So I heard some rumors about Ron Paul tonight. My opinion of him has dropped off ever since hearing that he accepts Social Security money, and if this latest development is true, then he’s a sell-out and nothing more in my opinion. I want to look further in to it and make a post here once I’ve fully read up on it, but I think I’m all Internetted out for tonight, so I’ll do it tomorrow.
What is this latest development?
And what’s wrong with him accepting SocSec? He paid for it, he deserves to get it.
imaurel replied to your post: So I heard some rumors about Ron Paul tonight. My…Social security is merely money taken form you and put into a “savings” (so they say if they didnt keep stealing it) Accepting money back that’s yours isnt an issue. Look how he said no to congressional pension.Ahh, I see. I keep confusing Social Security and the way it works with SSI and junk like that, which I see abused a lot, especially now that I’ve been working in inner-city Dayton all summer.But still, you would think Ron Paul would rather go for a private retirement fund, though I do understand his position on it upon further though; the people who paid into it deserve to get it, even if we are opposed to the program and seek to remove it or whatever.
But still. The guy’s got plenty of money. And privatization is what we’re aiming for. But whatever. Moving on.I heard (as I said, I haven’t confirmed this yet, so don’t quote me on it) that Ron Paul has been confirmed as Mitt Romney’s campaing running-mate / likely VP. Which just screams no bueno to me.
Also wrong, Paul Ryan has been chosen as Mitts VP. And he is no bueno, but that’s been well-known for some time. Paul Ryan being VP is no smack to the face.
I understand his name is awfully close, though. All these Pauls, but Pauls the other guys first name, and Ron Pauls last name.
Although, I’d say the congressional Pension is the biggest sign that he’s not quite a sell-out (that thing where congressmen basically get paid for life, which he called “immoral”, because it freaking is) We also have to take into account how he’s worked to dissolve social security. Not by taking away the money who have paid for it, and further helping people to simply be ‘stolen from’, but by working to help the rest of us ‘opt out’. It was a no-go, as any real move to get rid of the ponzi schemes is, but I liked the plan.