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Rand Paul Response to State of the Union Address (text), Obama's posted (text)after Rands
Economic Policy Journal ^ | 02/12/13 | Rand Paul

Posted on 02/12/2013 8:17:11 PM PST by foundedonpurpose

I speak to you tonight from Washington, D.C. The state of our economy is tenuous but our people remain the greatest example of freedom and prosperity the world has ever known.

People say America is exceptional. I agree, but it’s not the complexion of our skin or the twists in our DNA that make us unique. America is exceptional because we were founded upon the notion that everyone should be free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.

For the first time in history, men and women were guaranteed a chance to succeed based NOT on who your parents were but on your own initiative and desire to work.

We are in danger, though, of forgetting what made us great. The President seems to think the country can continue to borrow $50,000 per second. The President believes that we should just squeeze more money out of those who are working.

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For any one that wants them in writing.
1 posted on 02/12/2013 8:17:17 PM PST by foundedonpurpose
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To: foundedonpurpose

Course Big Media completely ignored him.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 8:18:51 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Now they’re showing Frank Luntz with his herd of moderate morons who want open borders and mo money fo schools.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 8:24:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DManA

Of course, if you hadn’t heard from big media, and most of both parties, the tea party is dead. Their half right from my perspective. I’m dead set, on sending their buts home, yes it will take time. I don’t really care.


4 posted on 02/12/2013 8:26:08 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Just found the vid.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 8:28:49 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: foundedonpurpose

My response (although I didn’t watch)

The federal government should not be doing your job, your city’s job, your county’s job, your states job... it should be doing only what the Constitution assigns it. When your country is bankrupt you do not expand the government, and have its least productive sector sucking up more wealth out of the economy. Government spending does not help the economy, it hinders it. It is called a mis-allocation of resources.

The government cannot spend its way out of debt. The government cannot tax our way to prosperity. The government is the least efficient entity to be doing anything other than the most basic role assigned to it: leave us alone to improve our own lives, to work our own jobs and for us to make our own decisions.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 8:29:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8POlWwFbn4E


7 posted on 02/12/2013 8:29:59 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Bookmark.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 8:30:09 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: DManA

Only the Blaze carried it live. All networks ignored the Tea Party response to the Kenyan King. And that includes
Faux News.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 8:32:14 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: GeronL

My pal Cal gives his response.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5puwTrLRhmw


10 posted on 02/12/2013 8:33:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GeronL

Well said


11 posted on 02/12/2013 8:34:07 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: GeronL

PLEASE RUN—for anything, immediately. That’s as sweet as it gets.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 8:35:41 PM PST by Mach9
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To: cripplecreek

bump


13 posted on 02/12/2013 8:35:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NonValueAdded; Mach9

thanks guys


14 posted on 02/12/2013 8:37:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Well said!


15 posted on 02/12/2013 8:39:03 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: cripplecreek

Perfect. The last rational man.


16 posted on 02/12/2013 8:40:55 PM PST by DManA
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To: NKP_Vet

All networks ignored the Tea Party response to the Kenyan King

Ron Paul was carried on CSPAN though. That’s something.


17 posted on 02/12/2013 8:41:42 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: cripplecreek

Amazing, isn’t it? Coolidge’s message still rings true. The only thing that has changed (dramatically off the scale) are the amounts.


18 posted on 02/12/2013 8:43:35 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Can anyone point me to a video of Rand’s speech?


19 posted on 02/12/2013 8:43:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

He called $7.5 billion in federal spending an astounding sum.

He’d have a stroke today.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 8:44:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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