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10/27/2011 1:03:00 PM
Letter: Ron Paul’s simple solution


Presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul (Rep-Texas) has solved the federal government’s problem of spending a trillion dollars more than it takes in.

Evidently President Obama and the 535-member Congress didn’t have a clue of how to solve the problem. Their only solution was to borrow to keep up with the spending. Rep. Paul has a simple solution: Cut spending to the amount of revenues received, instead of borrowing to keep up with the spending.

What a novel concept!

Knowing that the government’s spending of money it doesn’t have is destroying all of us, Ron Paul has come up with a plan to cut one trillion dollars, if elected, by the third year of his presidency. In Paul’s ll-page “Plan to Restore America,” Paul calls for:

• eliminating foreign aid immediately

• the elimination of the department of education, and he returns educational decisions to where they belong: the states

• eliminating capital gains and dividend taxes

• repealing Obamacare

• an audit of The Federal Reserve

• eliminating five cabinet-level departments

• drawing down the troops fighting overseas

Presidential candidate Paul wants to readjust the president’s salary from $400,000 to $39,396, the approximate average salary of the American worker. Bravo, Ron Paul!

If you’re wondering why we haven’t been hearing about Ron Paul and his plan to stop the spending and get the country back to The Constitution, there’s a reason, The subversive force that controls most of the mainstream media is terrified of Rep. Paul’s ability to derail their objective, which is to make Americans so broke and desperate that they will agree to a one-world dictatorship under the U.N.

There are many ways to rig an election. One is for the controlled media to prevent candidates from having equal access to the public. Another is to own both horses in a two-way horse race. No matter which horse succeeds, you win.

We’ve seen that the President and Congress won’t stop the spending. They’re marching us right off a cliff. Let’s elect someone who sees the problem and the answer and who has the guts to take the needed action. Let’s elect Ron Paul.

Arden Druce

Camp Verde

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: D Smith

Ron Paul, a medical doctor, faced a pointed line of questioning from Wolf Blitzer regarding the case of an uninsured young man who suddenly found himself in dire need of intensive health care.
Should the state pay his bills? Paul responded, "That's what freedom is all about: taking your own risks. This whole idea that you have to take care of everybody"
He never quite finished that point, letting the audience's loud applause finish it for him. So Blitzer pressed on, asking if he meant that "society should just let him die," which earned a chilling round of approving hoots from the crowd. Paul would not concede that much outright, instead responding with a personal anecdote, the upshot being that in such a case, it was up to churches to care for the dying young man. So basically, yeah. He'd let him die.
As it turns out, Paul was not speaking purely in hypotheticals. Back in 2008, Kent Snyder Paul's former campaign chairman died of complications from pneumonia. Like the man in Blitzer's example, the 49-year-old Snyder was relatively young and seemingly healthy* when the illness struck. He was also uninsured. When he died on June 26, 2008, two weeks after Paul withdrew his first bid for the presidency, his hospital costs amounted to $400,000. The bill was handed to Snyder's surviving mother , who was incapable of paying

Have to love that Ron Paul he also states that friends family,and churchs should help you out if you do not have the money to pay for treatment. I wonder how much he gave to this person who worked for him. Also if you check the facts this person was denied insurance becasue of a pre existing condition. Love that kind of talk. Just let them die.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Peter, Yavapai County

I don't know Arden, if a black man can be elected President over a white war veteran I don't think there is anything that can stop a compelling candidate - not even the stupid media. Mr. Obama did it with help from the internet and latent anger at the Republicans for presiding over the creation of the great recession.
If Mr. Paul is a Libertarian then why is he letting anyone stop him? Independence should be the hallmark of a Tea Party Libertarian.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Phil Falbo

The consequences resulting from implementing an 'idealized' Conservative philosophy as advocated by Mr. Paul would be no different from those resulting from one enacting an idealized Liberal philosophy.

Each, in their own way, would lead to the feared extremism envisioned by the opposing idealogues: liberal to socialism conservative to fascism.

History and present day reality tell us why Mr. Paul's ideas scare people. Unregulated Business would, as we have just experienced, run the US Economy into the ground even as it buys more--if that is possibe, government influence.

Repealed Civil Rights legislation would, effectively, allow the inherent bigotry of human nature to again flourish in its several forms: Think Deep South, Japanese Internment camps during WWII, or America's present day Muslim-aphobia.

It is a Conservative delusion to blindly trust in the innate kindness of Man or the munificent nature of unregulated Commerce.

