LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul says the poor in America are "enormously better off than the rest of the world," citing an old Cold War film that showed even impoverished homes had color televisions.
Paul's recent remarks at his first forum with Democratic opponent Jack Conway stirred some anger in impoverished pockets of Kentucky, where as many as a third of residents live in poverty.
The libertarian-leaning Paul addressed the issue of poverty by alluding to a decades-old, anti-American propaganda film by the Soviet government designed to criticize the free-market system.
I think he needs to lessons from his Daddy...
That guy is playing to his base only. Hopefully he will never win. It doesn't matter if their better off. That is a dumb debate. We should worry about how they live because the are in our country, and we she care about what happens here. He shouldn't have said it.
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NO, I am not offended. He is correct and he went on to say it in the article
Paul went on to say that "the poor in our country are enormously better off than the rest of the world. It doesn't mean we can't do better. But we have to acknowledge and be proud of our system of capitalism."
Randy Thompson, a Republican, said Monday he wasn't uncomfortable with Paul's comments about the poor, and that they reflected the truth."I know that as bad as we have it, there are people that have it worse in Third World countries," Thompson said.
He probably could have said it more tactfully, but he is still speaking the truth.
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