Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Last Ron Paul Straw

This is it for Ron Paul. I've had some opposing views to his, but I always thought that in the main he was a reasoning man. I am now disabused of that idea for good.

“Nobody can compete with me about compassion because I know and understand how free markets and sound money and a sensible foreign policy is the most compassionate system ever known to mankind. So if you care about people you have to look to the freedom philosophy and limited government.”


“All I know is if you look at history and if you compare good medical care and you compare famine, the countries that are more socialistic have more famines,” Paul told CNN’s T.J. Holmes. “If you look at Africa, they don’t have any free market systems and property rights and they have famines and no medical care. So the freer the system, the better the health care.”

  Raw Story

Aside from the fact that he is forgetting all the healthy socialistic countries of Scandinavia, any man who has a medical degree and "all he knows" is a child's view of cause and effect should have his license revoked.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

PS on the socialist countries:

According to the CIA World Factbook, nine European countries place ahead of the United States in terms of per capita Gross Domestic Product — Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Ireland, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Netherlands — all socialist countries. The United Kingdom, Austria, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany come up close on the heels of the United States. [...] These countries generally have less natural resources than the United States, and they offer extensive government services — free medical care, public transportation for the poor, generous unemployment income, and retirement benefits [...]

  New American

And that's not from a pro-socialist website.

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