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
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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.
HOORAY Rand! BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM. “Socialism Is Legal Plunder” - Bastiat
DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic. DISMANTLE domestic socialist collectives.
live - free - republic
Sounds like a good start.
not single democrat on that list
I like Rand’s idea a lot
also eliminate the EPA , FEC ,FCC , OFFCp and IRS
Many, many more need to be eliminated. DHS for one...
There is a lot of national defense infrastructure outside of DoD. You could considate on the one hand. On the other, important programs that support strategic defense or intel gathering capabilities, if consolidated, could be lost in budget battles to tactical types who only think in numbers of tanks or fighter jets. Keeping them separate preserves them from infighting, but does not reduce their important roles. Other examples include NGA, CIA, other and three letter organizations that dont like to be lumped in together both for the reasons stated and others.
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.
Excellent, the Defense Department is the one thing the federal government really should be devoting significant resources towards.
Pauls budget kills four government agencies: the departments of Commerce, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Energy. It also privatizes the Transportation Security Administration.
That list tells you what states to live in.
Notice 2 from most. Although WY, KY & KS would be too cold for me. OK gets pretty cold too. But TX looks better every day.
I wonder if Paul’s planned tax revenue includes the costs of future wars, nation building or domestic recessions.
Unfortunately, anything wonderful does not pass the Senate. This budget went down to defeat 81-18.
RE: also eliminate the EPA , FEC ,FCC , OFFCp and IRS
What do you propose to replace the IRS with?
He failed, but now the dialogue can begin. Let the socialists and their presstitutes defend these three agencies. It was wise to put the money back into defense, but he could instead break it out as grants back to the states to spend as they please. Then it might have passed.
Ooh, sounds devastating.
Now that Paul admitted on FNS that he is for giving illegals path to voting and claims they are ‘natural conservatives’ who he never met one who wanted a handout, we can forget about this.
His new Dreamer voters want all these things and more, they want Obama-care now
AZ is fine, and plenty warm. Mentally Ill McCain wasn’t going to support anything Rand Paul did, anyway, but his days are numbered and his state is much more conservative than he is. No danger yet that AZ is going to go the way of CO.
Yes, but it's a start.
It's especially wonderful because it sounds like the kind of budget that will satisfy almost ALL the grass roots. It returns some money to defense which many conservatives (including myself) believe should be funded at a high level, slashes a bunch of worthless departments that most people won't miss, and moves to balance the budget in a reasonably short time frame (5 years), and includes tax cuts too.
This is the kind of "big idea" that we need to change the dynamic and capture the public's attention.
Its a start...
Sorry, it’s kabuki. McConnell has obviously made a deal with Reid to allow some meaningless red meat votes to mollify the GOP base. The question is, what did McConnell give up to get these votes?
We need vigorous debate and credible opposition to the Dems. Until we get that, everyone inside the beltway not named Ted Cruz is part of the problem.
“Better still, publish the names of the 27 RINOS that voted with the RATS.”
nice thought...since it wasnt going anywhere anyhow, shouldve at least tripled the gutting of whole depts...
RIP - the sooner the better.
Ease up there, Partner. Don't get hornswaggled by one of them RINO's slinkin' up fer another term.
Thad is a joke
Sounds like a good start.
Where are all those FReepers with questions about if Rand was weak on Defense?
“It replenishes $126 billion to the Defense Department stripped in sequestration...”
There’s part of the answer.
NASA, FAA, and the FCC can go too. Not in Art 1 Sec 8 and their jobs could better be performed by a private consortium like the IEEE.
All hat no cattle
A good start....
Hey, it’s a start!!
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