Ron Paul Warns "We Are In The Last Stages Of The Welfare-Warfare State"

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Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

Congress ended the week by passing a continuing resolution keeping the government funded for one more week. This stopgap funding bill was designed to give Congress and the White House more time to negotiate a long-term spending bill. Passage of a long-term spending bill had been delayed over objections to Republican efforts to preserve Obamcare's key features but give states a limited ability to opt out of some Obamacare mandates...[ZH: that longer-term bill has been agreed with the Democrats]

This type of brinkmanship has become standard operating procedure on Capitol Hill. The drama inevitably ends with a spending bill being crafted behind closed doors by small groups of members and staffers and then rushed to the floor and voted on before most members have a chance to read it. These “omnibus” spending bills are a dereliction of one of Congress’s two most important duties — allocating spending. Of course, Congress long ago abandoned another primary duty — preventing presidents from launching military attacks without first obtaining a congressional declaration of war.

The uncomfortable question raised by Congress’s abrogation of these two key functions is whether a republican form of government is compatible with a welfare-warfare state. The answer seems to be “no.”

Congress’s dysfunctional spending process is an inevitable result of the government’s growth. It is simply unrealistic to expect Congress to fund the modern leviathan via a lengthy and open process that allows individual members to have some say in how government spends their constituents’ money. The dysfunctional spending process benefits the many politicians eager to avoid accountability for government spending. The rushed process allows these politicians to say they had to vote for the spending bills. Often, these big spending bills include a promise to cut spending in the future. Like tomorrow, the promised spending cuts are always a day away.

If government continues to expand, the economy will continue to stagnate, social tensions and violence will increase, and more power will be concentrated in the hands of the president, bureaucrats, and a select few members of Congress. The only way to avoid this is for Congress to shut down most of the federal government, starting with bringing the troops home and drastically cutting the military-industrial complex’s budget. Congress must also close all unconstitutional federal agencies and programs, and wind down federal entitlement programs. A good place to start is the Department of Education. The Federal Reserve must be audited and then ended.

The root of the current crisis is neither political nor economic but philosophical. Too many have bought into the lie that government can protect us from life’s misfortunes and stamp out evil around the world without endangering our liberty, our safety, and our prosperity. Convincing a critical mass of people to reject big government is key to our success.

The breakdown of the congressional appropriations process, combined with hyper-interventionism via the Federal Reserve and foreign policy, suggest we are in the last stages of the welfare-warfare state. Whether this system’s inevitable collapse completes our descent into authoritarianism or leads to a restoration of limited, constitutional government and free markets depends on how effective those of us who know the truth are in spreading the ideas of liberty.

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williambanzai7's picture

Ron Paul will be remembered as a blogger...

Consuelo's picture

 

 

On the 'other side' of the current insanity - assuming we can navigate our way across this shit-river...

 

The visage of 'Ron Paul' - perhaps along with a man like Patrick Henry, will replace Authoritarian Teddy and Tyranny Abe on Mt. Rushmore.     

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

"The root of the current crisis is neither political nor economic but philosophical. Too many have bought into the lie that government can protect us from life’s misfortunes and stamp out evil around the world without endangering our liberty, our safety, and our prosperity."

Very true. The WIC (Welfare Industrial Complex) is about 66% of the federal budget. The MIC is about 19%. For state and local budgets the WIC is almost all-consuming in that road repair, etc., must be dropped in order to pay non-workers for their votes.

Let charity completely replace the WIC, as the WIC is a vote buying scheme when run by governments, and drastically reduce the MIC.

NoDebt's picture

When they can't do both welfare and warfare at the same time guess which one they're going to jettison?

 

serotonindumptruck's picture

If Big Brother can't feed the entitled masses, then that would make the special snowflake cannon fodder much easier to procure.

