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election 2012:

Ron Paul says Mitt Romney’s convention speech leaves him ‘skeptical’

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Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, arrives on the convention floor for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

Rep. Ron Paul said GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s convention speech left him “very skeptical” that the country’s economic policies will change.

“The speech is what I would expect,” the Texas Republican said Friday on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.” “I remain very, very skeptical of hearing anything that will change the course of history. We have a debt problem. We have a spending problem, but how many things did he list to cut?”

Not enough, he said. The former GOP presidential candidate said the “most disturbing” part of America’s fiscal problems is the Federal Reserve, which Romney did not focus on during his speech.

“There was no talk of the Federal Reserve,” said Paul, advocating the elimination of both the Fed and fixed interest rates. “As long as we have the concept,” he later added, “we will linger a long time because debt is a problem and no one is willing to face up to it and I certainly didn’t hear that (Thursday) night.”

So what’s his take on the Republican Party?

“Well, it is not my party. I do not like politics at all,” Paul said. “I think both parties are Keynesian economists and support positions that I do not like. So, the party, in many ways is irrelevant.”

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  1. Mr. Paul...

    It certainly left A WHOLE BUNCH OF US skeptical!

    A whole bunch of 'attack! attack! attack!' (with hate & vitriol) but very little substance.
    PRECIOUS LITTLE.

  2. After the Republican Convention at least Americans should know more of what they stand for.
    1) The Criminalization of ALL Abortions (even in the Case Of Rape or Incest).
    2) The Elimination of Most Forms Of Birth Control.
    3) The Privatization of ALL Health Care, Giving future Seniors Coupons to Purchase their own insurance in the Private Market - with no Cost Control or Guarantees. And continuing the current Sick Care Extortion Model.
    4) No EPA, FDA, Department of Education. Who Needs Safe Food, Clean Air And Water or an Educated Future Population with an Ability to pay taxes and Fund The Government or Purchase Anything.
    5) The Elimination of Capital Gains Taxes. So Individuals like Mr Romney who make most of their Money FROM Money will not be burdened with ANY Tax Liability.
    Lower Taxes for Super Corporations - when in reality they are already at 17% and many International Corporations, Oil, GE, B of A, etc.. pay Zero or LESS (they get a Bailout AND Subsidies) - the Republicans should talk about The REAL Welfare Queens.
    6) Unlimited Secret Campaign Contributions from anywhere. Even when they Are disclosed Republicans can count on One Billion Dollars from a handful of People - Does anyone thing that money is For FREE?
    7) Reducing and Elimination Student Loans - as Mr Romney said " Borrow From Your Parents if you have to" - well not everyone has HIS Parents wealth.
    8) De-Regulating Banks AGAIN to take them back to George Bush Days. While President Obama tried to Strengthen Regulations, they are still not as Robust as they were with the Glass-Steagall Law, They Filibuster and Obstructed every step of the way.
    9) Continuing ALL WARS and starting New Ones all in the name of Americas Strength - And HOW will they Pay for them - It's a Secret.

    If this is Your Vision of Americas Future - Then by all Means Vote Republican. If You think we all share a Common Interest to having All People in our Entire Country Succeed - The Democratic Party (With Many Differing Opinions, but a Basic Value that You Are American Regardless of Your Political Views) is for you.

  3. Ron Paul's pretty skeptical himself. nitwitt