World Affairs Brief, February 1, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
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RON PAUL ONE OF FEW VOTING AGAINST STIMULUS PACKAGE
The president’s economic stimulus package (a short-term spending deficit spending binge) that was promoted during his speech quickly passed the House 385-35 Tuesday, with hardly a whimper of dissent. Those that did vote “no” mostly wanted a bigger bailout. True to principle, Congressman Ron Paul voted no again.
Paul is usually in favor of people getting some of their money back, but “temporary tax cuts and one-time rebates will not fix the economy…. Sending out checks and cutting interest rates yet again is merely a shot in the arm when in actuality, the economy needs major surgery.” Indeed!