Warfare it is, then.

froze25's picture

Our government was never supposed to be able to protect you from what might happen but to provide a avenue for recourse if something has happened and caused you damages. Its called access to the courts and Civil Court actions. Some one does something and it damages you or your property, you sue them. That is why we have common law. This statutory law BS is total nanny state crap that is based on "what if's". So if something may happen that can be bad, its just illegal, but you can get a "license" to do it instead. Total crap.

detached.amusement's picture

yeah, but you forgot that Common Law had largely been done away with by the time the 1900s arrived....that gold fringed flag MEANS something....its a fkn war flag one is subjected to

J S Bach's picture

"Whether this system’s inevitable collapse completes our descent into authoritarianism or leads to a restoration of limited, constitutional government and free markets depends on how effective those of us who know the truth are in spreading the ideas of liberty."

As long as (((they're))) in charge, Ron, the former scenario is inevitable.  You can't survive cancer until you remove the tumor.

Scrimpy's picture

4-13-17
5/1/17 EDIT

I just found out I am an "Anti-Semite".

Why? Because I asked "why doesn't the media call Israel's 70 year old Muslim Travel Ban, and new anti-Muslim border wall
(paid for by the U.S. taxpayer) "racist", like they did with Trump's (Campaign LIE) Border Wall, and SO CALLED "Muslim Travel Ban. So-Called,
because IT WAS ONLY FOR THE SEVEN MUSLIM COUNTRIES OBAMA BOMBED WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT. Not an actual "Muslim Travel Ban" like Israel's.
Just another in a long string of lies from the media. "FAKE NEWS"

For some reason (NEW WORLD ORDER/GLOBALIZATION) Israel and the Media want America and Europe to be flooded with Muslim refugees
and invaders from the south but they want none for Israel. Bibi Netanyahu said Israel's new border wall and Muslim travel ban were
important for "Israel's security",and for "demographics"(aka JEWISH PURITY).  "Israel is too small" he said, but all Jews (except black jews)
are welcome to come any time. They'll just steal some more Arab land to make room! So why isn't stealing land from Arabic speaking peoples "anti-Semitic"?
Simple, because the Jew controlled media lie to America at every turn, as they practice JEW PRIVILEGE and blame it on whites!

So the website I posted on banned me and called me "anti-semitic". I asked myself what the heck is a Semite, anyway? I, unlike 99.9999% of the
brainwashed sheeple in America took the two minutes to look up the word Semite, before mindlessly repeating itevery time someone tells the truth
about Israel and the Globalist Jews. Ever hear of a dictionary? It tells you what words mean.

Well surprise surprise, A Semite is someone who speaks ARABIC or Jewish languages. I also found out that the vast majority of Semites are indeed Arabs.
Very few Jewish people speak Yiddish, Hebrew, or Ladino today. Do you know any???? I sure don't, but every Jew is a Semite according to the media.
"ANTI-SEMITE" IS A MADE UP WORD used by the media to demonize anyone who dares speak  the truth about Israel and the Globalist Jews....
just like "homophobe"...I mean who on earth is afraid of those prancing fairies, except the little boys they are about to sodomize?

Only 1/4 million people speak Yiddish, another 200,000 or so speak Hebrew or Ladino,so less than a half million. 420 MILLION speak "Arabic Languages".
JEWISH SEMITES ARE ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF ALL SEMITES, but everyone I ask says a Semite is only a Jew.
How can Americans be so ignorant? It's quite obvious that the Jewish controlled media (FAKE NEWS) is lying to us (ABOUT EVERYTHING).

Most Jews are not Semites, and a staggering majority of Semites, are not Jews! Does the  media portray it this way? WHY Not??
Well WHEW runs 95% of the media in this country one might ask?

So WHY doesn't the "FAKE NEWS" media call Israel "anti-semite for their 70 YEAR OLD ARAB AND MUSLIM TRAVERL BAN?

