Skip to comments.Rand Paulís Budget Kills Departments of Commerce, Education, Housing, and Energy
Posted on 03/25/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today introduced a budget he says will balance the budget in five years with $2.3 trillion in tax cuts.
Pauls Platform to Revitalize America brings spending below the historical average of 19.1 percent of GDP in the first year and spends $9.6 trillion less over the next 10 years based on the current Congressional Budget Office baseline. It achieves a $17 billion surplus in FY2018 and reforms entitlement programs Medicare recipients, for example, would receive the same healthcare plan as members of Congress.
It replenishes $126 billion to the Defense Department stripped in sequestration and puts an annual cap on foreign aid at $5 billion. The plan also repeals ObamaCare and Dodd Frank.
Pauls budget kills four government agencies: the departments of Commerce, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Energy. It also privatizes the Transportation Security Administration.
Washington has a serious and reckless spending problem that must be re-evaluated. American families across the country are required to live by a budget and Congress should be no different every taxpayer dollar needs to be spent more wisely. Therefore, I am offering a plan that will address this countrys looming debt crisis in a truly timely manner balancing the budget in just five years, Paul said. The time has come for a change that will restore fiscal order in this country, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that this happens.
His budget includes a flat tax and lifts barriers to domestic energy exploration and production.
UPDATE: Late this evening the Senate voted on Pauls budget as an amendment to the continuing resolution. It failed 18-81.
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The headline: good
Personally, I don’t have a problem with this.
Hack away! Slash that puppy.
works for me. labor could go too.
I am in support of killing the first three. As long as the strategic national defense components of DoE are preserved, I support cutting back the non-defense components.
Heres the list of 18 patriots who voted for Pauls budget:
Both of my guys voted in favor. Hey, it’s something. BTT.
We need to build on those votes. Keep at it.
RE: As long as the strategic national defense components of DoE are preserved
Why can’t we just close the DoE and move the defense components under the DoD umbrella?
Better still, publish the names of the 27 RINOS that voted with the RATS.
It’s a start...
Oh, but wait: These stupid libertarians are worthless! Only the TRUE conservatives deserve support!
Because, you know, look at all those spending cuts fostered by TRUE CONSERVATIVES.
Yes, all THOSE spending cuts! Like Medicare Part D! And a DOD budget of over $600B! On ships made out of steel and aluminum welded together!
In case anyone missed it, this is me being sarcastic.
Sweet Home Alabama covered also!!! :)
Call your senators: Oh never mind Mississippi ping
Excellent. Governmental agencies long ago struck a Faustian bargain, I’m sure, to do the bidding of statists, and their incremental victories over liberty often unrecognized until it’s too late. The only way to arrest them now is to lop their serpentine heads off.
Exactly what I was going to say.
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