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Cain Maintains Focus on US Economy, Defines Broad National Security Policy Platform in Debate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by J D Gordon   
Friday, 02 December 2011 09:11
Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain authoritatively tackled a variety of foreign policy issues while stressing the nation’s primary challenge of economic instability at Tuesday night’s debate at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. Cain stressed the need to focus efforts on strengthening the economy as a component of national security: “This whole discussion tonight about cutting and compromise—we didn’t spend enough time talking about the other part of the problem—growing this economy. This administration has failed dismally…we can cut till the cows come home but it will not solve the problem until we have effective economic growth.”

Discussing Iran’s growing quest for nuclear weapons, Cain explained that the situation with Iran is also shaped by prevailing forces in the region. Cain said, “…If we pull out of Afghanistan too soon, Iran is going to help fill that power vacuum in Afghanistan. And so it is in our best interest in the USA to prevent them from being able to (do that).”

Cain drew from his own wealth of experience in addressing a question about the greatest threat to national security that no one is talking about today: “Having been a ballistics analyst and a computer scientist earlier in my career,” Cain said, “Cyber attacks. That’s something that we do not talk enough about and I happen to believe that is a national security area that we do need to be concerned about.”

Cain explained how Mexico’s instability is a national security threat: “An insecure border is a national security threat for the following reasons. Number one, we know that terrorists have come into this country by way of Mexico. Secondly, 40 percent of the people in Mexico according to a survey already believe that their country is a failed state. Thirdly, the number of people killed in Mexico last year equals the number of people killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. 

So yes, let’s solve the whole problem. Number one, secure the border for real. Number two, enforce the laws that are already there - we don’t need new laws. Number three promote the current path to citizenship. Clean up the bureaucracy in Washington D.C. so people can come through the front door instead of sneaking in the side door. And number four, to deal with the illegals that are already here, empower the states to do what the federal government is not capable of doing.”

Regarding US foreign assistance Cain stressed his common-sense platform of examining which problems are effective: “It depends upon priorities…Just like every program we have domestically, (we must ask) what have the results been, and then we make a decision about how we prioritize.”

Among the other topics Cain addressed during the expansive debate were refining and strengthening the Patriot Act and improving airport screenings for terrorism, in which Cain advocated targeted identification and privatization of services.

 
Obama’s Failed Leadership Causes Lower than Expected GDP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Friends of Herman Cain   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 16:32

President Obama’s Department of Commerce today announced that the country’s GDP grew at a meager 2.0 percent for July to September and lower than the advance estimates of 2.5 percent. This discouraging news is on top of 9 percent unemployment and more than 46 million Americans continue to be below the poverty line. Republican Presidential candidate, businessman and entrepreneur Herman Cain issued the following statement:

“Obama’s leadership again is failing Americans as anemic GDP numbers released by the Commerce Department show his Great Recession continues to stifle job creation and prosperity building. He refused to standup and lead the Super Committee in cutting wasteful bureaucracy, and his healthcare takeover and constant talk of tax hikes leaves businesses without the resources and long-term direction to plan for the future. 

Our ‘999 Plan’ crushes the barriers blocking prosperity, expands the GDP by $2 trillion, simplifies the tax code for every American along while creating six million new jobs and increasing business investment by one-third and wages by 10 percent.

I’m not a career politician. I’m a husband, father and grandfather. I’m a businessman and entrepreneur who knows how to create jobs and tackle complex problems – and I’m fighting for Americans everywhere who are fed up with Washington’s reckless agenda of higher taxes, more spending, more government takeovers, and rising deficits and debt. Now more than ever, we need new leadership in the White House – and I know that Washington answers to the people, not the other way around.

Americans are frustrated with politicians ignoring their concerns. I’m listening to them, and running to restore our nation’s values, restore our economy and fix the widespread problems infecting our nation’s capital. As president, I’ll make Washington responsive to you, the hardworking, taxpaying citizens of the greatest country on the face of the Earth.”

 
Ron Paul Maintaining Strong Second Place in New Hampshire PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 16:30
Poll shows Paul as major player in the Granite State
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – According to a new Suffolk University/7 News poll, 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul is holding steady in second place with 14 percent among likely New Hampshire primary voters.

“Congressman Paul’s support remains solid and growing,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton. “The American people, and the people of New Hampshire are ready for real change, and Ron Paul is the only candidate who has the conviction to champion real change, and oppose the status quo of the elitist Washington establishment.”

This latest poll follows an earlier New Hampshire Journal poll showing Paul as a top three choice of likely primary voters with 16 percent. A Bloomberg News poll from November 16th shows Paul in a statistical tie for first place in Iowa and a strong second place in New Hampshire. Additionally, a recent Public Policy Poll presents Paul as the only Republican candidate to best Obama among independent voters (48 to 39 percent), and a late October CNN/Time poll also showed him in the top three in the key states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
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Ron Paul Iowa Team Names New ‘Farmers for Ron Paul’ Nationwide Coalition Members PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 16:29
Supporters represent Adams, Clayton and Decatur counties and produce diverse crops, livestock
ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign announced new members of its “Farmers for Ron Paul” nationwide coalition formed to energize voters in America’s unrivaled agricultural sector.

