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Ron Paul on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe'

Ron Paul made an appearance on the show this morning.


As you remember,Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough voted, as well as publicly acknowledged his support for Ron Paul recently.

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Dr. Paul IS THE MAN!

Dr. Paul is the man!!!!! That was such a great interview and really pumped me up!

When the guy is talking about a 'social contract', which I believe was Rousseau's area of expertise and title of one of his books, not John Locke's, and he goes on pointing out that Dr. Paul gets Social Security, I wish Dr. Paul would have responded to it with something akin to, "Well, the government set up SS as an 'investment' for retirement. I paid into that system, why am I not entitled to get my money back from that?"

Seriously, what is wrong with MSNBC that they can't figure that out before they start asking extremely dumb, uninformed, Public School Scholar questions?

It's so good to see again!

Hopefully he got a good, well-earned rest.

Here's what I still don't

Here's what I still don't understand. Dr. Paul says now that he fears he won't have enough delegates to get his name on the ballot at the RNC. But looking at this site: http://thereal2012delegatecount.com/ we have a plurality in 8 states. so isn't that enough to get his name on the ballot? is he just trying to keep it low key? or what am I missing?

The reason appears to be what

The reason appears to be what Ron Paul quickly went over without being able to clarify it. It seems that the RNC is interpreting and twisting the rules to make sure he doesn't have 5. LA is still up in the air. Mass. doesn't seem to be finished and they are trying to shut that one down. Nevada may not be able to be used because of binding rules. From what I have gleaned, it seems Virginia is up in the air.

In other words he won't be able to just walk in expecting the RNC to give what he deserves. We are going to have to fight for it to the bitter end.

Thanks for the response Jeff.

Thanks for the response Jeff. That all makes sense. Too bad the establishment still doesn't see that we won't compromise. this would save so much headache for everyone.

But...If it's a fight they want, A Fight they will get, indeed.

WISDOM and CONSISTENCY, thy name is Ron Paul.


"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

you know what my 'social security' is??

my children!

my parents have the same 'social security' program! please watch demographic winter--it explains why nwo wants to destroy the family unit. pol pot and his khmer rouge's main goal was to destroy all family ties and loyalty! stalin and mao did the same thing! this is such a crucial issue-please don't miss it!!

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

You also

Have to keep in mind there is another aspect to this you are ignoring. Many Americans can't afford to take care of their parents. Especially the younger people. Most people 20-30 are now still living at home, I do. I couldn't afford to take care of my parents with their bills and everything. I don't really even make enough to take care of myself, I have no healthcare, low paying job. I couldn't possibly begin to even try to take care of them, the money is just not there.

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." - Andrew Jackson

i know this is a very sticky subject, but

if you've followed my past posts, you'll know where I'm coming from.

when a couple only has one child, it is nearly impossible for that child to support himself, his family, and his parents. especially with the irs raping him of so much of his money and the medical mafia stealing what little his parents have left.

we need to have more children. the nwo cannot stand against many large, loving, and intact family units. that's why the un tries so hard to push birth control in all the nations.

unfortunately here in america, they don't have to push hard at all. noone wants very many children cause it's a hard job, and it's easier to just live for yourself. and hence, we've gotten ourselves into a very bad situation. if you care about truth, please read my past posts on family and feminism, and go to the website and watch demographic winter.

we'll never win our liberty back without the strength of the biblical family unit!

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html


Im sure that RP would hate what I think all delegates should do. I think damn be the rules of the Republican Party, do a true revolution and vote Ron Paul anyway! They cannot charge/arrest you for anything, its not law to vote how you want. Do it, stick a finger in the eye of the establishment.

Individuals are compelled by

Individuals are compelled by force into the government system of Social Security. If there is any contract that should be honored it is this, because we did not have a choice but to enter it. Of course that was an attack on Dr. Paul and he handled it well.

I do have a couple of worries, however. If we were to eliminate social security, by theory, we should have a 12 percent increase to our checks to set aside for retirement. I wonder if the private sector will pass along their six percent or pocket it as more profit? They shouldn't, because that's supposed to be part of our hidden compensation.

