Everyone’s favorite libertarian looney toon, Ron Paul, is at it again. The radical right-wing Presidential nominee appeared in one of the most comfortable places a republican could be, the Fox News set. Paul joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday and poor Wallace did his best to make Paul seem reasonable, it didn’t work. Wallace asked Paul about his views towards Social Security and Medicare in relation to the constitution.
WALLACE: You talk a lot about the Constitution. You say Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid are all unconstitutional.
PAUL: Technically, they are. … There’s no authority [in the Constitution]. Article I, Section 8 doesn’t say I can set up an insurance program for people. What part of the Constitution are you getting it from? The liberals are the ones who use this General Welfare Clause. … That is such an extreme liberal viewpoint that has been mistaught in our schools for so long and that’s what we have to reverse—that very notion that you’re presenting.
WALLACE: Congressman, it’s not just a liberal view. It was the decision of the Supreme Court in 1937 when they said that Social Security was constitutional under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.
PAUL: And the Constitution and the courts said slavery was legal to, and we had to reverse that.
You would think that as Ron Paul has gotten older, he might ease up on Social Security and Medicare, but considering all the pay offs he receives, I suppose it is understandable why he wouldn’t care so much. As far right as the Republican Party has gone, Paul’s stance and obsession to demonize such important programs like “The Big Three” is a bit much for many to deal with. Most Republicans who want to privatize or eliminate these programs still don’t side with Paul’s crazy idea that the programs are unconstitutional. In fact, over 200 Republicans voted for George W. Bushes horrible Medicare Part D plan.
Ron Paul might never truly be electable even in a GOP primary, but he does have a core group of supporters. Paul’s stance on not demonizing gay marriage or abortion doesn’t play well with social conservatives, so the idea of Paul winning the nomination is slim. However, Paul is the leader of a small but loud group of people who share the same radical and delusional ideas that he does. The truth of the matter is simple, if Paul ever lost the donations from big business or somehow lost his fortune, he would be the first in line to cash in his Social Security check or use his Medicare card. Ron Paul, just another conservative hypocrite.