The idea that Ron Paul was unaware of, or not involved with, the gold-coin-pedaling, racist newsletter, the Ron Paul Survival Report, continues to unravel.
The publishing operation was lucrative. A tax document from June 1993—wrapping up the year in which the Political Report had published the “welfare checks” comment on the L.A. riots—reported an annual income of $940,000 for Ron Paul & Associates, listing four employees in Texas (Paul’s family and Rockwell) and seven more employees around the country. If Paul didn’t know who was writing his newsletters, he knew they were a crucial source of income and a successful tool for building his fundraising base for a political comeback.
Ron Paul’s family-run business was making nearly $1 million per year off of the Ron Paul Survival Report.
Even if he didn’t write them, a claim which I find to be dubious, he had to have at least known that he was profiting off of intensely racist and homophobic conspiracy-mongering.
And if he truly didn’t know the subject matter of a newsletter carrying his namesake, what does that say about his level of competency?