Saturday, December 1, 2007

Would You Help a Little Old Lady Across the Street?

I think most of us would answer a resounding "yes" to this question. Well, what about the politicians in Washington who continue to rob the same little old lady of the benefits that were promised to her through the Social Security system? Ron Paul thinks we ought to keep the promises we've made to our senior citizens while at the same time giving younger people more options for the future:

"Our nation’s promise to its seniors, once considered a sacred trust, has become little more than a tool for politicians to scare retirees while robbing them of their promised benefits. Today, the Social Security system is broke and broken.

Those in the system are seeing their benefits dwindle due to higher taxes, increasing inflation, and irresponsible public spending.

The proposed solutions, ranging from lower benefits to higher taxes to increasing the age of eligibility, are NOT solutions; they are betrayals.

Imposing any tax on Social Security benefits is unfair and illogical. In Congress, I have introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 191), which repeals ALL taxes on Social Security benefits, to eliminate political theft of our seniors’ income and raise their standard of living.

Solvency is the key to keeping our promise to our seniors, and I have introduced the Social Security Preservation Act (H.R. 219) to ensure that money paid into the system is only used for Social Security.

It is fundamentally unfair to give benefits to anyone who has not paid into the system. The Social Security for Americans Only Act (H.R. 190) ends the drain on Social Security caused by illegal aliens seeking the fruits of your labor.

We must also address the desire of younger workers to save and invest on their own. We should cut payroll taxes and give workers the opportunity to seek better returns in the private market.

Excessive government spending has created the insolvency crisis in Social Security. We must significantly reduce spending so that our nation can keep its promise to our seniors."

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Call the Doctor, the Patient is Bleeding to Death

The United States is hemorrhaging money at an incredible rate. According to Ron Paul, "we must borrow $3 billion every day from foreigners to maintain our extravagant spending. Our national debt now is increasing $600 billion per year and, guess what, we print over $600 billion per year to keep the charade going. But there's a limit and I'm fearful we're fast approaching it."

This video gives you a reality check on the current economic condition of our country. Every American needs to watch this video and watch it as many times as you need to to really get it. It's time we called in the doctor -- Dr. Ron Paul -- to stop this bleeding and save the patient that is our country -- before it's too late.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Morning Joe

Ron Paul was on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning where he discussed some of the things that are happening in his campaign for President:


Monday, November 26, 2007

The United States Empire

In an article that appeared in England's The Sunday Times, the archbishop of Canterbury states that the United States wields its power in a way that is worse than Britain during its imperial heyday (http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article2937068.ece).

Our founding fathers warned us about entangling ourselves in the affairs of other nations. Today, Ron Paul warns us as well:

"The war in Iraq was sold to us with false information. The area is more dangerous now than when we entered it. We destroyed a regime hated by our direct enemies, the jihadists, and created thousands of new recruits for them. This war has cost more than 3,000 American lives, thousands of seriously wounded, and hundreds of billions of dollars. We must have new leadership in the White House to ensure this never happens again.

Both Jefferson and Washington warned us about entangling ourselves in the affairs of other nations. Today, we have troops in 130 countries. We are spread so thin that we have too few troops defending America. And now, there are new calls for a draft of our young men and women.

We can continue to fund and fight no-win police actions around the globe, or we can refocus on securing America and bring the troops home. No war should ever be fought without a declaration of war voted upon by the Congress, as required by the Constitution.

Under no circumstances should the U.S. again go to war as the result of a resolution that comes from an unelected, foreign body, such as the United Nations.

Too often we give foreign aid and intervene on behalf of governments that are despised. Then, we become despised. Too often we have supported those who turn on us, like the Kosovars who aid Islamic terrorists, or the Afghan jihadists themselves, and their friend Osama bin Laden. We armed and trained them, and now we’re paying the price.

At the same time, we must not isolate ourselves. The generosity of the American people has been felt around the globe. Many have thanked God for it, in many languages. Let us have a strong America, conducting open trade, travel, communication, and diplomacy with other nations."