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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #151 (permalink)
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How does his spending compare to other Congressmen?
Does it matter? He claims to be Dr. Frugal. He is a wealthy man, if he wants to fly first class why not pay for it himself and spare the taxpayer? Seems hypocritical to me.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #152 (permalink)
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according to one website that got a hold of congressmen's spending in total - not just on flights but everything - Ron Paul was very much in the middle range. Moderate spender.
fine by me! it's still less than most of buffoons' spendings.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #153 (permalink)
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according to one website that got a hold of congressmen's spending in total - not just on flights but everything - Ron Paul was very much in the middle range. Moderate spender.

Ron Paul 2012: About Those First Class Flights...
Not good.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:15 PM   #154 (permalink)
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As for overall spending (the Sunlight Foundation includes the categories of franked mail, personnel compensation, travel, rent, printing, supplies, equipment and other services), Paul shelled out $1.37 million, which places him 232nd.
not good?
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #155 (permalink)
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The best part was the lame excuses..... "I need a full fare ticket so I can make changes...." Same ol same ol
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #156 (permalink)
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not good?
So Dr. Frugal's spending puts him right in the middle.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #157 (permalink)
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Does it matter? He claims to be Dr. Frugal. He is a wealthy man, if he wants to fly first class why not pay for it himself and spare the taxpayer? Seems hypocritical to me.
He's not that wealthy. He is worth only about 2.5 million (I think). He is a pauper compared to the other candidates.
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The best part was the lame excuses..... "I need a full fare ticket so I can make changes...." Same ol same ol
he didn't say that.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #160 (permalink)
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So Dr. Frugal's spending puts him right in the middle.
that's fine. at least he's not in the 1%.

curious - are Gingrich, Perry, Romney, and Bachmann right in the middle too or way above Dr. Frugal?
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Ron Paul is the only candidate who is not a warmongerer.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:31 PM   #162 (permalink)
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he didn't say that.
Nah, his COS did...

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We always get him full refundable tickets since the congressional schedule sometimes changes quickly," said Jeff Deist, Paul's chief of staff. Paul might have to pay out of his own pocket for canceled flights in some cases if he didn't buy refundable tickets, Deist said.
Paul Fights Washington Spending, Flies First Class

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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #163 (permalink)
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that's fine. at least he's not in the 1%.

curious - are Gingrich, Perry, Romney, and Bachmann right in the middle too or way above Dr. Frugal?
Newsflash.... Bachmann is out of the race and the other 3 are not in federal office
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Good for him. Sitting in economy is torture on long flights, and for someone who has to fly as much as he does, having crummy seating accommodations could place a lot of stress on his job performance.

I find it commendable that he made his all his records fully accessible when requested. If this is the most dirt they can dig up on him, he sure must be a rotten fellow. . . .
That scoundrel!
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Does it matter? He claims to be Dr. Frugal. He is a wealthy man, if he wants to fly first class why not pay for it himself and spare the taxpayer? Seems hypocritical to me.
I think he's a man who's a moderate spender compared to other congressmen.

so, i find all this unnecessarily sensationalistic.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #166 (permalink)
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I think he's a man who's a moderate spender compared to other congressmen.

so, i find all this unnecessarily sensationalistic.
I see a man that says he is going to cut federal spending unnecessarily spending federal $$$. We can agree to disagree though.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #167 (permalink)
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I see a man that says he is going to cut federal spending unnecessarily spending federal $$$. We can agree to disagree though.
Don't lose sight of the big picture.

Saving money on plane flights is not going to balance the budget and pay off the Federal debt.

Cutting Federal spending will do that.

And if we vote him in, he WILL balance the budget and pay off the debt to the best of his ability, and you KNOW the rest of 'em won't try to do that.
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Newsflash.... Bachmann is out of the race and the other 3 are not in federal office
lame excuse.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #169 (permalink)
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Don't lose sight of the big picture.

Saving money on plane flights is not going to balance the budget and pay off the Federal debt.

Cutting Federal spending will do that.

And if we vote him in, he WILL balance the budget and pay off the debt to the best of his ability, and you KNOW the rest of 'em won't try to do that.
I disagree. If we can't trust him to cut the little stuff, we can't trust him to cut the big stuff IMO. If he can't make the right call on a decision that benefits only himself..... how can we trust him to make the right call with lobbyists breathing down his neck and opinion polls. Again, just my opinion.
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I disagree. If we can't trust him to cut the little stuff, we can't trust him to cut the big stuff IMO. If he can't make the right call on a decision that benefits only himself..... how can we trust him to make the right call with lobbyists breathing down his neck and opinion polls. Again, just my opinion.
so.... which President candidate do you trust to make the right calls?
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so.... which President candidate do you trust to make the right calls?
Not sure yet.... But it's not Paul. I would vote for Obama over Paul (seriously)...he is one that I think would be worse.
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Not sure yet.... But it's not Paul. I would vote for Obama over Paul (seriously)...he is one that I think would be worse.
why vote for worst President?
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Unread 01-18-2012, 02:37 AM   #174 (permalink)
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Not sure yet.... But it's not Paul. I would vote for Obama over Paul (seriously)...he is one that I think would be worse.
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Meh, IMO Mitt will probably be a slight upgrade over Obama..... It's really hard to find someone that would be worse than Obama.
so now you're voting for Obama?
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I recall that I saw news about Ron Paul who is against Sorenson, is that rite?
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I recall that I saw news about Ron Paul who is against Sorenson, is that rite?
I think that it is a different Sorenson company, and it is not a Sorenson's relay service. Unless you show us the source for the link.
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but I'm confused by your posts.

so now you're voting for Obama?

How are those 2 posts not clear?

Try reading the 2nd quote first....maybe that will help you
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And by the way, MSN lied. Ron Paul buys refundable coach tickets and gets upgrades to first class whenever his frequent flyer miles allow him to.


Such pathetic smearing.
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How are those 2 posts not clear?

Try reading the 2nd quote first....maybe that will help you
for your vague clarification.
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