I did some more research and found out that 95% of the U.S. media (FAKE NEWS) is run by JEWS. Yep, 1.8% of the population in America controls 95%
of all movie studios, news networks, newspapers, publishing houses, TV Stations, magazines, record companies, and even almost every single pro sport.
Not only that, the same  1.8% of the  population OWNS THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, (a private, for profit bank) and just printed themselves and their buddies over
SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS under Obama alone. WHITE PRIVILEGE?????? Really?????

We can't even AUDIT THE FED and see where that money went, BECAUSE THE 1.8% who control the media SAY IT WOULD BE 'ANTI-SEMITIC'.
These are the same people who are constantly LYING ABOUT WHITE PRIVILEGE. Which group of white people HAS THEIR OWN MONEY PRINTING PRESS
AND CAN PRINT THEMSELVES AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY WANT TO? It's no surprise that the media has never explained what Quantitative Easing is.
Q.E-1, Q.E.-2, Q.E.-3 and soon Q.E. 4-Ever! ALL JEWISH BANKERS PRINTING THEMSELVES AND THEIR BUDDIES TRILLIONS! Where did it go?
Who wants to bet they will be screaming for another Bailout within a year or two?

btw, a Trillion = 1000 X 1000 X 1000 X 1000...So 8 Trillion in FREE MONEY is not enough for the privileged 1.8%?????? They need more?
White Privilege???? Really? Which group of whites got part of that money? Perhaps only a few Shabbos Goy like Jewmie Dimon.

The very same folks in the UN-DIVERSE MEDIA who sing the praises of DIE-VERSITY for all white countries, ignore the fact that
ISRAEL SHUNS DIVERSITY LIKE THE PLAGUE....Because diversity destroys, and unity hold things together. Imagine that, the privileged Jews
not practicing the racist lies they preach.

Sweden is now the RAPE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, THANKS TO DIE-VERSITY. The "FAKE NEWS" just "forgot" to report that. 75% of illegal invaders
in the U.S.are on welfare and EBT, the 25% who do work take jobs from the most vulnerable AMERICAN CITIZENS...ooopsie!!! Forgot to report that too!
YAAAAAAAY DIE-versity!!

Israel is also the most racist country an earth. No black people are allowed to immigrate to Israel, no Hispanics, no Asians, no white people,
no Indians, and NO CHRISTIANS ARE ALLOWED! So that Makes Israel, Racist, Anti-Semitic, Hinduphobic and Christophobic. Does the Jew run media
ever report on that? WAKE UP WHITE SHEEPLE! Why doesn't a Federal Judge say the SIX BILLION IN FOREIGN AID TO ISRAEL HAS TO STOP? Who controls the JEW-diciary?
Take a guess!!! Ummmm What can't that SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS BUY?????

The fact that no Republican voted for Obamacare, but the Republican Controlled Supreme Court OK'ed it TWICE, and mandated Gay Marriage nationwide,
even when only a handful of states filed suit, should prove to you that the Supreme Court has been bought off also. Can you name a Republican who
was for Sodomite marriage or Obowelcare?

Oh, and how stupid are Americans to believe "SYRIA HAS WMDS"....Did you brainwashed sheeple forget about Iraq already? It seems the media "forgot" to
report that Israel bombed Syria a few weeks back, and got one of it's jets shot down. Israel then whined and cried like a little baby.
How dare Syria shoot down our jet when we are bombing Syria!

So Israel threatened their neighbors some more, then contacted Kushner, (THEIR MOSSAD AGENT IN TRUMP'S WHITE HOUSE), who cried to his wife Ivanka.
Ivanka then pleaded with her daddy to cowardly lob some cruise missiles at Syria for defending their air space. Donald Trump is a disgrace, just like Obama.

Politifact (a 1.8% run "fact checking" site), claimed 'one of Obama's greatest accomplishments was disarming Syria of it's WMDS'....
Now POLITIFACT (PolitiFARCE) HAS now EDITED IT'S STORY!!!!!....(FAKE NEWS) More lies and soon to be more American dead from fighting Israel's wars of aggression.

