Wow, talk about a non-sequitur. Welcome to the GOP hit squad.
It is not a non-sequitur. A person cannot be against the IRS and its tax codes and yet play the same tax codes to benefit a select group of folks that he wants to support [in this case home school and private school tax credits]. It simply brings up a question as to consistency.
Several months ago, when we all started looking at Ron Paul as a viable alternative to the status quo I started looking around for details to his ideas. I went pretty deep into what he stands for on many different subjects from the tax issues to Federal Reserve to Right to Life to Education. Like many candidates that are running, I found inconsistencies in their logic. The post above is one of them - using the system you vow to eliminate to gain favor for a policy you want to promote.
Another is the contradiction regarding the Federal Reserve.
Originally Posted by ronpaul2008.com
In addition, the Federal Reserve, our central bank, fosters runaway debt by increasing the money supply — making each dollar in your pocket worth less. The Fed is a private bank run by unelected officials who are not required to be open or accountable to “we the people.”
Worse, our economy and our very independence as a nation is increasingly in the hands of foreign governments such as China and Saudi Arabia, because their central banks also finance our runaway spending.
We cannot continue to allow private banks, wasteful agencies, lobbyists, corporations on welfare, and governments collecting foreign aid to dictate the size of our ballooning budget. We need a new method to prioritize our spending. It’s called the Constitution of the United States.
Originally Posted by US Constitution Article I, Section 8
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;
To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures
He wants to abolish the Federal Reserve, calling it a private bank and find a new method to prioritize our Spending called the Constitution of the United States. This is even though the FED was established by Congress [see above] which has the right to regulate the value of money.
Now I have as many problems with the FED as the next person who actually pays attention to it but you can't want to trash the Constitutionally driven Federal Reserve system and say you have a better system because yours is driven by the Constitution without raising an eyebrow or two.
It's the lack of any detailed plans plus these little inconsistencies that bother me. Is that from the GOP hit squad or is that just Critical Thinking?