Published On: Fri, Feb 15th, 2013

Ron Paul reacts to the SOTU

During the Tuesday night episode of Stossel, former Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul spoke to host John Stossel about President Obama’s State of the Union address that evening.

John Stossel and Ron Paul Image/Video Screen Shot

John Stossel and Ron Paul
Image/Video Screen Shot

“After listening to a speech like this”, Paul said, “we should be convinced that this spending isn’t going to quit until we have a calamity.”

Paul continues, “But that doesn’t mean we should stop trying to change people’s minds.”

Being a realist in some eyes, or an alarmist in others, Paul warns of the “inevitable” financial collapse during the Stossel interview.

John Stossel asked the former Congressman if during his 35 years in the House if anything got better. Paul responded by saying that it all got worse.  Paul gave a laundry list of things that got worse–“The spending always went up and government got bigger and more wars and more printing of money, more power to the Fed, more central economic planning.”

However, Dr. Paul does speak of “an awakening” when he said, “Everything on the surface looks like it’s welfare-ism and warfare-ism forever. But I think underneath there’s a smoldering desire that is growing by leaps and bounds that’s saying that a lot of the people in this country have had enough of it. Tonight he talked a lot about gun control, I don’t think the American people are going to put up with that.”

Noticeably lacking from the SOTU was any talk of drones. Dr. Paul cleverly said, “That’s the gun we ought to really control,” speaking on drones.

See the video interview here




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