Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Smears Ron Paul With Half-Truths About Paul's Earmarks.
Posted on 11/30/2011 8:52:31 PM PST by PhilipFreneau
Glenn Beck Smears Ron Paul With Half-Truths About Paul's Earmarks.
Today on his radio show Glenn Beck and his staff declared that Ron Paul is the "earmark king", and labeled Paul a hypocrit. Beck correctly stated that Paul adds many earmarks to spending bills, and then votes against the spending bills. What Beck left out (either by deceit or by ignorance) is that earmarks do not increase the size of a budget. The money allocated for a budget is set by the Appropriations Committee prior to any allocation or earmark. All money not allocated or earmarked is not deleted from the budget, but rather is turned over the the executive branch to spend as it sees fit.
According to Wikipedia [re. Earmark], "Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly point out that directing money to particular purposes is a core constitutional function of Congress. If Congress does not make a specific allocation, the task falls to the executive branch; there is no guarantee that the allocation made by executive agencies will be superior to Congress's. Presidents and executive officials can use the allocation of spending to reward friends and punish enemies." They also warned the "Tea Party's Anti-Earmark Crusade Gives More Power to President Obama".
Those are important points. Unallocated money has no transparency, and therefore can be used by the President to reward friends and punish enemies, without public scrutiny. Therefore, by earmarking as much as he can, Ron Paul is increasing the transparency of government spending. Until the Congress passes a law that requires all unallocated money to be deleted from the budget and returned to the Treasury, Congressman Paul is doing all he can do to increase the transparency of federal expenditures.
Glenn Beck is constantly preaching to us about the importance of (honorable) character. Maybe Beck should practice what he preaches.
Yes, Gingrich is using half-truths.
Just yesterday he said, “That Ron Paul is half-crazy.”
NuBLAC Inc & Texas Southwest
Gulf Coast Regional Chapter of NAN Executives attend
National Action Network
Summer Conference at Hyatt Hotel in
Atlanta, Georgia August 13th-15th 2009
Thanks to Ron Paul...they can stay at the Hyatt
NAN Executives and NuBlac executives stay at the Hyatt in Atlanta.
Thanks Ron Paul..how much taxpayer is he funneling to NuBlac???
NAN is Al Sharpton.
NAN Executives and NuBlac executives stay at the Hyatt in Atlanta.
Thanks Ron Paul..how much taxpayer funds is he funneling to NuBlac???
NAN is Al Sharpton.
A troll is someone who stirs up trouble on a forum, which is what you’re trying to do. Trolling has nothing to do with how long you’ve been here.
hey were are u going..is Ron Paul payin ur fishin trip with taxpayers money??
Who is that racist black guy with the beard..supposed to be a college professor..he’s on tv sometimes spouting his racist views.
He’s affiliated with NuBlac....the organization Ron Paul has earmarked.
I think that’s Cornel West.
So, after a hundred posts we are left with:
RP sets earmarks to have better control over the budget,
RP sets aside a significant number of earmarks compared to others in Congress,
RP votes against the budgets that he gets his earmarks from,
and RP claims superiority in fiscal issues by waving his refusal to sign onto the budget he makes sure he will benefit from.
I missed that part in the constitution that advocated Congressional earmarking.
So, how did you put it?
Oh yeah ...
“A half-truth is a lie.”
I guess that makes RP a liar
yeah the pics match..
Beck smeared Cain today and yesterday over unproven allegations. Beck believes Cain is entirely guilty based only on allegations. I see that as a smear.
For all of you Ron Paul fans...
If he runs as a Third Party candidate ....will you hand the election to Obama?
The problem with Ron Paul is that some of what he says sounds really good and the rest about fiat money and the Fed is loony tunes.
Ron Paul’s foreign policy position towards Iran mirrors Europe’s foreign policy position towards Hitler.
If the Republicans nominate Romney, will he get your vote?
Ron Paul: Isn’t it true that the FED can buy debt of other nations?...under the Monetary Control Act of 1980...is that not permissable?
Ben Bernanke: Yes, that’s true but we have no plans whatsoever to be involved in any foreign bailouts or anything of that sort.
4:44 to 5:31...here
NOTICE Barney Frank’s follow up and Ron Paul’s facial expression...not to mention Ron Paul’s allegations before his question to Bernanke...that triggered Frank’s closure on this political theater.
Not. Ron Paul is a fiscal conservative but in fact, he is a libertarian.
With all of your name calling about half truths making people liars, I'd be careful about your own half truths/lies.
You use Wikipedia as a source? That alone makes anything you present questionable.
For Fiscal Year 2010, Paul requested 54 total earmarks, adding up to $398,460,640 in pork that the former presidential candidate sought to bring home to his district. These requests were made prior to the House Republican Conferences voluntary ban on filing earmarks.
