Monday, June 20, 2011

Ron Paul: What I Will Veto as President

Today, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul issued a statement on what his budget priorities will be if elected:.

As President, I will not be able to wave a magic wand and solve all of our problems overnight. I will have to work with Congress and build consensus from the American People.

But, there are several things that I will do right away to strengthen the fight for Constitutional government.

First, I will veto any spending bills that contribute to an unbalanced budget.

During these tough times, the American people are tightening their belts and making sacrifices to make ends meet. So should government.

Second, I will veto any spending bill that contains funding for Planned Parenthood, facilities that perform abortion and all government family planning schemes.

Like millions of Americans, I believe that innocent life deserves protection and I am deeply offended by abortion. It is unconscionable to me that fellow Pro-Life Americans are forced to fund abortion through their tax dollars.

As a Congressman, I’ve never voted for any budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood. Instead, I’ve introduced the Taxpayers’ Freedom of Conscience Act to cut off all taxpayer funding of abortions, so-called “family planning” services and international abortionists.

Third, I will direct my administration to cease any further implementation of ObamaCare.

And fourth, I will on day one of my administration begin to repeal by Executive Order unconstitutional and burdensome regulations on American business. I will be the first President to shrink the size of the Federal Register. We must create a favorable regulatory environment for U.S. business. This cannot be stressed enough.


  1. If only he could truly become president in this country..........

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  3. Corrected in the interest of helping out Ron Paul.

  4. Our country is too stupid to elect Ron Paul. Sad, but very very true.

  5. This is my point about Paul. He has trouble conveying his ideas clearly and coherently in debates, interviews, etc. And now the "waive" thing. Heh, not that I care about a spelling error - but he's going to go up against an experienced orator like Obama. The sheeple will fall for it, like they always do.

    "He knows too well how to manipulate the mob."

  6. Definition: Waive: To refrain from insisting on or using.

    See, what he's saying is he won't be able to immediately halt the use of the "magic wand" of Keynesianism.

    Geez, I shoulda been a lawyer.

  7. Obama isn't so much an experienced orator as he is a good teleprompter reader. The abundance of unfulfilled 2008 promises will return to haunt Obama in 2012.

    One notable item which evangelical conservatives need to address is that Ron Paul is thus far the only honest candidate on the pro-life issue. He is staunchly opposed to the illegal wars currently being conducted in at least 5 Middle East nations - and he has clearly stated his pro-life position with respect to the unborn.

    For an evangelical christian conservative who espouses biblical morality, it is intellectually and morally dishonest to support the neocon position or any of its figureheads while simultaneously claiming to be pro-life. It cannot be had both ways.

  8. Not so sure, Jack. Obama did well in debates against McCain. He had no teleprompter then.

    He's an expert charlatan and con-artist. They always speak well in public.

  9. I'm so glad Ron put up specific plans on what he would do...personally I felt he would have no choice but to wield dictatorial authority in the form of executive orders to return us to a more free society.

    I'm glad to hear him willing to use that power regardless of the potential blowback against it. If the congress wants to suddenly grow a set of balls and challenge him on it then maybe they'd have to return the gold to the people too since that was done by executive order.

    All in all his planning is probably meaningless..I agree with many here that the sheeple are too stupid to know what's good for them in the long run. The mobocracy will get what it deserves, just like Mencken predicted.

  10. Nothing about the Federal reserve? Or the wars? Dissapointing. Whenever I see/hear ron speak he ALWAYS mentions the federal reserve. He is repeating the same mistakes as he did in 2008, mainly the fact that Jesse Benton is still his campaign manager.

  11. At this point I give Ron Paul a 50% chance of getting the nomination.

  12. Anonymous said...

    Nothing about the Federal reserve? Or the wars? Dissapointing. Whenever I see/hear ron speak he ALWAYS mentions the federal reserve. He is repeating the same mistakes as he did in 2008, mainly the fact that Jesse Benton is still his campaign manager.

    This release is specifically about what he would veto. He clearly would target the Fed with the limited powers he has, and would direct the troops to come home.

  13. I think he blew it. His focus on abortion is starting to make him sound like a one-issue candidate, and he lost pretty much every vote on the left with this announcement.

    It amazes me that a man who understands prohibition and the war on Drugs so well thinks that outlawing abortions is a wise decision. RvW is a compromise that the liberty movement should live with.

  14. Currently on Intrade:

    "Ron Paul to be the Republican Presidential Nominee in 2012" -- trading at only 2.7%.

    Time to buy shares in this market?

  15. @Anon 7:53

    He is not outlawing abortions, simply ending federal funding for abortions. Do you not understand the difference? He doesn't believe the federal government has the authority to either outlaw or legalize abortion; that's up to each state individually.

    Is it good politics to focus on this? Well, it probably is if he wants to win the Republican nomination. Candidates always play to the base during the primary. At least he's not actually shifting his positions, just focusing on one aspect of his vision over another.

  16. Ron listed a couple of good items, but this list is too short and vague. He should list the regulations he plans to repeal - I'm not voting for someone unless they get specific - not all regulations are bad, in fact, it was largely the lack of regulations that got is in the latest financial crisis.

    He should shut up about abortion. A fair percentage of Republicans support abortion and most Democrats do - in fact, a majority of Americans support it. If you object to abortion, don't have one - it is that simple. One line is all he needs on that issue: I will repeal funding for Planned Parenthood. Then shut up.

    He needs a comprehensive list of things he will DO, NOT JUST things he will not do.

  17. The complete plan is easily available to read at:

    Plan to Restore America Released

    It is a good plan.