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Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis). A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)



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The Trouble With Herman Cain

Here’s the resource page I prepared to accompany my video “The Trouble with Herman Cain” (see below):

On Cain and Mitt Romney, see Herman Cain, “Why I Support Mitt Romney: Leadership Substance.”

On TARP, see the Reagan Administration’s David Stockman, “The End of Sound Money and the Triumph of Crony Capitalism.”

On Cain and Afghanistan, see this FOX News interview transcript.

On the PATRIOT Act, see the Reagan Administration’s Bruce Fein, “The USA PATRIOT Act: Dispelling the Myths,” the text of his May 2011 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

For Cain on the housing bubble, see Herman Cain, “The Media Say the Economy Is Horrible, So It Must Be True.”

For Cain on the economy in 2006, see Herman Cain, “More Economic Bull from Media Bears.”

For Cain on the economy on September 1, 2008 [!!], as the collapse was on our doorstep, see Herman Cain, “Economic Growth Surges, But Democrats Ignore the Truth Again.”

On auditing the Fed and what we would learn (and we would learn even more than this), see Arnold Kling, “The Case for Auditing the Fed Is Obvious.”

For more videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and keep up with my writing and other activities via Facebook and Twitter.  And thanks to my Facebook followers for helping me track down some primary sources.

  • http://twitter.com/victoria_29 victoria_29

    Your wrong he was defending TARP as late as 2011 until he started getting push back from supporters & he flipped (FYI it was implemented then).  And that is one of his better positions, he also supports nationalizing banks, he is the one candidate that can give Romney a run for his money on flip flops, he is a self-described MODERATE that believes in Quotas.  He is a race baiter, sounds just like Obama & Al Sharpton.  Geez yeah a real winner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677383802 James Baker

    Yes he is imploding and the media has really turned on him, which I must admit is a surprise since they had been bigging him up for months in advance.  He was polling  at 32% a few weeks ago and now he’s tied with Cain at 16%.  That’s a massive drop.  Anyway, Victoria, why are you in favour of Rick Perry as president?  Please tell me it’s not just because he’s a Texan!

    Please look at his voting record, his principles before choosing to support him.

    -  Remember he was a Democrat before he became a Republican, and he still thinks like a Democrat on many issues.
    -  He is for gun control laws (anti-second amendment)
    -  He supported the TARP (banker bailouts)
    -  He blocked the anti-TSA groping bill this year that had 99% majority for it.
    -  He has accepted millions from Merck that was routed through a PAC as well as direct donations of 10′s of thousands and tried to push through their Gardasil HPV vaccine through a executive order.
    -  Bank of America (which is on the edge of collapse once again) and corporations have been funding his campaign.  So that means more bank bailouts if he becomes President.
    -  He’s shown to be untrustworthy and has been caught flat out lying to the media multiple times.

    And I could go on and on there are so many question marks over his record. Or about how he was being booed by the Tea Party at speeches and then suddenly he changed his tone around 2008/9 and brought out a book that attacks the FED and made him look attractive to the Tea Party.  I mean do I have to spell it out for you?  He’s no better than Mitt Romney who flip-flops on the issues to whatever is popular for the audience he is in front of – but his real allegiance is to himself and his big money supporters.  Not the average person.  You have been warned!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677383802 James Baker

    He doesn’t just understand the enemy, he is still a big ally of the FED.  And will not challenge what the FED is doing.  I can 100% guarantee he would let them continue their QE program which is driving the country into ruin.

    As Tom has pointed out Cain didn’t have a clue there was a problem with the economy yet Ron Paul not only saw the economic problem coming decades before it happened.  He predicted the housing crisis 5+ years ahead of time and impending destruction of the dollar.  He is the only candidate who has an good understand of economics and the monetary system.  And at a time when American is in a recession/depression people should have Paul at the top of their list for President as he is the only one who knows what changes need to be made to get America working again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677383802 James Baker

    I can’t speak for the other Ron Paul supporters, but I certainly don’t go onto Cain sites trying to attack the man.  However you are on a Pro-Paul site here so the fact you’ve come here and hopefully watched Tom’s video and read the links.  I would ask you why you are still supporting Cain?  He’s proven he has bad economic foresight.  He flip-flops on the issue of auditing the FED depending on who’s asking the question.

    And personally I think it’s unforgivable that he has no position on the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.  Waiting till he’s in office before he comes up with a plan?  These are big questions and any serious candidate should have read up on the issues and at the very least have some military advisers on his team who understand the problems being faced.

