Ron Paul's flights: the same as everyone else's

Classical Liberal 2012/01/18 09:33:21
I'm sure that Paul supporters and haters alike have already heard about the Associated Press publishing an article about Paul taking first-class flights at taxpayer expense. In case you missed it, here's a link: Paul's Flights fly in the Face of his Cut Spending Theme

Lawrence O'Donell, a progressive not known for supporting anyone with small-government rhetoric on any issue, reports the truth:

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  • Todd *RP 2012* 2012/01/21 03:15:45
    Todd *RP 2012*
    holy shiznit! MSNBC calling someone else out for not reporting the truth? wow!
    OK, let me check, I still have a pulse. wow!
  • Kiara 2012/01/19 16:49:55
    I wouldn't vote for any Democrat or Republican that runs for
    President or any other Political position. They have been
    destroying our Economy and Survival for years so it is
    time to find someone who might actually have our best
    interests in mind.
  • Classic... Kiara 2012/01/19 17:16:49
    Classical Liberal
    Ron Paul's a different breed, or at least seems that way. Give him a serious look.
  • Vipor_GG 2012/01/19 02:44:58
    O'Donnell's honesty impressed me on this. I think I may watch him once in a while now.
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2012/01/18 23:46:36
    Sorry but anything coming from PMSNBC is suspect...
  • Bozette 2012/01/18 21:14:48
    They keep trying to jump on him for something, anything. It isn't working. LOL
  • Live Free Or Die 2012/01/18 21:09:17
    Live Free Or Die
    Good for O'Donnell, setting the record straight and telling the truth.
  • DennisSwanson 2012/01/18 20:17:53
  • \V/ DennisS... 2012/01/18 20:55:35
  • \V/ 2012/01/18 20:05:19
  • DennisS... \V/ 2012/01/18 20:20:35
  • \V/ DennisS... 2012/01/18 20:50:09
  • Classic... \V/ 2012/01/18 20:26:05 (edited)
    Classical Liberal
    your unreasonable hatred for a man you've probably never met is astounding, friend.

    I see you also have fundamental misunderstandings about Capitalism. Might I advise you to stop reading Marx? Marx saw a very different type of capitalism than what we had in this country up until the 1930s or so.
  • \V/ Classic... 2012/01/18 20:54:16
  • Classic... \V/ 2012/01/19 01:50:06
    Classical Liberal
    Competition between enterprises is what makes capitalism fair.

    The capitalist environments in Europe, and within our own country since the Great Depression, have not favored capitalism and in fact make it very difficult for a small business to be terrible successful.

    Have you ever wondered why 99% of big business was established before WWII? It's not that it takes half a century or more to get big (Apple and Microsoft both did it in like 15 years). It's that big business is given preferential treatment by our current capitalist system; either they are directly helped via subsidies and tax loopholes or are indirectly helped by regulatory favoritism (which is a HUGE problem in the U.S.).

    But no, progressive policies can't possibly be to blame. It's never the policies I hold dear, it's always the other guy.
  • \V/ Classic... 2012/01/19 02:40:19 (edited)
  • Classic... \V/ 2012/01/19 03:12:36 (edited)
    Classical Liberal
    which is why I advocate ending all subsidies. All it takes is a little corruption, and my and your tax dollars start getting funneled away from the businesses they were originally intended to kick-start and instead into giant and very profitable multi-nationals.
  • \V/ Classic... 2012/01/19 02:45:24
  • Classic... \V/ 2012/01/19 03:13:57 (edited)
    Classical Liberal
    Agreed, 99.99999% of the politicians and media pundits in this country are employees of multinational corporate interests.

    We don't have competition, we don't have free markets. I want free markets and you should too: http://rwer.wordpress.com/201...
  • \V/ Classic... 2012/01/19 16:20:47
  • Classic... \V/ 2012/01/19 17:17:55 (edited)
    Classical Liberal
    Apparently not -- have you been watching the GOP debates? Have you heard much of anybody on the left (Kucinich and the Green Party excepted) come out against it?

    As for regulations... society regulates itself pretty well. We don't need economic regulations any more than we need social regulations.
  • \V/ Classic... 2012/01/19 23:27:35
  • Classic... \V/ 2012/01/20 05:30:49
    Classical Liberal
    We might as well be in one now. This is the worst recovery since the depression.
  • 9th of 9 \V/ 2012/01/18 21:23:27
    9th of 9
    What is libertarianism?
    Libertarianism is, as the name implies, the belief in liberty. Libertarians strive for a free, peaceful, abundant world where each individual has the maximum opportunity to pursue his or her dreams and to realize his full potential.

    The core idea is simply stated, but profound and far-reaching in its implications. Libertarians believe that each person owns his own life and property, and has the right to make his own choices as to how he lives his life – as long as he simply respects the same right of others to do the same.

    Another way of saying this is that libertarians believe you should be free to do as you choose with your own life and property, as long as you don't harm the person and property of others.

    Libertarianism is thus the combination of liberty (the freedom to live your life in any peaceful way you choose), responsibility (the prohibition against the use of force against others, except in defense), and tolerance (honoring and respecting the peaceful choices of others).

    Liberty is one of the central lessons of world history. Virtually all the progress the human race has enjoyed during the past few centuries is due to the increasing acceptance of free markets, civil liberties, and self-ownership.

    Our goal as libertarians is to bring liberty to the world, so that these wonderful and proven ideas can be put into action. This will make our world a far better place for all people.
  • \V/ 9th of 9 2012/01/18 21:28:30
  • 9th of 9 \V/ 2012/01/18 22:01:30
    9th of 9
    That's not much of a stretch, and I mean that in a good way considering the ten values here. Decentralization would certainly give the left/right crowd something to think hard about. Tyranny in any form would not help this Federal Constitutional Republic.
  • \V/ 9th of 9 2012/01/18 22:07:21 (edited)
  • 9th of 9 \V/ 2012/01/18 22:33:53
    9th of 9
  • Kiara \V/ 2012/01/19 16:46:44
    Those values sound incredible! I find it very hard for any Political Party
    to live up to such high standards.
  • Classic... Kiara 2012/01/19 17:19:23
    Classical Liberal
    especially since social justice doesn't exist x]
  • \V/ 9th of 9 2012/01/18 22:05:23
  • 9th of 9 \V/ 2012/01/18 22:33:32
    9th of 9
    His voting record says the exact opposite. China wouldn't want that anymore than we would.
  • \V/ 9th of 9 2012/01/18 23:23:16
  • Classic... \V/ 2012/01/19 01:52:55
    Classical Liberal
    which is why we need to STOP subsidizing oil NOW so we can start investing in ALTERNATIVE ENERGY.
  • \V/ Classic... 2012/01/19 02:48:14
  • Classic... \V/ 2012/01/19 03:16:09 (edited)
    Classical Liberal
    I agree.
    We keep subsidizing the oil, and that makes oil-based industries profitable investments despite all the inefficiencies and environmental impact, and hurts investment on better alternatives. We need to end those subsidies and tax breaks.
  • \V/ Classic... 2012/01/19 16:21:47
  • Kiara \V/ 2012/01/19 16:43:25
    Excellent video!!!
  • 9th of 9 \V/ 2012/01/19 12:18:21
    9th of 9
    I do my own research tyvm. China has had the same interests in the middle east for as long as we've had. Our problem is we think we need theirs. We don't. We have our own. The left is just as bad as the right in that respect, there will be no getting me to believe otherwise. We do not need Wars to have energy independence, all we need are leaders to understand that.
  • \V/ 9th of 9 2012/01/19 16:22:56

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