Rep. Paul: 'Put me down as undecided'
Texas congressman on Romney-Ryan ticket, 2012 election
- Duration 10:59
- Date Aug 28, 2012
Texas congressman on Romney-Ryan ticket, 2012 election
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We interrupt this -- glory days CN floor odd bit of a -- race at that fellow there Ron Paul.
-- -- -- -- go through to lay on a -- to.
Say he has -- greeted here favorably as a rock star here most definitely.
On both telling me he likes this ticket that doesn't mean he is supporting this ticket -- -- -- ago.
I didn't know what to expect I knew we had a few friends here but I was surprised little enthusiasm.
Don't care -- -- -- The Hawaii delegates in the hot.
Are you don't -- backing the ticket but you're not wholeheartedly enthusiastic about.
That a beverage moon incidents -- ideas I have been endorsed the ticket.
My and what endorses principles I've been talking about for a long time Lotta time doing your show.
You know basically what that is I'm indoors seeing you know peace and prosperity and individual -- the constitution.
And more intense than men that I am in the politics of -- so I.
And you know weighing as I drift away from the political action -- I didn't feel more comfortable there's some things in politics as you can learn a whole lot of time there's a lot of infighting.
-- never enjoy that hasn't -- that going on now.
I would just as soon talk about business problems economic problems in the business cycle doesn't think -- stirred my interest on the -- you practice your remarks congress and saying.
-- you're not quite important to stick it to but it does it mean you could leave this convention not supported.
I've been I've -- -- intending to endorse.
Anybody if you have any.
Horse in this race -- like.
-- made in the total race where Barack Obama Mitt Romney.
I'm not on the at this moment I have no plans to endorse anybody in heaven and I think most people realize you're gonna vote.
I grew up probably -- I've done that in the past -- and how would you airborne aside and Mitt Romney who were.
We're not on certain issues.
But just remember this the other possibility you could vote for Barack Obama -- to -- Is there a possibility you could vote for the libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
Well there's there's always possibilities of everything that I haven't made up my mind put me down as undecided and let me just tell you -- evidence -- been six.
I Ford was president when I was a big Reagan supporter went to the convention through the back -- adolescent and nobody can really -- -- endorsed the tickets.
You know it was a nonevent I just endorse it because Reagan was my -- you're much.
Bigger deal than you're a national figure in Minnesota because you -- really we shot.
I didn't -- it all seriousness congressman.
The candidates for Mitt Romney Paul Ryan himself in just an interview yesterday was talking about.
This notion that yeah those that -- suggested backers of viewers.
Will rally around as you will rally around this ticket they're confident.
You will and they will are they overconfident or they -- company.
They might be jumping again -- what are you guys I -- think it's funny you're out of.
Because I'm not a block I don't know in -- delegates -- a little bit different I don't think and I have these delegates I'm gonna release them I can really sing -- me thing.
They're gonna do what they wanna do the envy -- 58 and do something that they don't think is consistent.
I'll lose credibility and they won't do what I really good actors -- -- answers.
PodZinger -- on board with this ticket I think they're very independent I think some -- in that position.
Somebody -- -- -- different parties.
There is there individuals and when they asked me what to do -- and which one did you know I don't.
I don't see this -- that I see this.
I see when I -- and more -- an intellectual.
Movement and and we talk about revolution because we need a revolutionary change in our ideas.
We just can't go -- the status quo.
When you come down -- monetary policy and foreign policy and spending and debt in the tradition of Republicans and Democrats haven't had a whole lot of difference.
You do -- -- criticism Paul Ryan when he was -- was.
Not to be that's too much but that he doesn't have nearly a -- thank you who you interviewed me on the right -- -- voted -- and I don't hear your point is well taken because over ten years.
Even with the Ryan plan.
Has done an 853 you know spending over ten years but we still have more spending than we do this here but it was thirty years to get to a balanced budget so that you are you that's way too long bomb -- you guys you never know cuts -- -- See -- that one point and I tried talking about his baseline budgeting.
That -- appeal to logic why should you have the baseline it's pulling up settling in anything you cut from the baseline is a cut.
So they get nearly hysterical.
If you if you increase a hundred billion dollar budget -- -- hundred and and it 150.
Another look at it early to growth yeah that's not cutting.
I already know you're into that Iraq what does this party.
Bites the argument for Mitt Romney congressman picking Paul Ryan was so that he had that.
That conservative privatized that and I spending gravitas you don't -- that sounds.
Don't -- according to my speech was on the floor about the -- budget that I I voted against it he doesn't mean I didn't really -- anything.
