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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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To: Gabz

Defund DHS and the (EVIL) TSA as well, and you’ve got a deal!;)


101 posted on 03/25/2013 8:34:09 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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)

These are the only Americans left in the Senate. They should form a THRID PARTY, because the rest are LIARS AND THIEVES.


102 posted on 03/25/2013 8:46:38 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: ex-snook
I wonder if Paul’s planned tax revenue includes the costs of future wars, nation building or domestic recessions.

We'd stay out of wars if it would be feasible. Nation building... why? War is fought to destroy the enemy. Domestic recessions... With taxes lowered enough, restrictions lowered enough, as much red tape as humanly possible is cut, there won't be another recession for a long, long time.

103 posted on 03/26/2013 1:55:12 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wastedyears

Rand is really impressing me.


104 posted on 03/26/2013 2:33:07 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: American Constitutionalist
The Department of Energy should be privatized.

Nuke it. The market doesn't need some centralized beast to handle these issues. Let the free market supply and demand handle it.

Most of the other cabinet departments need to go also, especially HEW that wastes the equivalent of the annual economy of the world's sixth largest country.

105 posted on 03/26/2013 3:52:26 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: American Constitutionalist

RE: Easy, less taxes means more jobs, a growing economy.

Sure, but you still need to defend the country, and fund our Justice System ( both constitutional ).

How do you do it without tax collectors?


106 posted on 03/26/2013 5:41:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Magnum44

The DOE doesn’t have to be involved in National Defense. This is really a relic of the cold war and Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative. I am pretty no other country with nukes has them has their department of energy inovlved. Trust me, there isn’t any DOE reps on an SSBN.


107 posted on 03/26/2013 6:01:53 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yet again, Coats of Indiana voted against his constituants wants/wishes. Time to get rid of him like we got rid of Loser Lugar.


108 posted on 03/26/2013 6:35:13 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: Timber Rattler

“McConnell?”

Wondering why he couldn’t drag some of his fellow RINOs along with him?


109 posted on 03/26/2013 7:23:55 AM PDT by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: NavVet
DoE is the responsible agency for the production and disposal of nuclear material...it also has labs that do other “high energy” activities of military interest...I agree it also has a large component that is unnecessary, but those national security components should be retained, and in some cases strengthened (if you still believe in nuclear deterrence).
110 posted on 03/26/2013 8:12:31 AM PDT by Magnum44 (.45 Caliber - because having to shoot twice is just silly)
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To: Magnum44
DoE is the responsible agency for the production and disposal of nuclear material...it also has labs that do other “high energy” activities of military interest...

And we had all of those things long before we had a Department of Energy. All of those necessary functions can be pulled out and established as their own seperate agencies as they were for decades before the DoE monster was created.

111 posted on 03/26/2013 8:37:01 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: American Constitutionalist
Agreed.

One, Coats, is a political appointee by the GOP who was asked to run by the GOP instead of giving the process a chance to run it's normal course (wasn't he living somewhere in the south before being asked to run?) and let others throughout the state compete for the seat.

The other won because, well, I'm not really sure why he won. There are many theories why Donnelly beat, geez, what was his name, oh yeah, Mourdock, but Donnelly beat a candidate whom the GOP establishment refused to help. I see that as the overall reason why he lost.

Yeah, Dumb and Dumber, because there is no distinction between the two. They are almost exactly the same.

112 posted on 03/26/2013 11:02:30 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: SeekAndFind

And yet we still keep hearing, Here of all places, that libertarians should get lost, go away, they’re just Occutards.

The fact that it got voted down in flames just means we need more statesmen like Rand Paul rather than more RINOs like we’ve got, because at least Our RINOs are Republican cretins rather than Democrat cretins.


113 posted on 03/26/2013 12:26:07 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Exactly.

And who is planning on a filibuster of gun control in the Senate?

The same libertarian senators - Paul and Cruz.

Where are the oh-so-stalwart Republican “conservatives” on the issue? Oh, like John McCain? Selling us out, that’s where they are.


114 posted on 03/26/2013 1:37:21 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Pan_Yan
Don't get hornswaggled by one of them RINO's slinkin' up fer another term.

LOL...like Corny Cornyn?! He's sidled up so close to Cruz that he's being confused with Cruz' shadow.

115 posted on 03/26/2013 1:42:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

All four of these departments are much beloved by the American people, who consider them all essential. The people aren’t willing to cut anything, or they wouldn’t nominate and elect the useless politicians they do.


116 posted on 03/27/2013 5:47:18 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: vette6387

where could i find this list?


117 posted on 03/27/2013 6:21:51 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: SeekAndFind

Beats the heck out of that stupid Ryan budget


118 posted on 03/27/2013 6:23:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Flat Tax MUST NOT HAVE and “pre-bates”

That is a horror story in the making. If they give ANY pre-bates Democraps will be falling all over themselves to see who can promise a bigger pre-bate. There is no way that ever goes DOWN.

I could be persuaded to have a flat tax of any income OVER the poverty level, but even that will be kicking and screaming


119 posted on 03/27/2013 6:36:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Ditto

I dont think my original comments are in disagreement with your comment


120 posted on 03/27/2013 8:01:46 AM PDT by Magnum44 (.45 Caliber - because having to shoot twice is just silly)
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To: Magnum44

Believe me I understand better than most the DOE’s involvement with the military, but my point is that a civilian agency’s involvement was a political decision by the Eisenhower administration. There is no reason that any of those military related roles could not be reassigned to DoD.


121 posted on 03/27/2013 11:23:19 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet
There is no reason that any of those military related roles could not be reassigned to DoD.

...Except that in some cases it is easier to secure funding for something when you are not already defending a 700 billion dollar budget.

122 posted on 03/27/2013 1:57:41 PM PDT by Magnum44 (.45 Caliber - because having to shoot twice is just silly)
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To: Mr. K
I could go with a sales tax provided the income tax was eliminated (repeal the 16th), and provided food, fuel, medical care and primary housing were not taxed. Those are needed for basic survival.

No prebate is necessary if no tax is collected on the basics.

The tax could be collected at point of sale, and even the "underground economy" would pay up on items legally purchased.

123 posted on 03/28/2013 8:57:17 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: bravo whiskey

Move the other departments out of DC. Scatter them.


124 posted on 03/28/2013 2:23:09 PM PDT by steve8714 (Any homosexual man can marry any woman he wants.)
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