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Ron Paul is famous for including Earmarks in Bills that benefit his state, but then votes against them claiming to have never voted for earmarks. Is that right?

KCurtis 2011/12/16 02:43:10
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How can this guy say that he doesn't support Earmarks when clearly he works to use them to benefit his state. Even though he doesn't vote for them he works to place them into bills that he knows will pass.

Can you say hypocritical? Seems rather Fishy to those of us who remember Denmark.
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  • KingdomNow 2011/12/16 05:52:03
    Yes
    KingdomNow
    +6
    Yes, if my state was robbed of X amount of dollars I'd be obligated to get all of it back, plus interest. If it takes an earmark, so be it.

    The problem isn't earmarks, it's the incompetence of the federal government that spends more than it takes in and, after the bureaucrats take their share, returns only a fraction of what they confiscate.

    Ron Paul was right on target -never leave the Administration any disgressionary funds to waste.

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  • Artus Register 2011/12/29 19:20:03
    Nope
    Artus Register
    He's hardly "famous" for it, as all Congressman bring money back to their districts. As has been noted, Ron Paul includes money for his own district out of funds that are already slated for expenditure. But he does vote against the general spending of this money as it is unConstitutional. But it is money that will be spent either way. He's not spending anything additional on his own district. Remember, government has no money. What they possess, they have taken from the people. Ron Paul just makes sure that some of the money his constituents are forced to pay comes back to them out of money already set aside for such purposes. To say he's hypocritical for this is completely absurd.
  • Bitwise Operator 2011/12/22 21:17:48
    Yes
    Bitwise Operator
    Because the Federal Government takes a lot of money out of every state and gives far less in return.
  • rightside 2011/12/17 03:18:46
    Nope
    rightside
    +4
    This man will never be a viable candidate.
  • Kalayaan 001 2011/12/16 22:45:21 (edited)
    Yes
    Kalayaan 001
    +4
    "Rep." Paul's title ("Rep.") isn't there for no reason. It means "Representative". He's supposed to represent his constituents. Otherwise, he's no representative.
  • KCurtis Kalayaa... 2011/12/16 23:49:09
    KCurtis
    +2
    Yes I'm sure the Democrats that support Airports to Nowhere earmarks say the same thing.
  • Kalayaa... KCurtis 2011/12/16 23:56:12
    Kalayaan 001
    +2
    True, but they usually don't vote the earmarks down.

    As a representative, he asks for money. But, his cost-cutting principles make him vote against them.
  • Arizona... Kalayaa... 2011/12/17 00:42:51
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Thank you.
  • Kalayaa... Arizona... 2011/12/17 00:44:07
    Kalayaan 001
    +1
    No... Thank YOU!
  • Arizona... Kalayaa... 2011/12/17 00:52:52
  • KCurtis Kalayaa... 2011/12/17 01:02:55
    KCurtis
    Poor excuse.
  • Kalayaa... KCurtis 2011/12/17 01:14:00
    Kalayaan 001
    +1
    Then, no human can be elected for U.S. Presidency.

    I admit: "Rep. Ron Paul is human and has flaws." Personally, I don't see his actions to fulfill his responsibility as a flaw, but, even if it is (as you seem to be alleging), his flaw seems far smaller than the flaws of all the other candidates.
  • KCurtis Kalayaa... 2011/12/17 01:20:06
    KCurtis
    +1
    That's a great reason to stand behind some... they are less BAD than the others.
  • Kalayaa... KCurtis 2011/12/17 01:34:27
    Kalayaan 001
    +1
    I man not really think much of the earmark issue, but that is the topic of the article. So, I have been relating my answers to that.

    I have many reasons for supporting him. I actually wholeheartedly agree with his Constitutional philosophy and his (fiscal, monetary, regulatory, and foreign) policies.
  • KCurtis Kalayaa... 2011/12/17 01:35:45
    KCurtis
    Good Luck with that.
  • Kalayaa... KCurtis 2011/12/17 01:38:35
    Kalayaan 001
    You, too.
  • Arizona... KCurtis 2011/12/17 00:42:37
    Arizona1950
    Hmm wasn't it Bachmann who supported a bridge to nowhere and yet no big problem there ... what's your game KC, just candidate bashing even if its one on the same team?
  • KCurtis Arizona... 2011/12/17 01:03:23
    KCurtis
    +1
    Links pulease
  • Arizona... KCurtis 2011/12/17 01:31:59
    Arizona1950
    Oh jeesh ... you got me. I was thinking Palin.

