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Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/12/12: Abolish All Price Controls: Let the Free Market Function!



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If I could get $200 a broom i'd relive the shortage

Would 40,000 pounds be enough. Send two trucks?

Price controls, forget it.

I have to
buy the brooms
haul them halfway across the country
pay the driver
pay for gas and tolls.
sell the brooms
cover my costs
collect a fee for gettin' her done.

A lot of up front risk and if government intervenes I probably miscalculated. I could lose money or break even if I am lucky!

There are better ways to consume wealth without the risks and effort.

Free includes debt-free!

I hope

Dr.Paul continues these once a week messages privately after he is gone from congress

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LL, thanks for posting this classic RonPaul Texas Straight Tlk!

The best solution to avoid the fuel shortage in the disaster zones: to allow the extra cost & trouble reflect on the fuel price, while letting the suppliers compete (without giving any governmental preferential treatments to the elites' "friends"). . . Suppliers with the most efficient low price will attract the largest consumers' loyalty.

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Allowing competition is the answer

"The best solution to avoid the fuel shortage in the disaster zones: to allow the extra cost & trouble reflect on the fuel price, while letting the suppliers compete (without giving any governmental preferential treatments to the elites' "friends")."

Agree, competition during an emergency is the key. There have been stories of all kinds of help being turned away from the disaster area due to bureaucracy and favoritism. If a person could drive a tanker of gasoline to the area with a portable pump, the gasoline shortage would be solved the day that the roads are open.

Instead, we have a whole host of Federal, State and local laws and regulations (and sometimes Unions) that prevent competition. Crony-corporatism is the problem. Competition is the answer.

I Got Into A Debate/Argument About This Earlier

I was trying to present the "price gouging is (counter-intuitively) a good thing for all" argument but it was interpreted as "you only care about the rich".

I tried to make the point that profit motive would bring in more supply, thus lowering price. I also made the "time has a value" argument saying that "rather than waiting in line for 5 hours, a person could get a minimum wage job and it would likely be more profitable than sitting in your car for 5 hours". (I know we're anti-minimum wage, by the way, but I didn't want to open up that can of worms). I also made the argument that "when you have to wait in line for 5 hours, when you finally get to the front of the line you are far more likely to fill up your tank, thus lowering supply for everyone else".

This girl is intelligent by the way but it brought about a strong negative reaction and mostly a dismissal of these points. It just goes to show how difficult (impossible?) it's going to be to convince people. Ron Paul's focus on young people (who probably are less set in their thinking) is probably a very good idea. In any case, it's a long uphill struggle to convince even people that I know. I can't imagine what a stranger would think.

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It's a struggle but worth it

I woke up this summer. I've always been libertarian-minded, but now I know about the Federal Reserve, Fluoride, GMOs, etc. I know I don't know all, but I do know how to process new information into the correct light.

Just a note of encouragement. I'm still working on family members, and I know it's likely that I won't ever reach them all. I'll keep trying, and modify my tactics as they succeed.

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I do believe in ask and ye shall receive...Please God... I plead to you wake up the congress...Open their hearts and minds....

God is trying to say to those with their hearts and minds open for direction..."Listen to my son Ron Paul, in whom I am well please"...

Now, we wait....Please be patient, these things take faith and time..God will not abandon America, but he will punish her for not believing that we should not have strayed away from following the constitution...

He will restore her again to greatness, but you must all believe...and to believe means we must all act on what we believe...AMEN..

Ok first no TV threw that out long ago thanks to faux not news

Next if they would include RP still wouldnt have voted for mittens.
Third Rand no way no how.

Nice try.

That said GOP im out of there never to be back.

sovereign

every week

it's always like this.

Nobody cares or there is one or two souls who do care to listen to what the good doc has to say.

You rate it?
You spread it around on social sites?

Few do.

This Movement is dying a slow painful death.

Ron why did you allow your son to endorse the neo-con loser?

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LL thank you for posting this! Just so you know, I get this

every week on email. I ALWAYS read it and pass it around! My guess is others here do the same. Thank you again and please continue posting this each week.

Debbie

Thank you Deb Big E and all others...

So many people continue to...

how can I give up when I see such Love and Dedication.

Can't.

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I Care Tom!

Good idea Dr. Paul....Now all we have to do is get them rascals to do the right thing...

Just talkd to Mom about this.

I'll send her this link.

Free includes debt-free!

You rock my friend

No wonder the evil machine prevented folks from voting for GJ in your (Michigan) state.

Hugs*))

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Thank you my friend.

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the future IS friendly.

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Needs front paging -- Mods/Michael.

How can we win any battles when we can't even push the latest message from the leader of the Liberty Movement Dr.Ron Paul?

Apathy sucks.

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