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October 18, 2011

Ron Paul Unveils “Restore America” Plan

by Stephen Littau

LAS VEGAS – Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul unveiled his economic “Plan to Restore America” in Las Vegas Monday afternoon, calling for a lower corporate tax rate, a cut in spending by $1 trillion during his first year in office and the elimination of five cabinet-level agencies.”


Paul does get specific when he calls for a 10 percent reduction in the federal work force, while pledging to limit his presidential salary to $39,336, which his campaign says is “approximately equal to the median personal income of the American worker.” The current pay rate for commander in chief is $400,000 a year.

Based on Dr. Paul’s speech, there’s not a whole lot not to like. Cutting $1 trillion of government spending in the first year would be a very good thing IMO.

As a Gary Johnson supporter, I can’t help but get more than a little annoyed each time one of Paul’s supporters, member of his campaign staff, or the congressman himself makes the claim that Dr. Paul is the only candidate in the race who would balance the budget. Gov. Johnson has promised a balanced budget, not merely in his first term but in his first budget in virtually every debate, interview, and speech he has given since he announced his candidacy.

That criticism aside, I hope this plan is given serious consideration by the primary voters and debated among the candidates.

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  1. It could be done easily, if all the Christian pork was removed.

    Comment by VRB — October 30, 2011 @ 6:37 am
  2. VRB:

    White Christian pork? Were specifically do you find such pork in Paul’s plan?

    Comment by Stephen Littau — November 1, 2011 @ 6:36 am
  3. I was speaking in lieu of Paul’s plan. Where did I say White Christian pork? Race baiting?

    Comment by VRB — November 1, 2011 @ 3:09 pm
  4. My bad. After rereading your comment, you didn’t have the word “white” in it at all. Maybe I was thinking “Pork the other white meat” :)

    Comment by Stephen Littau — November 1, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

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