One thing in particular that troubles me about Ron Paul is the degree he is willing to take his government cutbacks. He doesn't say he is going to just cut back on spending and change the way things are done on the Federal level, he says he is going to eliminate them. IRS, Department of Education, UNICEF, etc.; all gone! I can understand decreasing the burden of the bureaucracy, but we are talking about tens of thousands of government jobs that he is willing to eradicate. How does unemployment help anyone? Well maybe it helps big business who can then cut wages and benefits as formerly government employed and highly qualified job hunters flood the job market. If Ron Paul can show me there will be jobs waiting for the thousands he would be willing to lay off, then I would be much happier with his ideology. It's one thing to acknowledge that such a thing would take time, but quite another to follow through with it patiently. This would be a process that would take decades of concerted effort, and I worry he would get into office and simply cut the budget on these programs, sending the country into hell.