Pauls largest request in 2010 was $51.5 million in federal money to be spent on Reconstruction of Bluewater Highway Hurricane Evacuation Route Between Brazoria and Galveston Counties in Texas. He requested another $50 million to be directed to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and $46 million for deepening the Texas City channel. The majority of Pauls requests were for projects related to various ports and channels, though other sectors of his district also received attention, such as $20 million for a hospital in Chambers County. Even smaller projects received attention from the libertarian representative, such as $2.5 million requested to redevelop historic downtown area and to purchase trash cans, bike racks and decorative street lighting in Baytown.
I guess it depends upon what the meaning of hypocrite is.
For all of you Ron Paul fans... If he runs as a Third Party candidate ....will you hand the election to Obama?
For all you Ron Paul haters...
If he gets the nomination will you hand the election to Obama?
Pat Gray has a long history of hating Ron Paul. Why I don't know, but he and Ed Hendi used to rip Paul just about everyday on the air here in Houston before Pat Gray left to join Glenn Beck.
Corrupt is going to Washington D.C. a man of modest means and becoming a multi millionaire while serving in Congress. How many times have we seen that happen? How to you think that happens? Ron Paul, (a practicing doctor) after 30 years in Congress is still a man of modest means. Corrupt is the one thing Ron Paul isn’t.
Earmarks are probably as old as the Republic. And the problem is that many of them are simply wasteful bribes. it's one reason the country is bankrupt.
Let's say that you and I are congressmen. Your district really does need a new one million dollar bridge. That bridge would be good for your district, and a benefit to the country as a whole.
Wait a minute, says I. If your district gets money, I want my district to get money too. Let's see, how about a one million dollar museum to celebrate the lima bean?
You support my museum and I'll support your bridge. They're both earmarks, and one million dollars of taxpayer money has just been wasted on a lima bean museum.
Gee, didn’t someone we both know write about this MONTHS ago ?
Do try to keep up, Glenn!
“Ron Paul will not be the nominee.”
No, he’ll go third party and sink us all, assuming Trump doesn’t beat him to it.
Everybody is lying, only RuPaul knows the truth......
Lame, Philip, lame.
This is FRee Republic, not Facebook. You’ll have to do better than that.
“Rather it is the way earmarks are horse-traded for votes.”
Even slimier: Throwing earmarks on bills you know will pass and voting “nay” to look cool for your cult the way Cut and Run Paul does.
Not worried about Paul running 3rd party. There are few people more against 3rd party's than me, but Paul would take more votes from Obama than he would the GOP. Ron Paul voters claiming to be Republican primary voters are lying. They are like cultists, by and large they are NOT going to vote our eventual nominee (which won't be Paul).
I remember the paulbots of 2008. Most voted for Obama. The ones that actually understood what Paul stood for voted Libertarian. When Paul leaves the GOP, it will be no loss. I will be thrilled to see that kook gone.
“Paul is a true conservative.”
It’s good to know that posters still have a sense of humor on FR!
I hope you’re right champ.
I really do.
It’s another day in RuPaulista SS Fantasy Land!
>>>Ron Paul: Isnt it true that the FED can buy debt of other nations?...under the Monetary Control Act of 1980...is that not permissable?<<<
Of the GOP presidential candidates, only Ron Paul has the integrity and balls to take on the Federal Reserve.
>>>A troll is someone who stirs up trouble on a forum<<<
Do you mean someone who labels Freepers who support Ron Paul as “Paultards”? I agree. They are trolls.
>>>Everybody is lying, only RuPaul knows the truth...... Lame, Philip, lame.<<<
I’ll bite. Tell us the lies of Ron Paul.
>>>Everybody is lying, only RuPaul knows the truth<<<
I believe you admitted in a previous post that you were being deceitful about Ron Paul’s earmarks in that you failed to put his earmark activities in proper context.
What is your definition of a liar?
McGruff, did you even bother to read my original post? I think not.
>>>I missed that part in the constitution that advocated Congressional earmarking.<<<
I guess you also missed the part in the constitution that allowed the President to spend as he damn well pleases all budgeted money that is not allocated and/or earmarked.
Come on, “Optimist”, get educated.
>>>So now you are a pot smoking Libertarian. Swell.<<<
Thanks for the smear, pinhead.
Dude. Put down the bong. It has been many days since I posted that reply. Sober up and get back to me. Time doesn’t stand still for the rest of us.
>>>The financial support (of NuBlac) coming from taxpayers..thanks to Ron Paul<<<
Not true. The financial support comes from the CORRUPT CONGRESSIONAL BUDGETING PROCESS that set a FIXED (read again, “FIXED”) amount of taxpayers dollars to be spent THAT CANNOT BE REDUCED. Therefore, the un-allocated money goes to the President (e.g., to Obama) to spend as he damn well pleases, or it is targeted (earmarked) to congressional districts.
Bushpilot, would you rather Obama spend the excess money? Be honest?
>>>Dude. Put down the bong. <<<
What’s a bong?
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