Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Americans Fund Spanish Company

American taxpayers, through the Department of Energy, are guaranteeing $1.2 billion in loans to the Spanish company Abengoa.

Why are Americans subsidizing European companies? Maybe we should spend our money on Americans first.

In 2007, Ron Paul called for ending the Department of Energy. "We don't need a Department of Energy. It serves the interests of big business." Other than growing the size of their budget and staff, how much energy has the DoE created? It's time to defund the Department of Energy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Hampshire GOP Debate

Early in the race for the GOP nomination for President, many actors are testing their talking points. A couple credible newspapers published stories indicating Ron Paul won the New Hampshire GOP debate last night.

An analysis of audience reaction shows Paul was applauded twice as much as any other candidate on stage.
... Paul earned applause throughout the debate, on a variety of issues, including his opposition to "government assistance to private enterprise," his belief that people should be able to "opt out" of Medicare, his views on the separation of church and state, and his opposition to the United States' various wars.

"I'd bring them home as quickly impossible," he said of U.S. troops. "I'd quit bombing Yemen and Pakistan."

Ron Paul wins New Hampshire GOP debate
The winner of the night – who was also the winner of the first Republican debate – was Ron Paul. At least a few times, some of the candidates referenced Dr. Paul in their answers, and sounded their best when they used similar rhetoric as the Congressman from Texas.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Audit The Fed Gains Traction

Ron Paul's bill to do a full and complete audit of the Federal Reserve is gaining traction. The bill now has over 150 sponsors.

A recent letter to the editor in a California newspaper. The letter ends, "The Constitution does not begin 'We the Fed', but 'We the people'."

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Any Gold In Fort Knox?

Is there real gold in Fort Knox? If it is there, why is there so much secrecy and refusal of a legitimate audit?

Paul, a longtime critic of the Federal Reserve and U.S. monetary policy, said he believes it's "a possibility" that there might not actually be any gold in the vaults of Fort Knox or the New York Federal Reserve bank.


“Our Federal Reserve admits to nothing, and they should prove all the gold is there. There is a reason to be suspicious and even if you are not suspicious why wouldn’t you have an audit?

“I think it is a possibility," Paul said when asked if there was truth to rumors that there was actually no gold at Ft. Knox or the New York Fed.