as i talk to friends and relatives many say they would vote for ron paul but can't because he would close down ss and medicare , also closing down the dept's of --educ--energy--commerce .

i try and tell them he is just getting the wheels going on the above , it may take 20-30 yrs to close down ss/medicare , it may take 5 yrs to complety shut the educ-energy-commerce dept's.

the only thing as commander in chief he can do is closing at least 90% of overseas military bases in a couple of years , getting out of afgh in 6 months.

bottom line---he should explain how long it would take to do the above , as many people think he will do all the above as soon as he takes office.