    However have you checked her voting history regarding "earmarks" and tell me does she then agree that being a conservative she needs to vote against them as well.
  • KCurtis Arizona... 2011/12/17 01:34:35
    KCurtis
    +1
    She doesn't pretend to claim that she never supported an earmark. And don't think that BS about Palin went unnoticed. If you encourage Paul to continue on when there is no hope a GOP endorsement you are playing with the fire of another term for Odumbo. That makes you as Odumbo as Odumbo.
  • Arizona... KCurtis 2011/12/17 01:36:12
    Arizona1950
    You are amongst the ones walking around with eyes wide shut if you think that Paul has no chance or hope of an endorsement.
  • KCurtis Arizona... 2011/12/17 01:37:50
    KCurtis
    I see you in September... it ain't going to happen.
  • Arizona... KCurtis 2011/12/17 01:40:23
    Arizona1950
    Not as long as you and those of the same mindset that the status quo is the way to go ...
  • KCurtis Arizona... 2011/12/17 01:43:26
    KCurtis
    +2
    You won't get me to go for it, the guy is a loon of a different kind. He can run a post for auditing the Fed, apart from that I wouldn't entrust him with the keys to my Hummer.
  • Arizona... KCurtis 2011/12/17 02:02:52
    Arizona1950
    Oh well ... some people just never learn and will continue knocking their heads against the wall wondering why nothing changes while continuing to blame everything and everyone but the man in the mirror.
  • KCurtis Arizona... 2011/12/17 02:20:08
    KCurtis
    +1
    I been working for Real Change for a long long time. I know exactly who is in the mirror.
  • Arizona... KCurtis 2011/12/17 23:30:41 (edited)
    Arizona1950
    If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. ~ James Madison.

    Keep voting the status quo and we will just keep going in the same direction.

    Even back in the 1700s our founder's knew ... Governmental control of the masses through fear contributes to the loss of civil liberties in the name of keeping the nation safe.

  • AnnS (A... Arizona... 2011/12/19 00:33:26 (edited)
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    Oh geeze that was Palin and she isn't running for president
  • Arizona... AnnS (A... 2011/12/19 00:36:08
    Arizona1950
    Yes and I caught my mistake ... I guess you didn't read far enough. Only to the point where you can ridicule like so many here on SH
  • AnnS (A... Arizona... 2011/12/19 00:51:27
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    +1
    Yeah well I seen how you rpers can rip and ridicule anyone who doesn't agree with you. I just got off the thread about Michelle lying started by Tony and that was the most revolting ever. You all are like obama supporters in that ever time there is a thread who might be a threat to your boy, you crawl out of your crypts like vampires on steroids.
  • Arizona... AnnS (A... 2011/12/19 00:54:27
    Arizona1950
    I rest my case ... lol
  • AnnS (A... Arizona... 2011/12/19 01:15:13
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    wow that was easy

    bye
  • Arizona... AnnS (A... 2011/12/19 01:21:35
    Arizona1950
    If you can't resist to be snide than you are part of the problem ... yes, it was easy to prove my point.
  • AnnS (A... Arizona... 2011/12/19 02:13:09
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    +1
    I know you paulistinians like easy targets.
  • Arizona... AnnS (A... 2011/12/19 02:14:13
    Arizona1950
    Jeesh ... you still yapping about this.
  • AnnS (A... Arizona... 2011/12/19 02:22:12
    AnnS (Anti-RP2012]
    Stop answering me.......
  • Arizona... AnnS (A... 2011/12/19 02:24:13
    Arizona1950
    Why? Ooooh I get it, you have to have the last word. Okay ... go ahead, my Christmas gift to you.
  • Arizona... Kalayaa... 2011/12/17 00:40:50
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Exactly ... as he stated above its what their job is all about.
  • Shirley 2011/12/16 16:13:03
    Yes
    Shirley
    DARN! I hit the wrong button--I am not a supporter of earmarks.
  • baboula 2011/12/16 14:25:56
    Nope
    baboula
    +1
    oh..you mean ALL the fifty states? I always knew the guy was a nut
  • Arel 2011/12/16 13:15:07
    Nope
    Arel
    +2
    His voting record shows he has never voted for an earmark. However, if a bill passes and his state has money coming he will fight to get those funds for those he represents. Ron Paul was right when he said if all those in Congress voted against earmarks as he has done we wouldn't have this particular spending problem.

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