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Rand Paul on the budget deal: ‘Hillary Clinton would have been proud of this bill’

May 2, 2017

  The man who I believe should have been President, the man who I voted for in the New Hampshire primary even though he already dropped out of the race, Rand Paul, has some harsh words about the budget deal which Republicans negotiated with the Democrats, going so far as claiming Hillary Clinton would have been proud. Here is more:

Looking at all the smiling faces on the other side of the aisle, I have to ask: are Democrats still the minority party?

You would be tempted to think the $1 trillion government funding deal is like Christmas morning for them, as Republicans have handed them free media to brag about how much of the President’s agenda they have stopped.


You’ll see it in the news as an “Omnibus spending bill,” when it should really be called “the Status Quo Protection Act.” President Hillary Clinton would have been proud of this bill.

It tosses out campaign promises as it continues to fund the military industrial complex and the welfare state.

It not only rejects President Trump’s calls for cuts to multiple agencies, but it increases their funding by millions of dollars.

While good provisions are tucked in, “[o]verall,” as Bloomberg reported, “the compromise resembles more of an Obama administration-era spending bill than a Trump one.”

Instead of legislating from crisis to crisis, Republicans should use fiscal deadlines to articulate the principles that supposedly set us apart – to boldly defend the conservative philosophy that fueled the country’s growth and can lead it into a new era of prosperity.

Yet, for too long, Republican majorities have backed down from those debates.

There’s no doubt you and I live in a dangerous world, with threats we must defeat. But as long as we continue to spend with abandon, pile it on the backs of the taxpayers we claim to serve, and pretend it’s all okay, we are ultimately our own worst enemies.

We will not be able to adequately defend ourselves, much less lead others, if we’re drowning in debt with a destroyed dollar.

Earlier this year, I introduced a budget that repealed Obamacare, froze all on-budget spending without making changes to Social Security, gave agencies time to prepare for new spending levels, and contained zero specific cuts to any government function so we could work together to prioritize spending.  It did all this while actually balancing.

We must meet our obligations, but we can do so while responsibly instituting reforms and embracing the change we promised the American people.

  This is not the entirety of Rand Paul’s statement, you can read the whole statement by following the link, but he is 100% right! Where are the grownups in Washington?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

13 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2017 1:58 am

    Hindsight is always 20/20 – as Dr. Rand should know.

    Let’s see if Paul is able to lead and shape the discussion on the FY 18 budget over the next 5 months. If Paul can’t get the Republicans to have a budget that includes significant spending cuts we will know Paul s all hat and no cattle!

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  2. Brittius permalink
    May 3, 2017 4:08 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  3. kdocburgess permalink
    May 3, 2017 7:30 am

    While I am a fan of Paul…he has shown some signs of weakness. Hoping that he can strengthen his “Backbone” and start bringing the party together. He is KEY to this process. Part of that process is backing the man who lead your party to an outright “Slam-dance” in the elections that just passed.

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    • May 3, 2017 7:32 pm

      It is hard for him because he is basically alone but I would love to see him be able to get some kind of coalition together. I will check out your site.


  4. petermc3 permalink
    May 3, 2017 9:07 am

    Yes Virginia there is no republican party….

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  5. May 3, 2017 12:33 pm

    I bet they don’t even ‘listen’ to him speak reason! Blind, dumb and deaf they are to upright and godly matters, but alive and lusting after the other!
    Yep they’re ‘waste’ engineers – that’s what they work with and in. Mr. Paul makes good and sane points quite frequently, all of which they ignore and continue to go down the tube, bringing along all they can.
    Proverbs 20:7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
    Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
    With that mindset being stated, it shows what goes on with the opposite.

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    • May 3, 2017 7:35 pm

      Great verses there! Sadly the people in charge don’t understand this. I still remember Obama during a faith based interview saying he believe the Bible’s creed of I am my brother keeper, which of course is a misquote of the Bible and is actually 180 degrees wrong.

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      • May 3, 2017 10:14 pm

        He was in a way wasn’t he ‘his brother’s keeper’ keeping them progressive slaves as like himself to the Globalist rule, or whoever put him in that position.

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