Most of you remember when B’man made some posts about the group 4P on Facebook. I am the main reason that he even joined the group. I use fb for my band and actually had to use an alias to participate in this group. My mom is still alive and she actually knows how to get on fb (to a point). I could never set it up in that group to where my dear Ole Mom couldn’t see some of my posts there. Plus she is a devoted Christian and there is a tad bit of foul language from time to time.
One of the reasons I liked the group was the like-minded people when the group was first started. It was called Peace, Pot, Poker, And Paul (4P). All that the title included, I was really interested in. I love peace! No war! I love pot and the recent push to legalize the stuff. Poker has been a little more than a hobby of mine since I lived in the big city and was close to the casino’s along the MS river. Then Paul. For Dr. Ron Paul. Even though he is in the GOP there is enough of the Libertarian aspect of the man who I identified with. The man tells you what you want to hear too. His voting record in his 34 years on the hill is almost above reproach. He too has switched his views on the Iraq situation. First he was for it and now he sees it for what it is. Then back in October he put out his plan to restore America and gave us all hard numbers as how this would play out if he ever got elected. B’man has laid that out here on this site and has picked a part the numbers as to what the percentages are on each line item. It shows you that the plan is not good for the hurting people in this country. After he and I combed the numbers over it was obvious that the anti-war message Paul has been touting in all the debates leading up to this primary season were not reflected in his numbers. We all know he plans to cut military spending just 15% in his first year. Also there are funds added back to the budget in each year after the first. (inflation)??
This guy had me. His Libertarian views and all the talk about ending the wars, the Fed, and all of these other agencies that seem useless were just what I needed to hear. I have never compared him to a lunatic or any of the crazy loon types that my former GOP ‘frens’ seem to use when describing the man. The radio show I was asked to help with, was the platform in where we let the cat out of the bag on this Paulsterity economic plan. I have yet to see where the numbers laid out are in error or have been refuted. I was begging someone to show me where we were wrong on these number. They can’t ! Until someone shows me a “new” restore America plan, this is all we have to go by. Here is my rub about the whole plan. If you are running for the nomination and your putting yourself on an island by doing so, how do your economic budget numbers not reflect this? 15% cuts in the military spending are just not the numbers for someone who is running on the stop the wars platform. We heard this three years ago. It hasn’t happened yet and will not under your plan. Instead you want to cut out all the money in the social programs when the country is in the worst shape economically with the number of poor people at 50%. 50 million people are on food stamps. You want to cut that program 63% basically making it impossible for these people to eat. You’re starving the poorest of the poor and it shows how out of touch you are. But wait here is a vid showing you would not want to touch the food stamp program.
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Paul states he doesn’t think cutting the food stamps program should be a priority in this vid. Then the biggest cut in his restore plan is in the food stamp program. I don’t get it. It is just GOP politics and there is no change in this man. He is showing how republican he really is. I thought better of this man and am pissed. I was ready for change. It is just the same ole same ole. I’d give the man props for talking about issues no one else talked about. I didn’t mention the Newsletters here. I never believed any of it. However, if you delegated this to someone and allowed your name to be put on something you claim not to know anything about.?. What in the hell??? You can’t delegate authority very well. Is that what happened with this restore plan? If so, you don’t have what it takes to be a leader. You have been a great representative. Your record stands alone. I don’t know if it is age or what, but things just don’t add up now. I doubt you will get the nomination any way.
As to the group on FB. I left that group. I joined because of Paul and my support of the man. Since I can no longer support him I choose to opt out of that group. People also tried to make light of this Paulsterity plan and actually agreed or had no problem with the cuts to the social programs. Calling it illegal in the first place and so on. I WILL NOT VOTE in the upcoming POTUS. I will not support anyone else. There is no one to support. When it becomes the lesser of two evils for me I choose not to participate. If someone thinks that I think my life is worth more than some other persons life …I have a problem with that. I am nothing special. Life is equal for each person. I got tired of hearing that Americans think their life is worth more than people in other countries. We don’t make any foreign policy and do not support any of these wars that are going on. The spin masters in that group are outrageous. I did find some people there I resonated with.
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