But the Democrats fall into the trap.
The Democrats become.
The group that solidifies his reputation the same home oh lord look at what this Ryan does you know -- -- is slashing the budget.
Concerns that pain pets are guy.
For the Democrats given his reputation.
But he's only talking about cutting proposed increases they're not real cuts in the course.
I'm interested in less militarism I don't think we -- find declared -- and there's places.
Where you can I'm convinced that if anybody sincere about cutting -- -- to talk about baseline budgeting.
They have to be willing to cut domestically -- foreign expenditures.
Otherwise I don't think this is very serious and you.
And I believe it's very serious because I believe that we're gonna get into a much worse crisis and had -- no way.
It's approaching quickly.
And it's a spending problem and if we get into the same situation is Greece is a much bigger deal.
Because we are the biggest economy and we have the reserve currency.
That's what we should be talking about but because they don't do this coming -- not serious.
They either don't understand -- they're just willing to delay it or figure I can win -- I actually cut something.
You know everybody yells and scream you know become one weapon system.
Oh you're gonna destroy the truth -- How do you feel about these sequestration cuts -- automatic cuts many -- part of -- -- -- -- defense cuts are draconian cuts are too severe.
Where do you stand on.
I think that's sort of silly at all because there's no real cuts.
As -- the proposed increases and that's critical problem list.
So they fight they.
Then guess who -- simply remove that.
Liberal Democrats who can serve everybody or they don't like the rules.
Do you think we have this debt clock running in here congress and I think that isn't it it isn't over -- a difference to you and the issue that you made it.
But you know 63 and has a lot of money.
And do you think will ever ever.
Get that paid off -- absolutely no it's not a prayer book it governments never pay off debt but they liquidate the death.
You don't pay it off you don't earn it like you I get in trouble.
But as a way to -- your way out of it.
Did you grow your way I don't know not at this -- -- tax cuts in the like he could -- your way that you can.
Inflate your way out it destroyed the valued currency.
If we -- sixteen trillion if you destroying.
He hit 50%.
Price inflation -- dollar lost 50% of newly -- billion dollars to imagine if interest rates were higher how much that.
And -- interest rates will go higher.
And the -- you're destined to go higher otherwise we don't ever have to go to work against it because we issued the reserve currency were -- they're still selling this stuff.
And they still they still you know when there's a little shaky market.
People still go to our treasury bills that can't last forever analysts -- finally your -- here at this convention.
-- -- whatever the agreements or disagreements.
There's a lot of people who think the world -- you hear what you don't have a union speaking.
Com and I'm wondering glad they're there.
They're kind them.
Soft pedaling it.
I don't know what to college.
No -- I don't have I don't it's not that I don't have a huge.
-- I don't have a -- control.
But they're anxious I think they're really anxious what they lose have a lot of others -- -- site that's what you're doing well site but you don't do you.
-- you you don't feel you've been treated well by the Romney kept it.
Don't worry too much about that -- characterize a certain way of course my supporters think they treat this atrocious live and isolate get given how.
On my system because we have a grand rally on Sunday night but would you be angered congressmen if not three years on and thinking about his future -- senator Rand Paul.
And that may be the better part of valor is to.
So while your extra pride would have you wanna call it so that he can carry the tour.
Now if my son I'm cool like holding callous but I guess -- -- -- about the timing of the sixty -- sort of turned him loose content.
-- -- -- -- -- -- So I -- and bestow anything on him and he's doing a pretty good job and he will not do things just as I have done it -- he has a pretty good reputation -- -- -- there will be.
Disagreements on strategies through.
I think that's that's pretty normal and understood.
You know congressman as a business -- -- and I've always appreciated value covering your speeches and your primaries and caucuses.
You're the only guy in the planet who could talk about the Federal Reserve and money supply in velocity currencies.
And get standing ovations from young yet -- I love it I could do that -- ratings would be like Jay Leno.
It's -- tell you what I enjoyed on the write ups on the rally we had the other night.
Is they didn't talk just about what you see -- in the sense what is -- amazing about Ron Paul he did this time for an -- fifteen minutes I can't believe anyway sit and listen to that data back.
But they say he never mentioned the president's name or -- exit strategy -- its content and and I never that wasn't a player.
This is the way my mind works because like they want to meet you steal we -- attack predicting attacks and again right now predict he isn't the issue.
It is the issue of Fiat money and the monetary.
Could you -- do you you may be an extra rears beckoning him and it's electorate fox well well I think you're gonna send me to the yeah.
Obvious that they get an error but there -- -- negative all right --