The neocon Club for Growth has denounced Ron again. Just what is the CFG? It is a Beltway lobbying outfit that uses free market-sounding rhetoric to enact pro-plutocrat policies. Indeed, it was founded by plutocrats, and is funded by them.
It also seeks to strengthen all the worst aspects of the US regime so as to maintain and expand the empire, especially the anti-Muslim wars.
Naturally, the CFG is in favor of Nafta and other managed-trade agreements that are passed in the name of free trade, but are its opposite. As the greatest free trader in public life, Ron Paul opposes these pro-mogul scams that allocate trade rights to the big corporations in league with the state.
As a neocon outfit, CFG also promotes the presidential dictatorship and bigger government, while using libertarianish lingo. The earmark issue is perfect for them and such allies as the War Street Journal. It allows them to seem to criticize spending, though earmarks only allocate and do not increase spending, while actually seeking to put all power in the hands of a neocon emperor. Ron Paul believes in a constitutional division of power, with Congress deciding on spending, and the president taking his direction from the legislature.
Of course, Ron is also opposed to unconstitutional spending, so he votes against it all, earmarked or not. How much better, if there has to be spending, that it go to a local library, say, rather than another presidential glorification scheme, let alone bombs, Corps of Engineer dams, or other far more destructive interventions?
UPDATE Here is the CFG's attack on Ron for actually being for what CFG claims to favor. (Thanks to Jeff Deist)