Retiring Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) sounded a dark note about the reelection of President Barack Obama Thursday, suggesting that he won a majority because many voters were “receiving a check.”
“If you look at the numbers and if you look at the way pure democracy works, pure democracy is dangerous,” the former GOP presidential candidate said Wednesday on Bloomberg TV. “The majority dictates against the minority. So, right now the majority are receiving a check…That is why people were sort of surprised with these conditions that this president can get reelected. That is a bad sign in that there are more on the receiving end. People do not want anything cut. They want all the bailouts to come. They want the Fed to keep printing money.”
Paul admitted to The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein that he takes Social Security. “[It’s] just as I use the post office, I use government highways, I use the banks, I use the federal reserve system. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to remove this in the same way on Social Security,” he said on MSNBC in June.