Ron Paul on Big Bird, from his book, The RevolutionSubmitted by tasmlab on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:50
My Facebook account is aflutter with my lefty friends upset about Romney's PBS comments, and I immediately saw the slight of hand they are doing. The R's might be smirking a bit, but the Romney/Obama team have completely diverted the Left's conversation unto something meaningless and trivial. It's either brilliant or sad. Both the left and right are hoodwinked.
Monetary system? Murderous wars? NDAA? Patriot Act? TSA? People's jobs, medicine, food, etc.? The role of Government?
This is from the opening pages of Ron Paul's The Revolution: A Manifesto:
"The supposedly conservative candidate tells us about "waste" in government, and ticks off $10 million in frivolous pork-barrel projects that outrage him…in order to elicit laughter and applause from partisan audiences. All right, so that's 0.00045 percent of the federal budget dealt with; what does he propose to do with the other 99.99955 percent in order to return our country to live within its means? Not a word. Those same three or four silly programs will be brought up all campaign long and that's all we'll hear about where the candidate stands on spending."
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