    I like Herman as a character, he’s got great humour and style.  But you have to be honest he isn’t qualified for the job.

  • Anonymous

    Got to admit I like Perry also.  He needs to get his act together on immigration, but I think he’d be the most conservative president since Reagan.  Also the most libertarian since Reagan.

    Cain’s job, even if he doesn’t know it, is to make sure Romney gets the nomination.

    My hope is that Perry learns during this huge slump that he must listen to and speak to the libertarian side of the republican party if he wants to win this election.

    You have to love what he said about social security, right?  He moved the discussion ahead 20 years when he called it by its real name, a ponzy scheme.  Even if he doesn’t win, he may have saved us all by bringing to light the inherent unconstitutionality of the program. 

    Come on, who would have believed we’d have a viable presidential candidate who would call social security unconstitutional.  I really hope he can pull it off.

  • SeanMcd

    To you loyal RP supporters: I am a conservative minded, republican voting Christian man. I am on the fence about the republican/independent candidates in the field right now. As of today, Palin and Christie are out. I, and probably millions of other like minded Americans, are trying to find the right man (or woman) that will lead us out of this downward spiral this Country is on. I am looking hard at Ron Paul, but there are two or three of his positions that are deal-breakers…for myself, and probably millions of other common sense, patriotic, conservative Christian voters. Maybe you can help us out (with your views and opinions) on these vital issues.

    Paul supports marijuana legalization (and possibly other drugs, and prostitution). Marijuana is a psychoactive drug. It impairs cognitive function, and most importantly, leads to use of other, more dangerous, illegal drugs. Folks, I have seen and know this first-hand. It can be the first step in a path to self-destruction (and hurt or kill others, like our family members, along the way). Why would one say that this is a personal liberty? This sets a terrible example to young kids and teenagers. Impressionable, naive, immature kids. Leaders of this Country need to lead, to set the example, to be morally and legally responsible adults. To know and freely admit what is right and wrong. Not all kids have great parents and role models in their lives. Actually, far too many do not. We need a President that will take the moral and ethical, and religious, high road…not believe that it is a persons right (individual liberty) to try whatever he or she desires… and let the states sort it out. That is a cop-out.

    I would like to ask you about RP’s isolationist (regarding national defense and foreign policy) stance, but I do not have the time. 

    God Bless!

  • AJP

    You have a legitimate concern, I think.  I used to feel the same way:  marijuana is bad, so it should be illegal.  I’d just ask you to consider a few things.

    1.  The first is a minor point, but just because Ron Paul becomes president doesn’t mean that all he wants to do will be passed by congress.  There’s a good chance that after a Ron Paul presidency, marijuana would still be illegal.  By the way, Ron Paul’s position is, I believe, that he would leave it up to the States to regulate, just as they do alcohol.

    2.  Consider the Drug War.  How many lives have been lost and ruined because drugs (since illegal) are sold by gangs and thugs rather than legitimate businesses?  And the problems from the DEA raiding homes?  Compare that to the violence caused by the Prohibition of alcohol?  And then think about how it changed when alcohol was made legal. Think of all the people in jail for smoking pot or for carrying just a little.  Think of the families that have been broken up by these practices.  Making drugs illegal does far more harm than good.  And making drugs illegal does NOT stop people from using them.

    3.  Under the ideal Ron Paul world, drug addictions would be treated as a medical issue not as a criminal offense.  I ask you, which way is more humane and Christ-like?

    4. Ron Paul also has compassion for the sick. For some people, marijuana is all that they can use to relieve the pain they’re in.  Would you let someone suffer like that . . . even if they are a Samaritan?

    5. Yes, drugs are bad.  And as Ron Paul points out, so are many legal prescription drugs.  Alcohol can be bad, too. (I know, my dad was an alcoholic.)  I’m sure if you, as a Christian man, look around, you’d see all sorts of immoral behavior that is legal.  If there was a law against it, would it change anything?  Can you outlaw sin?  It’s up to the communities and churches and ultimately the parents to raise their children to know right from wrong.  You probably wouldn’t want the government to tell you or your family what the correct theology is, then why would you want them to tell you what the correct morality is?

    6. Just from a Constitutional stand point:  Why was a Constitutional amendment needed for the prohibition of alcohol, but not for the prohibition of marijuana and other drugs?

