Attacked by a Leftist, need help with EconomicsSubmitted by bmoresteuart on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:48
Hi, in the main forum i posted that a long-time leftist was attacking my Ron Paul post on Facebook.. I am trying to get others who are reading the attack to become interested in Ron Paul, not necessarily to convince this attacker that he is wrong. I could use some help with his latest attack. I am currently listening to Murray Rothbard's intro to Economics, pt 1 - 7, but am still a newbie. Per the comments by one user, he suggested explaining how RP would change the system. Any thoughts on how to best explain this?
The post to the other link is here, and I agree I drank too much of the koolaid, so will work this week on rewriting to tone it down, and redirect my efforts.
Here is his latest attack (the video he's referring to is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNDvLRUevSo
I'll watch the video but if he's a supply sider he is not smart. If you want to see smart, check out work by Nobel Prize winners Stiglitz and Krugman or even Robert Schiller."
"Sure, he was right on the war and you know who else was? Most of the Democrats and of course Bernie Saunders. In this video RP supports Clinton's impeachment which was pure vendetta and not substantive. On economics, he talks about the Fed and makes no mention of his party not putting the war costs on the federal budget. He makes no mention of the Bush tax cuts. He predicts a return to the gold standard which is never ever ever going to happen, thank god. He claims the welfare state will expand satisfying the liberals. Of course there has been a contraction and not an expansion of social programs and regardless, liberals don;t support increasing welfare. He's a dick. Class warfare has come not because of the war but as a result of the EXACT policies he advocates. Less regulation. Less regulation of derivatives, of Repos, of investment and commercial banking, of insurance companies. RP quite literally recommends the policies that screwed us big time and he's learned nothing. God, so much nonsense in this clip. Fannie and Freddie only became a problem once they were deregulated and allowed to act as investment banks. Who wants deregulation? Ron Paul does. Fannie and Freddie didn;t create the problem. Let me know if you want to get serious about understanding these issues. But I'm not going to watch another heavy metal soundtrack propaganda clip. Fortunately, kooky RP will be a side note soon and then we get to hear his even nuttier son spew this idiocy."