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WSJ, FOX News pretend Ron
Paul votes for earmarks
(Aug 9, 2007)
Washington, DC – Well, blow and saucer
yourself another hot cup of Rocket Java, Margie. The Wall Street
Journal Op Eds must be scared $hitless to crank up such a disingenuous
commentary last Monday in a frail attempt to to try and discredit GOP
presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul.
What did they do?
The Bozos at the WSJ reported
that Dr. Paul has introduced 65 earmarks worth $400 million into Congress
this year. But what they forgot to tell their readers is that Dr. Paul
(1) purposely introduces his earmarks into the fixed annual Appropriations
Bill in order to recoup federal money that was either already taken from the
members of his district through taxation or slated to go to foreign
recipients, and then (2) votes NO on the entire Appropriations Bill while
arguing that Congress should stop all the unconstitutional Porky Pig
spending for special interests.
He's trying to make a point
while recouping taxes for his districts AND the WSJ and other news media
already know this. They did not suddenly grab off some big news scoop
of the year. Dr. Paul reports this tactic in his own newsletter and in
This morality of Dr. Paul's
method can be likened to the moral philosophical question put to Ayn Rand
some time ago during one of her speeches: is it moral to receive social
security money from a government that taxed you for social security in the
first place? The answer, of course, is: yes. For the same moral
reason that it's OK for you to lie to the Nazis when they show up and ask
where your Jewish parents are hiding. It's called self defense against
those who initiate force or fraud.
And this is exactly what GOP
candidate Ron Paul has been doing for many years while simultaneously voting
NO on Appropriation Bills.
The disingenuousness on the
part of the WSJ editors is that this is not something new or that had been
hidden by Dr. Paul -- as the WSJ editors insinuate in their desperately
transparent Op Ed piece, which was also picked up by the Bible Banging
Conservatives at FOX and other news media in their pretend news scoops.
Nor is Ron Paul doing this in
order to get earmarks passed surreptitiously because he knows a huge
majority of his colleagues in congress always vote YES for the
Appropriations Bill in order to bring home their earmarked pork and thus he
can have his cake and vote NO, too. In fact, as Dr. Paul says, if all
the other Congressmen and women would vote NO on the ridiculous
Appropriations Bill as he does, the problem of over-taxation, socialist
spending for a giant Welfare State and earmarks would finally be solved.
Why the snide little smear
campaign against Ron Paul by the mainstream GOP media when they know better?
Because Dr. Paul has been receiving standing ovations and loud applause by
audiences attending the latest GOP debates and coming in first place
whenever citizens are allowed to cast their votes in Internet polls.
The GOP and Democratic
mainstream candidates for the 2008 presidency and their news media
sycophants trying to orchestrate their favorite candidates through Op Ed
Spin & Bloviating have just now discovered what everybody else across
America already knows: Ron Paul is the only candidate with a
consistently-principled platform of individual rights and limited
Americans -- who now eschew
both major political parties and identify themselves as Independents -- are
sick and tired of the same old lying, cheating, flip-flopping politicians
who are busy robbing us blind with ridiculous spending deficits to keep
themselves in power and misusing our U.S. Military for purposes other than
true self defense. -- FM Duck
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