I don't know ... Paul's policies might work well for the US beautifully ... maybe, I don't know.
But internationally it would be the biggest crash since 911. Dropping out of UN/WTO and going back to essential isolationism? + I'm sure the backlash will eventually extend back domestically as well.
Of course, if he does get elected (somehow) I'm sure none of these drastic actions will occur but still ...
He wants to take the US out of NATO (which probably won't happen) but not the UN. He'll treat it more as a forum for dialogue between nations but won't bow to its every demand.
You're right, many bills won't make it past the houses but it's the same with every candidate. The difference with Paul is you know he'll fight for his policies harder than the others. His impact will make more of a difference than all the others put together.
Sure, the current situation is terrible.
But what paul is suggesting would be simply swinging the pendulum from one end alllll the way to the other end.
Not necessarily. Paul commonly uses the examples of Sweden, Switzerland and Singapore foreign policy. They never get involved in middle-eastern civil war and aren't hated by anyone. Nor have they been isolated from the rest of the world.
Originally Posted by djokovicgonzalez
Paul has some great ideas on foreign policy, okay on social, horrifying economically. Cutting as much money from gvmt in 1 year as he wants to would murder economy
Cutting spending is the only way out. Raising taxes scares the largest investors out of the country, discourages productivity and business growth, and halts recovery. Only thing more horrifying than short term cuts is Uncle Sam, the Godzilla of debt, romping towards the final destination of default. The global economy would unquestionably collapse. Think Lehmann Brothers only 1,000 times worse.