Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ron Paul on Immigration and Scrapping the IRS

Immigration Fix Unlikely Soon

The immigration crisis pitting the Obama administration against 26 states may not ease until the country has a Republican president — and even then politicians could still prefer the status quo, former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas told Newsmax TV on Friday.

"There's two issues: one is what Obama's doing, and the second is how he's doing it," Paul, a libertarian and past Republican presidential candidate, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner, referring to President Barack Obama's executive order to start permit paperwork for millions of undocumented immigrants

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Without a Welfare State, There Would Be No Need for IRS

If we get rid of our flawed welfare state, we could also get rid of the Internal Revenue Service, former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV.

Under "the current government of warfare and welfare, you not only need the IRS, you need deficit financing, you need the Federal Reserve to print the money and keep the boondoggle going until the whole thing collapses," he told the network's "MidPoint' program.

The Fed has kept its federal funds rate target at a record low of zero to 0.25 percent since December 2008.

And its balance sheet has ballooned to $4.5 trillion through quantitative easing.

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