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Supporter says Paul offers ‘common sense’

February 19, 2008
Marietta Times
Ron Paul is the common sense candidate for the 2008 presidential election. You won’t see or hear much about him if you rely mostly on television and newspaper reports in your efforts to be politically informed. The good news is that more and more voters are campaigning for Ron Paul every day.

Ron Paul is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and has served on the House banking committee, the house committee on financial services, and the house committee on foreign affairs. He is the chief sponsor of the Social Security Preservation Act of 2007 (HR 219), the Social Security Beneficiary Tax Reduction Act (HR 192), and the Prescription Drug Affordability Act (HR 194). These important pieces of legislation would prohibit Congress from raiding the Social Security trust fund, reduce the tax hikes on Social Security benefits, legalize importation of prescriptions from Canada, and provide an 80 percent tax credit for seniors who incur out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs, respectively.

Ron Paul believes strongly in the need for reformation, particularly in the areas of foreign policy and monetary policy. This includes maintaining a strong military defense, securing our borders, rethinking our policies abroad, reducing our national debt, reducing waste in spending, strengthening the U.S. dollar, and operating a fiscally sound budget.

Ron Paul walks the talk. He has never voted for an unbalanced budget, has never voted to raise his own congressional pay, and never voted to raise taxes. Ron Paul refuses to participate in the lucrative congressional pension program and has regularly returned a portion of his annual budget to the U.S. Treasury. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but go ahead and read those last two sentences again.

If you don’t make an effort on your own, you may never hear just how much Ron Paul’s popularity is growing. Little press is given to him and you may not hear otherwise about how good he is doing in the primaries.

It is now more than ever that we need leaders whose actions speak louder than their words when we consider how many politicians are sell-outs in regard to what is in the best interest of the citizens of the United States. If you are yearning, like most Americans are, for a little honesty and integrity in our leaders, rather than the waste and greed that you’re used to, check out Ron Paul’s Web site at'> .

Jan Showalter

Ashland, Ohio


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