Also, I am under 30 and have worked for a number of years. If I am allowed to opt out, I want a refund on what I have paid in.

they can keep my money,

As long as social security is eliminated. We must live in the present, with an eye to the future. Think about the millions of Americans that would be free of this socialist system.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
-Benjamin Franklin

I love this

They are finally listening.... Look at the press he has been getting recently. Keep fighting everyone keep it up!!

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Nice to see RP again, iv'e

Nice to see RP again, iv'e missed seeing him around a little...Sharp as always! The Neo-liberals with him were pretty lame though...i did like that dark haired girl referring to RP as "Dr. Paul" My favorite line was when RP called out the RNC and the DNC charging the Taxpayers and future taxpayers 18 mil for their respective conventions, that might make a few people think....

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

Any Fair-Minded Person

Watching this Interview would recognize this:

*******That was a CHEAP SHOT at the end***************

As usual Mika the CFR-whore and fellow MSM whores waited until
the last moments to unleash this unsubstantiative query.

It was a ploy to "color" the interview in a negative light.


Like I said....this was a cheap shot..Shame on them.
Scarborough's "endorsement" was a ploy also, to enable this to occur.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Until The Convention Begins, Look For Ron Paul on TV Alot

They are scared and they will have Ron Paul on TV alot up until the Tampa convention..


I actually didn't mind the SS question

I also had no issue w/ Dr. Paul's answer. He did (and still does!) pay in so he has a right to collect. If he wins the presidency I would think he would, however, stop collecting and only pay those who truly were in need.


When asked about the delegates voting,look at what the RNC did in 2008!

Don't Forget

Dr. Paul worked for decades as a private business owner which means that he had to pay DOUBLE the SSI rate for himself because he was self-employed. IN ADDITION he also had to pay HALF the SSI payments for all his employees as well.

I'm pretty sure he deserves his SSI checks now at 76 years old.

youre exactly right

and he also has returned as much as HALF of his congressional budget BACK to the US Treasury every year since he has held his seat.
This number dwarfs any measly SS payment he may receive.
Not to mention he does not take part in the congressional pension, and never has.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

I don't think anyone’s

I don't think anyone’s arguing that retirees should receive the money that was forcefully taken from them. I personally like Walter Williams approach: If you want to get seniors out of the ponzi scheme, why not compensate them with some Federal land?

Our President

Ron Paul!I hope that every single one of you delegates or alternates are ready for a upset in Tampa!We all need to be there and get Ron Paul in!This fight has ONLY BEGUN!

Get them delegates and do not stop!

So funny

"I pay more into then I can get out of it."

Am I the only one?

Who is furious at the social security comment that guy made after Ron attacked the system? And also, what is that blonde lady thinking blindsiding Ron Paul with out of line criticism then cutting the program before he can respond in self defense? These people are the most rhetoric based Obamabots i've ever listened to. Christ! It isn't like you have a CHOICE with social security, why scrutinize him because he has some money to live comfortably in his retirement? He is 76 and a lot of it came from being a doctor, with a college education he worked for. I just don't understand.

I agree

I only watch Morning Joe when Joe is there otherwise its a liberal free for all.

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

It's okay. The parrots are

It's okay. The parrots are just upset that Obama is no where near as ideologically pure as Ron Paul. With Obama they expected a socialist, instead they received a fascist.


Sam Stein is an ass! Sam, did you think to ask Dr. Paul about the lucrative Congressional Pension he refuses? He's probably the only member of Congress not signed up to take it. That pension would yield him well over $100k a year. Does he take it? NO! He considers that immoral.

When you do your income taxes, you try to get back

all the money you legally can, right? I've never heard of a single Liberal NOT doing so, notwithstanding how they advocate taxing the rich to support the system for the less unfortunate.

Same thing with earmarks that others have criticized Ron Paul for. Why not shouldn't a state get back as much money back from the Feds as possible? Otherwise, the money just goes back into the DC coffers and used to buy more planes, tanks, and bombs. Better the state gets it than the money goes to pay for killing someone overseas, or make another drone to fly over our own heads.

So if Ron Paul wants to get back some of the money he put in all his life into social security, what's wrong with that? Until a alternative program is phased in, why would anyone suggest letting the government keep the money they took because it seems unprincipled to claim that which is rightfully yours? That's like saying it's wrong to try to get back money recovered from a robber who stole it from you by force!

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

"So you're not ready to endorse him [Romney]"


My man.