The U.S war against Syria is about running a Qatari natural gas pipeline to Europe and breaking Russia's current natural gas monopoly there. You see Russia
is a threat to the New (Jew) World Order, and will not commit suicide by invader like all the other white countries, so they have got to go. Even if it means nuclear
war. Russia wants to run a new pipeline from Iran to Europe too...THROUGH SYRIA!!! You can't have a Jew World Order and a Free Russia...or a Free America
for that matter.

"ISIS" is Israel and the U.S....it should be called ISUS, because it IS US, and Israel. Just as we created Al Qaida to fight Russia in Afghanistan,
we created ISIS in 2009 to overthrow Assad. How soon Ameicans forget. Barak Obama released Abduhl Al Baghdadi (the top ISIS Commander) from Camp Bucca Prison in 2009.
The 1.8% privileged media just "forgot" to report that story too....uh, huh! How "forgetful" those 7 Jewish Media Moguls are!!!
("IF IT'S RUN BY JEWS, IT'S FAKE NEWS")!!!!!

Everything here can be verified BY USING GOOGLE....ever hear of that? Most Americans can't handle the truth that America and Israel
are the biggest terrorist countries on the planet....Just look who runs both countries.

The truth hurts sometimes, especially when you find out the media has been lying to you all of your life.
So go ahead, call me some more stupid names as you refute nothing in my editorial. That's Ashkenazi Jew Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals" 101. Attack, ridicule,
call names, but never attempt to refute anything that is true. Remember, that's the handbook for destroying America and replacing it with a socialist state.
The privileged 1.8% media "forgot" to mention Hillary did a college thesis on Rules For Radicals and Saul Alinsky (he was Obama's hero too).....
More lies from the "FAKE NEWS Jews"!!! The Globalist Jews and media have now adopted Rules For Radicals Tactics too, which explains the silly name calling they
do when someone dares to speak the truth....anti-semite, homophobe, politically incorrect, racist etc, etc, etc.

HOW MANY WMDS DID WE FIND IN IRAQ again? How many dead Americans will there be this time? Israel doesn't care, Shabbos Goy Trump doesn't care either, the Jew
controlled media cares not, and Americans are too busy watching the Kardashians and mindlessly staring into the cancer causing "Smart" Phones to care....well
until their sons and daughters start coming home in Body Bags....and then the Jew media will blame the WHITE, CHRISTIAN, HETEROSEXUAL in the WH.

BANK ON IT.

SD version

I just found out I am an "Anti-Semite".

Why? Because I asked "why doesn't the media call Israel's 70 year old Muslim Travel Ban, and new anti-Muslim border wall
(paid for by the U.S. taxpayer) "racist", like they did with Trump's Border Wall, and SO CALLED "Muslim Travel Ban. So-Called,
because IT WAS ONLY FOR THE SEVEN MUSLIM COUNTRIES OBAMA BOMBED WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT. Not an actual "Muslim Travel Ban" like Israel's.
Just another in a long string of lies from the media. "FAKE NEWS"

For some reason (NEW WORLD ORDER/GLOBALIZATION) Israel and the Media want America and Europe to be flooded with Muslim refugees,
and invaders from the south but they want none for Israel. Bibi Netanyahu said Israel's border wall and Muslim travel ban were important for "Israel's security",
and for "demographics"(aka JEWISH PURITY).  "Israel is too small" he said, but all Jews (except black jews) are welcome to come any time. They'll just steal some more Arab land to make room.

So the website I posted on, banned me and called me "anti-semitic". I asked myself what the heck is a semite, anyway? Well surprise surprise, A Semite is someone who speaks ARABIC or Jewish languages. I also found out that the vast majority of semites are indeed Arabs.
Very few Jewish people speak Yiddish today. "ANTI-SEMITE" IS A MADE UP WORD used by the media to demonize anyone who dares speak  the truth about Israel and the Globalist Jews.