The new “Farmers for Ron Paul” members hail from Adams, Clayton and Decatur Counties.

“Due to the degradation of our Constitution, we no longer have the right to farm as we once did.  Hay is a toxic substance.  Grain and seed are owned by corporations.  Livestock is surveyed and tracked illegally, and we the farmer, are fined, harassed, prosecuted and our property subject to confiscation without hearing or warrant.  All I want to do is get up in the morning to a rooster crowing, enjoy the sunshine and live as a free American, in what was once the land of the free, but now is the home of the forgotten brave,” said Jauson King of Corning. 

Ms. King owns 30 acres.  She produces hay crop, has 1,000 poultry livestock including ducks, ginnies, and chickens, and also owns on longhorn, and two horses.

“I'm attracted to Ron Paul because he's a fiscal conservative, for smaller government, and a supporter of the 10th Amendment.  Ron Paul wants to cut the EPA drastically which would mean less regulations for our business and we could then produce foods at a lower costs.  We would like to focus more time on producing foods and less on regulatory compliance,” said Marcus Hagensick of Monona.

Mr. Hagensick operates a third generation, 200-acre family owned dairy farm his family has owned since the early 1940s.  They milk 40 cows and also produce corn and hay. 

“As a 34-year rancher, I say let farmers farm.  I believe Ron Paul will terminate paying farmers not to farm.  Farmers can and should produce alcohol for fuel, and the byproducts for livestock feed.  This country can no longer afford to pay people to sit at home and be unproductive.  Highly erodible land that shouldn't be farmed can be grazed or grow timber.  Idle people and idle land do not bode well for my country.  We have got to stop rewarding idleness,” said Rodney Schmidt of Garden Grove, in reference to a U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program provision.

Mr. Schmidt is retired now, and has sold most of his land.  He once owned 1,000 acres and was running 250 elk and herds of 30 to 45 buffalo.  At one point Mr. Schmidt had the biggest elk ranch in the Hawkeye State. 

Ms. King and Messrs. Hagensick and Schmidt now serve on the “Farmers for Ron Paul” national advisory board.  As a first basic step, those wanting to join the “Farmers for Ron Paul”coalition should visit www.RonPaul2012.com/Farmers.
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Ron Paul Campaign Names New ‘Farmers for Ron Paul’ Nationwide Coalition Members PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 11:33
Nationally-known Virginia farmer and Iowa farmer support Paul through a ‘growing’ coalition
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign announced today new members its “Farmers for Ron Paul” nationwide coalition formed to energize voters in America’s unrivaled agricultural sector.

The new members include a nationally-known proponent of holistic farming methods, and a farmer from the key early voting state of Iowa.

“I've been a fan of Ron Paul for years, since the first day I learned about his positions.  He's the only one with enough backbone to take on the entrenched corporate-government fraternity by attacking with the power of freedom, thereby unleashing entrepreneurial dreams on the marketplace.  Currently cowering under the withering fire of guns, badges, and bureaucracy, America's home-based and back-yard innovators have plenty of antidotes to the problems that plague our culture,” said Joel F. Salatin, who raises livestock using chemical-free holistic methods and co-owns with his family Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. 

“Paul understands the power of bottom-up creativity.  Reducing the military, both foreign and domestic, reducing regulatory power, and reducing the penetration of prejudicial government interests in the culture is the balanced approach to restore constitutional normalcy.  Paul is the only national figure willing to go to the mat for these precious principles that will ensure tomorrow's opportunities,” said Mr. Salatin.

Mr. Salatin authored eight books, including the most recent Folks, This Ain’t Normal.  He was featured in the film documentary Food, Inc. and most recently in TIME magazine on October 24, 2011.  The New York Times dubbed Mr. Salatin "the high priest of the pasture" and he is often introduced as the "most famous farmer in America."

Reflecting Dr. Paul’s support in the first-in-nation voting state of Iowa, farmer Kevin Wolfswinkel of Sibley, Osceola County also joined the pro-Paul farmers’ coalition.

“Ron Paul and I both agree that liberty and big government cannot co-exist for very long.  Government dislikes the idea of independent minded individuals having free reign over their own lives.  At the same time agriculture is one of the few remaining bastions of freedom loving entrepreneurs, and unless a new course is charted farmers risk losing everything they and their families have spent generations working for,” said Mr. Wolfswinkel, who produces corn, soybeans and pork.

“The hard work and personal sacrifice required to succeed in agriculture is at risk of being erased either by crippling regulation, the government's financial mismanagement, or a combination of both.   Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who possesses the expertise, personal will, and integrity to begin us on the road to regaining control of our lives and livestock,” added Mr. Wolfswinkel.

Messrs. Salatin and Wolfswinkel now serve on the “Farmers for Ron Paul” national advisory board.  As a first basic step, those wanting to join the “Farmers for Ron Paul”coalition should visit www.RonPaul2012.com/Farmers.

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