Dr. Ron Paul (R-TX) signs letter to Supercommittee Supporting Tax Increases

By John Galt
November 3, 2011 – 21:30 ET

Why Doctor Paul? Why?

What reasoning could there ever be for signing a letter supporting a tax increase? The Republicans via media reports are acting oh so cleverly by claiming they oppose tax increases, but in reality that is what they are supporting cloaked in the guise of “increasing revenue” using “fees” (aka, taxes). Dr. Paul should be held to account for this.

I would love to hear him defend this position in the next Presidential debate because in my book, that is a huge strike against the principles of a true Conservative Libertarian.

The full letter is below for my reader’s viewing displeasure.

7 Comments on "Dr. Ron Paul (R-TX) signs letter to Supercommittee Supporting Tax Increases"

  1. ThinkSkeptically | 04/11/2011 at 11:12 |

    There’s no mention of “support” for taxes in the article, only a reminder to the supercommitte to keep all options on the table, which can even suggest lowering taxes. Funny how people can only criticize Ron Paul by lying.

    • You sign it, you support it. There was no reason to sign this document. Dr. Paul is playing politics, the very thing he claims to object to.

  2. Existential | 04/11/2011 at 15:10 |

    “You sign it, you support it.” The document states that in order to decrease debt to gdp by 4 trillion all ideas must be up for grabs. It doesn’t actually say there is a tax increase however, it instead refers to revenues being one of topics of discussion. Revenues could be any of a number of things and although one of those could potentially be a tax, other forms of revenue could be selling a foreign military base or making the postal fees higher so that they’re a solvent service in our market. If you think Ron Paul shouldn’t support forums of deficit reduction because of the word revenue (which is involved in almost any discussion of business, finance, or economics) then you are asking him to do nothing. This article is foolish and misleading. If you want to attack Ron Paul use the previously failed gold standard he supports. Gold like paper is easily manipulated and not an effective anchor on value. I’m sure you will alarm everyone who reads this headline as a bumper sticker but neglects to actually read the letter in question.

    • Since the idea for the letter was generated by Democrats, it’s a 99.9% certainty that “revenues” refers to new taxes and fees.

    • Venidomine | 06/11/2011 at 21:59 |

      Existential, you said “selling a foreign military base or making the postal fees higher so that they’re a solvent service in our market.” Wow, those two item in themselves would fix everything. I am betting the selling of our bases is more up your alley though. The post office is a lost cause, the upping of fees? Get real, maybe if they ran it like a business, but everyone knows; the .gov could not pull that one off. We as a nation are bankrupt.

  3. Venidomine | 06/11/2011 at 21:02 |

    Looks like the RP cult found you John. Thank you for the artical.

  4. Venidomine | 06/11/2011 at 21:51 |

    Did not RP, make claims that the Super Committee was unconstitutional? Why in the world, would he add his name to any letter; addressing said entity then? While I do agree with certain things RP seems to, i still find it hard to believe he is clean.

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