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Ron Paul: Black Caucus Prefers Food Stamps To War

Earlier this month, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was interviewed by radio personality Lew Rockwell. In his interview, Paul said that he could not understand those who opposed war, but supported sanctions.

He also said that members of the Congressional Black Caucus opposed war because they wanted to spend that money on food stamps instead. He is quoted as saying, "I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the black caucus and others, they're really against war because they want all that money to go to food stamps for people here. But when it came to sanctions, they just could never vote against sanctions because that would prevent war and they wanted to look tough and they'd go on with the sanctions but never get the results that they thought they were gonna get." On the other hand, Paul's son Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who might be planning for a 2016 presidential run, has been working to reach out to black voters and separate himself from his father's isolationist views.

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