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Steve Forbes Pays Tribute to Ron Paul!


We're going to read a lot of these tributes now, but I always wonder, why didn't you do all you could to support his presidential run?

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Forbes is just another hypocrite, coward.

Too little too late when it doesn't matter.

As soon as Dr. Paul starts packing his bags to leave D.C. out come all the hyppocrites.

Any bastard who suddenly supports Dr. Paul now and while bypassing him when it mattered, has no credibility with me.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Why didn't he do anything when it mattered?

Because he's a sellout coward.


Steve "PNAC" Forbes


I attended an investment seminar featuring Steve Forbes and was fairly impressed with his knowledge until the Q&A. He was a lot better at a rehearsed speech but didn’t show enough breadth or candor when under the light of controversy. I recall Forbes supported Ron Paul in Texas during congressional races, and he speaks well of Ron Paul relative to monetary policy. But when Forbes endorsed Rick Perry and said he didn’t like Ron Paul’s foreign policy, my respect for his intelligence and intellectual integrity went flying out the window. I mean comparing Rick Perry to Ron Paul on monetary policy alone is like comparing an annoying blood-sucking flea to a smart dolphin, there’s just no comparison, and what was Forbes thinking?! Forbes: "I think at the end of the day Perry will win the nomination, and I think he'll win the election." Enough said.

You are right on the money.

Forbes panders so much to his audiences, that many times he appears to be out of touch or delusional. He is a terrible prognosticator.

On why people don't try harder:

I think different people have different reasons, but the more politicians you see come and go, I imagine the harder time you have seeing anything changing. The more times people vote for their ideal guy and watch him/her lose, the more they start thinking in terms of "the lesser of two evils". Forbes supported Paul tons and published lots of flattering articles in his magazine. I like him. :)

Gold and Modern Monetary Theory

Neo-Keynesians, a.k.a. advocates of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), abhor gold claiming that it doesn’t provide enough flexibility to monetary authorities nor enough inelasticity to the money itself. Warren Mosler is an intellectual political & economic leader of the MMT school of thought and according to Mosler’s Law, “There is no financial crisis so deep that a sufficiently large tax cut or spending increase cannot deal with it.” Well I guess that’s debatable, but they also promote a policy initiative authored by Mosler known as the ELR program, which is an acronym for Employer of Last Resort. In effect the government would provide a guaranteed full employment backstop for all unemployed who are willing and able to work at some minimal nominal wage of say $10/hr, but social welfare as we know it today would be a thing of the past. Without going into all the details, Mosler argues that the ELR would provide full employment AND price stability. My question to the MMT camp and to everyone else is, if the Mosler ELR were to become law and performed as advertised, would it be reasonable to expect the price of gold to appreciate, fall or stabilize?

Ed Rombach

Achtung!! Heroes, nehmen diese neue faschistische Idee! Not!

That's what the Nazis did in the 1930's and it's an integral component of Fascism.

I originally thought you were talking about a British Fascist named Mosley who advocated these types of ideas of mandatory full employment through government spending.

Of course the "Employer of last resort" becomes larger and larger until it is the employer of only resort. Massive spending by the state obviously brings about a massive state.


"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

The best example of his low but manipulated wattage...

This article is basically about gold more than it is about Ron Paul. Don't read more into it! Forbes is still a dim bulb who is led along by the CFR. A better question might be, what does the CFR want with this article?

Currently there are two significant articles which illustrate Forbes' idiocy. The titles are classic and contradictory:

Romney Will Win Decisively, and, The Five Reasons Why Romney Lost

Both from Forbes' magazine!

1) The Op/Ed of 11/06/2012 @ 2:45PM |121,967 views, entitled:

Romney Will Win Decisively

Other than having been told ahead of time that the fix was in the electronic vote-counters, there is nothing but sheeple written all over this article!

Online at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2012/11/06/steve-for...

2) The Op/Ed of 11/08/2012 @ 12:22PM |139,708 views, entitled:

The Five Reasons Why Romney Lost

And... you guessed it! None of the reasons have anythinig to do with Ron Paul! They are all regurgitation from stomach two of four!

Online at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2012/11/08/the-five-...

Steve Forbes supported

Steve Forbes supported Giuliani in 2008. The GOP's TPTB trotted him out to our state's Lincoln Day dinner to sell Giuliani to the state's GOP.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
-- Thomas Jefferson

An Elite Coward

Forbes is just another elitist furthering his own agenda and being a coward.

RP is seen as a kook by the uneducated masses- so Forbes, taking care of Forbes, chose not to endorse him. A typical and cowardly move. Not surprised.

Just more evidence that the

Just more evidence that the neo-cons are dual-issue about a domestic police state and world war abroad. They could care less about anything else and will pick and choose among domestic policies. But they will never compromise on their desire for 1984.

Ventura 2012

Even that "tribute" seemed

Even that "tribute" seemed really lazy. Promoting a gold currency is about 1/99th of what he was trying to do.


I read that 'tribute' yesterday and decided to only post it on Twitter.

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Steve Forbes will be forever be known for not endorsing

Steve Forbes will be forever be known for not endorsing Ron Paul

In 1996, he did.

In 1996, he did.