Texas Congressman Ron Paul has warned that the new Obama administration
will massively increase the size of the federal government and
will use the threat of impending financial collapse as justification
to do so.
"If we go along with the system held together,
he's going to massively increase the government." Paul
told listeners of the Alex Jones show this week.
"I think the big thing right now which is
progressing as it has been for years, and even more so now,
is not so much that Obama is going to present socialism in the
Soviet style, where government ownership is always going to
be this business arrangement between big business and big government."
"What he is saying is that Capitalism, the
gold standard, freedom has failed, so therefore we need big
government. And just look, do you think the businessman is resisting
that? No, the businessman is begging to be partners." The
The Congressman explained that Obama in fact endorsed
the unlimited growth of government during his inauguration speech
when he stated:
"What the cynics fail to understand
is that the ground has shifted beneath them - that the stale
political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer
apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government
is too big or too small, but whether it works."
"He will make the government grow much faster,
if the whole system hangs together for that long." Paul
urged listeners. "But the big question is whether there
is going to be a collapse in the dollar and all bets are off
on what will transpire then." he added.
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The Congressman also spoke of the consequences
such an increase in government under Obama may have.
"I think there will be expansions of operations
overseas," Paul said. "Foreign policy has not changed,
if you listen to his speech he said nothing that would be different."
"And the only way they know how to pay for
any of this is printing more money." Paul, who is also
a member of the Congressional financial committee, added.
Beware more staged events
The Congressman also warned that an Obama administration
is no less likely to craft geopolitical events to its own advantage
in order to justify overseas operations than the Bush administration
"A year or so ago, I think because so many
times we had expressed concerns about this, Bush actually backed
off when we were worried about them staging an event as an excuse
to go into Iran." the Congressman stated.
"But I think all big events like that in
foreign policy have to have a staged event, or to use an event
as the main reason for going in." he added.
Though he admits that Obama's "messianic"
status is a huge distraction, the Congressman sees opportunity
in it for the freedom movement.
"We shouldn't ignore the fact that some of
our allies may come from the left. The principle liberal or
progressive who does not fit the mould of an Obama supporter
are very concerned about the same things we are, about the PATRIOT
Act and personal liberty, about foreign policy," Paul explained.
"In time I think we can work with other groups because
we'll need everybody to point out that it's civil liberties
that we want protected... At the same time we don't want any
more wars, which will help us economically."
"A lot of people are fooled, a lot of people
are expecting a whole lot and a lot of people think he is going
to be a savior, but I think it will be short lived." Paul
"I don't think he will be successful. I think
that for a year or two or three he's going to get away with
a lot and there will be a strong segment that will continue
to support him. But ultimately I think that truth wins out in
the end and that's why I remain optimistic."
Listen to the full interview below:
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