    Looks like I had some time on my hands tonight.  I hope this gives you some things to think about.

    As far as foreign policy goes, I won’t write anything here, but just refer you to this article: http://lewrockwell.com/vance/vance259.html

  • AJP

    And by the way, if you want a president who is a good moral role model, there is no one in politics more honest and straight-laced than Ron Paul who has repeatedly said how bad drugs can be.

  • Anonymous

    So Tom doesn’t like Cain, but he likes Ron Paul, and I like Ron Paul, as well. But, Ron Paul won’t get the nomination. So, Tom — how come Mr. Cain is 20 points above Romney?  How do you explain that?

    The reason you and other Democrats don’t like him is that he makes sense. Common sense will win the day. But, Romney will get the nomination because the money is behind him. He who holds the gold makes the rules — the money people decide who will run.

  • http://tomwoods.com Tom Woods

    The people my wife and I talk to just tell us he’s “well spoken,” seems like a leader, etc.  In other words, they know nothing about him.  His “ideas” are standard GOP boilerplate.  Nothing special.  Nothing that has anything to do with the current economic crisis.  No surprise, since ONE WEEK before the financial implosion hit, Cain was saying the economy was in great shape.  He said that on September 1, 2008.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IINYQTIFKJ4XPKMZ5624TAGNAY nicholasw

    Perry… More libertarian…. than Paul? 

    uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Anonymous

    Cain says the “Federal Reserve” should not be audited, so he is AGAINST congressional oversight.  The power of the money is vested in Congress, but today Congress can’t get straight answers from them and their dealings are secret.  Cain is NOT for the Fair Tax, he is for a NEW national sales tax to ADD to the income tax on individuals and corporations.  That’s the 9-9-9 thing he’s going on about.  All of this is no surprise coming from a former “Federal Reserve” chairman.  Which the media talking heads always neglect to mention.

  • Laura

    At the NEXT DEMONSTRATION at Wall Street when OWS will be there, we need a massive number of RP supporters with front & back signs that say:

    “HERMAN CAIN supported the BANKERS BAILOUT….”
    “HERMAN CAIN supports the BANKING ELITES”

    “HERMAN CAIN says DON’T AUDIT THE FED”
    “HERMAN CAIN never saw the HOUSING BUBBLE”

    ….or something akin to that….I’ll post this on Infowars & Daily Paul, too.

  • Anonymous

    After reading that Fox interview, I don’t think Herman Cain knows what “Right To Return” even means. I’m not even sure if he knows that Palestinians were kicked off their lands. 

    He seems like just a puppet that can be used anyway the bankers and war pigs see fit.

  • http://citruscountycitizens.ning.com Edna

    TO ALL RON PAUL SUPPORTERS:  We need volunteers to get Ron Paul nominated.  Please contact me if you want to help.  This is the time for bold action and not just talk!  We may lose Florida because of the neocons and the grassroot drinking the GOP kool aid, but there are other early states that Ron Paul can take.  We need to focus on this asap, that is why we need to unite now!  Please contact me if  you are interested in doing  your part to defend liberty and freedom.  We may not get another chance!  America is calling you, will you answer?  E-mail me at mattosedna@embarqmail.com for more information.

  • Steve Mink

    Ron Paul 2012

    I have pledged my undying support for the man that espouses the pure principles of our founding fathers.  Please visit all the high traffic web blogs that talk about GOP politics and spread the word about this country’s next true leader.

  • Anonymous

    Cainunism [keyn - yuh - niz - uhm] – noun

    1. A theory or system of economic organization based on a wildly optimistic regard for the fiscal discipline of Congress and the President. Adherence to this theory typically requires the suspension of disbelief concerning the ability of increasing the government’s power to tax, without substantive spending cuts, to actually reduce burdens on taxpayers and to produce economic recovery.

    2. The intentional use by politicians of resonant slogans which obfuscate and distract some voters from the otherwise conspicuous absence of thoughtful, realistic or realizable fiscal or monetary plans and policies.

    Cainunist [keyn - yuh - nist] – adjective

    1. Of, characterized by, favoring or relating to Cainunism; Cainunistic

    In a sentence: “Imagining that a ‘9 – 9 – 9’ percent tax ‘plan’ would not soon be 9.9 – 9.9 – 9.9, then 19 – 19 – 19, and so on, is just more magical Cainunist thinking.”

