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Charles Goyette at the Daily Beast writes an interview with former Reagan budget director David Stockman.

Stockman is outspoken and controversial:

“The only thing Obama needs to do is say, ‘Gentlemen and Ladies of the Congress, don’t send me a tax bill because I don’t want one,’ ” Stockman tells me. “He can take the political hit. That’s his job. That’s change you can believe in. That would put $300 billion back into the coffers, beginning in 2011 and 2012, and it would erase one of the biggest policy blunders in history. The Bush tax cuts never should’ve been passed because, one, we couldn’t afford them, and second, we didn’t earn them…The lower half of American families don’t pay income tax, and they’re the people who ought to be given a break here. By allowing these tax cuts to expire, you’re putting the burden on the top half of the income earners. What is more fair than that? So why does Obama want to extend, as apparently the White House has been saying, the tax cuts for $150,000-a-year families? So the wife can buy her 19th Coach bag?”

I of course do not agree with this sentiment (written when the Bush tax cuts were being extended) but it’s brave to say in public.  But Stockman’s one I respect greatly because I understand that he tried to have a balanced budget presented to Congress that would have changed Reagan’s domestic Presidency in the same way Star Wars did for foreign policy.  Reagan should have done it; dared a veto.  Now many blame him in part for the national debt.

Now Stockman’s for Ron Paul, and it is because of his anti-imperialistic foreign policy:

Which means: Get out of Afghanistan and Iraq right away—the same prescription touted by renegade Republican congressman Ron Paul.

“I’m totally in agreement with Ron Paul,” Stockman says. “I don’t think he can be elected president, but I think he’s the only guy who really understands monetary policy, economic policy, the proper role of the state, the proper role of the U.S. in the world. On the other hand, the world is changing pretty dramatically before our eyes. I wouldn’t rule out anything right now. But if you asked me who is speaking truth to power, it’s Ron Paul.”

More and more people are coming around to Ron Paul and his ideas!  If you can give – time to give to the Ready Ames Fire money bomb.  It is nowhere near $1 million dollars Paul needs.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. jsknow says:

    RON is REAL!
    You can count on him to tell the truth, abide by the Constitution and do what he says he will do.
    That should be RP’s slogan.

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” – Sen. Barack Obama, 2006

    Exactly Right Mr. Obama! We do deserve better and Ron Paul is the right man, with the right plan to get us there.

    It was Ron Paul supporters that started the Tea Party, every other candidate that claims to be a TP candidate is only following RP's lead.
    The Tea Party IS the Ron Paul REVOLUTION!

    Ron Paul in 2012, or sooner!Enter text right here!


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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