Tax the wealthy. Problem solved.

Ron Paul:  Amazing that he wins elections

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/22/magazine/22Paul-t.html?hp

"Paul represents a different Republican Party from the one that Iraq, deficits and corruption have soured the country on. In late June, despite a life of antitax agitation and churchgoing, he was excluded from a Republican forum sponsored by Iowa antitax and Christian groups. His school of Republicanism, which had its last serious national airing in the Goldwater campaign of 1964, stands for a certain idea of the Constitution — the idea that much of the power asserted by modern presidents has been usurped from Congress, and that much of the power asserted by Congress has been usurped from the states.

Paul has made a habit of objecting to things that no one else objects to. In October 2001, he was one of three House Republicans to vote against the USA Patriot Act. He was the sole House member of either party to vote against the Financial Antiterrorism Act (final tally: 412-1). In 1999, he was the only naysayer in a 424-1 vote in favor of casting a medal to honor Rosa Parks. Nothing against Rosa Parks: Paul voted against similar medals for Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II."
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 22nd, 2007 9:53am
So if he wins the Rep nomination, should we vote for him?
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 22nd, 2007 2:13pm
He's certainly no economist. The gold standard? wtf.
Permalink bob 
July 22nd, 2007 2:31pm
There are plenty of people who believe the world should revert to the gold standard.

It would certainly make the Indians happy, or the proportion that own loads of bling.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
July 23rd, 2007 8:04am
I think we should revert to the ... scans around apartment ... the dust bunny standard, yeah, that's it, the dust bunny standard.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 23rd, 2007 8:20am
Isn't Switzerland on the gold standard? And that's why a lot of people have bank accounts there?
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 23rd, 2007 2:28pm
OK, in 1999 they voted to change their constitution to drop the gold standard. So the Swiss Franc is not worth anything any more.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 23rd, 2007 2:30pm
Swiss neutrality in wars has far more to do with why people used it for private banking. Once the Swiss gained their skills for discretion, it snowballed (pardon the pun). Would you trust the second least discrete banker, if the world's most discrete banker was just a couple buck more?

I bet gold had more to do with the excellence of Swiss chocolate.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 23rd, 2007 2:36pm

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