The Case Against Ron Paul Pt. 1

As there is a lot to cover about Congressman Ron Paul, this article will be split into several parts. Introducing Part 1, Introduction and the first issue.

Attention voters!

According to many Independent voters and much of the Libertarian party, Ron Paul is a god-send for the GOP ticket. Why, do you ask? Well, look at the 2012 Presidential Voter Guide Peter Richter made:

Note the smoking black man...

Strangely enough, if you follow the link to where he originally uploaded it to Facebook, you have to friend him to comment. How convenient! I suppose I can’t have everything go my way.

So, here’s my issue… I don’t see the facts positioned in a truthful manner. Not to mention how each person above is depicted by their picture. So, I.. I need to get my petty complaints out of the way, before I can get to the facts. Bear with me.

The Petty Issues

I just don’t like how each person is visually depicted. Maybe a couple of them are accurate. Maybe.

-Ron looks like a savior, a god-send (note the bright white background)

-Newt Gingrich seems like he’s a reader, the background narrator or otherwise not very serious. Armchair politician? I don’t know. My opinion of him is mixed, too.

-Rick Santorum looks whiny. I’ll keep my comments off that one. It’s just too easy.

-Mitt Romney is made to look mean, aggressive, and trying to appeal to American citizens.

-Finally, President Barack Obama is shown in no complimenting light. He has a cigarette in his mouth, and the expression on his face is very passive. Should I go as far as to say he’s shown to look poor?

It seems racist tinged depictions is following our President anywhere.

So, the Facts!

Individual Mandate and ‘ObamaCare’

– So, Ron Paul opposed the Individual Mandate and ‘ObamaCare’ (the Healthcare Reform bill, PPACA, passed in 2010). Why?

According Ron Paul’s website: Because forcing everyone to take insurance is the worst option. It seems Congressman Paul is ignoring large sections of the bill that was signed into law noting how private and public insurance companies must lower their premium into affordable costs, while making 80-85%% of their premium costs go into healthcare coverage.

Medical Loss Ratio: Getting Your Money’s Worth on Health Insurance

Today, many insurance companies spend a substantial portion of consumers’ premium dollars on administrative costs and profits, including executive salaries, overhead, and marketing.  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, consumers will receive more value for their premium dollar because insurance companies will be required to spend 80 to 85 percent of premium dollars on medical care and health care quality improvement, rather than on administrative costs, starting in 2011.  If they don’t, the insurance companies will be required to provide a rebate to their customers starting in 2012.

Source: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/11/medical-loss-ratio.html

If every American is covered, despite the controversy over Individual Mandates, profits for private insurance providers would not be forced to suffer while keeping it affordable for employers. As a result, there is observation it would be more affordable for individuals in turn. So, this brings up the question: Why is this opposed instead of discussed about how it can be improved?

Feel free to visit the information posted by the White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform

Stay turned for Part 2, continuing with the issues covered by the guide above.

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One Comment on “The Case Against Ron Paul Pt. 1”

  1. Johnie Hathaway says:

    Hello.This article was extremely motivating, particularly since I was searching for thoughts on this topic last Saturday.


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