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Ron Paul Heads for Lucrative Retirement

Was rather surprised to read this article, not judging, just surprised!

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Texas Rep. Ron Paul, after a last, abortive run for president, is retiring from his seat in the United States Congress. But the 77-year-old politician and advocate for small government is not going to have a relaxing retirement.

Paul signs with a speakers' bureau

According to the Washington Times, Paul has signed with the Greater Talent Network to arrange for speaking engagements. Starting in January, Paul will be paid handsomely to spread his message of smaller government at home and an isolationist foreign policy. Fees have not been disclosed, but they could be upwards to $50,000 a speech, plus travel expenses. In effect, Paul will be practicing what he has often preached, free market capitalism, by selling what he used to give away for free.

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My understanding

is that he opted out of both the lifetime congressional pension and medical care, as collecting either went against his principles! Be the change!!

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -John Quincy Adams

My understanding

is that he opted out of both the lifetime congressional pension and medical care, as collecting either went against his principles! Be the change!!

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -John Quincy Adams

Fine by me

How about that old saying: "never do what you're good at for free."

Anyway, I wish him the best on the lecture circuit. Keep educating Dr. Paul.

...and I'll wager that some of those earned bucks make their way back into Campaign for Liberty (which Dr. Paul is going to help run once again) or some other arm of the r3volution, eh?

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

RP, Circuit $ and C4L

some of those bucks make their way to Campaign for Liberty or other arm of the rEVOLution, eh?

Oh, yeaaah. I think so. RP is going to grow C4L. C4L is going to be huge someday, I sense without an inkling of doubt. C4L is going to be numero uno in freedom's restoration. That's right. Number one.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Great for Dr. Paul

I hope he garners that and plenty more. He'll use any earnings wisely.

God bless the RP family.

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lol

duhbya and cheney cant show their faces on any college campus!
and ron will make as much as clinton does!
GOOD!
No one deserves to get paid more then ron.
His is a message I would pay handsomely for for SURE!

$50K A SPEECH IS A BARGAIN.
IT SHOULD BE DOUBLE.

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

Rand Paul 2016

I'll guess many do not realize the huge overhead

The entourage, the security, the travel, and the taxes.. It'll be amazing if he even makes a profit. Pretty sure if he didn't love liberty he'd do much better financially in another line of business.

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

Let's assume

That after all these decades of telling the truth and declining perks junkets in DC, not selling out to support Romney, Ron Paul will not compromise himself.

I think this company knows exactly what they are getting when they signed him on. Whether they believe his message or not, it creates controversy, which draws audiences.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

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

We need to save Rebel Ron Paul

These companies are notorious for micro managing every detail of an individuals soul. If anyone has ever been involved with a micro manager they'll tell you it's the most horrific experience for freedom ever in the history of horrific experiences.

I like the rebel...I'm unsure of this new venture into capitalization

Yahoo = scumbags

Deleted my account a while back due to their atrociousely orwelian terms of service agreement, or I'd post a reply about their "Isolationist" quip.

I was thinking the same thing...

Not isolationist, non-interventionist.

Good for him!

Where do we get tickets?

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He's still a rock star

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Please post on the article because the paid bloggers for Obama

The Paid government NWO bloggers usually slander Paul on most articles. Please post great comments and thumbs down all slander. For liberty and the Good doctor!

My guess is that Dr. Paul will put every penny to good use......

.........in the cause for freedom.

But if he decides to spend it all on chocolate chip cookies for himself, he has earned every cent through the selfless quest for truth and knowledge Dr. Paul has dedicated his life too.

Hopefully he will challenge Rick Perry for Governor of Texas, and/or prepare for another Presidential campaign in 2016.

"Isolationist"

The mainstream media simply cannot resist labeling a Jeffersonian foreign policy of peace and trade as "isolationist."

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors, but today we kneel only to truth." - Kahlil Gibran

What's the problem with RP

What's the problem with RP giving speeches for money?

Just a sign of how far America has fallen...demonizing people for making money. SMH.

pshh

I'd like to know how much Mitt Romney and Barack Obama charged for their elaborate false Speech for "Change" in America.

oh the MSM cant possible touch on that.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

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Demonizing people for making money. Nah. Not everybody.

"...demonizing people for making money"

Nah. Not everybody.

Demonizing only the people who make honestly earned money.

For the others, thieves, crooks, cronies, rent seekers, free loaders, public fund users / abusers ... it's all okay. Nothing to complain about them.

They can steal and waste as much as they please.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

What's wrong with

What's wrong with rent-seekers?

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I pay rent.

I pay rent. I wouldn't qualify my landlord as being a rent-seeker, though. Obviously.

But someone who becomes a congressman only to vote for whatever text serves the interests of the corporate lobbyists who give him their "fair share" (when he votes accordingly) once in a while ... does qualify, as he doesn't represent the people anymore, not even himself.

All he does is collecting his congressman paycheck he seeked for - a rent collected on the tax payers' back.

Have you read "End the Fed", by Ron Paul ? Great read with great chapters on moral hazard, cronies, rent-seeking, etc.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

No, I haven't read End the

No, I haven't read End the Fed yet. I'll try to pick it up over Christmas. Thanks for the suggestion!

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So much speculation

The entire article was snide and rude, complete with pure speculation of how much Ron Paul would earn for each speech. "Up to blah blah blah" indeed.

The comments, though, are gold.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

what utter bullshit

what utter bullshit

TRUTH = Priceless

The costs of its absence are greater.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Good for him

The firm will completely arrange his speaking arrangements for him, all he has to do is show up and talk!

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50 grands a speech ? Such a bargain.

50 grands a speech ? Such a bargain. Seriously.

Ron Paul's speeches are worth a million US dollars a piece, in my book.

Is anybody forgetting the cost of U.S. military presence overseas ?

$ 5,000 ... PER SECOND. You know ... a 60th of a minute.

60 minutes per hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Smaller government? Smaller?

Smaller government? Smaller? So, from gargantuan to enormous? What the?

No. Small government. Small.

Isolationist foreign policy? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Tiresome. Some people.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Yeah I Caught That Too

They just won't quit will they .......even now when he is no longer a threat!

Bloody amazing!

I would say that now that he

I would say that now that he is out of Govt, is a household name, and is apparently about to spend even more time writing and speaking... that he is a greater threat than ever.