These facts are why most of those horrible government-intervening laws exist.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Jasmine Tea

This discussion does beg the question:
Why is it that more politicians do not push
an audit of the Federal Reserve and the gold in Fort Knox?

Instead there is establishment resistance by both parties to these proposals by Ron Paul.

It is all about them keeping the masses in the dark and being able to hold onto their power.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Louis Nardozi

@Gaia Gurl

You are misinformed. Dr. Paul does not take part in the Congressional health plan, precisely because he feels it is unfair. Dr. Paul is also not a racist, because in order to be a racist you have to believe that people belong in groups instead of being individuals. He DOES want to End The FED, why else would he have introduced HR 1098, the Free Competition in Currencies Act? What's wrong with the school district controlling what is taught? I would rather move to a different school district than a different country if I happen to disagree. I really think if you bothered to educate yourself on these issues you'd be a wholehearted Paul supporter.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Psuedonym Psuedonym

Gaia gurl,
You obviously know very little about Ron Paul. He does not participator in either the governments healthcare or retirement. He gives back a portion of his departments budget every year.

I think you better do a little more research on the man before you spout off non truths.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Johnny Liberty

I see a lot of mis-informed comments here, comments that fall into place with the status quo mentality and smear campaign that is constantly trying to discredit Paul. Dr. Paul is not a racist, as a libertarian it is against his philosophy to put people in groups.Do your own research and see.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Richard Wicks

I laughed out loud when I read this:

"Arden - I thought we could keep the secret, but I see you have exposed it. "

because the vast majority of the media is a bunch of unwitting stooge fools.

How did we end up in Iraq? It was well documented that Hussein would murder any religious leader he saw as a threat to his leadership, having seen what happened to Iran, yet the "media" repeated the same BS as the previous administration - that Hussein worked with binLaden.

How did the media end up on the same page with regard to weapons of mass destruction when Scott Ritter, the formed Chief UN Weapons Inspector, ex marine, and life long Republican was telling everybody that would listen that Bush was lying?

There is no media in the United States. It's just a bunch of idiots repeating the same freaking line. There are no investigative journalists. I can do a better job of journalism than the average moron that passes for a journalist today, and I'm an electrical engineer.

The media isn't part of same vast conspiracy, they're just a bunch of idiots that don't give a crap about doing their job. They're every bit as lazy and worthless as any government employee whose job description, is "show up for 8 hours".

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Toss Salad

Correction: His plan would cut a Trillion the first year and balance the budget by the third year.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Alarmed with a large underground storage

Arden - I thought we could keep the secret, but I see you have exposed it. I have been keeping the black helicopters stored in my basement for years. I get a check from the UN monthly. Dang...now that is all in peril.

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011
Article comment by: Gaia Gurl

So Ron Paul's Congressional CRONIES with a salary of $173,000 would be making more than the PRESIDENT? AND still getting their SPECIAL healthcare and RETIREMENT plan?

It is EASY for him to suggest an end to Obama's healthcare plan . . . HE already has OBAMACARE PLUS, cause WE pay for it.

I thought he wanted to END the FED?

Don't agree with his thoughts on EDUCATION and you should know better Arden, as a former school LIBRARIAN.

I moved from NJ to Florida when I was 8, a southern education was 3 YEARS behind what I learned in the Northeast . . . PEOPLE in America MOVE . . . education needs to be COHESIVE on a NATIONAL LEVEL or you will be educationally penalizing CHILDREN whose parents have to or want to move.

How is that gonna fit in with the wonderous "No Child Left Behind?"

No matter what he comes up with . . . I will NEVER vote for a confirmed RACIST.

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011
Article comment by: Gary Mialocq

If Ron Paul would leave the Repugnant Party and run as an Independent with Jesse Ventura as his running mate, he would have a real shot. This may be the best opportunity for a third party to take a foothold. The Dems and Repugs are owned by Wall Street. Time for the 99% of us to stand up.

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011
Article comment by: John A. Bond


Ron Paul will never do that because he knows if he ran as an independent he would split the neoconservative vote in the GOP [Greed Overwhelming Principle] and insure the reelection of Barack Obama.

Besides, the GOP has absorbed the Tea Party, which is the primary support for Ron Paul, and they intend to keep them in the fold.

Keep in mind, Ron Paul wants to abolish Social Security and Medicare. A truly compassionate fellow,huh?

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Article comment by: Peter, Yavapai County

Why doesn't Mr. Paul run as an Independent and free himself of the GOP machine?

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