities.
Rand insisted that people
should not be allowed
to buy "junk food" or McDonalds with Food Stamps:
"The American people don't want food stamps going to buy junk food, to be used at McDonalds." The freshman senator also tried to characterize some of the nearly 47 million Americans on food stamps as dishonest millionares:

Rand Paul
: "Should you buy junk food on food stamps? Should you get
to go to McDonald's on foodstamps?" Paul asked. "It's out of control.
It's not about helping those in need. It's about being wise with the
taxpayer dollars, it's about being wise with the taxpayer dollars and
not giving people $20,000 a year in food stamps. We need to give it only
to people who can't work, those who are in need, and those who are not
able bodied. But we're giving it to millionaires."

Paul's proposed food-stamp amendment, which would have
reportedly saved $322 billion
over ten years,was rejected 65-33.

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe June 20, Ron Paul brought up the
issue. Asked if he sought to cut social security and other social
programs, Paul explained that he wanted people to have the opportunity
to opt out of it. He made a specific point about Republicans being "seen as cutting food stamps",
and explained that he himself, on the contrary, would be the best
protector of such programs because he wanted to cut the massive military

Ron Paul: [11:00] "...and when it comes to welfare, matter of
fact I'm probably the best protector
of social security and some of these programs for child healthcare and
elderly healthcare- because we cant afford it. We're going bust, and
it's all gonna collapse. You have Obamacare, is totally destructive to
the medical care system. I'm saying save-
I want to cut a trillion dollars out of the budget- but a lot of it
comes from overseas funding and war, and I'm saying- this is the only
way we can preserve some of these programs and work our way out of it. I
want young people to opt out of social security. But my goal isnt to
cut- I think it's where the republicans make a mistake. theyre seen as
cutting food stamps, and increasing the military budget. I think that's
bad politics
and so in my more pragmatic stance on how we get to the
place where i want to go, actually I'm probably offering a program
where some of these programs that we have taught people to be so
dependent on, I would probably preserve them longer than others because
we are going to lose them because of the bankruptcy that is coming."
Thus, Paul characterized his own son Rand's food-stamp amendment as
"bad politics". In reality, Rand wasn't merely perceived or "seen as
cutting food stamps"; he officially advocated it, while at the same time
advocating increased military spending.

Rand Paul is known for advocating reduction of the military budget- but on March 22 2012, Rand
appeared on Glenn Beck's show
discussing his proposed 5 year budget
plan. Asked by Beck about defense spending, Paul noted that he would
actually increase military spending increase by cutting four other
departments: [4:38] "Instead of having military spending go down,
like the sequester would have, ours actually allows for a gradual
increase in military spending over time.."

Beck's assistant asked Rand for clarification; "Wait a minute. You're
actually going to increase military spending?" to which Rand replied an
unoquivical "Yes." Despite being the son of the most well known
non-interventionist of modern time, Paul voted for sanctions against Iran and has been referred to as a neocon in libertarian clothing.

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  • nverumind 2012/06/26 23:43:19
    I agree with Ron Paul
    I absolutely LOVE how he is so to the point, honest in his opinions, and yet remains so courteous and respectful.
  • Striker 2012/06/23 20:44:49
    I agree with Ron Paul
    Rand Paul: "a neocon in libertarian clothing". With Rand's endorsement of RINO Mitt, Rand has done himself no favors. If he was thinking of 2016, he wasn't thinking, and joins the RINO Party in self-destruction.

    I do wish the RINO convention was SOON, not way off in August. If Ron gets dumped under the bus as it now appears will happen, our task of moving to Gary Johnson must be hard and fast, and Ron must have the courage of convictions and join us, bringing his followers with him. WE CAN take Obama and then WE CAN make the huge effort necessary to reverse the train into the abyss. It's America's last chance.
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/06/23 19:58:57 (edited)
    I agree with Ron Paul
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    While we should do away with Social Security, we need to do away with them in a sensible manner. An opt out system for social security that allows people to not pay into it, but not receive a cent out of it is probably the best method.

    For Food Stamps, we cant just simply cut it. If we do, the government will find another use for our money, probably a more destructive use. You need to both cut taxes, and cut social services to allow the people to take back their money and restore the economy. Otherwise we just cut off countless families' food supplies, and they'll have to turn to crime to eat. In the more extreme examples of austerity, we would see riots.
  • Striker Dan ☮ R... 2012/06/23 21:11:39
    IF, as seems the most likely, America is hit with collapse, it will be part of the dominoes continuing their fall, but at an accelerating rate. Governments, American and most others, will be closing their doors and be out of business. The food stamps and in fact all monies from FedGov will cease to flow. The wiser folks are prepared, as best as then can, for a long period of first survival and then Restart. It will be an era without government (anarchy) during which people will be seriously considering whether they wish to be governed yet again. As GOVERN has always failed throughout the centuries of the past, may we at last opt NOT be be Ruled yet again! Choosing to do that yet again bodes very badly for finally self-destruction of the human species. Again, many possible scenarios, but..

    I seek to Restart with something like this:
  • BlueRepublican 2012/06/23 14:58:21
    I agree with Ron Paul
    Thanks RD.
    Ron Paul is always on point and I wish Rand was more like his old man.
    It just shows ya' that you can be a fiscal hawk and at the same time have a heart.
  • Arizona1950 2012/06/23 02:41:24
    I agree with Ron Paul
    He's got the best and most thought out plan.
  • Savior 2012/06/23 01:22:56 (edited)
    I agree with Rand Paul
    I am fine with a strong military budget (as long as it's balanced), but I prefer our foreign policy to be a non-interventionist one. The Republican establishment disagrees, they want bombs that explode tomorrow.

    I think Ron Paul used the comment to show that Republicans aren't exactly for balanced budgets as they think.
  • Tink123 2012/06/23 00:39:05
    I agree with Ron Paul
    As always, he takes no prisoners. Totally respectable!
  • RicardoCabeza 2012/06/23 00:29:00
    I agree with Ron Paul
    One of the few reasons to cite Keynesian theory in a positive light is found within the understanding that it is important to maintain a demand curve in certain key industries as the effects of collapse would exponentiate the costs to maintain demand levels... The way this works is found within the idea that we have already payed for our tools, valuables, and fettered possesions
  • Waldorf 2012/06/23 00:00:15
    I wonder why the emphasis is not on better screening of who is eligible. If that is too bureaucratic and expensive, then we can STHU.
  • Schläue~© 2012/06/22 23:12:33
    Who cares what RiP has to say?
  • IC Freeley 2012/06/22 22:38:21 (edited)
    I agree with Ron Paul
    IC Freeley
    I'll support Rand Paul once he voices the same fervor toward cutting corporate welfare. Shame on him for not endorsing his dad! He IS a neocon in libertarian clothing!
  • Gohmert... IC Freeley 2012/06/22 23:20:26
    Gohmert Pyle
    lol, the republicans, after their party destroyed much of what made america great, overnight became independents and libertarians. Silly how few people in america can distinguish libertarians from teabertarians, beckertarians, and outright fauxbertarians.

    the media really needs to do its homework.
  • Striker IC Freeley 2012/06/23 21:15:11 (edited)
    Sorry, wearing no clothing at all. SO disappointed in Rand. The least he could do is cover his crotch.
  • bleep 2012/06/22 22:29:14
    I agree with Ron Paul
    i like ron paul

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