"You can't save free markets by socialism, I don't know where this idea ever came from. You save free markets by promoting free markets and sound money and balanced budgets. The whole reason why nobody wants to address the real problem is, we're spending a trillion dollars a year overseas running an empire, and it's coming to an end. This country is bankrupt, and we won't admit it. Eventually though, the dollar will go bust, and we will bring our troops home, and we will live within our means, but we ought to do it sensibly, rather than waiting for the collapse of the dollar, and this is what we're doing, we're on the verge of destroying our dollar. And then, you think we have problems now, problems then will be a lot worse, it'd look like the Weimar Republic, or a third world nation. And a lot of people know that, and they're scared to death, but we don't need to be making the problem worse by just propping up everything with more government programs, more inflation, and more helicopters, it won't work."
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Dr. Ron Paul
(1935-) American physician, US Congressman (R-TX), US Presidential candidate
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Fox Business Network, October 14, 2008
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Almost a dah ! except there are so many government school socialists that have never been presented with a concept of free market or free anything. Such general populous do not understand the difference or, the gravity of the dilemma.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Mary, Michigan      
    Ron Paul has been vocal about this since the 70's. He was dismissed as a kook and a nut by those that profited with wealth and power from growth of government. Only now are people beginning to see the truth in what he has been saying all along. Ron Paul is a true patriot and statesman.
     -- J. Allen, Arlington, Va     
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     -- Lilkidmom, Niles, MI      
    Sinse the established system of Government is to spend now, profit now, appease the electorate that all is well, and then retire before the bubble bursts...we have had nothing more than self serving "tow the line" politicians who did their absolute best to silence RP. But the chickens are coming home to roost now and Dr. Paul's message will be loud and clear when the economy and the (fiat) dollar finally implode. Are you ready for that?
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    I am encouraged that young college students are getting his message. In my young days college students said stupid things like, "Yea Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey!" They even praised Jimmy Carter.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US      
    We need to end subsidies for Big Pharma, Military, Farms and stop the influence peddlers from turning this country into a government of special interests
     -- Lynne, Novi, Mi     
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    Good old dependable Reston, and by the way, when did you join the communist party.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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    Dr. Paul has it exactly right. Too bad he isn't President.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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     -- Anonymous      
    The 'A' from Reston, why the thumbs down? Is it for what the addressed subject matter has done to a once free and prosperous people? Or, can you enlighten the rest of us how socialism (communism to corporatism / fascism) is saving the free market - please give examples? hmmm
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Dr. Paul has hit the nail squarely on the head. People don't realize that the course we're on now is going to come to a grinding halt soon. 2012 can't come soon enough. I hope the country can last till then.
     -- Chuck, New York     
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    I think The entire quote is perfect, except the title of the man. He should be named SIR or Lord Ron Paul, hell they gave that title to elton, Ron Paul a much more deserving man. Sir Ron Paul, thank you for all you do .
     -- Kimo, Lahaina     
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     -- Randy, Ocean Springs      
    Brilliant as ever, thank you Dr. Paul. Time to turn to gold before it's too late.
     -- Carol, Estero, FL     
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