    Origin of Cainunism: term used by informed voters to describe the economic-sounding slogans that originated from the 2012 vanity presidential campaign of Herman Cain (1945 – )

    Synonyms for Cainunism: 1. Prevarication, 2. Deception, 2. Cozen, 3. Hucksterism, 4. Hoodwink, 5. Sales Pitch, 6. Razzle Dazzle

    Antonyms for Cainunism: 1. Common Sense, 2. Objective Reality, 3. Free Market, 4. Tax Reduction, 5. Economic Liberty, 6. Less Government, 7. Constitutionalism, 8. Ron Paul

  • Informed Texan

    As a Texan citizen I can tell you all firsthand that Rick Perry would be a disaster as president. We call him the 39% governor because he barely eked by to regain the governor position this last time around. The message was clear during this last election for our governor.. a MAJORITY of Texans do NOT want this sell out in office in Texas..much less in the White House. What so many are not seeing is the larger picture of how Rick Perry has already sold out Texas and the US. Aside from the nightmare of Perry’s dealings with Merck and his unprecedented executive order demand to hit all our girls with a well noted toxic vaccine that has already killed girls and paralyzed others there are many more issues with Rick Perry. 

    1.) Texas “was” the only state that had their OWN independent energy grid. Rick Perry destroyed this when he brought foreign interest into our energy grid without the approval or input of the people. This makes our rates and our control of our energy now vulnerable to foreign interest.

    2.) Rick Perry sold oil rights to the Chinese. Once again selling out Texans with one of our vital resources needed for our own economy.

    3.) Rick Perry repeatedly slammed in the treasonous NAFTA Super Highway plan. They Renamed it 3 times just to try to fool the people into thinking the project was dead. It NEVER died. Now they are STILL building this nightmare highway one piece at a time. Perry’s own son stands to make millions on this project too thanks to connections made by his own father. THis nightmare highway has threatened private property rights repeatedly and Perry could care lESS about private land ownership. each step of the way he has stood by these thieves misusing eminent domain in order to conduct massive land grabs on pristine tracts of generational Texan land. This highway will destroy small towns and businesses on prior established highways by rerouting it to the highest bidders in new businesses who have scooped up land near the new project. This road also represents a double taxation on the people due to trying to turn existing “free-ways” into toll ways with is illegal. But they have done it anyway.  

    They claim this new highway will help with congestion but because they have turned each segment into a tollway they have only created more gridlocks and a larger financial burden on citizens trying to get to work. Once again Perry brought in foreign interest to help fund this nightmare to the tune that those foreign interest will be the financial benefactors of the “profits” from those toll roads while also taking public taxes to build  them with NO profits to the respective citizens or their cities who were forced to fund these roads.Meanwhile Texans are finally getting it that when a foreign company owns their toll roads they can then charge whatever they want. Our roads were not intended to be owned by foreign countries. This is just the path Perry put Texas on with a massive highway that will cut right through our entire state joining us with Mexico and Canada. 

    Perry also met with Canada’s Prime Minster and the president of Mexico to further the agenda of the NAU which is a treasonous agenda tied heavily into the NAFTA Super highway..a;so known as the Texas Trans Corridor…also renamed again…which intends to dissolve borders between the uS, Canada, and Mexico. Which means NO more USA which IMO is the highest treason that any elected rep can commit. 

    4. Rick Perry has also been busted repeatedly for no bid contracts with his campaign donors to the tune of gaining a few thousand dollars in campaign funds to turn around and give massive state contracts that account for millions in exchange for that political support. 

    5. The cost of higher education has DOUBLED under Rick Perry’s governorship. Meanwhile the state rankings in education have plummeted. At the same time he was the first governor to offer IN-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Perry caters to illegals and has gone so far as to legitimize a well noted radical group such as La Raza to try to garner votes from illegals by speaking at one of their gatherings and embracing their leadership that has done nothing but make demands that Americans pay for benefits and services for illegal immigrants. Thanks to Rick Perry legal Texan has had the second highest growth of illegals in the country (next to California) to the tune that citizens are already becoming the minorities in their own state (see census for verification. We now have “spanish- only” speaking tax funded public schools who are telling english-only Tax paying families to find another school in their OWN districts because they do not take english-only speaking students. Our school taxes have gone through the roof and our children are having to attend classes in portable buildings due to the horde of influx of illegals. Our crimes rates have gone up and Rick Perry has helped to perpetuate the invasion of our state. What DO Americans think he would do to the rest of the country if he has allowed the invasion to take place of his own state? 

