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Ron Paul doesn't support impeachment. Dennis Kucinich sponsored legislation for impeachment.

Ron Paul doesn't support 911 Truth and even worse implies that the government's version of 911 is true. Dennis Kucinich supports investigating 911.

Dennis Kucinich supports not-for-profit healthcare. Paul supports free market healthcare based on the ability to pay.

Ron Paul wants to eliminate all federal taxation. Dennis Kucinich wants to shift the tax burden to wealthy persons and corporations.

Ron Paul supports the neoliberal free market agenda of free trade, deregulation of business, and privatization of public assets. Dennis Kucinich supports fair trade.

Ron Paul falsely claims that lower taxes benefit all of us but this is false because different types of taxes affect different portions of the population. If you lower a regressive tax like the payroll tax then it benefits the poor and middle classes but not the wealthy. If you lower a progressive tax like a tax on corporate profits, capital gains tax, or federal estate tax then this benefits wealthy individuals and corporations but not the poor and middle classes. Paul also falsely states that lower taxes create jobs which is that trickle down economics crap that Ronald Reagan promoted which proved to be false. Paul also states that lower taxes allow us to make more decisions for ourselves about our lives which is only true if he's talking about regressive taxes that affect the poor and middle classes. Paul also falsely implies that all we have to do is cut spending and we''ll avoid economic disaster.

Ron Paul also wants to deport every single undocumented immigrant. Paul shamelessly exploits 911 for his anti-immigrant agenda when he says a number of 9/11 terrorists had expired visas when he knows full well there were no 911 terrorists and that the attack was really a controlled demolition. Kucinich wants to grant permanent legal residence to immigrants living in the US for 5 or more years and conditional legal status and work authorization to all law abiding immigrants living in the US for less than 5 years.

Ron Paul opposes the International Criminal Court where he justifies it by saying the ICC wants to try our soldiers as war criminals and that they are a threat to our independence as a nation. Well I say if our soldiers commit war crimes then they should be prosecuted as war criminals. The ICC is no threat to our independence as a nation. The only reason for anyone to oppose the ICC is to prevent international criminals from being brought to justice. Paul falsely claims that the jihadists are our direct enemies. Paul also falsely claims that our reason for going to war was a UN resolution. The UN had nothing to do with why our country went to war. Oil is the reason why our country went to war but Paul doesn't mention this and instead blames the UN to support his anti-UN agenda.

Paul is also an anti-abortion fanatic. Paul wants to redefine life as beginning at conception. I guess he wants to throw any woman who has an abortion in jail. Paul also wants to overturn Roe vs Wade. Paul claims federal court tyranny has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn. His statement is an oxymoron. You can't die if you've never been born. Paul is trying to impose his religious beliefs on those who don't share them. Kucinich used to be against a woman's right to have an abortion but his views on the issue changed several years ago and now he's a strong defender of a woman's right to choose.

Kucinich discusses 88 different issues on his website. Paul only discusses 10 topics on his website.

 

Kevin Gosztola is a writer and curator of Firedoglake's blog The Dissenter, a blog covering civil liberties in the age of technology. He is an editor for OpEdNews.com and a former intern and videographer for The Nation Magazine.And, he's the (more...)
 
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While Mr. Gosztola has, in my view, commented upon... by wch on Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 at 6:59:34 PM
This is not my article. I posted it for somebody e... by Kevin Gosztola on Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 at 7:10:42 PM
The article is a little unfairly harsh on the... by California on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 10:43:25 AM
Kucinich looks to the federal government as the sa... by rc on Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 at 7:52:15 PM
There are at least 88 issues and the research to b... by California on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 10:58:15 AM
from LA Indymedia.  Sometimes they're fla... by Leslie Radford on Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 at 8:45:05 PM
Should Ron Paul be judged by the company he keeps?... by Jeff Bubb on Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 at 9:27:22 PM
A typical attack on Ron Paul, often used by MSM. D... by rc on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 12:42:02 AM
1- If you want a "not for profit" health... by Michael Twain on Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 at 9:28:25 PM
Business is about making profits.  That is wh... by California on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 11:02:45 AM
tried to get a law passed saying defining a "... by Blue Pilgrim on Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 at 9:52:14 PM
Choice is important.  A woman has the right t... by California on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 11:16:13 AM
Just so you people know I'm the person who wro... by Ty on Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 at 10:52:05 PM
These statements are directly from Ron Paul's ... by Ty on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 12:12:28 AM
Should Ron Paul be judged by the company he keeps?... by Sasha Sapiers on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 2:08:36 AM
Yesterday (August 26) I watched both Ron Paul and ... by zenpiper on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 7:33:40 AM
Let's be realistic here. All candidates grands... by Kevin Gosztola on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 9:24:12 AM
Any candidate who hasn't had the time or incli... by Bill Cain on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 9:05:00 AM
I have followed Dennis' career since he was th... by Caronome on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 9:56:22 AM
I like Kucinich somewhat but his understanding of ... by Nick on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 11:41:40 AM
First off let I will come right out and say that I... by Matthew Miller on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 3:59:35 PM
Saying "Leaving things to charity creates pov... by Michael Twain on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 6:33:29 PM
This article is flat out misleading.Ron Paul IS, i... by Reverend Mark J. Seydel on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 7:59:28 PM
What went wrong with my spell-checker?  LOL... by Reverend Mark J. Seydel on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 8:16:18 PM
Paul is not the only candidate that opposes the wa... by Ty on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 10:47:32 PM
How exactly would supporting impeachment marg... by Ty on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 11:02:42 PM
If you believe that the federal government is the ... by Ty on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 11:25:18 PM
"Corporate Capitalism" is corporatism. Most of th... by Michael Twain on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 11:39:45 PM
Paul doesn't have to publicly state he support... by Ty on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 11:40:36 PM
Dennis Kucinich did not bankrupt Cleveland. Dennis... by Ty on Monday, Aug 27, 2007 at 11:58:39 PM
Why are some "progressives" even conside... by teeem on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2007 at 1:34:36 AM
Ron Paul does support a new investigation and work... by Michael Twain on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2007 at 8:22:59 AM
I believe that people who support Ron Paul are cow... by Geno Matthias on Saturday, Sep 1, 2007 at 2:38:16 AM
I am really tired of the 'abortion' thing.... by Geno Matthias on Saturday, Sep 1, 2007 at 2:51:56 AM
Ron Paul will not be able to stop abortions. This... by Michael Twain on Sunday, Sep 2, 2007 at 1:10:53 PM