Our military is reeling right now under a trifecta of fiscal attacks. The US military was cut by $487 Billion (over ten years) that started 2 years ago. The Continuing Resolution has frozen military spending and is hurting it beyond what 99% of Americans even realize.
Now comes the final blow of $600 Billion sequestration cuts that it must absorb (50% of all cuts yet it is 18% of the budget). Because military pay cannot be touched this year, and procurement dollars are largely safe, the military is going to have to gut Operations and Maintenance to the bone. There is simply no other way. It is the truth. It is fact. Yet Paul is going around, erronously telling everyone that it is "just a cut in the increase" - which is blatantly false. These are real and deep cuts.
Then I hear how Rand Paul is so "Constitutional." Defense is Constitutional, Social Security and Medicare are not - yet I have seen Paul speak about "we must keep our promises" on those programs, but he is all for drastic cuts to the military?
Furthermore, he just went on a Sunday show and totally undercut Sen Graham, who was defending the military.
I have heard Rand Paul undercut aid to Israel, and also the Defense of Marriage Act.
No thanks. You guys can support him, but I am not letting this vacuum salesman in my house to pour dirt on my carpet and tell me how clean he can make it.
Best of luck to him and other Libertarians.
Aside from the ‘promises made’ (they were not for gov’t to make to begin with....how be jives that w/ the Constitution, I’d love to hear) he’s got my vote so far.
He, like his dad, would actually DO the things he’s espousing. Sounds, though, like you’d like, yet another, GOPe foisted candidate to piss on your leg and tell you it’s raining? As long as they have the GOPe label (R) by their name?? Whom in the field would be better? Rubio? Cruz?
Get the gov’t back to its Constitutional roots, kill all laws/programs/regs that dont’ conform to the same THEN battle out the smaller mish-mash (aside from abortion, adoption, and a few others, which, IMHO, they are 180 off). They DO espouse controlling the border, especially when taking away the carrot (benefits) would negate the need (again, IMHO) for ‘comprehensive’ immigration/amnesty.