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Published on Apr 17, 2012

Ron Paul: Hey, thank you. End the Fed, hey! Along with the IRS. Let's repeal 1913 and we'd all be better off. Now, it's great to be here. You know, sometimes I give speeches on the House floor and there's nobody there. I like to leave the House floor and I like to go to America. I like to go to Texas and other states because people actually cheer what I say, and I like that.

You know, I'm sure everybody here has talked a lot about taxes and this is tax day. But taxes, in many ways, are nothing more than a symptom. The taxes that we pay are a symptom of runaway government. And that is the problem. It is the fact that we have allowed our government to be so big and out of control -- the Congress doesn't control it, the executive branch has more control than they deserve and the courts have more control than they deserve. What wee need is a strong Congress to rein in the executive branch and the courts to get back to a constitutional government.

I have a belief about taxes and I believe that taxes, indeed, are theft; stealing from the people. You may have seen this on the Internet, I have a bumper sticker on my desk that everybody that comes to my offices sees, that says, "Don't steal, the government hates competition". But the government taxes us in many ways. I think of spending as the culprit, because think of spending as being the tax. And then it's paid for in many different ways; they do tax us and it's way too high. But they never tax enough to pay the bills. So what do they do? They endlessly borrow, and they borrow so much and then interest rates go up and that doesn't work. So then what do they do? They resort to the printing press, and the Federal Reserve is the culprit that finances big government.

And that's exactly right. Eventually, if we're going to have a republic, we're going to have sound money. The Constitution is very clear: only gold and silver can be legal tender, not paper money.

Now why is it that even the Federal Reserve is involved in taxation? When they print money, they devalue your currency. Anytime you complain about a high price, you're paying a tax. So it is a tax, and the big sin, of course, is the big spending. Politicians, up until just recently, were always rewarded by spending money and telling their constituents back home, "I'm going to get you whatever you want". Well, those days are over, and you've helped end those days.

Now, the Federal Reserve serves two special interests in Congress. There are two types of spending that we have to be concerned about. One is the liberal spending; we know all about that. They like to take over your lives because they consider you too stupid to take care of your lives yourself. So they have to take care of you from cradle to grave, so they justify that.
"ron paul" "tax day" "4/17" irs "income tax"


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