Ron Paul: “You can’t save free markets by socialism!”

October 14th, 2008 11:02 am  |  by  |  Published in Big Government, Ron Paul  |  3 Responses

On Fox Business News, Ron Paul reiterates his belief that the measures being taken to “rescue” the financial system are exactly the very measures that caused the problem in the first place. He really goes off again in this clip. A few choice quotes:

“You have to allow the market to set the prices.”

“This won’t solve the problem.”

“Are you going to have a short painful period for a year, or are you going to prolong the agony with a depression.”

“You can’t save free markets by socialism.”

“This country is bankrupt and we won’t admit it.”

“We are on the verge of destroying our dollar.”

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  1. Stan says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 12:48 pm (#)

    Q. In the interest of trust & integrity, if Audit the FED is approved & passed, what authorized governmental department will do the actual auditing? Can we expect to realistically overcome the clandestine opposition that has been in place since 1913?
    Serious & concerned,

  2. xyz says:

    May 18th, 2010 at 9:19 am (#)

    We want to save ourselves, not Free Markets.
    Free Markets are ruining our way of life in America
    Why would we purely want to save the thing that is doing us harm?
    We need a system of Regulated-Capitalism with the right amount of Socialist institutions, like public schools, police, fire departments, military, etc. etc. etc.
    Government should not be excessive, but to govern America it needs to expand to the size necessary to sustain the country.

  3. Screw Socialism says:

    March 28th, 2011 at 12:32 pm (#)

    You stupidity amazes me. Have you ever heard of Milton Friedman? The only reason this country has the wealth it has is because of free markets. The gov'ts regulation of free markets and its use of the Federal Reserve to "Create" money out of thin air are the reasons why the US gov't and it wealth are screwed. Do some homework…YouTube Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. They know how free markets work. You will also learn how the gov't continues to screw them up.
    If it's not CONSTITUTIONAL…we don't need it!