In the Reagan Library debate tonight, Ron Paul of Texas was asked how he would draw down funding to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  In his response, he pulled another one of his everything-is-about-bringing-the-troops-home-or-getting-rid-of-the-federal-reserve moments:

But I’ll tell you how we should do it. We’re spending — believe it or not, this blew my mind when I read this — $20 billion a year for air conditioning in Afghanistan and Iraq in the tents over there and all the air conditioning. Cut that $20 billion out, bring in — take $10 off the debt, and put $10 into FEMA or whoever else needs it, child health care or whatever. But I’ll tell you what, if we did that and took the air conditioning out of the Green Zone, our troops would come home, and that would make me happy.

Is he really so obsessed with leaving Afghanistan and Iraq that he is willing to torture the troops – in order to provoke them into rebellion perhaps?  Our men and women in uniform are better than that.   Does he really think the 100-Degree plus daytime temperatures will make our brave troops shrivel and beg to come home?  Maybe he wants us to cut down on their rations and water supplies, too.

And I thought Paul would abolish federally subsidized healthcare.  Add 10$B to the program?

I know that he was probably exaggerating a bit to make his point, but it does show how obsessed and unstable he really is.


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