Here's What Happened When a Jewish Professor Tried Entering Columbia's Campus
Biden Is Always Wrong
President Biden Has His 'Very Fine People on Both Sides' Moment
The New York Times' Coverage of Columbia's Hamas Student Uprising Is Something Else
GOP Reps From New York Have a Message for Columbia University's President
Joe Biden's Ham-Fisted Statement on Pro-Hamas Campus Chaos Is Baseless Bluster
Republican Congresswoman Has a Warning for Columbia University
Trump Killed Humor in DC
Carpetbagger Eugene Vindman's Campaign Is a Mess
JB Pritzker's Sunday Show Appearance Was Such a Mess, Of Course He's a...
Middle School Girls Were Forced to Compete Against a 'Trans' Athlete. Here's What...
Planned Parenthood Refuses to Hand Over Documents on Transgender Care for Kids
Ilhan Omar's Daughter: How Dare You Make Me Face the Consequences of My...
Arizona’s Supreme Court Upheld Legislation to Protect Unborn Life. Here’s How Gavin Newsom...
Illegal Aliens Are Harassing Home Depot Customers, So the Store Is Taking Action

Paul thinks protests are 'very good, very risky'

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Tuesday that he views the Occupy Wall Street movement as “both very good, and very risky.”

Why risky? “I think there are a few that attend these rallies that actually want more government — they want to just tax people more and believe if we just taxed the 1 percent, it could solve all the problems,” Paul said in an interview with The Des Moines Register.


“But I think that the majority of them think government is the problem and taxes are too high, and they know that the Federal Reserve plays a role in this, which, of course, is something I agree with.”

The national protest also highlights the degree to which the U.S. monetary policy has hurt average Americans, Paul said. He believes the Federal Reserve in essence creates money out of thin air, and that inflated paper money led to the housing bubble and market collapse. The Texas congressman was in Iowa for the National Association of Manufacturers presidential candidate forum in Pella, and took time to speak to voters in Oskaloosa and Ottumwa.

“Last year it was the tea party people that were unhappy, and now it’s the Occupy people,” Paul said. “I don’t think it’s as simple as Republicans and Democrats. I believe they are all lumped together being unhappy with government for different reasons.”

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos