Originally Posted by scorpio1980
We didn't have an income tax before 1913. We would simply pay for government with through excise taxes and tariffs. We already get 55% of our revenue through these means anyways. Cut government spending and you don't need an income tax. Nothing wrong with helping the poor. I do it by donating my time, and money to the local rescue mission. You do the poor a dis service when they are treated as victims. Give them a hand up, not a hand out. Giving money to washington so they can spend it killing innocent people over seas, and housing illegal aliens is not what I want to fund.
So you would advocate getting rid of all safety nets? What about people who are unable to work? What about people who have had severe unemployment issues? The jobless rate is higher then the 8.6% unemployment rate suggests, that is just the amount of people who are looking for work and getting benefits..Do you just let those people go by the wayside? I might add that the corporate welfare subsidies are higher then the social welfare programs. corporate welfare
Lets be honest here for a minute...Ron Paul hasn't got a prayer. The game is rigged. Corporations have long since bought the politicians.. and elections. It aint going to happen. Not a chance. It is too late. this country has been an oligarchy for a long time..For the corporations by the coporations and of the corporations .. That is why RP does not get any traction or media attention. Without media attention he is sunk.
I agree with some of Dr. Pauls policies, but not enough to vote for him.. at this point I think I might vote for No one for President. I am sick of shat I see in Washintoon and while Dr. Paul has some good attributes my mind is set against voting for him....Though I do like his message about the ideas I do like to be included in the debate.. so for that I am glad to see him in there...