Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rand Paul Goes on the Record for Higher Tax Revenue


He knows that higher taxes are no good. He knows government spending is no good. He says both in this interview with Greta van Susteren. But why the hell is he in favor of increased government tax revenue via economic growth--especially when any current "growth" is mostly nothing but a Bernanke manipulated economy via inflation?


  1. Robert,

    What's really sad is that you found a way to make this interview a negative.

    1. Agree completely. Was Wenzel watching the same interview? The Rand hatred is blinding.

    2. Ok, I think everyone is drawing the same conclusions that I did.

    3. I agree. I have not agreed w/ some of Rand's most recent political escapades, but I didn't find a whole lot wrong w/ this interview.

      How about a 2016 ticket of Ron Paul / Rand Paul: "Together We Can Rule The Universe As Father and Son!" One can dream right?

  2. I don't think he was so much expressing a desire to see revenue increase through economic growth as much as he was stating that increased revenue would more likely come about as a result of cutting federal spending. Rand knows that more tax increases, sans spending cuts, may actually result in decreased revenues due to the economic stagnation that such tax increases bring about. Bottom line: if the Democrats want more revenue, they aren't necessarily going to get it through tax increases on the wealthy. Rand takes some positions that are wrong in my view, but he doesn't overtly express any bad ideas in this video.

  3. Robert,

    I am no fan of Rand Paul. He campaigned for Romney and voted yes to Iranian sanctions. These were despicable actions on Rand's part. You've done a splendid job of keeping track of his record too.

    Having said that, I think your characterization here is unfair. He actually calls for lower taxes in this interview at one point. He also calls for spending cuts. He opposes the closing of loopholes too. In short, he is opposed to raising tax rates of any kind, overtly or covertly.

    That is something to cheer.


    Joshua Byers

  4. Robert what are you on?

  5. Hilarious, Rand gives a great interview and Robert performs a circus act trying to spin it in a negative light.

    The anti-Rand cult is getting desperate.

  6. Wenzel,
    I'm not a Rand Paul guy but you are off base on this one.

  7. This is probably the most intellectually dishonest thing I've ever seen on a supposedly libertarian website. Rand is clearly talking about growing the economy by getting the government out of the way, by REDUCING government. And that's somehow bad. Crazy.

  8. Um, nothing wrong with packaging an argument to be appealing to all sides when it is fundamentally the same. Its about bringing people together. Ron Paul did it all the time.