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Posted by UrbScotty in General Discussion: Presidency
Fri Dec 09th 2011, 09:28 AM
Ron Paul is one of those politicians who says no for a living. As a representative of Texas, Paul has surprisingly voted against quite a few pieces of legislation that would shock many Americans. Paul has tried to sell himself as a defender of American liberty and freedom, but unfortunately, his decisions often go against what the people want and need and against all moral conscience. Considering the seriousness of the problems Americans face, you would think Ron Paul would say yes more often. But he has voted against so many bills that he was dubbed “Dr. No” by his congressional colleagues in 2007. Here are some of the many bills Ron Paul has voted against.

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11. In September 2008, Paul voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, demonstrating again that Paul is the lackey of big oil and big coal.

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15. In January 2007, Paul voted NO on removing oil and gas exploration subsidies. This shows how biased Paul is when it comes to energy. He votes against tax incentives for renewable energy companies but refuses to take billions of taxpayer dollars away from big oil. The Kochs must be so proud.

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33. In March 2007, Paul voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. In other words, Paul completely supports employer efforts to sabotage and break up unions.


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Posted by UrbScotty in General Discussion
Tue Nov 22nd 2011, 05:03 PM
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask "why not?".


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Posted by UrbScotty in General Discussion
Mon Oct 31st 2011, 03:24 PM
Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation's ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing.

Consider proposed cuts in taxes and regulation, which nearly every GOP candidate is pushing in the name of creating jobs. The initiatives seem to ignore surveys in which employers cite far bigger impediments to increased hiring, chiefly slack consumer demand.

"Republicans favor tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, but these had no stimulative effect during the George W. Bush administration, and there is no reason to believe that more of them will have any today," writes Bruce Bartlett. He's an economist who worked for Republican congressmen and in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

As for the idea that cutting regulations will lead to significant job growth, Bartlett said in an interview, "It's just nonsense. It's just made up."


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Sun Oct 30th 2011, 11:16 PM


Hopefully SuperBo will come and save us!


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