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Samantha Hoff Environmental Policy Case Study Assignment March 7, 2008 Ron Paul and Energy Policy Congressman Ron Paul is one of our nation’s leading advocates for freedom. Since 1997 he has represented the 14 th congressional district of Texas, and serves on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Dr. Paul is concerned about the direction our country is moving, both domestically and with foreign policy; therefore he has consistently worked towards a limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. He attended Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, where he specialized in obstetrics/gynecology, before serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. air force in the 1960’s. Pro-life and Pro-family are two of his strongest values, along with reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles. As a liberal Republican Congressman, he has introduced numerous pieces of substantial legislation each year, possibly more than every other member of the Congress. According to the issue of Energy policy, Ron Paul vows to work towards restoring a free market in energy, which he believes will encourage conservation as well as developments of new forms of energy. Currently, government regulations, taxes, and corporate subsidies have caused harm to the energy market by causing rising prices that would not exist in a free market, and by discouraging conservation. The costs of energy subsidies are hidden within your pay check so that the government can take then from each paycheck without the employee knowing. What we
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see today dealing with the cost of energy is a result of inflation. Because of the excessive deficits
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