Only 1/4 million people speak Yiddish, 420 MILLION speak "Arabic Languages".
JEWISH SEMITES ARE ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF ALL SEMITES, but everyone I ask says a Semite is only a Jew. How can Americans be so ignorant? It's quite obvious that the Jewish semite controlled media (FAKE NEWS) is lying to us (ABOUT EVERYTHING).

I, unlike 99.9999% of the brainwashed sheeple in America took the two minutes to look up the word Semite, before mindlessly repeating it, every time someone tells the truth about the Privileged 1.8%. Ever hear of a dictionary? It tells you what words mean.

So WHY doesn't the "FAKE NEWS" media call Israel "anti-semite for their 70 YEAR OLD ARAB AND MUSLIM TRAVERL BAN?

I did some more research and found out that 95% of the U.S. media (FAKE NEWS) is run by the NON-ARAB SEMITES. Yep, 1.8% of the population controls 95%
of all movie studios, news networks, newspapers, publishing houses, TV Stations, magazines, record companies, and even almost every single pro sport.
Not only that, the same  1.8% of the  population OWNS THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, (a private, for profit bank) and just printed themselves and their buddies over
SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS under Obama alone. WHITE PRIVILEGE?????? Really?????

We can't even AUDIT THE FED and see where that money went, BECAUSE THE 1.8% who control the media SAY IT WOULD BE 'ANTI-SEMITIC'.
These are the same people who are constantly LYING ABOUT WHITE PRIVILEGE. Which group of white people HAS THEIR OWN PRINTING PRESS
AND CAN PRINT THEMSELVES AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY WANT TO? It's no surprise that the media has never explained what Quantitative Easing is.
Q.E-1, Q.E.-2, Q.E.-3 and soon Q.E. 4-Ever! ALL JEWISH BANKERS PRINTING THEMSELVES AND THEIR BUDDIES TRILLIONS! Where did it go?
Who wants to bet they will be screaming for another Bailout within a year or two?

btw, a Trillion = 1000 X 1000 X 1000 X 1000...So 8 Trillion in FREE MONEY is not enough for the privileged 1.8%?????? They need more?
White Privilege???? Really?

The very same folks in the UN-DIVERSE MEDIA who sing the praises of DIVERSITY for all white countries, ignore the fact that
ISRAEL SHUNS DIVERSITY EVERY CHANCE THEY GET....Because diversity destroys, and unity hold things together. Imagine that, the privileged
not practicing the lies they preach.

Sweden is now the RAPE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, THANKS TO DIVERSITY. The "FAKE NEWS" just "forgot" to report that too.  75% of illegal invaders in the U.S.are on welfare and EBT, the 25% who do work take jobs from the most vulnerable AMERICAN CITIZENS...YAAAAAAAY Diversity!!

Israel is also the most racist country an earth, and shuns diversity like the plague. No black people are allowed to immigrate to Israel, no Hispanics, no Asians, no white people, no Indians, and NO CHRISTIANS ARE ALLOWED! So that Makes Israel, Racist, Anti-Semitic, and Christophobic.
Why doesn't a Federal Judge say the SIX BILLION IN FOREIGN AID TO ISRAEL HAS TO STOP? Ummmm What can't that SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS BUY?????

The fact that no Republican voted for Obamacare, but the Republican Controlled Supreme Court OK'ed it TWICE, and mandated Gay Marriage nationwide,  when not one national Republican ever came out for it, should prove to you that the Supreme Court has been bought off also.

Oh, and how stupid are Americans to believe "SYRIA HAS WMDS"....Did you brainwashed sheeple forget about Iraq already? It seems the media "forgot" to  report that Israel bombed Syria a few weeks back, and got one of it's jets shot down. Israel then whined and cried like a little baby.
How dare Syria shoot down our jet when we are bombing Syria!

