Atlantis Online
November 26, 2020, 06:47:27 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: FARMING FROM 6,000 YEARS AGO
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=156622&command=displayContent&sourceNode=156618&contentPK=18789712&folderPk=87030
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Ron Paul: End wars to fund health care


Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Ron Paul: End wars to fund health care  (Read 36 times)
Harconen
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 2568



« on: July 22, 2009, 08:31:50 pm »

Ron Paul: End wars to fund health care


By David Edwards and Daniel Tencer

Published: July 22, 2009
Updated 4 hours ago
 

House Rep. Ron Paul may be America’s most famous libertarian these days, but he’s making a surprising concession to progressives when it comes to the debate about public health care.

Though the house representative from the 14th District of Texas still insists that government should get out of the health care trade altogether, he told CNN’s Kiran Chetry on Wednesday that “you don’t want to cut under these [economic] conditions medical care from poor people who have been dependent, or the elderly.

“Even though I have my ideal system I would like to see, with the government out completely — because that would be a much better system — that’s not going to happen. I’m realistic.”

But, the House rep said, “one thing we shouldn’t do is pay for it with money out of thin air,” referring to the federal government’s ballooning deficit.

“So what i would do in a transition … is cut spending somewhere and take care of the people we’re talking about.”

And to finance health reform, Paul would like to see the US end its overseas military engagements. “I would cut from overseas spending, I would cut from these trillions and trillions of dollars that we have spent over the years and bring our troops home so that we can finance it [health care].”

Paul said that President Obama’s decision to cancel the F-22 fighter jet program was “a first very very minor step … and I applaud Obama for that. But we don’t need one [defense project] removed, we need to change our foreign policy, then we could afford the health care that is necessary to tide us over until we come to our senses and believe that freedom can deliver medical care much better than a bureaucracy.”

‘MAKE LOVE NOT WAR’

Paul continued his anti-war theme when CNN host Kiran Chetry asked him about RonPaulSingles.com (”We put the ‘love’ in revolution”), a dating website for Ron Paul followers.

“It sort of fits a famous slogan that I sort of liked, which says ‘Make love not war,’ so maybe that’s what they’re thinking about doing,” Paul said.

This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast July 22, 2009.

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/07/22/ron-paul-cut-overseas-spending-to-pay-for-health-care/
Report Spam   Logged

Ignis Natura Renovandum Integra

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Harconen
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 2568



« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 05:56:43 pm »

http://www.alternet.org/world/97913/the_us_has_761_military_bases_across_the_planet,_and_we_simply_never_talk_about_it/?page=entire
Report Spam   Logged

Ignis Natura Renovandum Integra
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy