Ron Paul's New Ad

Accompanying the ad is an open letter to President Obama:


Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul blasted President Obama’s budget-reduction proposal Tuesday, saying that the suggestion to raise co-pays for military veterans is “unjust and immoral.”

“Failing to meet the promises we have made to our troops would be unjust and immoral,” Paul said in an open letter to Obama. “Our military men and women have fought bravely. In exchange, our country made a promise to them, and we must honor it.”

The Obama plan proposes a $200 annual fee for retired military families who want to continue coverage under a Tricare-for-Life program that supplements Medicare coverage for veterans over 65. The proposal would save the government $6.7 billion over 10 years, according to the White House…

Veterans groups have opposed the move, and Paul seized on the issue to hammer the president. The candidate used the proposal as a jumping-off point to reiterate his call for the United States to withdraw from wars in the Middle East.

“Cutting the benefits of our Veterans benefits while we subsidize the security of other wealthy nations like Germany and Japan and play World Policeman makes no sense,” Paul said. “The money we would save extracting our fighting men and women and our equipment from overseas conflicts and regions will more than offset the savings you seek by upending the manner in which veterans receive care.”


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  1. GOP debate tonight in Orlando, Florida 9PM ET. Another Fox News mediated nightmare. Notice how they conveniently left out Ron Paul from any of the videos in the provided link below. Only featuring their propped up puppet candidates that nobody gives a damn about. The public loves this guy and he is marginalized down to the importance of a paper weight.

  2. I knew nothing about Ron Paul until I started reading the articles on this site. I like him alot and get so angry that no one is giving him air time.

    Shame someone with common sense getting booted out like he is.

  3. Ron Paul will be on the “Daily Show” with comedian Jon Stewart on Set 26th, 11pm ET. A must see:

    “Rep. Ron Paul is set to make his first appearance of the primary season on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

    The Comedy Central comedian has a bit of a crush on the longshot congressman from Texas, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

    At a breakfast Wednesday morning sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor, Paul said he was appreciative of the publicity that Stewart has been giving to his campaign.

    “[Stewart] really made our case,” Paul said.

    Stewart’s vocal support started after the Ames Straw poll, when most media organizations virtually ignored Paul’s strong second place finish.

    “How did libertarian Ron Paul become the 13th floor in a hotel?” Stewart said at the time.

    Paul later thanked Stewart for the onslaught of media coverage that followed. “Isn’t it great that somebody like that comes to defend us? he said.

    But Stewart’s open admiration for the Texas congressmen doesn’t meant that Paul is spared from the comedian’s barbs. E arlier this month, Paul said during a GOP/Politico debate in Simi Valley, Calif., that a barbed-wire fence between the United States and Mexico was un-American, and he implied that it might eventually be used to keep Americans in, instead of keeping illegal immigrants out.

    “I’m telling you, this is why we need this guy in the race!” Stewart said on his show. ”He is the only guy in any political party who realizes that at some point we might want to sneak into Mexico.”

    But he still clearly appreciates Paul’s consistent principles. CSM highlights an interview published in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, in which Stewart notes that it’s impossible to produce a video of Paul contradicting himself on issues.

    “[Paul’s] been consistent over the years,”Stewart said. “You may disagree with him, but at least you can respect that the guy has a belief system he’s engaged in and will defend.”

    Monday’s appearance will mark the third time Paul has appeared on ”The Daily Show,” but the first of this primary season.”

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