    6. Perry consistently takes federal funds while he lies and tells Texans and Americans he is against federal funds. The last one was for education and while we were laying off much needed teachers Perry collected massive federal funds for education and did not use those funds for education. He made a grandstand about not taking RTTT funds because he said it would make the Federal Gov have too much power over our schools while not telling Texans he already had his own version of a RTTT plan which included adding many more charter schools that only take the power of the tax payer away from making real decisions for those schools and puts the decisions into unelected unaccountable private investors who are free to spend tax dollars with no accountability for the outcome (see again the rankings of Texan schools). Perry also embraces the treasonous IB world schools which are a UN fronted organization that teach our kids to hate America and embrace the global UN vision of ceding sovereignty while they push indoctrination such as global warming, worshipping the earth, and political green agendas instead of teaching students vital educational skills. Just one of our local IB schools had a failing graduation rate of 82%. Meanwhile each one of these IB programs on average cost the tax payer at least $200,000 more per school! On top of what we are already bilked for school taxes. Meanwhile the AP program is FREE and cost no additional taxes and it is widely accepted at all major colleges. The IB has proven to be a treasonous program with the sole intent to indoctrinate children with no regard to their educational futures and yet Perry continues to endorse them and allow them to infiltrate our state.  

    7. Perry also attended Biderberg meetings which have been proven to be illegal because a elected representative is NOT to discuss the  fate of the people’s future or the fate of how their taxes will be spent with unelected, unaccountable foreign interest behind closed doors or in the open. 

    8. Perry’s claim to fame for more jobs in Texas is a JOKE. If we count the LOWEST paying crap jobs as an accomplishment then yes Texas ranks right up there with a  truckload of crap paying worthless jobs. In terms of bringing NEW jobs into this state for legal qualified Americans who need them he hasn’t done squat. He has only catered to illegals and foreign interest. While selling out our critical infrastructure to destroy our much needed independence and destroy job creating capabilities for real paying jobs. 

    Unfortunately I could go ON and ON about what a nightmare Perry has been for Texas. That’s is enough for now. As a Texan who has seen this great state get dragged into the sewer by this treasonous sell out politician I can only say beware and think twice before throwing your vote towards this globalist sell out because he would sell his own mother if there was a buck in it for him and he would do it with perfect hair and a smile on his face. 

    Ron Paul is the only candidate worthy of the White House in this ENTIRE panel of candidates because his record speaks for itself. Never once selling out the people and never once selling out America. We needed him as our President a LONG time ago and we desperately need him right now. 

  • Informed Texan

    I have to add this about Perry too. He boasts about not needing the federal government and how he is all for our constitutional rights and he claims he is not believing bogus global warming..blah blah BLAH. All LIES. His past support of Al Gore is realized here in Texas. Remember the nightmare Cap and Trade Act did NOT pass into law. That should have been the end of it. Our economy cannot withstand one more added needless expenditure much less millions in bogus green energy plans that have already proven to be fraudulent to save energy or the environment.Remember Obama clearly stated that energy prices would go SKY high under his plan and he was not joking. This entire scam needs to be ousted now before one more cent is spent on it and before anyone thinks of voting for Rick Perry.  

    Perry has been very Bad for Texas- Without legislation or authority Perry is taking millions of our taxes to go AHEAD and implement Cap and Trade initiatives. IE: he has authorized millions for hook ups for useless but dangerous high EMF emitting electric cars. In spite of the fact he has already been informed that these hookups will overload our energy grid and could cause blackouts. He has authorized millions more for railways. 

    IF Rick Perry says he does not believe in climate change then why is he dragging Texans into Cap and Trade insanity without any law forcing him to comply? Utility that lobbied for cap and trade now embraced by climate-foe …Rick PerryGov. Rick Perry saddled up with NRG Energy Inc. last week to tout the utility’s announcement that it would build 120 charging stations for electric vehicles in North Texas and Houston.NRG was a willing prop for Perry’s oft-stated message that energy innovations happen in Texas — without — mandates or interference from the federal government. 

    He’s all for wind energy in spite of proof it cost more in land to build enough to produce any appreciable amount of energy and in spite of the fact they are severely deficient in terms of being a consistent reliable energy source and in spite of the fact this form of energy always has to be greatly subsidized to keep using.