So Israel threatened their neighbors some more, then contacted Kushner, (THEIR MOSSAD AGENT IN TRUMP'S WHITE HOUSE), who cried to his wife Ivanka.  Ivanka then pleaded with her daddy to cowardly lob some cruise missiles at Syria for defending their air space. Donald Trump is a disgrace, just like Obama.

Politifact (a 1.8% run "fact checking" site), claimed 'one of Obama's greatest accomplishments was disarming Syria of it's WMDS".... Now POLITIFACT HAS EDITED IT'S STORY!!!!!....(FAKE NEWS) More lies and soon to be more American dead from fighting Israel's wars of aggression.

The U.S war against Syria is about running a Qatari natural gas pipeline to Europe and breaking Russia's current natural gas monopoly there. You see Russia is a threat
to the New World Order, and will not commit suicide by invader like all the other white countries, so they have got to go. Even if it means nuclear war. Russia wants to run a new pipeline from Iran to Europe too...THROUGH SYRIA!!!

"ISIS" is Israel and the U.S....it should be called ISUS, because it IS US, and Israel. Just as we created Al Qaida to fight Russia in Afghanistan,  we created ISIS in 2009 to overthrow Assad. How soon Ameicans forget. Barak Obama released Abduhl Al Baghdadi (the top ISIS Commander) from Camp Bucca Prison in 2009.  The 1.8% privileged media just "forgot" to report that story too....uh, huh! (FAKE NEWS).

Everything here can be verified BY USING GOOGLE....ever hear of that? Most Americans can't handle the truth that America and Israel are the biggest terrorist countries on the planet....Just look who runs both countries.

The truth hurts sometimes, especially when you find out the media has been lying to you all of your life.
So go ahead, call me some more stupid names, as you refute nothing in my editorial. That's Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals" 101. Attack, ridicule, call names,  but never attempt to refute anything that is true. Remember That's the handbook for destroying America and replacing it with a socialist state.
The privileged 1.8% media "forgot" to mention Hillary did a college thesis on Rules For Radicals and Saul Alinsky (he was Obama's hero too).....
More lies from the "FAKE NEWS".

HOW MANY WMDS DID WE FIND IN IRAQ again? How many dead Americans will there be this time? Israel doesn't care, Trump doesn't care either, and Americans are too  busy watching the Kardashians and mindlessly staring into the cancer causing "Smart" Phones.

OverTheHedge's picture

Well, Scrimpy, I think you will need to take a leaf out of Francis Sawyer' s book and reincarnate. See you in a week or so, when your new account gets authorised.

Buzz Fuzzel's picture

One voice crying in the wilderness while thousands of professors declare the opposite to be true on every college campus in America.  The End is near.

GreatUncle's picture

What has mankind always resorted to in times of economic strife ... so the time inevitably approaches like night follows day.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"When they can't do both welfare and warfare at the same time guess which one they're going to jettison?"

This is why there are constant attempts to brand Social Security as welfare.

The MIC do not want Social Security crowding them out.

Consuelo's picture

 

 

'WIC' indeed...

 

'Women, Infants, Children'...

Translated: 

'Come & get it $$$,$$$!!!'

goober's picture

Would Walmart and many other corp entities go bankrupt nearly immediately if welfare, EBT and WIC were cut just 50% ? And would insurance companies do the same if ACA is unfunded with our tax dollars ? This creates a very clear and obvious picture of what actually exist here in USA today. There are numeorus forms of give away programs created by the lobbies and army of lawyers and accountants. 

I voted for DT, but as I said many times, we still need to monitor his rhetoric with his actions. I do not like the tax plan at all because it does not simplify the system or IRS apparatus. And why is Koskinen still in his job and Lerner not being prosecuted ? And what happened to the A. Weiner case ? And why is Comey still head of FBI and Brennan not being prosecuted along with S. Rice, Holder, Lynch and Hillary ?

