Skip to comments.Ron Paul proposes $1T in specific budget cuts ($1 Trillion in annual cuts to Fedzilla)
Posted on 10/17/2011 5:20:47 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Ron Pauls opinions about cutting the budget are well-known, but on Monday, he got specific: The Texas congressman laid out a budget blueprint for deep and far-reaching cuts to federal spending, including the elimination of five Cabinet-level departments and the drawdown of American troops fighting overseas.
Theres even a symbolic readjustment of the presidents salary to put it in line with the average American salary.
Our debt is too big, our government is too big, and we have to recognize how serious the problem is, Paul said during an afternoon speech in Las Vegas ahead of Tuesdays GOP debate there.
The plan, Paul said, would cut $1 trillion in spending his first year in the White House and create a balanced federal budget by the third year of his presidency.
All the current candidates and many in Washington, they sort of talk around [the problem], Paul said. A lot of people will say, well cutting a trillion dollars in one year is radical. Well, I operate under the assumption that the radicals have been in charge for way too long.
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1trillion in cuts makes way too much sense.
This move certainly took guts.
Sometimes he has moments of clarity.
“Ron Paul proposes $1T in specific budget cuts ($1 Trillion in annual cuts to Fedzilla)”
Good starting point.
Thank you, Mr. Paul
I just read the whole article.
I gotta say, so far he’s winning my vote. But knowing paul, he’ll turn kooky again between now and november. I think he’s being a little hard on the president’s salary though. I’d let him make twice that much.
It is sad that rolling back spending to the levels of 5 years ago is considered radical. This is exactly what we need and it wouldn't hurt people one damn bit. We need One Trillion of cuts PER YEAR. That will solve our problem. Take the recession hit that will come but then, as in 1920 and every other year we did this, the economy will come roaring back after it detoxes from government spending. If Paul wasn't such a nut on foreign policy, I'd be supporting him.
While he’s one of the biggest “Pork” recipients,
we’re supposed to believe that Paul would “take an ax” to the defense budget. And don’t forget, that “ax” would probably cut border security, as well.
However, the President has more power in directing Executive Branch regulations, hiring and spending. Congress wouldn’t be needed to achieve a lot of the bureaucratic cuts, as Governor Perry has pointed out.
how about selling off AMTRACK and making the TSA go private again , hopefully with security firms which employ vets.
How much could we save in just those two areas?
“But in the Department of Education he has definitely signaled out a Federal Agency that can be eliminated- Totally.”
I see your Dept of Education and raise you the TSA. I don’t think anyone would complain if we immediately disbanded it and gave its function back to the airports.
I just wanna know why none of the rest of the GOP field is saying these things.
Broken clock moment from Crazy Uncle Paul.
>>Ron Paul is a kook<<
An accomplished doctor, congressman and leader in constitutional restoration....yea right, a kook.
Wonder, how much of your personal time have you invested in fighting for our country?
I’ve never voted for Ron Paul and I’m not even sure I ever will, but to label the guy a kook......come on.
I can count on all my fingers, toes and still run out of digits the number of times I've heard that "broken clock" metaphor about Ron Paul. More than twice ISN'T "a broken clock" -- it's someone who has foresight.
“”I think hes being a little hard on the presidents salary though. Id let him make twice that much.””
What? Why? If the man had any decency, he’d work for $1.00 a year. He likes to brag about how much money he has. Let him make the sacrifice. Let’s BE FAIR!!!!
You cut government spending...I am absolutely convinced it is the only road to prosperity.
WOOOHOOOO! HOORAY Ron Paul!
“Well, I operate under the assumption that the radicals have been in charge for way too long.
You KNOW that’s true, Ron. Don’t be afraid to name them. You could tell the members of the Progressive (extortion) Caucus to pound sand for starters.
DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic. We live as very low-taxed, prosperous, productive citizens in a country which acts as a beacon for individual liberty.
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