    Rick Perry’s $7 Billion Problem (Texas wind transmission project 38 … 38% over budget. $270 plus for every citizen in the state. 

    The Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) line, authorized in 2005, began at just under $5 billion and is now estimated to cost $6.8 billion upon completion in 2013. This bill comes to $270 for every Texas citizen—man, woman, and child—and counting.

    one can only imagine how much state-of-the-art, high-utilization capacity the state could have ‘bought’ instead of wind power.

    Governor Rick Perry has a lot to do with the project. According to Texas’sState Energy Conservation Office:

    Mr. Windpower could not have done Barack Obama and the Environmental Left a bigger favor. 
    Perry  also spent a truck load of our money to offer rented bikes down town that are GPS enabled for tracking. Each bike costing hundreds each. Is it the job the the local government to provide bikes for people? Good grief.  LOOK at what our taxes are funding in Texas folks because these UN sustainable development plans are also the UN beholden Obama’s dream of throwing the entire country into UN agendas. Do not take my word for any of this… look at the UN’s own words in Agenda 21 and Sustainable development plans and then look into your own communities and see how those plans are being realized on your taxes.  These are more reasons for how Rick Perry has almost tripled the debt in Texas since he got his grubby hands on it. This is the largest threat to our country- inaction on our borders has caused a war in the state of Texas . We are being invaded all with the full compliance of Rick Perry and the federal government.         America’s third war: Texas strikes back in fight against Mexican drug cartel      “I never thought that we’d be in this paramilitary type of engagement. It’s a war on the border,” said Captain Stacy Holland with the Texas Department of Public Safety.In recent years, the cartels have become bolder and more ruthless.“It certainly is a war in a sense that we’re doing what we can to protect Texans and the rest of the nation from clearly a threat that has emerged over the last several years,” said Former FBI prosecutor Steve McCraw, who runs the undeclared “war.”Rick Perry is a disgrace to this state and this country. Thus Americans do not need a proven traitor to be given the opportunity to do this to the rest of the country. 

    See

    U.N. Official Admits – We Redistribute World’s Wealth by Climate

     But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.

            Politics Gore Admits He Was Wrong About Ethanol Subsidies: ‘Not Good Policy’      

    Real World Libertarian: Green Car Policies are Defective and …

    The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that to waste taxpayer funds helping foreign car manufacturers to produce cars that consumers don’t want is bad 
    policy.

    “These misguided policies benefit car manufacturers, car dealers, car financiers and some consumers. Everyone else, including the environment, is a loser.

    “None of the so called green cars are really green. Green car subsidies are dud policies and should be subject to an immediate recall notice.”

    Biofuels as America’s Biggest Loser (with apologies to NBC)

    Burnt Orange Report: Rick Perry on the Issues: Transportation

    Rick Perry, the supposed champion of minimal government and conservatism, was going to decree, via fiat, that an area of the state larger than New Jersey would suddenly belong not even to Texas itself, but 
    to a Spanish developer, Cintra-Zachary.  

    Like I said The Texas Trans Corridor is NOT dead. Every media outlet that perpetuates this lie to help Rick Perry lie to the people to think this nightmare is over is setting the US up.

    Trans Texas Corridor Renamed, Not Dead – The New American
    the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC), the first leg of a planned superhighway meant to bring Chinese goods into the United States via Mexican ports — bypassing more expensive American ports and workers. (See “Express Route to Poverty” in our October 15, 2007 issue.) On January 6, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Executive Director Amadeo Saenz issued a statement for Governor Rick Perry’s beleaguered transportation project and declared the TTC “dead.”  After facing a very hostile public when the last legislative session failed to kill the project, TxDOT offered a revamped vision for the TTC, including a new proposal entitled Innovative Connectivity in Texas/Vision 2009, outlining updated guidelines for development of the TTC. The document describes the evolution of the original TTC plan, and how the “new” plan will be better — but it simply promises new blooms among the dangerous thorns of the original TTC plan. 

    One big “sticker” has to do with the manner in which the project will be financed. The new “vision” says,  “To accelerate transportation projects, TxDOT may now authorize a governmental or private entity to build or operate any part of a corridor-related project, and may enter into Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) in order to deliver highway and rail components.” Wait a minute. One of the original complaints Texans lodged against the scheme was the state’s signed contract with a foreign private company, Cintra of Spain, to develop the corridor. That contract authorized Cintra to develop and build the road, after making a cash payment to the state, then to collect mandatory tolls from users for the next 50 years! TxDOT says that it has “successfully partnered with private sector firms … using CDA’s,” yet TxDOT’s partnership with Cintra could be called anything but successful. Texans made it loud and clear that they disagreed with the whole boondoggle, and didn’t much cotton to the idea of being ripped off, successful or otherwise. 