And why is this happening ?

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/the-prosecution-of-assange-is-a-very-... all serious real questions everyone should be asking and pursuing !    

NAV's picture

Let charity completely replace the WIC, as the WIC is a vote buying scheme when run by governments, and drastically reduce the MIC. 

Yes. America was working out just fine until Fed-funded gangsters grabbed power in D.C. and blocked America's representative government. 

Now, welfare-rich beggars voting themselves socialism at the voting booths are the Fed’s latest tool in keeping itself and its international bankers in totalitarian power.

America’s community of welfare-rich beggars has increased a thousandfold since the Fed-led bankers and politicians dissolved America’s borders and her Christian-based culture, just as the number of beggars increased a thousandfold in England after King Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries. But, of course, Henry did not need to buy their vote; he already was King.

Miskondukt's picture

Don't forget that it's social welfare that pales in comparison to corporate welfare while corporations pay something like a third of total tax revenues and contributing the vast majority to the 'gdp'.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

You do understand that any taxes that corporations pay to the government are simply passed through to the consumer, right? The corporations don't pay the taxes. The person buying what the corporation produces pays them in the higher product price. Then the government uses those taxes for vote buying schemes.

Corporate taxes (taxes initially paid by the corporation, reimbursed to the corporation by the consumer) should be zero. Government should reign in its spending/vote buying.

Rabbi Chaim Cohen's picture

That is a rather myopic way to look at it.

I get the "starve the beast" idea and I agree. However, we don't want to be ruled directly by force from warlords at the helms of corporations either. We can't forget the underlying idea that Corporations have a viable marketplace because of the stable civil society, which people feel safe to live and invest in because of the "just" laws of the land (sic). Therefore a small portion of the profits that a given corporation can generate should go toward preserving the construct that allowed them to make a profit in the first place. It should be much low(er) but it shouldn't be abolished.

Rule Of Law. This is what is missing. This is what needs to be restored.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

So you believe that corporations have a special, infinite, pot of money with which they use to pay taxes but do not pass through to the consumer. The corporations only pass all other business expenses through to the consumer.

Tip: THE CONSUMER pays ALL taxes in the end. Either through direct taxes or higher prices (tax built into the price).

logicalman's picture

WIC budget is likely twice as big as necessary due to bloated bureacracy.

MIC budget is about 10 times what it needs to be if it were to be just about defending US.

Government, by it's very nature, is very unlikely to enhance liberty.

The root of the crisis is that so few people have any clue what's going on or where their taxes go.

 

truthseeker69's picture

about the same why you will be remembered as...oh wait...you won't be remembered.

 

happy slavery! 

 

 

enfield0916's picture

It is pretty accurate to assume that you voted for one of the lesser of 2 evils, you and your family deserve the ass fucking they will get when this house of cards collapses.

Assume the position fucking moron!

CompassionateConservative's picture

Nah, he'll be remember as a nazi nutcase which is exactly what he is.

order66's picture

When Ron Paul is right on something, let us know.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

What do you mean?  He's been talking about this stuff for decades and been proven right.  The so called economic recovery was a sham and keynesian economics has been proven completely disastrous.

dot_bust's picture

I'm letting you know that Ron Paul is right.

The U.S. Government has become a giant parasite feeding off its host -- the populace.

Alas, the government doesn't solve problems. It creates them.

  • When allegedly trying to make peace, it creates wars. 
  • When allegedly trying to create income equality, it creates income inequality.
  • When allegedly trying to reduce the cost of health care, it increases the cost of health care.
  • When allegedly trying to protect Americans from terrorist attacks, it attacks its own citizens.
LawsofPhysics's picture

Are you still accepting Federal Reserve Promissory Notes in exchange for the products of your labor?

See the real problem yet motherfucker?

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

The vast majority of what government currently does should be done by private charity or organizations. There should not be government "swim centers" when the YMCA is there with swim centers. There should not be government food stamps when churches and charities provide food for the needy - actually based on need. The list goes on and on...

