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Ron Paul Joins The Socialist Movement—Welcome Aboard!

So-called libertarian Congressman Ron Paul, a Republican from the Houston-Galveston area, is now happily part of the Obama Socialist movement. (Above are logos of the Socialist Party of Portugal. This is what party Rep. Paul would be a member of if he lived in Portugal.)

Here is the Houston Chronicle reporting on Congressman Paul’s adding of earmarks to the recent stimulus bill —“Rep. Ron Paul vehemently denounced the $410 billion catch-all spending bill approved last week by the House of Representatives. But although the libertarian-leaning Republican from Lake Jackson cast a vote against the massive spending measure, his fingerprints were on some of the earmarks that helped inflate its cost. Paul played a role in obtaining 22 earmarks worth $96.1 million, which led the Houston congressional delegation, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis of more than 8,500 congressionally mandated projects inserted into the bill. His earmarks included repair projects to the Galveston Seawall damaged by Hurricane Ike and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.”

It’s easy to say you oppose the bill and vote against the bill when you know it is going to pass. What would have been the real test for Rep. Paul would have been to not  add any projects to the bill. If you know it is going to pass, you know that by adding projects you will be increasing the cost of the package.

I’m glad to see that big government is on the move in the United States and in Texas. People can whine and moan, but in the end they know that it is only government that can do big things such as fixing the Galveston Seawall and the Intracoastal Waterway after a hurricane.

With the support of people such as Representative Paul here in Texas, I know that this movement of big government will be very hard to stop even after the recession ends.

Also, in addition to Congressman Paul, let me please thank former President George W. Bush for messing up so bad that he made this all possible. I’ve been waiting really all my life for a government that works for average folks and now finally it seems we have that chance.   

(Below–The Intracoastal Waterway at Bolivar and entering Galveston Bay)

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March 1, 2009 - Posted by | Barack Obama, Galveston, Houston, Politics | , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Nice going Ron Paul, stick to your guns by opposing this wasteful bonfire of taxpayers money, but if you can return any of it back to those who it belongs to- those who you represent- excellent work.
    Besides, socialists are so confused they see you as one of them now. But hey, it’s good to make new friends.

    Comment by Idaho | March 2, 2009

  2. Idaho–Looks like you’re out of luck for years to come.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 2, 2009

  3. Yeah ron stick to your guns. just try and open your mind and welcome other people that are not just white in your all inclusive mind set that you are right and everyone else is wrong.

    Comment by bill brady | March 3, 2009

  4. Well you see, Ron Paul didn’t really have much of a choice. When a spending bill is going through the Congress, the House Representatives have a certain apportionment of the budget to allocate which they do through ‘earmarks’. Whatever the Reps do not allocate, that money doesn’t come out of the bill. It will still be spent. So he decided to spend it on the people in his district instead of letting the federal government or some other district spend it. I really don’t see what he did wrong here.

    Comment by Paul | April 28, 2009


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