    Do not vote for Rick Perry. As it is he needs to be removed from office in Texas!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ROUOG5YJYBZIL2PSFJBZC2VIPQ callmeBob

    Welcome, I just arrived here by way of persuasive argument, no I am not a RP Zombie; however, some comments here regarding suitability for office run contrary to the intent of the founders. 

    As a political neophyte I am constantly amazed at the level of ignorance on the part of those in the know.  I continue my political education daily and that is what has brought me here.

    An adle-brained paranoid with a good understanding of certain integral aspects of our economy does not a good leader make.  A good leader must be able to “touch every base” not just be able to find his way to the venue.

    DRIP (don’t return incumbent politicians)

    you can
    callmeBob

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Dominic-Incata/501513137 Michael Dominic Incata

    You’re right. Ron Paul is the WORST presidential candidate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Dominic-Incata/501513137 Michael Dominic Incata

    What experience did Ronald Reagan have in the House or Senate?  The ONLY experience Obama has is from the Senate.  Did that make him qualified?

  • Anonymous

    LOL.  Good one.

    RECENT ACTIVITY
    Michael answered TellDC Sunday Poll: If the election were held today who would you vote for from the following GOP C… with Herman Cain.

    Michael answered Which candidate do you feel understands the economy best? with Herman Cain.

    Michael answered Who do you think is the strongest GOP candidate on the subject of jobs and the economy? with Herman Cain.

    Care to address Dr. Woods’ valid concerns Mr. Michael?

  • Mportillo04

    Does anybody have any other sources of Cain saying the economy is healthy a couple weeks before the crash? Other than this one article?

  • James

    Save these web pages because Herman Keynes won’t like this proof one bit.

  • Anonymous

    Deer in headlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUwDg1LLk6g

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  • eric schuster

    There is but one running for office that get’s MORE CONTRIBUTIONS from active military personnel than ALL the OTHERS COMBINED…in 2007 and 2011!These contributions represent our troops choice of leadership in combat as well as the type of society they have fought for and expect to return home to…preferably now and alive.When your choice opposes our troops choice, you are not supporting our troops. You are poisoning them with DU…disrespecting them…murdering them.Ron Paul for peace 2012

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  • OHIO GAL

    Hey “CARL”, Is that the only way you think Paul can win:
    By siding with the OWS nitwits to smear Cain?

    Get a life Kid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-C-Mitchell/1791591096 Maria C. Mitchell

    I think you need to update your page to include his gaffe about China trying to get nukes, or some such nonsense, as well as his silly statement he made in a past debate about his foreign policy – he’s going to update all the military bases around the world, and then call up Ahmadinejad at tell him, “Make my day!” – but he doesn’t know what he would do about Afghanistan. 

  • Anonymous

    Cain said the Koch’s are his brothers from annu mudda. Cain is another in a long line of NeoCon Zionists whose foreign policy is built around sucking up to Israel. The Koch brothers, who are ardent Zionists, are being investigated for selling arms to Iran. Does Cain support this too? On one hand the Zionist want a war with Iran and on the other they are selling arms to Iran – just like Israel did in the incorrectly named Iran/Contra scandal. But the Zionist run media kept that little detail out of the news.

  • Hello!

    The funny thing is that Ron Paul would be a very ineffective president. He is too ideological and will thus be unable to work with Congress.  Presidents who tend to succeed are usually realistic and pragmatic, and not particularly adherent to parties or ideologies. When commenting on issues, Paul often begins “if we didn’t have the FED”, “if we didn’t have an empire”, thus stating a discontentedness for the current governmental structure of the US. Unfortunately for Paul, it is not the duty of the president to revolutionize the government, and denounce laws passed by congress.  If Reagan were as stubborn as Paul, his presidency would have been a failure. On the other hand, the US has had countless presidents that, although intellectual, were ineffectual due to ideological adherence, such as Adams, Jefferson, Wilson, and Carter. Basically Ron Paul would make the worse stalemate ever in government legislation.

  • Cpeter2

    There is no ‘trouble’ with Cain, the trouble is with those who insist on some one ‘less’, like Ron Paul.



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