My column for today’s American Spectator discusses the Texas-sized hypocrisy of Ron Paul, fair-weather friend to Ronald Reagan and faux libertarian:
Paul has consistently represented himself as a principled libertarian, and never tires of reminding us that he is a physician whose medical experience has taught him to be wary of government intrusion in health care. However, the good doctor’s voting record shows that he has frequently supported such government intervention.
He has voted for government price-fixing at least twice. And, despite all his rhetoric about out-of-control government spending, he’s a major earmark hog:
While representing himself for decades as the sworn enemy of overspending, the good doctor has had his snout deep in the earmark trough. In 2007, The Wall Street Journal reported, ‘The Congressman disclosed his requests this year for about $400 million worth of federal funding for no fewer than 65 earmarks.’
To read more about the shameless hypocrisy of Doctor Faux click here.