Ron Paul On The Fiscal Cliff: "We Have Passed The Point Of No Return"

Tyler Durden's picture

In a little under three minutes, Ron Paul explains to a somewhat nonplussed CNBC anchor just how ridiculous the charade that is occurring in D.C. actually is. This succinct spin-free clip should be required viewing for each and every asset-manager, talking-head, propagandist, and mom-and-pop who are viewing the last-minute idiocy of the 'fiscal cliff' debacle with some hope that things will be different this time. "We have passed the point of no return where we can actually get our house back in order," Paul begins, adding that "they pretend they are fighting up there, but they really aren't. They are arguing over power, spin, who looks good, who looks bad; all trying to preserve the system where they can spend what they want, take care of their friends and print money when they need it." With social safety nets available to rich and poor, there is no impetus for change and "the country loses," but Paul concludes, the markets are starting to say "there is a limit to this."


Forward to 5:45 for the Ron Paul interview (ignore everything else)

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bank guy in Brussels's picture

From a US dissident site -

Interviews said to be with an insider at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), saying that the US 'fiscal cliff' game, along with these 'mass shooting' incidents like in Connecticut, are all part of the US gov't preparing the US public for a managed US dollar and economic collapse and a new kind of domestic US dictatorship

The interviews say the plan is to let the system collapse, the EBT 'food stamp money' cards won't work and so on, have a few weeks of chaos and hunger and violence, till most hungry Americans beg for protection from their government

Then they will put in steps where the US government will control nearly everything, many dissidents taken off to camps, and most types of firearms and upper-capacity magazines get confiscated ... with a few less high-power, totally registered guns allowed to be kept by US citizens who don't violate the new rules or restrictions on life

Unsettling stuff, if true ... site is Douglas J Hagmann's 'Northeast Intelligence Network' ... here are the DHS 'insider' interviews in text, two parts

DHS Insider Part 1

DHS Insider Part 2

tsx500's picture

<<<< Ron Paul cares more about the future of USA than BHO does

<<<< BHO cares more about USA's future than RP does

TruthInSunshine's picture

 Kabuki Theater of The Worst Kind, Bitchez Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:40 | 



"Let me state this clearly, yet again, as many here and elsewhere have as well:  This is all theater. The fiscal cliff is a non-issue. Both "different" parties will agree on something, if they haven't done so already, that manages to screw over the largest % of actually productive businesses and people in the U.S., soon."

HoofHearted's picture

I just said to my wife that any "fiscal cliff" lack of deal should mean that the Welfare Queens (both corporate and individual) should see 25% less graft starting 1 January. I'd love to see riots when the foodstamps aren't all there or when the bankster bonuses aren't what they imagined. We need people to finally understand what is happening and get serious about the political farce that is the U.S.

Chance of this happening: Zero.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

As we approach the end of this much anticipated calendar year, it is important to remember the avalanche of never-to-be-realized 2012 conspiracy theories that were touted by fringe bloggers, libertarians, preppers and other conspiracy hacks. NONE of the 2012 conspiracy theories came true. On the contrary, this was a year of spectacular stock returns, record low interest rates, a collapsing VIX and stagnant/falling precious metals prices. The global recovery has officially begun. The green shoots are everywhere: we have a strong housing recovery, gasoline prices are highly favourable for American consumers, and retail investors are poised to take advantage of the next leg up in the international stock and bond markets. I’m sorry, but libertarians and conspiracy theorists need to apoligize NOW if they want to retain what little credibility they had to start with.

koncaswatch's picture


Merry Christmas and Happy New year MDB; I look forward to your commentary in 2013.

Shocker's picture

Like Ron Paul or Not, he definitely speaks the truth. We have been on a downward slide and really there is no real solutions. If we go over this 'Cliff' or not, it doesn't matter. Taxes are still going up and we have big changes coming in 2013.


ZerOhead's picture

Like Ron Paul? Heck no... we love Ron Paul.

Most honest and forthright politician on the Hill bar none. He deserved much better treatment and coverage than he was given. It's was America's loss and sadly like Paul says, it would have been too late anyway...

DaveyJones's picture

yes, calling him a "politician" doesn't do it justice. Shame it's just nostalgia

derek_vineyard's picture

MDB----- every ponzi looks/feels great on the way up.....never under-estimate a ponzi over staying its lack of underpinnings; that kool-aid is addictive


ponzi debt is THE problem...i challenge you, MDB, to address/justify the debt topic here on ZH  (can't wait to hear his response!)

clymer's picture

MDB, your expertly phrased sarcasm and masterful timing ..completes me. Thanks for being you.


(although, you slipped slightly by implying that we libertarians had some semblance of credibility to begin with..)

fourchan's picture

ron paul should run for president.

logicalman's picture

He wasn't allowed to by those he scared the most

Michaelwiseguy's picture

I've changed the label "Conspiracy Theorist" to "CSI Hobbyist". They're everywhere.

CPL's picture

It used to be called due diligence.

Liberty2012's picture

And hopefully iy will be again -

GetZeeGold's picture



DD is a lost art. Everyone talks about it....but no one atually does it anymore. Why should we? We've got printers to help us over the rough spots.

TwoShortPlanks's picture

Meanwhile, the mother of all Tsunamis is rumbling down the street.


TwoShortPlanks's picture

No, at this time what America needs is Mandrake the fucking Magician.

Everybody better come to terms with the simple fact that nothing will save America, n-o-t-h-i-n-g. The whole of Asian (Inc Indo, Aust & NZ), Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East have all turned their back on that fucking shoe polished white banker in the White House...he's FUBAR'd.

Rest assured, the world will be trading a new currency (basket?!) within 2 years.

