Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Been meaning to put this up since it aired and haven't had a chance. Guy I sort of know named Warty came up with a nearly perfect expression of veiled optimism that works well for a glass-is-mostly-empty kind of guy like me:
Ron Paul needs to stop infecting me with his horrible, horrible optimism.
Take a look at your favorite grandpa explaining that there is a risk he might get elected. Video is here if you cannot see it.
Ron Paul supports the flat tax with a rate of ZERO. I'm sold, right there.
And what about that phenomenal fund raising on the 5th of November?
Ron Paul's head-snapping fundraising puts a new face on a campaign that the media, politicians and much of the public had relegated to the sidelines.
The Texas congressman is now the presidential candidate tugging at the establishment's coat.
Funneled through the Internet, Paul's one-day loot totaled $4.3 million from about 37,000 donors, considered the largest sum ever collected online in a single day by a GOP candidate.
Guess all those Internet autobots got cash stashed somewhere.
Ron Paul has taken some flak of late from both sides of the spendthrift aisle in Foggy Bottom for his insistence that gold might be an appropriate currency standard. And on that issue, TWC is not a nutcase gold standard kind of guy but I have to point something out.
- In 1913 it cost $.57 cents to buy what cost $1.00 in 1800.
- In 2006 it costs $20.15 to buy what cost $1.00 in 1913.
I'm sure I don't have to point out what happened in 1913. But I will. It's called the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Income Tax, and the end of gold backed money. More or less. Whole story here.
There's a reason why the fifty is the new twenty.
Your tax dollars at work.
The Wine Commonsewer
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