So three top reasons why Ron Paul was one of the most awesome politicians ever. No one ever cares about politics or trust politicians since with them you never know what the truth is. Very often it’s all tricks, lies, double speak or misdirection. People very often never care to worry about what is going on in the political field since you cannot trust anyone. Here are some of the reasons which prove why you can trust Ron Paul and we need more politicians like him.
1: No government pensions for Ron Paul
For years Ron Paul has spoke about how he will never take place in the government pension program. Now the variables of the pension program has certain rules to it such as you need to be over 50, served for a minimum of 20 years, it is based on your pay and other things. A lot of these rules are rather moot to be honest since most people in politics and especially in Congress stay involved for several years. Part of it is based on how much they are paid as well. But people in Congress always make a pretty paycheck with Congress getting a annual pay of $174,000 per year. This isn’t recent either since they get a cost of living adjustment every single year unless every member votes no. The pension for a majority of retired Congressmen and woman back in 2006 was averaging $60,972 which is certainly not a bad pay to be retired on at all. Currently Paul is one of four or or so politicians who do not take part in the pension program. He sights the fact that it is immoral and wrong how much more Congress people can get in pension compared to most private citizens and how lucrative it is.
2: Lobbyists never touch Ron Paul
Lobbyists find approaching him to be such a hassle that they never bother to do so anymore. During the last presidential race people such as Romney received over 200,000 in the way of money from various lobbyists. And of course everyone knows how people in high offices are often paid off. During the last election Paul received less then $500 from lobbyists and throughout his career in Congress has received less money then most anyone else.
3: Paul always votes to cut Congress pay
As I said mention above Congress gets a cost of living adjustment every year to make up for increases in the cost of things and inflation. The only way this doesn’t happen if enough people vote no. But virtually everyone always votes yes to raise their pay. Paul is one of less then five people to vote no to raising their pay almost every time. In fact during the last time the government was talking about putting soldiers pay on hold due to approaching the debt ceiling Paul called for cutting Congress pay. Naturally no one listened though.
People can say what they want. But I would like to know how many politicians you can sight who have that kind of honesty. At least we can say that other people in Congress know how it feels to struggle like the average American, right?
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