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Rand Paul: We All Owe a “Debt of Gratitude to my Father, the Champion of Liberty”

andafoul Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:28 AM
more from "Under both current law and this legislation, the NFIP may borrow an additional $3 billion from the Treasury." "CBO also estimates that the changes made by H.R. 1309 would increase net income to the NFIP by $4.2 billion over the 2012-2021 period." "H.R. 1309 would impose intergovernmental and private-sector MANDATES, as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA), on public and private mortgage lenders." Why do I get the feeling that this Republican-controlled Congress will be adept at redistributing wealth from the bottom-up? Why wasn't this program ABOLISHED?
C'mon Man Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:31 AM
andafoul Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:28 AM
Here's the typical Republican/TeaParty response.

Yeah, but not all of the flood insurance money goes to millionaires with million dollar homes.

Oh....Ok, I guess that makes it Ok.

I’m sure by now regular readers are well aware that Texas Congressman Ron Paul is serving out his 12th -- and final -- term in the House of Representatives and will soon retire from public life. Somewhat unexpectedly, however, during his humble and moving final speech on the House floor a few days ago, I was surprised to hear him speak, among other things, about his “failure” to rein in the size and scope of government during his long and distinguished political career. To some extent this is undoubtedly true -- after all, the United States is headed straight...