And we are all on borrowed time. The powers that be are very busy, even so kind as to point out where things are going, and why:

In a decade this place will be very, very different.

bulldung's picture

Agreed. Ron Paul is a statesman,not a politician. I am grateful for his service to our country.Need more, statesmen.

mayhem_korner's picture



I'm grateful for his commentary.  He doesn't actually do much in terms of service to his country apart from his calling out others, because he is an impotent minority within the Congress.

TeMpTeK's picture

"He doesnt actually do much"?.... He only just energized an entire generation of youth ... The Republican "Coup d'etat" is currently being engineered by this generation... Onward!


mayhem_korner's picture



I knew I would get a boatload of down-arrows from the dyed-in-the-wool Paul fans.  In terms of his role as a member of Congress, however, I would ask you to list the good legislation which has been passed that he has championed, as well as the bad legislation that he has defeated.  Voting for things that fail and against things that pass don't count, even if he is in the right.  My point is that he is a good guy and a good voice for the way things ought to be, but as far as effecting things via his position as a Congressman, he hasn't been effective.  That's the plain truth, like it or not.  I would even argue that Congress is about the worst place he can reside because he has no coalition within the Congress through which to effect change there.

shesalive's picture

impotent minorities are all i want in a congress

shesalive's picture

impotent minorities are all i want in a congress

New England Patriot's picture

When I think about Ron Paul, I picture God and Satan having a chess match.

God says, "You can have every Senator and Representative to spread untruth and attempt to convince the people of your lies. But I get to keep one, and he gets to tell the truth, and he has to be allowed to speak."

Satan says, "Deal."

And that's how we got Ron Paul. 

LateToTheTable's picture

Had Dr. Paul made it to his inaguaration I wonder what he would have managed as POTUS.  The only saving grace would have to include ditching the entire Congress / SCOTUS and starting over.  The current se-lected nit-wits would continue to make trouble, stumble, stall.  End the Fed is a most aspiring theme, but could it actually be done? along with abolishing / re-tooling every alphabet group.

As a fellow Texan I had a few shining moments of hope then realized that I actually care for Dr. Paul's well-being... I didn't like the odds he would have faced.  TPTB are an evil I don't like to ponder on for very long, it makes me drink extra rum beverages.  I believe Dr. Paul is trying to leave a legacy for a younger generation to put the pieces back together... and the ones I've spent time listening to aren't nearly as dumb as I thought... the good doctor knows the roll of dice have been cast. 

clymer's picture

MEP, that was funny

Yeah, RP has ideals and philosophy that is founding father material. His oratory skills not withstanding; and which should be irrelevant to any thinking human being.

Pure Evil's picture

It wouldn't have mattered who won the Republican nomination. The fix was in. Ron Paul was purposely ostrasized to demoralize Ron Paul/Tea Party voters and keep them from heading to the ballot box. This was needed to make it easier to "stuff the ballot box" as they say for The Great Satan now residing in the White House. The Democrats knew they didn't have the votes, and the Republicans being the opposite wing of evil personified bowed down to their elite banker masters and allowed Dear Leader to win re-election.

How many millions of Ron Paul/Tea Party voters stayed home and didn't vote because of what happened at the Republican Convention. Mitt Romney was no more than a McCain or Bob Dole when it came to running a Presidential campaign. Somebody from the Republican party has to run or the whole thing collapses into its own caricature.

willwork4food's picture

As much as I loathe the Congress & Senate, there were a few bright apples that Satan didn't get.

Senator Wellstone (MN)-assassinated by Dick Cheney and the PNAC

Cynthia McKinney-representative from GA

Dennis Kucinich (OH)-voted against Israel endorsments and pro Bush/Cheney Impeachments as well as voting against the Iraq war.

There are others, but not many.

skipjack's picture

Wellstone ???  McKinney ???  Next, you'll be promoting Babs Boxer as akin to an Einstein.  *facepalm*

willwork4food's picture

Please, do tell what was wrong with them dude.

perchprism's picture


You stupid cocksucker.  Get to work.  Here's a ding-dong.

willwork4food's picture

Very articulate. You must be Jewish, no?

perchprism's picture


Here's a hotdog, you stupid cocksucker.  Get to work.  Work for your food...ah, that's it.

GetZeeGold's picture


You must be Jewish, no?


I'm not of the tribe of Judah......but my grandma has a little Benjamite in her.


Do you have a problem with that?


GMadScientist's picture

Yes, for fuck's sake...rescue the little guy!

Pure Evil's picture

They're all slime worms. There's nothing redeming about any of them.

Ineverslice's picture
Wellstone was wacked...and he was not slime. Look into it people.
GetZeeGold's picture



If you bring up instantly have to think of John Gotti.


GMadScientist's picture

Remember: these folks think Russ Feingold was a satanic charlatan.

Anything short of revolution is considered sympathizing in their book.

Element's picture



"... Most honest and forthright politician on the Hill bar none. ..."


yep, he had all the wrong mix of qualities, no way he was ever getting the Offal Orifice.

DYS's picture

Ron Paul is all talk.  Millions of people put their time, money and passion behind his campaign, which died without so much as a wimper.   Knowing what was right, he ultimately played politics rather than standing up against the system.   With a guy that had littleto lose politically, he played awfully soft.   Maybe I am naive to the game, but Ron Paul was a big disappointment to me and many others who have been behind him for years.   Yes, he should have gone independant and been a more vocal speaker against the current political paradigm.

Husk-Erzulie's picture

Dude, are you photogenic?  Charismatic at all?  'Cause you should run for office.  You are POTUS material baby.

... MDB!  MDB!  MDB!

Can't you just see the balloons?  Smell the confetti?  Can I be your spin-meister?  And have your baby too?



Room 101's picture

I second that!  MDB for President! 

bilejones's picture

Room 101

"  MDB for President!"


Or at least First Lady.