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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at economicpolicyjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Education; History; Reference
KEYWORDS: randpaul; randpaulsotu; sotu; sotutranscript; teapartyaddress
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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To: foundedonpurpose

thanks


21 posted on 02/12/2013 8:49:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: foundedonpurpose; All

Rand Paul: AMNESTY LIBERAL

Good God....are there any American Conservatives left in the GOP?


22 posted on 02/12/2013 8:57:44 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Has Ted Cruz gone for that immigration crap too?


23 posted on 02/12/2013 9:00:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DManA
Tea Party Response to State of the Union 2013: Rand Paul
24 posted on 02/12/2013 9:01:32 PM PST by Girlene
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To: GeronL

Ted Cruz’s comments so far have been no-Amnesty, and has criticized Rubio-Obama Amnesty


25 posted on 02/12/2013 9:02:14 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Where did you get Amnesty Liberal?


26 posted on 02/12/2013 9:05:04 PM PST by Girlene
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To: SeminoleCounty

Well, at least we still have one good one. :p


27 posted on 02/12/2013 9:07:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Girlene

Read the text of RPaul’s SOTU reply.....


28 posted on 02/12/2013 9:09:44 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Girlene

Thank you.

I had to sit through a disgusting ad for a Hollywood movie that dumped a load of excrement on my head.

We are so screwed.


29 posted on 02/12/2013 9:12:05 PM PST by DManA
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To: SeminoleCounty
I did. Here's the relevant remarks about immigrants:

"We are the party that embraces hard work and ingenuity, therefore we must be the party that embraces the immigrant who wants to come to America for a better future.

We must be the party who sees immigrants as assets, not liabilities.

We must be the party that says, “If you want to work, if you want to become an American, we welcome you.”


Those comments are pretty generic. I have not heard more concrete statements about accepting illegals.
30 posted on 02/12/2013 9:26:27 PM PST by Girlene
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To: foundedonpurpose
Rand Paul's speech illustrates our problem. He says spending must be reduced, but he doesn't even mention Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or any of the entitlement programs that must be cut. I cannot think of one politician in this country who has the guts to say that we must cut Social Security benefit and that we must cut Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Not one.

So, what chance is there that there will be any cuts to entitlement programs (all of which are unconstitutional) when no one has the guts to call for cuts?

31 posted on 02/12/2013 9:35:59 PM PST by Tau Food
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To: Tau Food

Yes, he does mention entitlements. Go and have another look. He also said he will introduce a budget that balances in 5 years. This will include “fixes” to SS and medicare.


32 posted on 02/12/2013 9:40:26 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
No, sir, Mr. Paul does not call for any cuts to entitlements in his speech.

Mr. Paul does not call for any cuts to Social Security in his speech.

Mr. Paul does not call for any cuts to Medicare in his speech.

Mr. Paul does not call for any cuts to Medicaid in his speech.

33 posted on 02/12/2013 9:49:22 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: foundedonpurpose; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; ...
YouTube: Rand Paul Responds To The State of the Union 2013 [In Full]
34 posted on 02/12/2013 10:01:23 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: cripplecreek
FYI: The Creek wasn't a stream, it was a tribe of "native" americans ...

"... if the Creek don't rise!"

(Georgia history. Or maybe you already know that ...)

35 posted on 02/12/2013 10:33:29 PM PST by imardmd1
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To: Tau Food

He said the president has taken entitlements off the table (he wants them on the table), he says Democrats need to admit that not ever dollar spent domestically is sacred and that GOP need to admit not every dollar on military is sacred. He has already proposed raising retirement age and means testing to fix SS and medicare. His budget cuts 500 billion dollars in the 1st year (go look it up) and he’s introducing it again shortly.


36 posted on 02/12/2013 10:57:58 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: foundedonpurpose
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.

They used to teach grammer in school but it is no longer required.

37 posted on 02/12/2013 11:56:11 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JohnPDuncan
Mr. Paul is proving that he is a politician just like all the other politicians who dominate and infect our government. Mr. Paul is proving that he will not do or say anything that he is afraid might be unpopular.

Mr. Paul does not call for any cuts to entitlements in his speech because he is afraid that such cuts are unpopular.

Mr. Paul does not call for any cuts to Social Security in his speech because he is afraid that such cuts are unpopular.

Mr. Paul does not call for any cuts to Medicare in his speech because he is afraid that such cuts are unpopular.

Mr. Paul does not call for any cuts to Medicaid in his speech because he is afraid that such cuts are unpopular.

If Mr. Paul will not risk his cushy political position by challenging senior entitlement programs, who will? America needs a real leader.

38 posted on 02/13/2013 1:55:41 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Obama is driving us into the ground.


39 posted on 02/13/2013 4:22:19 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Tau Food

Read his budget. Paul was a doctor for 17 years before becoming a senator so I think he knows more about medicaid than any of us. He doesn’t want to cut people off existing entitlements.


40 posted on 02/13/2013 5:24:08 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: houeto

“They used to teach grammer in school but it is no longer required.”

I resemble that comment! Public schools in Madistan, WI, the best....


41 posted on 02/13/2013 5:41:38 AM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: GeronL

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.


Amen to that.


42 posted on 02/13/2013 3:38:13 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: DManA

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


43 posted on 02/13/2013 4:08:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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44 posted on 03/15/2013 6:49:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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