Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ron Paul finds shutdown squabble 'rather annoying'

Ron Paul Isn't Thrilled By 'Rather Annoying' Shutdown Debate - US News and World Report - Steven Nelson:

October 1, 2013 - "Libertarian fans of former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, may expect the former presidential candidate to be pleased with the partial government shutdown that began Tuesday, forcing federal agencies to furlough workers as Republicans seek a one-year reprieve for citizens subject to the individual health insurance mandate beginning Jan. 1.

"But Paul told U.S. News the shutdown isn't as significant as some say and he finds the ongoing squabble between party leaders 'rather annoying.'

"'It's less of an event than everyone's claiming it to be,' he said. 'The closedown doesn't close down people who want stuff, it didn't close down [the National Security Agency] and all the other things the government may be doing to us. The government marches on.'

"Paul believes President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law, which forces Americans to buy private health insurance, is 'an outrage' that the U.S. Supreme Court should have declared unconstitutional, but he doubts Republican leaders truly believe in individual choice, the purported cause of the current impasse."

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/10/01/ron-paul-isnt-thrilled-by-rather-annoying-shutdown-debate
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