Friday, April 6th, 2012

What If Ron Paul Stopped Working and It Didn't Matter?

"In 2012, Ron Paul has missed 136 votes while casting only 15…. Paul has missed 91.8 percent of roll call votes for the first quarter of 2012, the highest in his career. He went long stretches this year without setting foot on the House floor and then would show up to vote on a high-profile bill before jetting off again. During the longest of these stretches, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 27, he was absent for 69 votes in a row."
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jfruh (#713)

But does he still have time to work behind the scenes to get all those earmarks into bills for his district, which he then votes against?

Professional outsider taking it down from the inside since 1976.

I do this thing sometimes where I gloss over a line of text and substitute other words from my brain. Ergo, for a moment I read this as "In 2012, RuPaul has missed 136 votes…"

BadUncle (#153)

Who's tax dollars at work?

bytehead (#4,763)

I suspect that when he decided to retire his seat and run for President, he just doesn't give a crap any more.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

It is not uncommon for Presidential candidates to miss Congressional votes. Even Obama, the Blessed One, had a comparable record of missed votes to that of Paul in three out of the four quarters before the 2008 election.

Astigmatism (#1,950)

@Lockheed Ventura By the end of May 2008, Obama had missed 41.8% of Senate votes in the 110th Congress. Missing votes during a presidential campaign is common; functionally abdicating your role in Congress is not.

drufus (#24,190)

To be fair, the House is controlled by Republicans right now so most of the stuff that made it to the floor for a vote was probably garbage anyway.

hman (#53)

Life was so much simpler in 2007, when he was just a man with a blimp.

atipofthehat (#797)

He is actively limiting government, as promised.

Is it true about the racy newsletters?

Participating in the Federal Government only makes it bigger. That's why as President, Paul has pledged to do absolutely nothing.

Clearly, we need term limits in Congress and the White House of one term only. This would prevent the president and Mr. Paul from running for the next job while being paid for the one they are already supposed to be doing. If each office holder could not be reelected without sitting out a term, they would have to focus on achieving as much as possible during their term. Moreover, the ones who are Congressmen campaigning for president should have to resign their seat before doing so!!! Otherwise, I love Ron Paul!!!

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