Excellent reporting by The Hill reveals that Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) has missed 92 percent of the votes in the House of Representatives in 2012. He should therefore return 92 percent of his 2012 salary to the federal Treasury. In another example of the rampant hypocrisy of Republicans, it is ludicrous for Ron Paul to expect American taxpayers to subsidize his campaign speeches where he quotes Austrian economists and complains about the deficit at taxpayer expense. This is as hypocritical as Ron Paul supporting earmarks while Rick Santorum lobbies for earmarks, while both claim to be fiscal conservatives.
The hypocrisy of Republicans knows no limits, as I have repeatedly written during the presidential campaign. The healthcare mandate becomes socialist, though it was originally advocated by Republicans, promoted by conservatives and enacted into law by Mitt Romney as governor. The federal budget deficit is an outrage, until Ron Paul supports his own earmarks and now expects taxpayers to pay taxes to pay for his salary when he is not doing his job during his campaign. Ron Paul should do money bombs of donors to pay for his campaign, not money bombs of American taxpayers!