Letter: Paul knows and lives the issuesTo the Editor: The presidential candidate who has stuck out from the rest and makes the most sense for our country — Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) for president.
By: Vicky Lampman, Red Wing, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
The presidential candidate who has stuck out from the rest and makes the most sense for our country — Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) for president.
America became the greatest, most prosperous nation in human history through low taxes, constitutionally limited government, personal freedom and a belief in sound money. We need to return to these principles so our economy can thrive again. When enacted, his plan will provide both short-term stimulus and lay the groundwork for long-term prosperity.
The federal government decided long ago that it knew how to manage your health care better than you and replaced personal responsibility and accountability with a system that puts corporate interests first.
The federal government will not suddenly become efficient managers if universal health care is instituted.
The government “is more involved in medicine than many other areas and you see a skyrocketing of prices.”
Our free market health care system that was once the envy of the world became a federally managed disaster. It is time to take back our health care.
The talk must stop. We must secure our borders now. A nation without secure borders is no nation at all. It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked.
He says, “If all the other members of Congress had followed my voting record, the trust fund would be in good shape because I have never voted to spend one penny out of the Social Security trust fund.
“It is fundamentally unfair to give benefits to anyone who has not paid into the system. Those in the system are seeing their benefits dwindle due to higher taxes, increasing inflation, and irresponsible public spending.
“The proposed solutions, ranging from lower benefits to higher taxes to increasing the age of eligibility, are NOT solutions; they are betrayals.”
If you havn’t checked out Paul yet, writings and more on him are available at http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/