Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bipartisan Redistribution of Wealth, Ron Paul’s Insights

I was at the fitness center a couple of days ago and an story about Representative Ron Paul touted on the cover of the May issue on Esquire Magazine caught my eye. I read the extensive article over my two most recent visits, Wednesday and Friday. Here is the second of three quotes from Congressman Paul from that article which impressed me.

“… The right amount of redistribution of wealth is zero.  Everybody talks about bipartisanship, but there’s way too much bipartisanship. Democrats and Republicans both love to spend money.”
--- Ron Paul, quoted in John H. Richardson’s article, “The Founding Father,” Esquire Magazine, May 2011, page 90

How true this is. Look at the Middle East dictators in so much trouble today. Gadafi, Mubarik, Hussein, all became rich skimming the foreign aid we gave their countries. It is the poor and middle class Americans who bear the brunt of the taxes. Taxes hurt affect us more than they do the rich. We don’t have General Electrics accountants, lawyers, and political connections to avoid having to pay taxes. 

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