Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Why is Rand Paul Against Unemployment Extensions? And Why Is There Not A Peep About This on Prison Planet?
Ron Paul’s son Rand endorses Jim Bunning’s opposition to extending unemployment insurance. Not a word about this on Prison Planet and Infowars. Why?
by Larry Simons
March 2, 2010
This should prove to all my opponents [if I hadn’t proven it yet] that I put everyone under the microscope here at Real Truth Online. I have made no secret that I have been a big Ron Paul supporter [for 4 years now] and I have even supported his son Rand in his run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Paul is running to replace Jim Bunning, who announced that he would not seek re-election.
Bunning recently made headlines for being against extending unemployment benefits during the worse economic crises since the 1930’s. While he stood in session opposing the bill, he complained he was missing a basketball game, then when ABC Reporter Jonathan Karl followed Bunning to an elevator, asking him about his vote, Bunning replied, “Excuse me, this is a Senator-only elevator”.
Naturally I was disturbed and a bit angry to hear that even as I type this story, Rand Paul is holding a rally in front of Jim Bunning’s Lexington office to support Bunning’s blockage of unemployment benefits for roughly 1 million Americans, including nearly 120,000 Kentuckians.
I have no idea why Rand Paul supports Bunning. I can only imagine the reason being that the traditional Republican stance is one of small government and that Americans are not supposed to depend on the government, but be self-sustaining. I agree with that. But I also agree with the fact that the entire reason why the country is in this mess to begin with is because of the government!
The government can constantly fuck up, spread its abundant incompetence around the entire country, reward failing banks, ship all the jobs off to other countries, fail to get illegal immigrants the fuck out of this country [who are eating up millions of jobs that LEGAL American citizens could be enjoying, not to mention the free health care illegals enjoy] and fail to do a goddamned thing about the criminal Federal Reserve….[fail, fail, fail, fail, fail], and while Americans are suffering through the loss of their homes, jobs, their dignity and their life savings, they are now supposed to suffer through the loss of unemployment benefits, because Republicans are just NOW worried about the deficit?
Where was the Republican concern for our deficit during the six years of supporting Bush's wars and bankrupting the country? I can't even begin to imagine the amount of good and prosperity Americans would be enjoying with the hundreds of trillions of dollars that has gone to the war. Did Republicans care about this? I can only recall one Republican caring. Ron Paul. Now his son Rand is supporting a man who is against giving to 1 million Americans what they either would not need to begin with [because of the collapsing economy, due largely to Bush an Obama's wars] or what would be abundantly available to them [if not for the wars].
I am all for small government and the fact that Americans are supposed to stand on their own without government hand-outs, but it’s the government who has failed, raped and robbed the American people over and over again. Americans already have to shed their dignity to accept unemployment benefits to begin with.
Now, because of one asshole that is more concerned with missing a basketball game than the well-being of suffering Americans, the bill has to be delayed for another vote. Meanwhile, the unemployed will miss a paycheck while congressmen and senators sit and watch themselves jackoff for another week. The unemployed, who already have to suffer through not being able to find work, now have to wait for these pricks, who make $150,000 a year and can take a day off anytime they want [from their 3 day work week], to decide their fate.
Also interesting is the fact that, on any normal day on Alex Jones’ sites Prison Planet and Infowars, this unemployment blockage story would have been front-page news. Since Prison Planet and Infowars have done positive stories on Bunning in the past [speaking out against the Federal Reserve and the bailouts], and especially since Rand Paul supports Bunning on this, naturally, there is not a peep about it.
I plainly admit that I am a huge Ron Paul supporter and I have supported Rand [in my limited knowledge of his stances], but as this story proves, if there is something that angers me about the people that even I support, I will hold their feet to the fire.
And I have.