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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ron Paul discusses the debt ceiling on PBS' NEWSHOUR tonight

While Washington is consumed in the push and pull of debt negotiations, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson, has a clear opinion on the matter. It’s all a government scare tactic.

In an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, set to air tonight, Paul likened the threat of the debt ceiling to that of nuclear weapons.

“I think they believe what they are saying, but I think they don’t understand economic policy because they’re afraid of a default and they’ve been frightened,” Paul told Woodruff. “But this is the way so often government works — they try to frighten the people.”

Paul has long been known as a libertarian, maintaining fiscal conservatism paired with a more liberal stance on social issues, such as his recent push to legalize marijuana. The GOP presidential candidate’s statement on NewsHour is in line with his first campaign TV ad of the season, titled “Conviction.”
Full Story by Andrea Vasquez

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