Thanks for the help guys. I have no idea what some people are thinking sometimes. He was claiming everything I mentioned dealing with iraq, housing, inflation, oil was all "easily predicted." 20/20 hindsight is fantastic. Here is what he posted and my response. "The occupy movement wants more goverment regulation on banks higher taxes on the top 1 percent, and more spending on socal programs like education, and infastructure. The tea party wants to lower taxes on the top 1 percent, remove all goverment regulation of banks and business anc cut federal spending on infastructure and education
They don't have allot in common. So when ron wants to audit the fed, and go after banks but cut back on the laws that regulate them he is just talking out of both sides of his mouth its funny he even disagees with him self at times. Hey may have some valid points at times but the rest is nonsense As far as predicting things. Im not sure he predictid the war with Iraq but you dont have to be super smart to know that continued unrest in that part of the world will leat to problems that we get involved in. rising oil prices are nothing new and everyone already knows this so saying you are predictin it is nonsense. The housing bubble bursting also no big news anyone watching the markets over the last 20 years knows that at some time with home prices growing faster than income and more homes being built than are needed in the market will lead to oversupply and a collapse in price its econ 101. Inflation always comes after a recession because prices are catching up to what they droped back during the recession also no surprise. and we have a recession every 8 to 15 years so predictint it is also nothing amazeing. The things i listed are things most americans and our politicians already know. So how did ron paul predict them?? I have some predictions lets see if they are correct. The sun will come up tomorrow, for at least the next 3-5 years the labor market and business in the usa will improve, Our deficit will grow more slowly in the coming years as the econoemy improves and the number of people receiving benifits drops, North korea and Iran will still be problem areas during the next decade and eith one or both may require us to at some time take military action. Now does this make me Yoda or Presidential Material???
Here is what a said.There is nothing inconsistent with eliminating the Fed and eliminating the government bailouts of the banks and at the same time eliminating government interference in the business of banks. On the one hand, Ron Paul opposes giving banks special benefits - like bailouts and free Fed money - and on the other hand he opposes government interfering with banking business. Perfectly consistent. Bottom line, get government out of the economy. It is the other candidates that are inconsistent - talking about the free market in one breath and supporting bailouts with another. Occupy and the Tea Party were both born from opposition to TARP, they may have different means to reach their goal but it doesn't mean they do not want the same thing. A good leader who isn't so quick to demonize would see that. As for your 20/20 hindsight said issues, you seem to forget it was believed the Iraq War would cost only about 2 billion, the oil would pay for the war, we would find WMD's, we would be hailed as liberators and an occupation wouldn't be necessary. Paul was called crazy for arguing against this. The housing market was supposed to "correct" itself in 2006. In 2001 certain congressman argued the Federal Reserve’s policy of printing new money for banks to lend out based on
regulation passed down from the federal government and at the same time messing with interest rates would cause a housing frenzy which would drive up costs and
eventually lead to a bust. He also knew that once that collapse came, that the government-agencies of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae would be bailed out. He was again
called crazy for arguing against a correction and claiming a bust would occur.
As you can see I took one of the comments posted here earlier. Thanks again!