Ron Paul Slams The '47 Percent': 'The Majority Are Receiving A Check' By Luke Johnson Posted: 11/08/2012 12:53 pm EST Updated: 11/08/2012 5:02 pm EST Ron Paul: âThe majority dictates against the minority. So, right now the majority are receiving a checkâ¦That is why people were sort of surprised with these conditions that this president can get reelected. That is a bad sign in that there are more on the receiving end. People do not want anything cut. They want all the bailouts to come.â http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/ron-paul_n_2093173.html Voting yourself into poverty.