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The Hill: Ron Paul drives Republican policy, Republicans drive America to a crash

By Brent Budowsky - 09/23/11 08:34 AM ET

When Republican House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) threaten the Fed if it tries to help the economy with monetary policy, their low-concept imitation of Ron Paul is economically ignorant and historically unprecedented. When Republican candidate Rick Perry threatens the Fed with charges of treason and comes close to threatening violence if the Fed chairman visits Texas, his polyester impersonation of Paul makes him intellectually and morally unfit for the presidency.

When the books are written, one story of the 2012 campaign will be the full magnitude of influence that Ron Paul has achieved over Republican economic policy. For better or worse, it is an enormous achievement for Paul that his lifetime body of work is now a consensus policy of the Republican Party.

The larger story, when the books are written, will be how Republican leaders in Congress appear hell-bent on returning the nation to the economic crash that began under the last Republican president, as so many recessions and depressions have begun under Republican leadership.

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/economy-a-budget/18350...

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Cause we all know that if

Cause we all know that if federal reserve policy was actually harming the economy, the Very Serious People in Washington, who are very wise and motivated only by their desire to help the American people, would have done something about it by now, right?

Here's where they lose it

"The larger story, when the books are written, will be how Republican leaders in Congress appear hell-bent on returning the nation to the economic crash that began under the last Republican president, as so many recessions and depressions have begun under Republican leadership."

The last Pub president??? You mean, W???

Brent Budowsky actually things THAT'S what Ron Paul has been talking about doing??? Pardon me while I laugh and vomit at the same time.

No Brent. Ron Paul does not want to return to W's economy or any other economy for that matter. Paul does want to return to a commodity-based currency (probably gold), but Paul does not want to completely return to the early 1970's economy. Instead, Paul would employ Austrian economic theory.

How bloody hard is it to understand that Paul is a Mises Austrian economic disciple? In fact, it is not hard to understand this. However, Brent and no other candidates don't really want to discuss Mises, because it threatens the status quo economy.

SO THEY LIE. THEY LIE. THEY LIE. THEY LIE. THEY LIE.

This is classic bait and switch. Bait you with some truth, then switch logical explanation with agenda-based bull squeeze conclusion. "Derrrr, Wepubwicans follow Wan Paul...Paul want...ummmm, [to handlers, "what do I write here?"]...W's economy....ummmm, that economy failed...yep, Paul want economy to fail."

Budowsky is a shill for the Federal Reserve.

Surprised?

Wrong?

I guess we're just not smart like you.

http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/worksheets/smart.pdf

I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.

Ignorance is Blight

The idea that just because people are discussing/"threatening" the Fed doesn't mean the Fed is actually listening and acting accordingly. Huge difference.

All pretenders to the office

The founding fathers wanted man of integrity to hold the office, not royalty, not pretenders

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RON PAUL 2012

Hey budowski

have a coke and a smile and ... well You know the rest