Texas Congressman Ron Paul appeared on Meet the Press earlier today with David Gregory in a “Meet the Candidate” interview with wide-ranging topics.

Report from Politico:

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential contender Ron Paul said Sunday he wants to end federal student loans, calling it a failed program that has put students $1 trillion in debt when there are no jobs and when the quality of education has deteriorated.

Paul unveiled a plan last week to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget that would eliminate five Cabinet departments, including education. He’s also wants young workers to be able to opt out of Social Security.

The student loan program is not part of those cuts, but Paul said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’d kill the loan program eventually if he were president. That could put him at odds with some of his young followers, many of whom are college students.

Paul blamed government intervention in the economy for rising tuition.

“Just think of all this willingness to want to help every student get a college education,” said Paul, who graduated from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania before earning a medical degree at the Duke University School of Medicine. “I went to school when we had none of those. I could work my way through college and medical school because it wasn’t so expensive.”

Ron Paul is seeing stronger support this time around compared to 2008, however, he has hit a ceiling in many polls since his foreign policy views don’t typically fall in line with “mainstream” Republican views. Paul’s recently unveiled economic plan with drastically cuts government growth and spending is very popular with some voting blocks within the GOP but translating that into winning the nomination will be tough.


  1. I am noticing that it is getting more and more difficult to view any of Ron Paul’s activities when I Google him. When I click on the website, I am sent to some totally different website which has nothing to do with Ron Paul. I hope I am not the only one who is sending you messages about this problem. I want to be able to keep in touch with Ron Paul supporters but feel like those forces that do not want us to are putting on the pressure to block any way they can Ron Paul’s message.

  2. Dianna, There is a renewed media blackout of information regarding Dr. Paul. It seems to be more severe than the 2007 blackout.

    AS supporters we are everywhere. Day in, day out, many of us are scanning blog sights and “Conservative” media sights (Patriot update, Vision to America, Godfather Politics,Front Porch Politics, NewsMax to name a few) fighting slurs and untruths about Dr. Paul’s campaigns and policies. I usually spend 4 to 5 hours a day on these sights, but support is growing. The harder we campaign the less coverage these sights give Dr. Paul. We would be delighted to have you join us on any of these sights.

    Dr. Paul is not an establishment candidate as such he is given minimal coverage. It seems the Establishment is at a loss to explain Dr. Paul’s campaigns continued growth and I am certain that they fear the dedication and devotion of Dr. Paul’s supporter. Did you notice that CNN didn’t offer a post debate poll on the last debate?

    Don’t forget to look for us at ronpaul2012.com and on Facebook.

    Together We Can “Restore America Now”

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