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CNN: Ron Paul not a fan of foreign aid

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/11/ron-paul-not...

Washington (CNN) - Republican Texas Rep. Ron Paul said U.S. investment in Egypt was a "big mistake," partly because he's "not a believer in foreign aid" in an interview with Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room" Friday.

Watch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8bbR488m0Y

Speaking from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Paul compared U.S. investment in Egypt's military and economic assistance to the country with "propping up the Shah of Iran."

CPAC is the largest annual gathering of conservative-minded activists, which this year is extra-important because it's the first cattle-call of potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates.

Speaking on his disdain for foreign aid, Paul continued, "We should do a lot less a lot sooner and not waste all this money because it tends to come back and haunt us."

"I like the founders' advice, be friends with people and trade with people and negotiate and get along with them, but not to get involved in internal affairs and all these treaties and border squabbles…I'd like another option rather than just bombing people or giving them money. I would say friendship and diplomacy is a much better way to go," he said.

Paul affirmed that he didn't believe the support of Egypt was a good investment because "it wasn't well spent…it ended up in chaos, and we don't know who the next dictator is going to be and it helped contribute to our bankruptcy."

And when pressed on whether the perennial presidential candidate will seek the 2012 GOP nomination, the Texas Congressman replied "I haven't made up my mind, and that's a truthful answer, and I'm sort of glad nobody else has made up their mind either."

Of those in the field that have yet to decide, one potential candidate openly doubted the validity of a Ron Paul victory. Paul was able to respond to Donald Trump's blunt criticism that he "didn't have a chance" of winning the election and said "A lot of people said that about my views when I ran for Congress, and I was elected to Congress 11 times."

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I think Ron Paul said it best

I think Ron Paul said it best in his speech at CPAC
"We take money from the Poor people of a Rich country and give it to the Rich people of a Poor country"

+1

Kudos to CNN!

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Ron Paul is against FORCED

Ron Paul is against FORCED aid...forced charity.

He's all for individuals being charitable, but against the government taking our taxes to help non-US citizens. That is forced charity.

It just isn't the ROLE of the government to force us to be charitable.

And it is 1000% times worse when the government pretends to give our money away for charity when they are doing so for empire building reasons.

There's the understatement of the decade!

(If not the century!) Maybe they are beginning to understand why he thinks foreign aid is such a problem. Maybe they will wake up to realize the problems of the welfare/warfare state are far worse than any attempt to change it would be. (somehow, I have trouble with thinking the MSM actually would intentionally get it.....)

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nice

article

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

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Thank you Bobby

Last night for about an hour I could not log on Twitter tried 20 times or so very frustrating...but finally was able to get in and post this.

Message is getting out there -- great feeling!

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Thank you Bobby

I have trouble with access to Twitter -- can you place it there?

seems like Big Brother wants me to stop twitting good stuff LOL

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