Skip to comments.Rand Paul: Force Obama's Hand On Debt Ceiling
Posted on 01/10/2013 8:20:00 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
GOLAN HEIGHTS In a renewed attempt to force President Barack Obama's hand on the debt limit, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is pushing legislation that would ban federal spending on anything but interest payments on the national debt, Social Security checks, and military salaries.
Paul, who is traveling through Israel this week, told Business Insider here Thursday that he believes the GOP should take a more pro-active approach to the coming fight over raising the debt ceiling. Rather than march the country toward a government shutdown and spook markets with possible default Paul argued that Republicans should pass a bill that would force the government to prioritize payments to bondholders.
"The only real way to have leverage with the debt ceiling is to convince people that we are not going to default on our debt," Paul said. "We could actually direct the President to pay our interest, make Social Security payments, pay soldier salaries, the basic functions that could keep government going. That way we take default off the table. They always scare us into raising the debt ceiling by saying that the stock markets will tank, everyone will go crazy if we default. I don't think we should default but I don't think we should raise the debt ceiling either."
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” - - - - Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is pushing legislation that would ban federal spending on anything but interest payments on the national debt, Social Security checks, and military salaries. - - - “
Let me be Ned Pepper on this ...
“That is Bold talk for a One-eyed Fat Man!”
I don’t see any Republican replying “Fill your hand you Sonofabitch”
so basically it is bluster and facetime with the media
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If experience and History has any bearing on this discussion...
Rand Paul has about as much sand as a 5 second hourglass
Our Esteemed Doormat RINOs are in complete agreement with you, and have been for years.
if “ - - - - I don’t think we should default but I don’t think we should raise the debt ceiling either.” - - - “ is a statement that the Doormat RINOs distance themselves from, then their only alternative is to “kick the can down the road,” again.
Crazy libertarians and whatnot.
Such a bill is heresy to our dear RINOs. They’re too chicken.
we have to keep electing strong fiscal conservatives to the House and Senate....
Hey don’t throw me in that Briar Patch... if a Politician agrees with me it’s bad for his/her re-election prospects.
My Congressman does agree with me but he doesn’t give a rip about being re-elected first ... he has done and does what he promised to do... Blake Farenthold for President!
This should have been in someone's hip pocket from the last 20 ceiling increases.
You mean Ned Prepper... ;-)
Feed em fish heads!!!
Ned Pepper is my favorite “Bad Guy” played by my favorite actor getting shot and killed by a lame actor (Glen gave it his best shot (pun intended)... not being able to act... for regular people is actually a plus in my book)
John Wayne, Robert Duvall don’t count as regular people and I appreciate their “acting” abilities
I like pretty much anything Robert Duvall is in, Lonesome Dove is an annual Thanksgiving 8 hr must do. (I’m humming the background music right now ... Tommy Lee Jones was awesome, as was Ricky Schroeder) did I mention that Lonesome Dove was awesome?
I agree with all your comments. I can’t remember a movie I didn’t like with Robert in it and the showdown between Rooster and Ned is one of my top 5 favorite movie scenes. The look on John’s face after Ned called him “a one eyed fat man” is hilarious! By the way, I saw an interview with Glen and he admitted he stunk up the movie.
***** “The look on Johns face after Ned called him a one eyed fat man is hilarious!” *****
Not only the look ... “ Fill your hand you sonofabitch! “
(Don’t piss off Old people, we don’t care)
John Wayne pulled off tough old folks better than anyone, close second is “Get Off My Lawn” Clint Eastwood
Current crop of Actors that reach these ages are so Metro Sexual will probably just admit they are Gay and stick a young woman out in front of them for protection.
Leanardo comes to mind... good actor, like his work but I just can’t picture him filling John Wayne or Clint Eastwood’s shoes...