Amid speculation of a third bid for the Presidency, Congressman Ron Paul revealed that growing concerns over U.S. monetary policies would drive him into the race. In a no-holds-barred interview on KSCO AM 1080 with the host of The Costa Report, Rebecca Costa, Paul said, "I think the wave of the future is inflation. It's just beginning - to the point that the dollar will be rejected as the reserve currency of the world. If there's a panic out of the dollar you will see the destruction of the dollar rather quickly. The end stages of a currency comes quickly." He continued, "We've seen this in Zimbabwe, Mexico and Central America. Today there's an illusion and false trust in our money." According to Paul the reason for rising prices is the U.S. government's own monetary policy, "Inflation comes from the Federal Reserve printing money." He added, "The price of education is high because of inflation, medical care is the same thing - all of this injection of money (from the Federal Reserve) raises prices." When asked about the relationship between wage inflation and recent limitations on collective bargaining for state workers in Wisconsin, Paul responded, "When wages are artificially high, it distorts things - it's unpopular to lower wages, so we just inflate (them), and the REAL wage goes down. Sure, we don't cut the wage, but it buys so little." The outspoken Congressman offers a simple antidote to hyperinflation. "Stop printing money." He continues, "I remember in the seventies when we got off the gold standard and immediately had oil embargos. We said the Arabs caused our inflation. They contributed to the chaos, but they didn't cause the inflation. Oil never went back to $5 a barrel once it broke out because the value of the dollar went down. So if anybody is concerned about high prices they need to understand monetary policy."
There has been widespread speculation about Ron Paul's candidacy in the upcoming 2012 Presidential election. When asked by The Costa Report whether Paul was considering throwing his hat in the ring again Paul remarked, "I've often said over the last couple of years that if people are starting to recognize that the monetary system is deeply flawed, then I would have trouble not participating in a debate and campaign."The full interview is available at http://www.rebeccacosta.com , KSCO.com and iTunes. About Ron Paul Congressman Ron Paul of Texas was a two-time candidate for President of the United States. He enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He is known among his colleagues in Congress and constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill. About Rebecca D. Costa Rebecca Costa is a sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends and individual behavior. A thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, Costa examines "the big picture"- tracing everything from terrorism, crime on Wall Street, epidemic obesity and upheaval in the Middle East to evolutionary forces. Retiring at the zenith of her executive career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction. The success of Costa's book led to a weekly radio program in 2010 called Rattler Radio. In 2011 the program was renamed and became nationally syndicated as The Costa Report. A former CEO and founder of one of the largest marketing firms in Silicon Valley (sold in 1997 to J. Walter Thompson), Costa developed an extensive track record of introducing new technologies. Her clients included industry giants such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Oracle Corporation, Seibel Systems, 3M, Amdahl, and General Electric Corporation. Additional information available at http://www.rebeccacosta.com
About KSCOKSCO AM 1080 has served the Central Coast of California since 1947 and remains one of the last independent, locally owned-and-operated radio stations in the United States. The station broadcasts the top names in syndication as well as over 87 hours per week of locally-originated news talk, some of which is distributed via satellite to other stations nationwide. In the early 1950's, due to its signal strength, KSCO was designated as the Emergency Broadcast System station for Central California and has received much praise from local communities and agencies for its extraordinary service during times of earthquakes, floods, fires, storms and power/communications outages. # # # Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/03/prweb5160104.htmPRWeb.com