Posted by | December 26, 2011 13:39 | Filed under: Top Stories

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has a doomsday scenario.

He draws parallels between the current situation in the United States and that of the former Soviet Union, whose economy collapsed amid the union’s breakup and civil unrest in 1991.

Paul acknowledges that his proposal to avoid that outcome – an immediate, $1 trillion spending cut that would slash the federal budget by more than one-third and eliminate the departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, Interior, and Housing and Urban Development – could have some unpleasant side effects.

“I’m afraid of violence coming,” he told a crowd of more than 600 in Bettendorf, Iowa. “When you see what the government is preparing for, and the arrests and military law, and the demonstrations in the streets, some people aren’t going to be convinced so easily that you don’t owe them a living.”

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