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December 14th, 2011
06:26 PM ET

Paul: Leaders treat budget like a game

Rep. Ron Paul says Congress is playing politics with the budget and will wait to the last minute to avoid a shutdown.


Filed under: 2012 election • Congress • Ron Paul • Wolf Blitzer
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Jeanue

    I believe foodstamps should be taken out welfare because its cause taxes to go up. and cute over seas spending and take care of are own country and let the other countrys take care of there own. When are country in need of help.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:08 am |
  2. Larry in Houston

    RON PAUL 2012 !

    December 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  3. phil, georgia

    Are Americans slow??? Republicans continually show they don't give a Damn about the majority, 99%, of Americans, but somehow 40 to 50% of people vote against own economic interest. That's all republicans care about is whose financing their champaigns because they gave the rich tax cuts and you didn't hear a peep about paying for them but as soon as the rest of americans are up, they got every excuse in the world and need sweetners in order to do something for those who don't financially benefit them. The bible talks about you can't deal with corruptness without becomming corrupt yourself. That's why all the repubs. Pres. Candidates have so much dirt.....

    December 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  4. cornelious21

    Ron Paul would like to think of it as a game all he needs is a top hat and and a cain while he passes go. He is the most honest republican ive seen yet he makes actually sense instead of trying to sas the other with witty arguments and childish wagers. How many Americans are pour in this country and you flaunt your money like that in front of the voters you should be ashamed sir.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:03 am |
  5. Griff

    "Every been to hospital for a check up? You have no idea who is giving you this test, and you feel out of sinc?? What people have to learn, is, you must always have a third person in the room. You cannot get friendly with people you're out of context with. None of these conflicting questions get answered. I must say that listening to the media, makes great fiction for writers."

    December 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  6. Griff

    "The word 'Bias" works both ways, so you cannot just say there is a bias, you have to explain that bias! There is a bias against, and a bias for!"

    December 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  7. Ryan

    Thank you Wolf Blitzer and CNN for a fair and substantive interview. CNN just took a big step up in my eyes. Again, thank you.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
  8. Jim Thomas

    At least he tells it like it is.It is time for the people to take government back.Lets get rid of half of the overpaid idiots and make the last half go to work.Cut their wages by 3/4's and their benefits to be what the little people get when they retire.Put Social Security back into a private trust the way it should be and make the gov.pay back what it owes to the fund and there will be plenty of money for the deserving people.Make the free loaders work picking up trash along the roads etc. and they won't freeload long.Send all illegals back to their country no matter ewhere it is and put F-16's flying the border to stop the drugs and killing.Go USA. Put your money where your mouth is. Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    December 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • Auth

      you actualluy love and rpceest the man, then why don't you get on board and do the very thing you suggested Ron Paul supporters do.Ron paul is more about an idea than being a guy running for president, if he fells in his effort to win the office, his idea will live on.Unfortunately many folks who support Ron are fed up with all the ignorance and apathy of the nascar/NFL couch potato mindset, and tact is an issue.These folks are numb to reality and I don't believe most of them give a rat ass about what is destroying this nation.Instead of taking a serious look at the problem and Ron Pauls solutions, they will find fault in over zealous supporters and use that as an excuse to remain on the couch.this approach just goes to show the utter apathy that has engulfed this country. A wise man will not be deterred by overzealous supporters of Ron Paul, but fools will continue on unto their own destruction.The truth remains the same regardless of how poor the messenger is, this probably is to direct for you, because you seem more interested in finding fault than seeing the truth.Ron Paul can win, but those who continually say he can't win are the problem, not overzealous supporters.

      March 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • Kyong

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      March 4, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  9. steve barfield

    Ron Paul is right its nice to hear the truth.He knows they will approve the buget just like they always have,at the last minute. These jack asses act like a bunch of kids each one wants to show boat, and in the end nothing changes for the better. Maybe Ron Paul would do a better job. Steve il.

    December 15, 2011 at 10:10 am |
  10. Rayetta Croft

    Thank you! I loved the interview!

    December 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
  11. Nolan

    I would like to thank you for your objective interview of Dr. Paul today. Excellent! Take care.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
  12. Griff

    Making a tax break? When more people are losing their homes? Who are the banks going to loan to, that can afford a morgage, even if they do get a tax break. That sounds like a stalelemate to me why give me a tax break, and then charge me more. When really what you're doing is giving more cash to freeloaders who own nothing, and do nothing!"

    December 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
  13. Geesam47

    I hear China rooting for Ron Paul.

    December 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm |

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