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Is Ron Paul an honest man?

JuiceSqueeze
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10/24/2011 8:26:16 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Ron Paul has been chairman U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee for nearly a year and he has yet to conduct a formal audit of the federal reserve. I hear again and again Ron Paul is so principled but he hasn't been able to demonstrate any principle because he never gets powerful positions in Congress.

Paul has benefited greatly by painting himself as this guy who refuses to be part of the corrupt system, but Paul has had almost 10 months to go after the federal reserve and he hasn't done squat.

In the three decades he has been on Congress only four bills he sponsored have made it to the house floor - and only ONE became a law. He doesn't appear to have any tact or ability to deal with the opposition or even figures within his own party. Does he really have the skills to perform well as POTUS?
Wnope
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10/24/2011 8:28:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Wow, so congressmen can't just push a button and PING something becomes a law.

Do you have any idea how politically toxic a fed audit is for a large majority of our government?

Ron Paul is, for all I can see, doing everything in his power to attack the fed. Like the president, he is not omnipotent.
JuiceSqueeze
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10/24/2011 8:36:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/24/2011 8:28:41 PM, Wnope wrote:
Wow, so congressmen can't just push a button and PING something becomes a law.

Do you have any idea how politically toxic a fed audit is for a large majority of our government?

Ron Paul is, for all I can see, doing everything in his power to attack the fed. Like the president, he is not omnipotent.

Ron Paul has made a lot of noise for 30 years, but hasn't put a lot of effort into actually reforming the federal government and attempting an honest audit. He is the CHAIRMAN of the DMPT:

http://en.wikipedia.org...

What he has he done to *expose* the federal reserve, by far his biggest talking point? He managed to include a view provision in the Dodd bill that mandated a review, but that didn't do much.

It's been almost a year. Why hasn't Paul used his position to go after the federal reserve? WHY? Ron Paul is the most inefficient politician in Congress. He hasn't gotten one thing done.
mongeese
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10/24/2011 8:56:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/24/2011 8:26:16 PM, JuiceSqueeze wrote:
Ron Paul has been chairman U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee for nearly a year and he has yet to conduct a formal audit of the federal reserve.

Powerful people have been opposing his attempts for quite a while; Paul was recently able to get one audit through, and it was enough to reveal sixteen trillion dollars of mishandled funds.
http://www.unelected.org...

I hear again and again Ron Paul is so principled but he hasn't been able to demonstrate any principle because he never gets powerful positions in Congress.

A powerful position in Congress doesn't grant the power to do whatever, especially when the head of the Federal Reserve is so vehemently opposed to him.

Paul has benefited greatly by painting himself as this guy who refuses to be part of the corrupt system, but Paul has had almost 10 months to go after the federal reserve and he hasn't done squat.

He finally got the audit he wanted; you call that nothing?

In the three decades he has been on Congress only four bills he sponsored have made it to the house floor - and only ONE became a law. He doesn't appear to have any tact or ability to deal with the opposition or even figures within his own party. Does he really have the skills to perform well as POTUS?

It's mostly because the kinds of things he proposes are usually radical ideas like cutting spending and taxes, eliminating unnecessary federal departments, and decreasing regulations.
DanT
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10/24/2011 9:45:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/24/2011 8:26:16 PM, JuiceSqueeze wrote:
Ron Paul has been chairman U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee for nearly a year and he has yet to conduct a formal audit of the federal reserve. I hear again and again Ron Paul is so principled but he hasn't been able to demonstrate any principle because he never gets powerful positions in Congress.

Paul has benefited greatly by painting himself as this guy who refuses to be part of the corrupt system, but Paul has had almost 10 months to go after the federal reserve and he hasn't done squat.

In the three decades he has been on Congress only four bills he sponsored have made it to the house floor - and only ONE became a law. He doesn't appear to have any tact or ability to deal with the opposition or even figures within his own party. Does he really have the skills to perform well as POTUS?

Put down the clump of mud and so we can talk about this rationally.

A.) Position of Power does not equal all powerful
B.) The Bank War between Jackson and Biden was extremely messy
C.) The Fed, like Biddle, has the power to reek havoc of the economy in retaliation.
D.) Starting a Bank War would lose him the Presidency
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