Mr. Universe's picture

The State does not want organizations to feed people. Many communities have enacted ordinances that makes sharing food with other than your family a crime.

rejected's picture

Okay hotshot,,, here's the important question.

What's anyone gonna do about it.? 

A: Elect more psychopaths?

B: Bitch

C: All the Above.

Akzed's picture

Yes. This piece legitimizes the propaganda by taking it seriously, leaving untouched the deeper truth: neither congress or POTUS run the country. They are just stalking horses for those who do. Shooting at the scarecrow on the stalking horse is just fine with whoever turned it loose.

Mr. Universe's picture

While I agree that the deep state is indeed a problem, he did hit the source of their power...

Congress must also close all unconstitutional federal agencies and programs, and wind down federal entitlement programs. A good place to start is the Department of Education. The Federal Reserve must be audited and then ended.

I know, not going to happen but it's what every American should be saying to each other ALL the time until it sinks in. We are being destroyed by banksters who conjure enough fiat to control everything. 

SeuMadruga's picture

Check your vote count to know when you have the slightest clue.

ukipboy's picture

He is right about the need for the USA to audit and then abolish the Federal Reserve.

How about them apples?

Dre4dwolf's picture

What good is liberty if you are poor?

What good is liberty if another jealous nation is carpet bombing your cities?

There is as balance to be achieved between liberty and government.

We wont have affordable effective govt until its automated and the human factor is removed.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Sure so long as I control those machines...

brown_hornet's picture

Who is going to write the algo?

LetThemEatRand's picture

The latest election cycle proved that our Constitutional government structure is a complete sham already.  The deep state is in full control and no election will change that.  We don't need to wait around to see how this turns out.  We're already living it.  The only question is how much worse it gets and how quickly.

Jim in MN's picture

But hey, we tried didn't we?  Right down to dissecting the Podesta emails in real time.

Remember......we tried.

GreatUncle's picture

Look to Japan, a blinding light of fiscal inevitability when you bailed and refused to bankrupt the failed bank.

The CTRL-P being used to prop up a failed bank just makes it a malinvestment where anything used turns to nothing ... its gone all those trillions to keep the economic system going.

GO ON ASK THEM "SHOW ME THE MONEY"!

Nope its gone all of it.

Dixie Vixen's picture

As a proud confederate descendant I just gotta say.....

Told ya so
Those dumb old confederates ain't lookin quite so dumb now are they?

rejected's picture

"Those dumb old confederates ain't lookin quite so dumb now are they?"

I'm not so sure....

They're tearing down the last vestiges of the Confederacy as you speak. The government has turned a states rights issue into a race issue.

In 20-50 years the Confederacy will be forgotten.  If remembered at all it will be as a bunch of racist hoodlums trying to usurp a fine upstanding constitutional government  in Washington.

You lose....

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_7e6177ca-28d1-11e7-b...

 

Dixie Vixen's picture

It ain't over til the fat lady sings and you can only poke a sleeping bear so many times before he wakes....

And when that bear has the highest per capita gun ownership in the nation and more registered hunters in 3 southern states alone than the largest army on the planet?

We shall see my friend I fear we shall soon see

Dixie Vixen's picture

Not to mention NO and their idiot farce of a government racked with corruption not even slick enough to cover their tracks...

New aOrleans has done nothing more than sink the final nail in their own coffin

Exactly what is the draw for a city known for its history once they wipe out that history?

Hmmm?

I will tell ya what removing my monuments will accomplish for NO and that is a much slimmer wallet

CompleteAphasia's picture

"the advocate": for faggots & other trash

FreeShitter's picture

O/T bitcoin at 1454.00 and ETH at 84.00

Seasmoke's picture

I've always liked Ron Paul. Still do. But why he continues to waste his breath , is beyond me ??