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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

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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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To: SeekAndFind

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


21 posted on 03/25/2013 11:46:25 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like a good start.


22 posted on 03/25/2013 11:46:57 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind
So Rand Paul thinks it would be a good idea to eliminate;
The Department of Commerce which actually has impeded commerce. The Department of Education which has never educated one child The Department of Housing which has done everything in it's power to destroy the housing market. The Department of Energy which has never created one erg of energy. Sounds good to me.
23 posted on 03/25/2013 11:47:03 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: SeekAndFind
A good start. There ARE more.
24 posted on 03/25/2013 11:49:01 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: BarnacleCenturion

not single democrat on that list

I like Rand’s idea a lot

also eliminate the EPA , FEC ,FCC , OFFCp and IRS


25 posted on 03/25/2013 11:49:39 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Many, many more need to be eliminated. DHS for one...


26 posted on 03/25/2013 11:53:11 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


27 posted on 03/25/2013 11:53:58 AM PDT by Magnum44 (.45 Caliber - because having to shoot twice is just silly)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rand's budget has the right priorities from what I see.

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.

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.

Wonderful!

28 posted on 03/25/2013 11:54:48 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: rurgan

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.


29 posted on 03/25/2013 11:55:29 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Got a letter from Gov. Palin in reply to my Dad sending her my picture from a TEA party rally.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if Paul’s planned tax revenue includes the costs of future wars, nation building or domestic recessions.


30 posted on 03/25/2013 11:57:01 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McConnell?


31 posted on 03/25/2013 12:02:00 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Longbow1969

RE: Wonderful!

Unfortunately, anything wonderful does not pass the Senate. This budget went down to defeat 81-18.


32 posted on 03/25/2013 12:03:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: rurgan

RE: also eliminate the EPA , FEC ,FCC , OFFCp and IRS

What do you propose to replace the IRS with?


33 posted on 03/25/2013 12:04:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Tupelo

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.


34 posted on 03/25/2013 12:04:45 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ooh, sounds devastating.


35 posted on 03/25/2013 12:05:41 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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


36 posted on 03/25/2013 12:06:14 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: bicyclerepair

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.


37 posted on 03/25/2013 12:08:12 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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Unfortunately, anything wonderful does not pass the Senate. This budget went down to defeat 81-18.

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.

38 posted on 03/25/2013 12:10:20 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: goodnesswins

It’s 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.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 12:10:23 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: SeekAndFind

yeah and?


40 posted on 03/25/2013 12:11:51 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: vette6387

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

LIKE


41 posted on 03/25/2013 12:14:20 PM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: sickoflibs

nice thought...since it wasnt going anywhere anyhow, shouldve at least tripled the gutting of whole depts...


42 posted on 03/25/2013 12:15:14 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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Rand Paul’s Budget Kills Departments of Commerce, Education, Housing, and Energy

RIP - the sooner the better.

43 posted on 03/25/2013 12:16:05 PM PDT by PapaNew
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Here’s the list of 18 patriots who voted for Paul’s budget:

Ease up there, Partner. Don't get hornswaggled by one of them RINO's slinkin' up fer another term.

44 posted on 03/25/2013 12:16:49 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: WKB

Thad is a joke


45 posted on 03/25/2013 12:18:28 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


46 posted on 03/25/2013 12:21:24 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: bravo whiskey

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.


47 posted on 03/25/2013 12:22:12 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Theoria

All hat no cattle


48 posted on 03/25/2013 12:23:32 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: SeekAndFind

A good start....


49 posted on 03/25/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, it’s a start!!


50 posted on 03/25/2013 12:24:55 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (of)
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