Who Pays For All The Government ‘Free’ Stuff?

Benjamin Franklin said that: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” How prescient and true. Once theft and redistribution by government is considered acceptable, the downward spiral of civilization begins. It can last for decades, or even centuries. But the end result is always bankruptcy as countless factions ruthlessly fight with one another to be on the receiving end of the heist. When theft by government is no longer considered acceptable, the upward march of civilization resumes.

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The only way we came overcome this…. Everyone must start growing as much food as you can and support farmers directly, share your food and teach others in your community the same…
That will start taking away from big business and create small business with no qualifications needed, then start boycotting any goods to and from Israel.
Also start making changes in schools for better education. Also stop the funding to terrorists like ISISrael. People need to start demanding at the scum who think they can rule us.

LeRoysCNCWoodworX
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who the hell said it's free? It will be paid for in taxes and rich x senators.

TheRocketMan
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If I somehow got back everything that's been taken from my paychecks in payroll and medicare taxes I'd invest that money to expanding my poultry operation. Probably upwards of a couple thousand dollars for the six or so years I've had a job at some point or another.

Just Me
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There is no argument you can make to justify major corps not having to pay any taxes sometimes even getting money back while the middle class gets stuck with paying most of the taxes! I know people in other countries that have health problems and they do get medical care and are happy with their medical care! Major surgeries, other treatments, they have no problems getting it and would never live here! People getting health care helps keeps them working! You mentioned kids that ares spoiled never having to work. You do know there is a lot of children of… Read more »

1776Rosco
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Ron Paul, the best President that could have been!

Michael DeSilvio
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Baracka HUSSEIN Obama spent nine trillion dollars in the eight long years of his abomination. Trump could have DESTROYED bath house Barry SODOMITE Soetoro as simply as having him audited and vetted.

Gilbert Gélinas
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In the case of Medicare for all, people are already paying insurance companies for health care. The difference is that it would cost less and everybody would be covered

Sam Sticka
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Maybe we should just abolish money altogether. I'm NOT advocating a cashless society where Big Brother tracks what you spend. I'm suggesting abolishing money period. As in out of existence.

No money, no religion, no governments. No authority figures. Nobody to answer to. What kind of world would THAT be?

TheEbonicslover
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Old fart keeps lying about immigrants again getting benefits. Only the legals are entitled to benefits not the illegals (those who didn't get the visa by the unelected bureaucrats) who only subsidize US born parasites.

lempira1421
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Shame on you…didn’t your son explained to you how the Canadian system works ? the Canadian government take care of your son ? No your son when to a private hospital who take Canadians and the government pays for it but the hospital I see you Ron Paul you are fake talking silly most of the social democratic countries don’t have control of the healthcare It is garbage the best time when America has been great when the government gets involved I don’t understand how people believe the lies from republicans Check all the programs that got most of Americans… Read more »

CautionCU
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The rich get all kinds of free crap and all of this land was stolen. The fruits of the land are given to the haves while the have nots are told to pay for their own school and medical care. If you stop buying all of these fighterjets and bombs for saudi arabia there will be enough to pay for medical care.

Gavin Date
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Who pays for all of the "free stuff" for billionaires, banks, and corporations on government stimulus welfare? Zero tax and welfare for the richest 1% and everyone else pays for it.

Charles Walker
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Wow that point at 13:00 that we don't get to learn competing ideas in the government schools (they wont teach us that govt is not effective) and that is a hidden cost is really interesting.

Astrid Albertsz
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Watch Venezuela averything belongs to the people and return to the people but in USA all that belongs to the corporations .USA citizen do not get anything from oil taken from their soil because it belongs to a small group . That is why USA citizen have to pay for everything . The democrats system does not work .In Venezuela no money are tak8ng from the rich to give free anything .That money comes from their minerals that belongs to the people not companies .It it an unjust way to treats your people with taxes to use it in wars… Read more »

les bowes
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there's no such thing as "free stuff", just benefits of better organization.

The Scoop!
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Dr Paul, you ask who pays for all the free stuff? We just print more money. Give some of the money to Wall Street so they can buy out all the Mom and Pops and the resources of third world countries, (make sure we have a strong military so they don't try to interfere with our scheme), loan some more money to the US government to relieve the poor, money that their grand kids will have to pay back with interest. This drives up inflation and thereby poverty, so we print some more money to cover the cost of bailing… Read more »

Michael 26CD
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Taxation should be more progressive so the rich pay for the military waste and counterproductive interventionism instead of soaking the middle class for it.

tod jones
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Ron Paul, I used to think you were smarter than to ask this stupid question. Anything above the revenues we take in by taxes and tariffs, we simply have the FED print. Thats why we have a $1.5 trillion deficit that exactly equals the sum of our war department and intel agencies.

tod jones
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He gets free high school education, free police department, free hegemonic government. He's as stupid as the person asking the question.

