Skip to comments.Sen. Paul Unveils 5-Year Budget Plan: Eliminates Four Federal Agencies
Posted on 03/17/2011 4:02:15 PM PDT by Qbert
Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., unveiled today his five-year path to a balanced budget, leaving several federal agencies behind. Among the items on the cutting room floor are the Departments of Education, Energy, Commerce and Housing and Urban Development.
Theres a lot of things in here that everybody could agree to, Republicans and Democrats, but nobodys leading on the presidents side and on our side we felt we needed to put this forward to get the debate started, at the very least, the freshman Senator explained at a Capitol Hill press conference this afternoon.
The proposal also calls for the repeal of Obamacare, but leaves entitlements untouched.
Theres an argument for every federal program up here Nobodys coming up here asking me for money thats not for a good reason. But the alternative is that we get into a point of financial disaster where nobody gets any money, he said.
According to Paul, a Tea Party conservative, the proposal will bring spending to the historic average since World War II in just one year. He further claims the budget achieves a $19 billion surplus by FY2016 and will bring all non-military discretionary spending back to FY2008 levels.
Pauls proposal gained support from freshman Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, who today challenged anyone who opposes the plan to come up with a better option.
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Sounds good to me.
Excellent! Now there’s some damn ‘hope and change’!
It’s a start...
His daddy might be somewhat of a kook, but, maybe, Rand could be presidential material. I’ll withhold judgment until I watch him more closely.
From what I see so far, I LIKE it.
Eliminating 4 agencies is just a good start!!!
Next should be Foreign Aid to all Third world countries. It is just a waste of our dollers - buying off dictators and such. They will turn on us in a second!
NO to Ron Paul. He’s kooky.
I prefer Palin/Paul 2012. It has a nice alliterative sound to it.
It’s a good start. I’d also like to see a law saying that every budget passed must cut the size of the federal government.
The Kooks are the ones who think he is a Kook. It is more apparent every day.
It certainly needs to be re-evaluated and I think we should give a lot less foreign aid, but some of it is actually spent in our national interests. The problem is that we don't attach enough strings to it, or cut it off immediately when the foreign country stops being grateful.
I like Rush Limbaugh's standard, which he gave on Monday:
Any country receiving aid must have a five-year track record of supporting and speaking positively about the United States. Every time a country fails this litmus test, the term starts over. In other words, that country would have to have five years of support and positive comments about the United States before they would be considered again for aid.
Mr. Paul forgot about the departments of Interior and EPA.
I thought libertarians were concerned about private property but I guess not. At least I was when I was a libertarian, but I guess times change and libertarians now lean more towards fascism.
Ron Paul is not a leader for reform. He’s played the role of smash mouth against the Rino’s show for decades.
Rand could lead a new majority in Congress to actually reform the government. He could extend the GOP’s life.
The Rinos are not going to have any of it, though. They won’t even agree to get rid of Obamacare.