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Congressman Ron Paul returns a whopping $100,000 of his office budget to the US Treasury

by Ryan Jaroncyk, published

Like him or hate him, Dr. Ron Paul doesn't just talk a big game about fiscal conservatism, he lives it.  In 2008, his congressional office returned $58,000 to the Treasury.  In 2009, his office returned $90,000.  Now, according to an official press release, Dr. Ron Paul's congressional office has just paid back $100,000. 

At a time when Wall St is running wild, the national debt is $14 trillion, and the federal government is running $1.4 trillion deficits, Dr. Ron Paul's congressional office is running a surplus and paying back the American people.  At a time when the federal government is paying record salaries and hiring record numbers as the rest of America suffers punishing unemployment, Dr. Ron Paul is operating his congressional office with a frugality that recognizes the current economic climate and respects the suffering of the American people.

Whether you like him or not, you have to respect the anti-war, fiscally conservative Republican Congressman.  Unlike the vast majority of politicians, he doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk.  If President Obama claims that he is serious about reigning in the runaway debt, perhaps he should install Dr. Ron Paul as the CEO of the bipartisan deficit commission.  It appears he's the only one in the federal government with the track record to speak with the highest degree of credibility.

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