Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The state of things.

I could be angry about what's going on in this country, or I could be apathetic and pretend that the impending issues that are tearing down our way of life piece by piece don't exist, but I'll choose to do what I can when I can to save that which can be saved.

I've seen a lot of disturbing things happen lately. There is a bill that has passed that allows the government to drag its citizens from their homes under suspicion of treason, and the entire senate except for a few signed off on this. However, that's not what I want to talk to you about today. Ron Paul is.... he is more than likely going to be running against Obama in the Presidential election. Yes, there are several others just like him, but most are canon fodder, he has the best chance, and when you look at the things that he stands for, it paints a very bleak picture of what is truly possible if he is elected.

These are not my words, but they're true nonetheless. Make judgments for yourself.

"All of his legislative agendas, economic policies, overturnings, repealings, etc. pass. What exactly do you think would happen, Ron Paul supporters? Why do you think that would be a good thing?
Let's start with his economic plan.
First of all, he completely kills the departments of energy, housing and urban development, commerce, interior, and education. That's 146,916 employees fired, plus more than 93,000 contractors.
Second of all, his cuts to government spending amount to about $1 trillion in the first year, which is 1/14th of the GDP. For reference, this is more GDP than we lost from the 2007-2009 recession.
Third of all, about 900 billion of that comes straight in the form of cuts to Medicaid, food stamps, S-CHIP, child nutrition, etc., which is to say the programs that have the largest economic impact for poor people. He's also cutting juvenile assistance programs from the Justice Department, substance abuse and mental health care from HHS, eliminating the SNAP program, and so on.

I mean, who would want to live in America in this world? And if you live in another country, fuck you too, he wants to withdraw from the United Nations, he wants to zero out foreign aid, and basically flip a giant middle finger to everyone.

This is just scratching the surface. Let's talk about how the world works when he dismantles the EPA and regulations have to be handled by 50 different state EPAs, because, you know, Texas air is different from California air.
Oil company wants to drill directly into a polar bear's ass? That's OK by Paul's rules! Fuck polar bears anyway, if they wanted to stay unextinct they would have, as the great Milton Friedman once said, "fuckin' got a goddamn job and let the free market take care of everything".

How about when he repeals Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley? Now investment bankers can go back to raping minorities and poor people with absolutely no oversight. He's repealing Obamacare in addition to all those other cuts for poor people and children, so you're basically fucked on medical care if you can't afford it. Pre-existing condition? Fuck you, free market says you need to die.

And his tax plan is equally stupid.
Cut the corporate tax rates, extend the Bush tax cuts, repeal the estate tax, repeal the income tax, repeal capital gains tax, repealing Social Security tax, literally closing the IRS. Who the fuck does all of that help? Rich people, not poor people.

He also basically wants to abolish unions.
Because if a company wants to discriminate against black people, the free market will allow people to not go there. But if the workers want to unionize, fuck that, we need government to stop that shit.

I mean Jesus Christ, he even wants to stop the FDA from putting warning labels on snake oil.

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