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On the trail: Rep. Ron Paul

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Often called a "revolution," Congressman Ron Paul's presidential campaign has a loyal following.

It was standing room only at this campaign stop, in Sioux City, in September. But, some of Paul's ideas are far from revolutionary. Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "We have to quit the bailouts." He favors free enterprise, rather than a government hand out. Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "But, this is what's difficult. People in this country have been conditioned to believe that government is supposed to take care of us. Anytime there's a problem, instead of saying 'the government created the problem, get government out of the way', they think the free enterprise system created the problem, and the government is gonna come in a protect us. And, it's the other way around."

Job creation-- for this congressman-- starts with a stable economy. Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "That means sound money, balanced budgets, low taxes, less regulation." And, less rhetoric. Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "So, there's more to it than one president getting up and saying, 'I want to create jobs.' If a president does, he creates the wrong kind of jobs. He creates bureaucracies that cost a lot of money. And, that's our problem, we have too many government jobs. And, it doesn't solve the problem."

The solution? Cut government down to size, program by program. Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "I usually go by departments'... they're bigger. And, there are more than three!"

At the top of Paul's list? Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "Department of Education, Department of Energy, and Department of Commerce. We don't need all that management."

And, Paul says, we don't need all that spending. That's how he could promise me he won't raise taxes if elected. Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "That's not a very difficult promise to make. I made it many, many years ago when I first ran for office. Never voted for a tax increase.. never voted for any of this spending."

But, the place where Paul saves the most money is by pulling American troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, immediately... long before President Obama's deadline. Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "I would accelerate it tremendously. Weeks, a month or two... as soon as its feasible. Just announce to the world that we're coming home." Home to a country Ron Paul says is ready for a "revolution." Rep. Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate says, "That would be great!"

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