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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Ron Paul loves straw men
Listening to Ron Paul’s speech this evening it was interesting his enthusiastic use of straw men:
“All these bleeding hearts who said we can just give everyone a free house and they can borrow off the equity…”
You can’t look back at the utter debacle of the housing market and say, with a straight face, that the problem was that people got ‘free houses’ that they then took loans against the equity. At least you can’t say that without worrying that some great cosmic force turns you into charcoal briquette on the spot.