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Rand Paulís Budget Kills Departments of Commerce, Education, Housing, and Energy
Pajamas Media ^ | 03/25/2013 | Bridget Johnson

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.

Paul’s “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.

Paul’s 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 country’s 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 Paul’s budget as an amendment to the continuing resolution. It failed 18-81.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; budget; demagogue; departments; istandwithrand; randpaul
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1 posted on 03/25/2013 11:23:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The headline: good


2 posted on 03/25/2013 11:24:18 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Personally, I don’t have a problem with this.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 11:26:15 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hack away! Slash that puppy.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 11:28:10 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Gabz

works for me. labor could go too.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 11:29:25 AM PDT by Magnum44 (.45 Caliber - because having to shoot twice is just silly)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s the list of 18 patriots who voted for Paul’s budget:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Flake (R-AZ)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Vitter (R-LA)


7 posted on 03/25/2013 11:32:36 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SeekAndFind

Dang. It's worth a shot. If he picks a conservative natural born citizen for a running mate, I'll help give him the chance. I'm certain he can't be worse than what we already have, and just as certain he'll do better than what Karl Rove and the GOPe have in store for us.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 11:32:51 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Both of my guys voted in favor. Hey, it’s something. BTT.


9 posted on 03/25/2013 11:34:08 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

We need to build on those votes. Keep at it.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 11:34:48 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Magnum44

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?


11 posted on 03/25/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Better still, publish the names of the 27 RINOS that voted with the RATS.


12 posted on 03/25/2013 11:38:02 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a start...


13 posted on 03/25/2013 11:41:26 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

(crickets)

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.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 11:42:02 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Marco?


15 posted on 03/25/2013 11:42:57 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Billthedrill

Sweet Home Alabama covered also!!! :)


16 posted on 03/25/2013 11:43:09 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SeekAndFind; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ...

Call your senators: Oh never mind Mississippi ping


17 posted on 03/25/2013 11:43:27 AM PDT by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 11:43:33 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: SeekAndFind
Agree with the basic approach, but would spare the Department of Commerce--as the protection of Interstate Commerce is a Federal function. (There is no granted Federal function for the other Departments, and the history of their activities has been one of getting in the way of the free market & local communities' ability to address real problems, which were deliberately left to their control.

William Flax

19 posted on 03/25/2013 11:44:32 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: goodnesswins

Exactly what I was going to say.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 11:45:00 AM PDT by Pollster1
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