Ron Paul Wants to Get Blackballed

Ron Paul’s once again doing that crazy thing where he occasionally speaks the absolute unvarnished truth.

“The question has been raised about whether or not our president is a socialist,” Paul said. “I am sure there are some people here who believe it. But in the technical sense, in the economic definition of a what a socialist is, no, he’s not a socialist.”

“He’s a corporatist,” Paul continued. “And unfortunately we have corporatists inside the Republican party and that means you take care of corporations and corporations take over and run the country.”

Paul said examples of President Obama’s “corporatism” were evident in the heath care reform bill he signed into law last month. He said the mandate in the bill put the power over health care in the hands of corporations rather than private citizens. But he said the bill wasn’t the only place where corporatism is creeping into Washington.

“We see it in the financial institutions, we see it in the military-industrial complex,” he said. “And now we see it in the medical-industrial complex.”

via Ron Paul: President Obama Is Not A Socialist | TPMDC.

It didn’t last long.

“There’s one piece of legislation that I’m going to introduce, it’s going to be one page long,” he said. “It will be to remove the mandate so you don’t have to participate if you don’t want to.”

Yeah so uhh… pre-existing conditions?

1 comment
  1. oh, ron paul. this guy kills me. it bugged the shit out of me how many hip urbanites supported him in the run up to 2008. i mean, yes, he has some good ideas, mostly on iraq and drug policy. but i just can’t get past his stance on abortion and several other policies. i want to admire him for being a blatant libertarian and unafraid to speak his mind, and yet…the crazy. oh, the crazy.

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