W.S. Soap Company
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I'd rather get or give a UBI then beg or be begged. I understand why people beg, at some point you're so desperate pride is luxury. If there is a UBI then I would feel better about cops not letting people beg.

W.S. Soap Company
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We expect folks to manage money well but some have never had any to practice with.

Thomas Stephens
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Dr.Paul I agree with you 1000% we need to stop giving WELFARE to the Banks, Insurance Co., Oil Co., Defense contractors and all the Corps. that make Billions and Pay NO TAXES!

Michelle McReynolds
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Israel. They owe us.

Robert Schaeffer
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Congress politicians make the most from lobbyists and their tax laws make you pay for their demented dreams
Snake oil and soap bubble fantasies on the way to Peter Pan land

Doug Dickerson
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I don’t want any free stuff from this corrupt government, all I want is for them to leave me the hell alone.

W.S. Soap Company
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Government seems to have done a pretty bang up job helping big businesses. How much did LG pay the researchers at MIT for the tech that makes there phones work? I'd like to get some of that kind of help.

Michaela Turner MA
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Hey Bogus Bernie #giveitback

Brass Monkey
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Ever thought about getting rid of all the old farts and start again?
It might not help– just a thought.

BigSurreal
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I'll tell you who will pay, Dr. Paul. The pentagon, big oil, the corporations, and the filthy rich who steal it from the poor.

BigSurreal
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Is it not "force" that we pay for the wars and corporate welfare.

Tertiary Adjunct
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No one said it's free. I would gladly pay taxes so I or folks I know don't go bankrupt paying medical bills. Or be trapped in jobs for fear of losing their coverage. Let's sell a few of the 24 aircraft carriers on ebay.

Jeremy Watson
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In a real Socialist economy, the corporate stock gets dissolved and removed from equities market and corporate profits and revenues, in the billions annually per company, goes into funding social health care and retiree pension allowances. The money comes from on nobody's back!!!

AddresseeNot Recognized
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Anything is LEGAL,(permitted by LAW) when the people CONSENT to Government and its allied Corporations. This was proven with the LEGAL physical HARM inflicted on the people of Catalonia at the polling stations, and the LEGAL killing of those on 9/11!!! It is against the LAW to cause harm or loss to others when they DO NOT CONSENT, and this includes by Govt and Corps. Consent is WITHDRAWN by returning their mail, (addressee not recognized, no contract)

Zen Dr
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AOC wants to pay the people who don't even want to work! Stupid people will destroy this nation…🙄

AddresseeNot Recognized
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Withdraw consent to (((THEIR))) CONTROL, by returning Govt and Corp mail,(addressee not recognized, no contract). This is the only way that they will listen to the common people.

John Ellis
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Millionaires like Ron Paul receive millions of dollars of free stuff from the government, as government is the organized morality of society and determines who owns what. Problem is, the fake morality in capitalism is that the first one to get their hands on wealth is the absolute dictator over that wealth. Truth is, wealth is the property we own above what is needed for a comfortable life, it being plundered property rightfully belonging to the starving homeless.

Gem Girlla
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Shame on you Ron. We pay taxes and should get something back for it. Its not free stuff…. the same people who pay for the defense budget and endless wars would pay for medicare for all, etc.. Why do you think paying taxes and using the money to provide services to US taxpayers, is free stuff anyway? Very disappointed in you Ron. This doesn't even make sense.

Ethernovel
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Under Ron Paul's plan millions of American citizens would die each year because they couldn't afford proper healthcare. Also, good quality education would only be available for the rich. Bernie Sanders is right, healthcare and education should be a human right. You pay for it by making multinational corporations like Amazon pay their taxes. It's ridiculous how they've been allowed to get away with paying $0 taxes for so long.

SubHek
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Have Dan Crenshaw on plz

Desmond Cantwell
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Barely 2 minutes in and already this is a partisan bullshit effort to obfuscate the truth and the fact that it has been proven that the proposed programs are able to be funded now under the current budget and that the plans have been clearly laid out many times. The current proposal for Medicare for all can save $200 BILLION per year for it;s first 10 years as was estimated by a Koch Brothers financed study. The free college or trade school idea is also less costly than what we already pay for all federal subsidies, grants, scholarships, and lost… Read more »